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Subj: Re: Marc Guggenheim on Spider-Man's Character Assassination
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 08:07:34 pm EST (Viewed 84 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marc Guggenheim on Spider-Man's Character Assassination
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 12:47:15 pm EST (Viewed 108 times)

> > Well the whole memory thing is no different then Tony Stark doing it in Iron Man
> Yes it is, because as far as I know, Tony's move didn't alter his personal relationships all that much, whereas this one has immediate effects on Spidey's supporting cast--family, friends, and enemies.

If Peter remembers they once knew though it doesn't change the main characters memories and that's really the one that's the most important. (At least to me). Now Peter not remembering he was married though is a bigger change to the books to me. As I said before - Its not what I'd prefer since it reverses a lot of character development but it doesn't mean good stories can't be told again from old status quos.

> >or Superman kissing Lois at the end of Superman II
> That move invalidated the previous two hours (real time). This one invalidated the previous 25+ years.

It still wiped out everything a major character knew that happened to her in the books. It just wasn't the main one.

> >or more recently Clark to Chloe in Smallville.
> As I've commented elsewhere on the thread, this is comparable to the Spidey retcon. That show always was a mess in terms of continuity, and it is even worse now.

Well I can't say I was suprised by it. I was expecting it to happen a long time ago. I'm just wondering when they'll slip up and have Chloe call the meteor rocks Kryptonite.

> >Doing things like that I'm usually disappointed in because it means taking those characters back to an interpretation before they found out about the main character.
> Amen.
> >It is possible for them to still tell interesting stories about the main character though and even ones about the supporting character that lost their memory.
> Sure.

It'll just be hard for them to do it in a way I'm gonna find interesting since most of the time I've felt like I've read enough of those particular stories and were ready to move on long before they did. \:\) (12.345.67.89)
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