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Subj: You also forgot to mention Defalco's Spider-girl
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 04:45:25 pm EST (Viewed 63 times)
Reply Subj: MJ was at her best just before the marriage
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 12:24:42 pm EST

I have often felt that Mary Jane showed a more valient effort when she was a mother of her own child, like in Spider-girl and in ASG.

How she would understand the vaules of being both Spider-man's wife and Spider-girl's mother. It was a move that took a long time to understand.

I ask of you if I could pick one MJ issue that I would like, I would say ASG #8 as it showed from her POV just how much she can understand the vaules of her daughter powers. \:\-D

> > I just never saw it. She was just there. Go Tiger. I need to act. There there Peter. Oh boo hoo I hate this life. Let me smoke it away. Let me look sexy. I hate this life Peter. There there Peter. Let me look sexy. Look I got captured by a villian. Can someone name one good Mary Jane story in the past twenty years?
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> In Defalco's run before the marriage, MJ was at the height of her characterization. Defalco established that both her mother and sister had horrible marriages, but what MJ took away from it was that you shouldn't sacrifice your own happiness for other people. She ran out on her sister, neice and nephew, but was drawn to Peter, who was Mr.Responsibility. The question was, how much had MJ changed? As a result of the contradictions in MJ's character, she could tell Peter not to quit being Spider-Man one issue and tell him to quit being Spider-Man the next. Arguably, that was the problem with the marriage. Once MJ made things right with her sister and married Peter, we KNEW that she'd changed.
> Michael

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