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Menshevik

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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emerick-man

Subj: Re: MJ...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 04:41:10 am EST (Viewed 165 times)
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Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 06:56:34 am EST (Viewed 3 times)


> > > Here's the reasons why, but suffice to say when your hero makes a deal with a devil you're stuck with a feeling that he sold out. He's not a hero anymore.
> > >
> > > 1. Peter and Mary-Jane never got married.
> Even though time itself has been re-written, Joe Q continues to stress that everything you've read before happened. Except that they didn't get married. Apparently all those stories happened when they were living together. So it was better for Spidey to live in sin with a loose woman instead of in the bonds of matrimony? Huh. Let's hear it for free love!!!
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> > > 3.JACKPOT
> The whole point of this was to tell stories that they couldn't do with a married Spidey. The only thing I can think of that meets that requirement is the new super heroine: Jackpot. She looks like Mary Jane, she talks like Mary Jane, is she Mary Jane? Who the hell cares? I think everyone has figured out that she's just some sort of misdirection. So the only thing that's different now, is that if it happened before Spider-man would try and find out who Jackpot is. Here he's made little effort to figure out who this woman who looks like his former lover is. Way to care. Perhaps his bachelor diet of ramen noodles and warm Pabst has eaten away at his brain?
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> > > http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/articles/the-last-angry-geek/295-comic-review-spider-man-one-more-day
> >
> > Just read your link, it was very interesting.
>
> Agreed.
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> I loved all those quotes made in 1999 that sound exactly like what Marvel is saying today. Just shows you how long people at Marvel have been trying to do this.
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> Dont think its 1999 but still a eerie quote to read in hindsight at photoshare site(if link lasts). Thats Liz, right?:
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> free image hosting
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Indeed it is, back then she was preparing to marry Harry, now she's a not-so-gay divorcee. The panels are from ASM #170 (July 1977) by Len Wein and Ross Andru, featuring Doctor Faustus as villain.


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