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Old November 18 2009, 05:02 PM   #96
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Re: Spider-Man Post Brand New Day

I've picked up a couple of Post-OMD trades and they've been entertaining. But I'm too turned off by how they got there to regularly read Spidey again. I feel like after the Clone Saga where I was told that the Spider-Man I grew up with in the 80s and 90s was a fake. Yeah, that was reversed but they kept up the conceit long enough for me to get embittered with the franchise and stop reading for years.

It wasn't until 2001 when JMS started writing Amazing Spider-Man that I came back to the character...And then One More Day happened. I'm just sick of collecting these stories and then being told "Nope, didn't actually happened the way you thought."

I'm twice burned now, I feel like if I start reading Brand New Day Spidey on a regular basis they'll just go back to the other continuity or bring back Ben Reilly who really WAS the real Peter Parker all along or they'll kill Peter Parker 616 off and make 1610 Ultimate Peter Parker the Spider-Man in the 616 universe or......!

I don't care if he's married or not, honestly, just don't tell me the guy makes deals with the devil, sacrificing his marriage for his elderly aunt! Aunt May would be furious if she knew what Peter did, and I really feel like it is a betrayal of Peter's MO, "With great power comes great responsibility." Peter made the choice to reveal his identity, it was a mistake that cost his Aunt her life, could've been a great way to reiterate Spider-Man's most fundamental ideal but instead we get a cop out deal with Mephisto.

So I'll pick up any buzz worthy trades but I'm through picking up the comic on a weekly/monthly basis.
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