So the promised end to the Spider-Man/Mary Jane marriage has finally happened and it seemed only fitting to return to the topic in this column.
Usually I feel no matter how bad of a story line has been produced as a reader you can close you eyes and pretend it never happened, this is such a core change that you can’t do it. It is also so disingenuous to the “Civil War” story that I actually lauded for making a true change to the status quo of the Marvel Universe, that it now no longer matters. I’m very concerned about what the resolution of the Captain America saga will be with this type of tripe being produced.
Tom Foss is skeptical about the benefits:
So, I hear that the new Spider-Man issue kills the marriage. I also hear that it brings back the mechanical web-shooters. You know, I hated “The Other,” I hated the organic web-shooters from “Disassembled,” but I think the marriage is a pretty high price to pay for undoing all that. It seems like undoing one bad idea with a worse idea doesn’t equal out to a good idea.
SallyP has a lot of questions:
Also, I don’t for the life of me, understand how this massive reboot is going to play out in the OTHER books that Spider-Man appears in. What about New Avengers? Do they suddenly all forget that he and MJ were married? Does Tony Stark? Is Peter even IN the Avengers anymore? How old is he now? Does he still work for the Bugle? Is he no longer a teacher, and what happens to all of his students? There are a LOT of ramifications to this that haven’t been thought out very well.
So what did you think?