Thursday, January 17, 2008

Stupid Marvel...

Above: A cool looking cover from PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #29… which has nothing to do with the mess found in the current Spider-Man comic books.

Spider-Man and his wife make a deal with Mephisto (a demon) to save Aunt May’s life (even though Aunt may is dying every other week, anyway). So, twenty years of Spider-Man comic book continuity is wiped away in an instant.

Spider-Man is now a single thirty-year-old living with his Aunt. He’s no longer a teacher, nor an Avenger. He no longer shoots goo out of his wrists. The world no longer knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. And Harry Osborn is alive again.

This awful story idea is getting a lot of bad feedback from fans. Marvel Entertainment isn’t doing this story because they think it’s a great story. They’re doing this story because they can’t come up with any new ideas. Marvel is just coasting on stories that were created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko. They don’t know what to do with these characters. I’m done with Marvel.

If you want to read fun super-hero comics that don’t insult the intelligence of it’s readers, than pick up INVINCIBLE and JACK STAFF. And ATOMIC ROBO!

Update: This is interesting. In his column, ONE FAN’S OPINION, Erik Larsen gives his opinion on what he thought of "One More Day" and "Brand New Day" (the silly storyline that is responsible for all of this Spider-Man mess), and how he would have fixed Spider-Man.

Larsen states: "In the end, it is in Marvel’s best interest not to alienate their readership and drive away their paying customers. It’s in their best interest not to have stores selling fewer comics and struggling to make ends meet. It’s in their best interest not to have stores close and avenues of distribution closed."

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