Saturday, December 29, 2007
What do I think about Amazing Spider-Man #545 and the whole One More Day thing? Simply this... Spider-Man, and Mary Jane for that matter, would never make a deal with the Devil... ever. And they certainly wouldn't do it to dissolve their marriage. A bargain of this sort is evil, pure and simple and I've never thought of either character as evil. But if making a little satanic deal seems to solve all kinds of storytelling problems well, what the hell, why not? grrrr... What a great message to send to the kiddies Marvel. This is merely Quesada's wet dream on crack. This fixes nothing and ruins everything. Well, OK Secret Wars is still intact, but the rest of Spider-man's story is buggered. It’s as if Jesus, when he was tempted in the desert by Lucifer, said yes. I don’t buy it… and I didn’t buy it by the way. I read it in the store.
Plus, on top of all that, it's just a shitty story. I'd rather read 52 issues of the Hairy Adventures of Wonder Man from Earth-11 then any more comics like this. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling hostile about this whole narrative fiasco. I can hear the fanboys (and girls) sharpening their knives. Look out Marvel here they come: