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Mr Honey Bunny

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Grumpy

Subj: Same intention, same result
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 04:15:21 pm EST (Viewed 99 times)
Reply Subj: Some interesting quotes from 1998 to compare to OMD/BND
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 12:18:21 pm EST


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> Some very interesting quotes by Howard Mackie in 1998 from http://www.spideykicksbutt.com/YearinReview/BlandNewDay
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> ”Re-reading the earliest issues of Spider-Man, the thing that always made Spider-Man unique was that so much of it was about Peter Parker. Three quarters of the book was just Peter Parker soap opera stuff with high school or Aunt May, and then Spider-Man had to get into the costume, pop off and do the superhero thing.”
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> ”I want readers to put down the first couple of issues and say “This is fun again.” That’s pretty much it. I want it to be fun. I want to put back in the sense of wonder.”
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> ”So we’re trying to get back to the essence of who the character is. We’ve had a lot of distractions over the past bunch of years. It’s not really a reboot or a revamp, but a refocus. Refocusing on what made Spider-Man Spider-Man.”
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> ”The Spider-Man books need an influx of new blood in terms of villains that Spidey goes up against, and we’ve got a storyline cooking that will give us just that.”
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> ”Meanwhile, Peter’s life will be going through some changes as well. There will be a re-exploration of some of the old Daily Bugle supporting cast and an introduction of some of the new supporting cast members.”
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> ”I think marriage aged Peter and MJ instantly. They’re suddenly being portrayed as a married couple, as opposed to a young couple. It took away the chances for any sort of romantic tension. That’s part of what defines Peter Parker.”
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> All I can say is that if fans have enjoyed Spider-Man for 20 years now with everything being "wrong" and "off track", maybe it is time to accept that this track is OK and stop with the Spidey reboots already.
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These words by Mackie almost match those of Wacker or Slott or any of the new writers ... I don't think they have the intention to ruin the character but it's obvious going that way DO THE OPPOSITE of what they intent to. History shows it.
Getting ride of MJ always bring bad stories for instance.


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