The fallout from the self-described Historic Ending to Civil War #2 continues to, well, fall. Out. I’d talk about the ending, but Newsarama is already in trouble for apparently spoiling something that everyone was talking about already.
“I would like to thank Bendis for Ultimate Spider-Man [...] because if it wasn’t for the success of this brilliant title, and the last 95 issues of great stories and an exciting, new yet familiar status quo for our favorite teenage webhead, as of this moment, the Spider-man that got many of us into Marvel comics would no longer exist in any form. So I’d like to thank you for making sure that no matter what goes on in the 616, we will always have Spider-man, and Peter Parker, in his classic form as a hard-luck young guy who’s personal life causes him as much or more trouble as his superhero life. I really appreciate the title a little more today. It’s always been a great book, but now it’s the only place to see the Spider-man I love.”
“Spidey’s status quo has been one of the most discussed topics is the super-hero community since Quesada’s Marvel Era, a street without exit for evolving the character, returning to its roots at the same time. You can not get him divorced. You can not make him widower. You can not grow him father. You can not fool him to student. So, what to do? How to turn the bottle of time again closed? Easy! KILL HIM! God, I really can not believe the thought but it makes all the sense in the world! Supes was killed a long time ago and it was for good, although in my oppinion the story was not told with a lot of class but blockbuster epic of popcorn proportions. Millard plays a different game, anycase, as previous works has shown us with the Authority and Ultimates. Millar has been allowed to use the Original Universe for a little game of breaking and, by my side, he is completely wellcome! Possibilities after Spidey’s death could be limitless, INFINITY in fact! Straczynski work in the Amazing principal series could have been hit & miss sometimes, but it has enriched the background of the character with new menaces and contexts that can be further explored. Can Spiderman be replaced? Can Peter born again? Can Scarlet Witch do her mojo again? (she is the Mistress of the Genies, not less!) It doesn´t matter what would happen, because it is obvious Marvel, Millar, Quesada, Bendis, or whoever, has a plan. And at the momment, it is also a hell of a ride I am enjoying a lot after years of only picking isolate issues of different tittles only based on the art or story of particular issues. Now, I feel excited, a vibrant vibe electrifying my imagination with all the complete picture of the Marvel Universe, as the recent Crisis fuelled the Distinguished Clever one. Congratulations, Marvel, you are doing better than expected, and congratulation to all of us too, because stagnation is the true death, and that is something is not happening at the present, lucky bastards we are, old & new fans!”
Which side are you on, dear readers? Apathy or excitement? Or just waiting for the obligatory cosmic reset?