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2012-06-09 03:54:51 PM  
Give this man a new She Hulk book!
 
2012-06-09 03:57:02 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!


I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.
 
2012-06-09 04:04:31 PM  

Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.


I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.

Haven't read much of his Spider-Man, though.

/Don't kick yourself for missing the singles. Everything reads better in TPB.
 
2012-06-09 04:26:49 PM  
Oh, snap!
 
2012-06-09 04:28:57 PM  
With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.
 
2012-06-09 04:35:44 PM  

brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.


joke explanation
 
2012-06-09 04:37:41 PM  

brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.


DECADES OLD SPOILER ALERT

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacey were dating and truly in love. But one day the Green Goblin kidnapped her and threw her off of the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man attempted to save her, but her neck snapped and she died.

Please leave your Geek Card at the door. You should be ashamed for making me just do that.
 
2012-06-09 04:37:47 PM  

dugitman: brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.

joke explanation


Um. okay. Er, um, well...Ha?
 
2012-06-09 04:41:26 PM  

Chariset: Oh, snap!


Why, yes, there was a "snap".

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-09 05:28:33 PM  

Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.


By first time around, do you mean Savage She Hulk in the early '80s, Sensational from the late 80s-early 90s, or the later series (two series?) in the 2004-2005 period?

FirstNationalBastard: I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.


This thread has me digging out my John Byrne-era She Hulk from the early 90s. I presume that the character and writing is similar- lots of humour, breaking the 4th wall, etc. Those were some great books. The runs never seem to last for this character, though.
 
2012-06-09 05:32:56 PM  

unyon:

The runs never seem to last for this character, though.


What story arc has the She-Hulk battling diarrhea?
 
2012-06-09 05:40:57 PM  

unyon: Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.

By first time around, do you mean Savage She Hulk in the early '80s, Sensational from the late 80s-early 90s, or the later series (two series?) in the 2004-2005 period?

FirstNationalBastard: I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.

This thread has me digging out my John Byrne-era She Hulk from the early 90s. I presume that the character and writing is similar- lots of humour, breaking the 4th wall, etc. Those were some great books. The runs never seem to last for this character, though.


Yeah, the whole basis for Slott's '04 and '05 She Hulk runs was Ally McBeal with a big green broad. Fun book. Plus, the Awesome Android was part of the supporting cast as office worker Awesome Andy.

After Slott left, Peter David took over, and the book was a more traditional super hero book for its last 20 issues.

It's worth picking up if you find the trades.
 
2012-06-09 05:52:21 PM  
img515.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-09 05:59:01 PM  

Nickster79: brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.

DECADES OLD SPOILER ALERT

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacey were dating and truly in love. But one day the Green Goblin kidnapped her and threw her off of the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man attempted to save her, but her neck snapped and she died.

Please leave your Geek Card at the door. You should be ashamed for making me just do that.


That decades-old effort to make comic book more realistic by killing a character via physics fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.
 
2012-06-09 06:01:12 PM  

LockeOak: fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.


Also she was head down which would make snapping her neck a bit unlikely
 
2012-06-09 06:02:46 PM  
i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-09 06:03:41 PM  
S-T-A-C-Y.
 
2012-06-09 06:06:19 PM  

Nickster79: brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.

DECADES OLD SPOILER ALERT

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacey were dating and truly in love. But one day the Green Goblin kidnapped her and threw her off of the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man attempted to save her, but her neck snapped and she died.

Please leave your Geek Card at the door. You should be ashamed for making me just do that.


Hey, there's a ton of ways to be geeky without being a comic book geek.

I didn't get it either, sadly. I hate to sound like a weaboo, but American comics just do too many crossovers and other stupid gimmick shiat, requiring me to read the 3,000 other books, all while rehashing the same storylines we've seen since the 50's. I actually like a lot of the one-shot or independant stuff, like Watchmen, The Boys, Transmetropolitan (possibly my favorite comic ever), Wanted, and things like those.

I like X-men and spider men and all of the other things, just...seems like it's too much money to sink in to keep up with them.

I'm ambivalent, am I wrong? Can you convince me? I'm not trying to be a...whatever.
 
2012-06-09 06:11:16 PM  

offmymeds: [parker-you-know-my-favorite-brand-of-rice.jpg]


THAT'S a helluva lot funnier than the bridge joke.
 
2012-06-09 06:20:26 PM  
I can't see the twitter link can anyone screen-cap? I am at work.
 
2012-06-09 06:23:30 PM  
And besides the web being part of the spider bite, Mary Jane on the bridge, and not dying was a HUGE upset for me.

to rewrite that part of Spider-Man. Those were the good old Spidey COmics I remember reading, I kind of lost intrest in Spider-man COmics around the Cone/Ben Rielly/Scarlett Spider debocle
 
2012-06-09 06:27:28 PM  

fatkidinabeenie: I can't see the twitter link can anyone screen-cap? I am at work.


img19.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-09 06:37:40 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.

I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.

Haven't read much of his Spider-Man, though.


Of course you haven't. That's because you were probably convinced to ignore Spider-Man after One More Day, because raging fanboys made out like it ruined the character (when actually, it saved him).

Dan Slott took over after that, and his work has been brilliant. The past few years have been awesome for Amazing Spider-Man. Slott gets Spider-Man, and he gets Peter Parker. He has really come through to make ASM a great comic again.

So yeah, the way they got to this point might have been a little awful, but what Slott has done with the material since then has been Amazing.
 
2012-06-09 06:38:45 PM  

kroonermanblack: Nickster79: brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.

DECADES OLD SPOILER ALERT

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacey were dating and truly in love. But one day the Green Goblin kidnapped her and threw her off of the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man attempted to save her, but her neck snapped and she died.

Please leave your Geek Card at the door. You should be ashamed for making me just do that.

Hey, there's a ton of ways to be geeky without being a comic book geek.

I didn't get it either, sadly. I hate to sound like a weaboo, but American comics just do too many crossovers and other stupid gimmick shiat, requiring me to read the 3,000 other books, all while rehashing the same storylines we've seen since the 50's. I actually like a lot of the one-shot or independant stuff, like Watchmen, The Boys, Transmetropolitan (possibly my favorite comic ever), Wanted, and things like those.

I like X-men and spider men and all of the other things, just...seems like it's too much money to sink in to keep up with them.

I'm ambivalent, am I wrong? Can you convince me? I'm not trying to be a...whatever.



pbfcomics.com
 
2012-06-09 06:41:39 PM  

ZeroCorpse: FirstNationalBastard: Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.

I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.

Haven't read much of his Spider-Man, though.

Of course you haven't. That's because you were probably convinced to ignore Spider-Man after One More Day, because raging fanboys made out like it ruined the character (when actually, it saved him).

Dan Slott took over after that, and his work has been brilliant. The past few years have been awesome for Amazing Spider-Man. Slott gets Spider-Man, and he gets Peter Parker. He has really come through to make ASM a great comic again.

So yeah, the way they got to this point might have been a little awful, but what Slott has done with the material since then has been Amazing.


Wrong!

I kept up with it through issue #600, but Slott was only writer on a quarter of the issues, and to be honest, the art was generally so farking horrible that I didn't find it worthwhile to keep up with the book.
 
2012-06-09 06:54:07 PM  
Being a fan of super hero comics has nothing to do with 'geek cred'. Hell, 'geek cred' has very little to do with being a geek. We don't all like Sar Wars, Comics, computer games, or cats. These things are to being a geek what mohawks, piercings, and snotty attitudes are to being punk rock- convenient market identifiers for artificial tribes of late-comers. Being a punk or a geek or any other 'outsider' subculture is the antithesis of 'cred'. 'Cred' seeks to validate it's existence through the lens of public opinion. Being a geek means not caring what other people think or even noticing that they may have an opinion. Geekiness is the focusing of knowledge and passion to the exclusion of most everything else.
 
2012-06-09 07:09:49 PM  

redsquid: Being a fan of super hero comics has nothing to do with 'geek cred'. Hell, 'geek cred' has very little to do with being a geek. We don't all like Sar Wars, Comics, computer games, or cats. These things are to being a geek what mohawks, piercings, and snotty attitudes are to being punk rock- convenient market identifiers for artificial tribes of late-comers. Being a punk or a geek or any other 'outsider' subculture is the antithesis of 'cred'. 'Cred' seeks to validate it's existence through the lens of public opinion. Being a geek means not caring what other people think or even noticing that they may have an opinion. Geekiness is the focusing of knowledge and passion to the exclusion of most everything else.


Well somebody woke up with a case of AssBurgers today...
 
2012-06-09 07:20:59 PM  
I have to admit, the Spiderman reboot is looking pretty damn cool.
 
2012-06-09 07:26:13 PM  
Was the joke Brand New Day?
 
2012-06-09 07:35:19 PM  

kroonermanblack: Nickster79: brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.

DECADES OLD SPOILER ALERT

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacey were dating and truly in love. But one day the Green Goblin kidnapped her and threw her off of the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man attempted to save her, but her neck snapped and she died.

Please leave your Geek Card at the door. You should be ashamed for making me just do that.

Hey, there's a ton of ways to be geeky without being a comic book geek.

I didn't get it either, sadly. I hate to sound like a weaboo, but American comics just do too many crossovers and other stupid gimmick shiat, requiring me to read the 3,000 other books, all while rehashing the same storylines we've seen since the 50's. I actually like a lot of the one-shot or independant stuff, like Watchmen, The Boys, Transmetropolitan (possibly my favorite comic ever), Wanted, and things like those.

I like X-men and spider men and all of the other things, just...seems like it's too much money to sink in to keep up with them.

I'm ambivalent, am I wrong? Can you convince me? I'm not trying to be a...whatever.


i think you has a good point. the greed factor kicked in long ago on the consumer end when comics went on a crazy bubble of inflated resale prices. the publishers cashed in huge with their variants and limited editions. that calmed down but business always chases profit. blend all the story arcs and what-not with the cover prices and todays economy, good grief, the funny book budget doesn't go as far as it used to.

seems more economical to wait for a bound format release.

i went the earlier runs / back issues route long ago. there's more than enough printed material in existence at affordable prices to stay entertained for a good while.
 
2012-06-09 07:43:48 PM  

LockeOak: That decades-old effort to make comic book more realistic by killing a character via physics fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.


If we're nitpicking Spider-Man physics, let's point out that even with incredibly generous assumptions about the height and spacing of buildings he'd be swinging from in Manhattan, Spidey could only make about 30 mph on the straightaway. Pendulums do not work that way.

This is why supervillains are never shown attacking Staten Island. Spider-Man would show up two hours later, in a cab.
 
2012-06-09 07:46:35 PM  

KrispyKritter: kroonermanblack: Nickster79: brap: With full knowledge that what little geek-cred I have will probably plummet further into the abyss, I have to admit, I don't get it.

DECADES OLD SPOILER ALERT

Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacey were dating and truly in love. But one day the Green Goblin kidnapped her and threw her off of the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man attempted to save her, but her neck snapped and she died.

Please leave your Geek Card at the door. You should be ashamed for making me just do that.

Hey, there's a ton of ways to be geeky without being a comic book geek.

I didn't get it either, sadly. I hate to sound like a weaboo, but American comics just do too many crossovers and other stupid gimmick shiat, requiring me to read the 3,000 other books, all while rehashing the same storylines we've seen since the 50's. I actually like a lot of the one-shot or independant stuff, like Watchmen, The Boys, Transmetropolitan (possibly my favorite comic ever), Wanted, and things like those.

I like X-men and spider men and all of the other things, just...seems like it's too much money to sink in to keep up with them.

I'm ambivalent, am I wrong? Can you convince me? I'm not trying to be a...whatever.

i think you has a good point. the greed factor kicked in long ago on the consumer end when comics went on a crazy bubble of inflated resale prices. the publishers cashed in huge with their variants and limited editions. that calmed down but business always chases profit. blend all the story arcs and what-not with the cover prices and todays economy, good grief, the funny book budget doesn't go as far as it used to.

seems more economical to wait for a bound format release.

i went the earlier runs / back issues route long ago. there's more than enough printed material in existence at affordable prices to stay entertained for a good while.


I love the internet, because it is extremely easy to get runs of most books for a dollar or less per book. Before the internet, most people weren't that lucky to have a comic shop with a great selection, or one that didn't charge overinflated guide price for every shiatty comic out there.

And, as I usually mention in comic book threads where I'm not biatching about DC, I then take those cheaply gotten books, send 'em to a bindery, and the magical bookbinding elves chop the old single issues up and make them into a nice hardcover volume that I can easily store and read.

/it's fun ripping out the ads and ripping the back covers off to prep floppies for binding. When I finally get ready to bind Birds of Prey, I'm making a video for youtube of me ripping up Birds of Prey #8, just so the "BAGS AND BOARDS OR THEY'RE WORTHLESS" crowd can have a heart attack watching a book worth 100 bucks get ripped up.
 
2012-06-09 08:13:00 PM  

semiotix: LockeOak: That decades-old effort to make comic book more realistic by killing a character via physics fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.

If we're nitpicking Spider-Man physics, let's point out that even with incredibly generous assumptions about the height and spacing of buildings he'd be swinging from in Manhattan, Spidey could only make about 30 mph on the straightaway. Pendulums do not work that way.

This is why supervillains are never shown attacking Staten Island. Spider-Man would show up two hours later, in a cab.


Have you ever played the Spider-Man 2 game? It has the city laid out end to end, and you web-swing through it.

If you know what you're doing, and get good at the acceleration tricks, you can cross the city pretty quickly. He doesn't just swing-- He leaps, vaults off rooftops, and slingshots his way across Manhattan.
 
2012-06-09 08:21:19 PM  
I laughed.
 
2012-06-09 08:22:27 PM  

ZeroCorpse: semiotix: LockeOak: That decades-old effort to make comic book more realistic by killing a character via physics fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.

If we're nitpicking Spider-Man physics, let's point out that even with incredibly generous assumptions about the height and spacing of buildings he'd be swinging from in Manhattan, Spidey could only make about 30 mph on the straightaway. Pendulums do not work that way.

This is why supervillains are never shown attacking Staten Island. Spider-Man would show up two hours later, in a cab.

Have you ever played the Spider-Man 2 game? It has the city laid out end to end, and you web-swing through it.

If you know what you're doing, and get good at the acceleration tricks, you can cross the city pretty quickly. He doesn't just swing-- He leaps, vaults off rooftops, and slingshots his way across Manhattan.


You're aware video game physics do not have to mimic real-world physics, right?
 
2012-06-09 08:38:01 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.

I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.

Haven't read much of his Spider-Man, though.

/Don't kick yourself for missing the singles. Everything reads better in TPB.


His ASM books are spectacular. It's a pity it follows the positively abysmal One More Day because Slott redeems the series within his first arc.
 
2012-06-09 08:51:48 PM  

BroVinny: ZeroCorpse: semiotix: LockeOak: That decades-old effort to make comic book more realistic by killing a character via physics fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.

If we're nitpicking Spider-Man physics, let's point out that even with incredibly generous assumptions about the height and spacing of buildings he'd be swinging from in Manhattan, Spidey could only make about 30 mph on the straightaway. Pendulums do not work that way.

This is why supervillains are never shown attacking Staten Island. Spider-Man would show up two hours later, in a cab.

Have you ever played the Spider-Man 2 game? It has the city laid out end to end, and you web-swing through it.

If you know what you're doing, and get good at the acceleration tricks, you can cross the city pretty quickly. He doesn't just swing-- He leaps, vaults off rooftops, and slingshots his way across Manhattan.

You're aware video game physics do not have to mimic real-world physics, right?


You're aware comic book physics do not have to mimic real-world physics, right?

You're arguing pure physics about a man who shoots webs out of his hands like a spider, and has super strength. Perhaps he uses said super strength and agility to simply do things humans shouldn't be capable of given normal musculator and skeletal structures. Since he has neither.
 
2012-06-09 09:00:06 PM  

kroonermanblack: You're aware comic book physics do not have to mimic real-world physics, right?


I wasn't arguing otherwise, but you were trying to base the credibility of what Spider-Man gets by with in the comic book off of what he gets by with in a video game. If you're aware that both video games and comics play fast and loose with the rules, then using one to defend the other is bullshiat. It's more honest just to say, "Yeah, I know the physics is bullshiat, but I enjoy the story anyway."
 
2012-06-09 09:11:47 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I love the internet, because it is extremely easy to get runs of most books for a dollar or less per book. Before the internet, most people weren't that lucky to have a comic shop with a great selection, or one that didn't charge overinflated guide price for every shiatty comic out there.


To play devil's advocate, by the same token we have also lost all of the benefits (and detriments) of visiting the comic book shop. Sure, a few still persist. Our endless march of efficiency will someday stamp them all out.

/hated the owner my local shop. get my shiat online on the cheap
 
2012-06-09 09:15:10 PM  

casual disregard: To play devil's advocate, by the same token we have also lost all of the benefits (and detriments) of visiting the comic book shop.


I still visit mine fairly regularly (about once a month).
 
2012-06-09 09:17:50 PM  
They release a bunch of B reel footage on YouTube that's pretty neat to see.

Link

What's cool is how much of Spiderman swinging around is actual stunt work and not CGI.
 
2012-06-09 09:24:18 PM  

casual disregard: FirstNationalBastard: I love the internet, because it is extremely easy to get runs of most books for a dollar or less per book. Before the internet, most people weren't that lucky to have a comic shop with a great selection, or one that didn't charge overinflated guide price for every shiatty comic out there.

To play devil's advocate, by the same token we have also lost all of the benefits (and detriments) of visiting the comic book shop. Sure, a few still persist. Our endless march of efficiency will someday stamp them all out.

/hated the owner my local shop. get my shiat online on the cheap


I've almost never had a local shop with a large selection of backissues for a reasonable price. If I ever wanted a decent backissue selection, it would require a 120 mile round trip drive. And even then, there would be holes in a run that couldn't be filled in except by sheer luck. The internet ended that.

And it isn't only efficiency... prices, too. Why pay $59.99 cover price for an archive at a local store when I can get it for $35.00 or less online? I realize that the dealers have to keep the mark-up so they can continue to keep their store open, but if I don't have to pay the mark-up, why should I? Brick and Mortar stores no longer have you locked into only buying from them.
 
2012-06-09 09:47:42 PM  
When does the funny part start?
 
2012-06-09 09:52:10 PM  

redsquid: Being a fan of super hero comics has nothing to do with 'geek cred'. Hell, 'geek cred' has very little to do with being a geek. We don't all like Sar Wars, Comics, computer games, or cats. These things are to being a geek what mohawks, piercings, and snotty attitudes are to being punk rock- convenient market identifiers for artificial tribes of late-comers. Being a punk or a geek or any other 'outsider' subculture is the antithesis of 'cred'. 'Cred' seeks to validate it's existence through the lens of public opinion. Being a geek means not caring what other people think or even noticing that they may have an opinion. Geekiness is the focusing of knowledge and passion to the exclusion of most everything else.


Whatever, nerd.
 
2012-06-09 09:58:18 PM  
How about..."yer a bunch of morons"?

Someone twitter that for me....since twitter is a joke
 
2012-06-09 10:02:28 PM  

(From an old "But I Digress" column by Peter David: alternative Spider-Man word balloon in that classic scene where Spidey is cradling Gwen's body, with fist raised, swearing vengeance on the Goblin):

"Omigod! You killed Gwennie! You bastard!!"


fatkidinabeenie: And besides the web being part of the spider bite, Mary Jane on the bridge, and not dying was a HUGE upset for me.

to rewrite that part of Spider-Man. Those were the good old Spidey COmics I remember reading, I kind of lost int[e]rest in Spider-man COmics around the C[l]one/Ben R[ei]lly/Scarlett Spider deb[a]cle


A filksong I wrote way back when on GEnie's Comics and Animation RoundTable back when that storyline was still going on (just as the Multiple Clones thing was getting rolling):

♪♫ Spi-der-Clone, Spi-der-Man. ♫♪
♫♪ Which one is the real Spi-der-Man? ♪♫
♪♫ (Th') plots are webs ― huge in size, so ♫♪
♫♪ tang-l'd we can't tell truth from lies. ♪♫
♪♫ Who cares who is the Spi-der-Man? ♫♪

♫♪ Is it dull? Lis-ten, bud: ♪♫
♪♫ It's a ra-di-o-ac-tive dud. ♫♪
♫♪ Can it sell de-spite its schlock? ♪♫
♪♫ Take a look at that huge back-stock. ♫♪
♫♪ Oh, no! Here come more Spi-der-Men! ♪♫

♪♫ Lots of scenes of fights, ♫♪
♫♪ This sto-ry is a crime! ♪♫
♪♫ If it'd stopped last year, ♫♪
♫♪ It'd've been just in time! ♪♫
♪♫ If it'd stopped last year, ♫♪
♫♪ It'd've been just in time! ♪♫

♪♫ Spi-der-Clone, Spi-der-Man. ♫♪
♫♪ Scar-let Spi-der is Spi-der-Man? ♪♫
♪♫ E-ven though we are bored, ♫♪
♫♪ Mar-vel has its own re-ward. ♪♫
♪♫ For them, whole-sale-r sales are way u.! ♫♪
♫♪ So long as the stores pay up, ♪♫
♪♫ There'll be more Spi-der-mennnnnnn! ♫♪



ZeroCorpse: FirstNationalBastard: Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: Give this man a new She Hulk book!

I didn't read it the first time around; still kicking myself for not picking it up in singles.

I loved Slott's work on D-List books... She Hulk, GLA... Fun comic books. What a concept.

Haven't read much of his Spider-Man, though.

Of course you haven't. That's because you were probably convinced to ignore Spider-Man after One More Day, because raging fanboys made out like it ruined the character (when actually, it saved him).

Dan Slott took over after that, and his work has been brilliant. The past few years have been awesome for Amazing Spider-Man. Slott gets Spider-Man, and he gets Peter Parker. He has really come through to make ASM a great comic again.

So yeah, the way they got to this point might have been a little awful, but what Slott has done with the material since then has been Amazing.


Did you mean to say that One More Day itself was awful, or what led up to it (JMS's run), or the things that predated his run (e.g. Peter marrying Mary Jane)?

I liked JMS's run, but it did take some serious liberties with the character (the whole mystic animal totem angle, though it does explain why so many of his villains are similarly animal-based). But as I understand it, the actual One More Day storyline was imposed on JMS by editorial fiat (a decree to retroactively undo the wedding as well as the Civil War revelation of Peter's secret identity to the world), and he had to make do as best he could.

The editor in chief as I understand it decreed that the wedding had to be completely undone, and not just that Peter and Mary Jane divorce. After all, a hero divorcing his wife would set a bad example for the kids, right? So, the hero making a deal with the devil (of the mainstream Marvel Universe) is so much better of an example for kids, right!?
 
2012-06-09 10:03:29 PM  
Spider Island started off w/ so much promise. What the hell happened?
 
2012-06-09 10:04:53 PM  
And yes, when I watch Avengers cartoons, and see Joe Quesada, I have to be careful not to punch my TV to death.
 
2012-06-09 10:09:30 PM  

Trocadero: Spider Island started off w/ so much promise. What the hell happened?


It stuck the landing and was pretty damn awesome?
 
2012-06-09 10:15:46 PM  

semiotix: LockeOak: That decades-old effort to make comic book more realistic by killing a character via physics fails by not recognizing the elasticity of spider silk.

If we're nitpicking Spider-Man physics, let's point out that even with incredibly generous assumptions about the height and spacing of buildings he'd be swinging from in Manhattan, Spidey could only make about 30 mph on the straightaway. Pendulums do not work that way.

This is why supervillains are never shown attacking Staten Island. Spider-Man would show up two hours later, in a cab.


You know that manhattan is less than 14 miles from its furthest points right ?

At 30 mph he Could get from the Bronx to the Staten Island Ferry in under 30 mins. If he hung around midtown he'd never be more than 15 mins from anything in manhattan.

And the reason no one attacks Staten Island is because no one would care.
 
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