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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Belated Thoughts on OMD...

I have a confession to make, I haven't read OMD and I don't really intend to read OMD, all I know is from what I've seen in reviews and maybe a few snippets placed here and there online.

But um...couldn't they think of any OTHER way to split up MJ and Spider-Man? Really? I mean, okay, I vaguely understand why they can't divorce. By the same idiot logic that Peter being married removes him from the "lovable loser" he's supposed to be, I can see why divorce would do the same. It ages him. Only "grown-ups" get divorced, not perpetually relatable teens.

I'm not saying I agree, but I can see the logic.

But seriously? A deal with Mephisto? THAT's the catalyst?

I mean, why not have it be some freaky after effect from a reality warping object: like maybe a cosmic cube or one of Dr. Strange's devices, or an alien thing? Why not have it be a time travel fiasco with a butterfly effect type reaction? Why not any of the other thousand vaguely plausible comic booky plots out there?

It just seems like what amounts to a deal with Satan is a bit of an unnecessary way to go about it.

I dunno, does it make any more sense in context?

11 Comments:

  • At January 05, 2008 5:11 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Nope. Context is utterly unhelpful...

     
  • At January 05, 2008 7:03 AM, Blogger Sarah of the Dead said…

    Nope - and the more I read interviews with Joe Quesada trying to justify it, the less sense it makes.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's magic, they don't have to explain it.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 7:58 AM, Blogger snell said…

    It actually makes less (and is more offensive) in context.

    Mephisto and MJ keep saying, multiple times, how their love is one that comes along "once a millennia," and how powerful it is, and how blessed it is by "him above." This is really sick, because you know Quesada doesn't really believe that...and of course, it's merely another argument NOT to dissolve the marriage. After all, if the love is so cosmically perfect, by forcing them to sacrifice it you've made it a grand tragedy, and the whole point was to make the book lighter and less adult, not darker and more tragic.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 8:30 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    I'm beginning to think that it is biographical. If Mr. Quesada sees himself as Peter Parker, he's using events from his OWN life to create the storyline.

    How ELSE did he become Editor-in-Chief?

    Heh.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 8:31 AM, Blogger Matthew E said…

    Haven't read it, almost never read Marvel at all...

    But remember, this is Spider-Man we're talking about here. The worst stuff that happens to him is the stuff he signs up for himself. If his marriage is going to be deleted like this, then for maximum Spider-effect he's got to be the one who pulls the lever. It can't be just something that 'happens'. So, figuratively, it's got to be a deal with the devil even if they didn't also literally make it one.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They just might be doing this to increase his Dark,Angsty,Gritty Loner Cred...

     
  • At January 05, 2008 12:03 PM, Blogger Zaratustra said…

    It'd be hilarious if Aunt May died of natural causes a week from now.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I prefer Ghost Rider Cap, but ghost rider spidey is always a good idea.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You're not looking at the silver lining here. With decades of Spidey continuity disrupted by this idiocy, they've opened the door for the return of the single greatest character in the history of comics. Can there be any doubt that the Golden Oldie will back any day now? Aunt May, Herald of Galactus, Wielder of the Power Cosmic is just as canonical as the whole Civil War storyline since this latest rewrite.

    Mephisto thought he had used to have problems with the Silver Surfer, but how do you think May's going to take his messing up Peter's marriage? That wanna-be Satan is going to be begging for a transfer to the DCU by the time she's done with him.

     
  • At January 05, 2008 11:04 PM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said…

    XDD I like Zaratustra's idea >_> And it would be very devil like to have a wish go wrong like that XD

    And then Peter will be so distraught he starts writing angsty comics and soon becomes the editor in chief of a major comic company except now he's single and young and hot and can get all the girls he wants!!! >__>

     

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