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Monday, January 14, 2008

I suppose I should throw this out there...


So what did YOU think of SPIDER-MAN ONE MORE DAY/BRAND NEW DAY?

I have received a bunch of emails from you folks about this controversial story-arc that is currently running through the Spider-man comics, so I thought I'd save us all a lot of time and put up a post here on the website. So what do you think? Let us know in the COMMENTS section.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE WILL BE SPOILERS! If you haven't read this yet and don't want it ruined, do NOT read the comments!



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11 Comments:

At 1/14/2008 5:20 PM, Blogger Spangle said...

"One More Day", if I had one more day, at Marvel, I would reconsider the direction that I was sending the Spider-man storyline and tell the writers they were fired. "One More Way" is what they should have called that story, just another way to undo the ID reveal and a marriage, what a crock of s---, Spidey is a freakin' Skrull!!!!!! It sucks but it's true.

 
At 1/14/2008 6:54 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

They still make Spider-man comics?

 
At 1/14/2008 8:28 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

i seriously love it...i think they should go back to exactly where stan lee stopped writing and started over right there.

i'm happy cause at the very least i haven't enjoyed a spider-man book for 12+ years.

good for new readers to jump on too.

 
At 1/15/2008 9:06 AM, Blogger Jeremy said...

As has been pointed out, the marriage was a rush job to keep some kind of continuity with the newspaper strip, of all things. This silly issue, with the devil dealings, did not make the last however many years worth of comics blank. Those stories still exist and can still be read and enjoyed. I'm tired of people treating written characters like real people you'll meet on the street. If I hear so-and-so wouldn't act like that one more time, my head will explode.

 
At 1/15/2008 2:06 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Personally, I'm not a huge continuity buff... I'm sure you've heard me talking about discarding stories I don't enjoy and only keeping the ones I like, thus building my own "EARTH-BILL". From my point of view: I am not a huge Spidey fan, and now I'm reading this to see where it goes. I can see how it would upset long-time Spidey readers, but... the story isn't over yet. (How did you guys treat the abysmal "Clone Saga"? That one was automatically deleted from Earth-Bill, and I never looked back.)

Besides, they have a huge "OUT": did everyone get to read what MJ whispers into Mephisto's ear?

 
At 1/15/2008 2:10 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Hmmm...I thought this was all about that new fangled black suit thing. Maybe I'm a tad bit out of date...

 
At 1/15/2008 3:21 PM, Blogger Tom said...

I'll reserve judgement until I see where they go with it. If the stories are good, I go along with Bill; a good story is worth keeping. I have to admit, though, that so far I hate the idea. Joe Quesada always dissed DC for how they throw out everything to retcon their universe and how that was just not how Marvel did business (and I should say for the record that I am primarily a DC guy, not a Marvelite.) Civil War was supposed to shake things up and change the Marvel Universe for years to come, yadda yadda yadda. And then they throw it all out with regard to their flagship character by using A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL?!? Give me a freaking break! I'm all for willing suspension of disbelief -- it IS a comic book after all -- but that really is one of the crappier Deus Ex Machina devices I've seen in my (God help me) 45 years of reading and collecting comics. Geez, it's too bad that Spidey didn't ask to have Steve Rogers brought back to life while he was at it. (Gasp! Did MJ whisper THAT into Mephisto's ear too?!?)

 
At 1/15/2008 3:29 PM, Blogger Tom said...

One more thing that occurs to me (and I'm sorry for doing this, truly, I'm just not this passionate about Spider-Man!) -- in "One More Day" Marvel had a chance to actually do something different with Spider-Man. Have him face the death of a loved one and pick up the pieces and move on. Add that guilt to his already considerable load. In my opinion, Aunt May, God love her, has been around long enough. There are only so many ways that she can be used as a story device; in fact there really was only one more Aunt May story left to tell, and JMS did it with the big identity reveal. Instead of moving into really new experimental territory the editors chose to set things back to the safe old Stan Lee status quo. Peter Parker is again poor, unlucky, single, dateless, etc. Frankly I got enough of that in 1966. Just my opinion.

 
At 1/16/2008 2:59 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

And I never understood bringing in the creators of an art and analyzing what their unknowable motives could be... sorta like I have absolutely no interest in what some celebrity does in their free time, what their favorite color is, what kind of house they live in, etc. ad nauseum. Was Russel Crowe good in the role he played in GLADIATOR? Who cares how he treated a waiter in a Paris restaurant? All that stuff is way too "meta" for my interests. Stories and art should stand on their own, without any "real world" trappings of the creators' personalities, etc. Van Gogh cut his ear off for a girl? Yawn. But look at this amazing painting!

(And I'm certainly not jumping on Tom or anyone else, I just have little interest in the creators, and tons of interest in the creations!)

 
At 1/17/2008 1:56 PM, Blogger Tom said...

I certainly do not feel "jumped on," Bill! If anything, I feel like we're in agreement here. The fact is, instead of finding an interesting and creative way out of the hole they painted themselves into (the way Geoff Johns did in bringing back Hal Jordan as Green Lantern), they chose to make the deal with the devil plot twist. It's BAD WRITING. I did resent Joe Quesada's dis of DC in Marvel Spotlight's issue on "One More Day/Brand New Day" because he accused their staff of using the same poor writing techniques/tricks that Marvel turned around and used. I could also care less about the writers or their lives. I do know that there are some writers whose work I consistently enjoy (Johns on GL; Bendis on Powers) but I neither follow all their work blindly nor do I exclude anybody else. I likes me a good story with pretty pictures. I'm giving Spider-Man a chance to tell me some good stories. If they don't, I'm voting with my feet. I just wanted to comment on the fact that I hate how they got to where they are at this point in the story. I plan to chuck it with the clone saga and join you in the Billiverse!

 
At 1/19/2008 8:03 PM, Blogger spider-man-boy said...

i loved it of course cant wait to see where the take spidey this time around hehe spidermanboy is back billy bob!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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