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Old May 5 2014, 02:09 PM   #5311
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Superior Spider-Man was just one part of a much longer Spider-Man story that Dan Slott has been telling - and it was a fantastic ride.
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Old May 5 2014, 04:21 PM   #5312
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It's Marvel. The only person who stays dead is Uncle Ben. Heck, the comics' Peter Parker just spent the past two years dead (for tax purposes) and was recently brought back in time for the new Spidey movie.
And thank God that ridiculous, asinine, annoying, stupid, (adjective, adjective, adjective) storyline is over! I've been reading Spidey since the 60s and this is the first time I considered dropping it. I read Spidey 'cause I like Peter Parker, not Otto Fucking Octavious'.

(Sorry, had to get that off my chest).
I too wasn't a fan of Superior Spider-Man.
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Old May 5 2014, 07:09 PM   #5313
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^If you could endure the Clone Saga, Maximum Carnage, and One More Day, you can pretty much survive anything. That's the thing about ongoing series like this: No matter how much you may hate a given storyline, it too will pass.
They were tough too, but this was the worst, IMHO. For two years it wasn't even about the main frickin' character! Not even about a clone of the main frickin' character!
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Old May 5 2014, 08:27 PM   #5314
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I don't see what the identity of the main character has to do with the quality of the storytelling. After all, there are comics about many different characters. I haven't read Superior yet, but I've quite liked what I have read of Dan Slott's Spider-Man work, so I can't imagine it being as badly written as the ones I mentioned.

Then again, JMS wrote a lot of Spidey comics I really liked before writing the agonizingly bad and wrong "One More Day," but then, that was something he wrote largely under orders from his editor, and I don't think he was too happy about it.
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Old May 5 2014, 09:29 PM   #5315
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And they now officially have me seriously suspicious of Simmons.
I just read a blogger stating the same thing based on the focus placed on Fitz' question and Simmons' answer. One thing to say; she is not HYDRA, can't you see she is adorable?
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Old May 5 2014, 09:55 PM   #5316
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If she was something dangerous or effective, then falling out the back of the bus wouldn't have been so bothersome for her.
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Old May 6 2014, 12:37 AM   #5317
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If she was something dangerous or effective, then falling out the back of the bus wouldn't have been so bothersome for her.
She had to keep her cover
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Old May 6 2014, 01:20 AM   #5318
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I'm thinking more that maybe she'll be a defector, rather than an existing mole. She wants to research the serum...Garrett wants to research the serum and could use someone with her skills to do it.
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Old May 6 2014, 05:21 AM   #5319
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I don't see what the identity of the main character has to do with the quality of the storytelling. After all, there are comics about many different characters. I haven't read Superior yet, but I've quite liked what I have read of Dan Slott's Spider-Man work, so I can't imagine it being as badly written as the ones I mentioned.
Doc Ock's a Gary Stu and a rather vile person when you actually stop to think about some of the stuff he is doing (and that says something since he basically murdered Peter Parker and stole his life to start this thing), Spidey's supporting cast are on stupid pills, and Earth's Mightiest Heroes are all rather impotent. Also the storyline is slow as Christmas with characters sitting on their asses when you would think they would be doing something for long stretches of time when they aren't running around in circles just to make this thing last 31 issues.
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Old May 6 2014, 09:40 AM   #5320
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Gotta love decompressed storytelling.

I bailed on Marvel in the middle of Civil War-- after hanging on for no other reason than sheer loyalty for several years.
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Old May 6 2014, 11:07 AM   #5321
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Can you imagine if Marvel ever got to the point that they had to kidnap your family dog to keep you up to date with your subscriptions?

Threats do work.

I did buy She-Hulk comics for quite a while because she threatened to rip up my X-Men comics.



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Old May 6 2014, 12:28 PM   #5322
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Man, I miss $1.50 price tags...
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Old May 6 2014, 12:36 PM   #5323
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...And what about the 40 cent tag on the vol #1 Miss Walters is holding?
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Old May 6 2014, 01:21 PM   #5324
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I don't see what the identity of the main character has to do with the quality of the storytelling.
Really? You don't see how exchanging the title character in a continuing series with his worst enemy could put some people off?

The quality of the storytelling isn't really the issue for me in this particular case, the identity of the main character IS. I've been reading about Peter Parker's life as Spider-Man for over 40 years. I like Pete, he kinda reminds me of me. I like Pete as Spidey, he makes me think any picked-on kid can end up a hero. That's what I buy Spider-Man to read about. Otto Octavius does NOT remind me of me - I have nothing in common with a rich, evil megalomaniac. They could have done the greatest "quality" story in Marvel history in this run (which they didn't), but since it wasn't Peter Parker being Spidey, I wouldn't have cared.
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Old May 6 2014, 01:23 PM   #5325
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Can you imagine if Marvel ever got to the point that they had to kidnap your family dog to keep you up to date with your subscriptions?

Threats do work.

I did buy She-Hulk comics for quite a while because she threatened to rip up my X-Men comics.
Oh Lord, I just found that issue while I was sorting the collection last week.
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