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Grumpy

Subj: Re: Marc Guggenheim on Spider-Man's Character Assassination
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 09:19:48 am EST (Viewed 73 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marc Guggenheim on Spider-Man's Character Assassination
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 06:54:04 pm EST


> > Check it out at this link:
> >
> > http://www.newsarama.com/comics/110821-Guggenheim-Spidey.html
>
> That was a well written interview - thanks!
>
> The one thing that really surprised me was to hear Guggenheim talking about how frustrating it is to hear readers talk about how the old stories never happened, when they did. I guess I was just surprised because in all honesty I don't see how the writers can expect the readers to believe all those old stories happened without explaining that. They can say it happened all they want in interviews, but until they actually explain HOW in the comic, no one is going to believe it.

with a single agenda of bringing these three subplots in for a landing. The idea that came out of that meeting was the notion of “What if we took all three of these storylines and combined them together into one big, widescreen-style epic?”
-sounds promising. Hopefully not a rushed feel to the story for others who have been patiently following.

gave up on the notion that there was an absolute jaw-dropping surprise for an entire readership or audience. Let’s suppose the book sells one hundred thousand copies—there’s no way I’m going to fool one hundred thousand people
-curious what % payoff is expected.

there are people who sit down and want to be entertained and there are people who want to be impressed but don’t actually want to be entertained -- their enjoyment comes after when they pick the movie to shreds.
-there's the 3rd group which is mutually inclusive, right?

would like readers to reserve their judgment in regards to who the best man really is until you see who wins the election at the absolute end of the arc
-sounds more than fair.

participate on a retailer website that allows industry professionals to talk directly to retailers.
-sounds cool! Is this a public URL for patrons to see if not share?

‘One More Day’ didn’t do was alter continuity as broadly as people think that is has.
-seems debatable.

All the stories that took place—happened. It’s unfortunate that people think otherwise; the plan wasn’t to undo twenty years of continuity—Marvel Comics just chose a different direction for Spider-Man. If you want to still complain about ‘One More Day’—go ahead, I get it—but I’d rather you beat us up for what the story really is. If you want to quibble about Peter Parker making a deal with the devil then so be it. But don’t go saying that hundreds of issues of comics “didn’t happen” because they did.
-for some its not that it DIDNT happen, its more HOW did it happen?

it’s still a fair criticism—even though I don’t agree with it. I definitely understand why it’s still being discussed.
-enjoyed ALL the Mr Guggenheim's interview answers here a lot. However, ASM still not on pull list for now.





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