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Subj: Re: brings up something
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 05:07:38 pm EST (Viewed 85 times)
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 01:16:10 pm EST

> > I think that she is appealing because of all the character development she has gone through and the layers of personality that different writers have exposed. Unlike the other female members of the Spider-man cast, readers could relate to her and she felt "Real". She was insecure in many ways but had the confidence to express her complaints without crying and pining constantly.
> Has MJ ever been written by a woman? Her initial personality was pretty cliche but they did get around to making her more like a real person later. However, her later characterization after the marriage seemed forced to me.

She was written by Ann Nocetti two or three times. In "Return To The Mad Dog Ward" and "Typhoid", MJ was front and center. In the former, she was helping a young boy get adopted by a friend of MJ's. While in the latter, she unknowingly invited Typhoid Mary to stay with her. Otherwise, the majority of the writers have been men on the Spidey books. But she did have her own stories when she wasn't worried about Peter. The whole storyline with Jonathan Ceaser being obsessed with her and trying to deal with him. Another centered around her cousin Kristy and the fact that she had an eating disorder. All during the marriage, but that was early on.

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