Kevin Huxford wonders who knew what, and when, when it comes to Spider-Man’s unmasking:
It had been Marvel’s public position that Spider-Man was being unmasked to stay unmasked for a very long time. Joe Quesada was adamant about that in his New Joe Fridays interviews. But they were already planning the Spidey relaunch at the end of Civil War? So…they already knew they’d have a magic fix ready for it, when Joe said there was no magic fix ready for it. Mind you…they may not have been sure they were going to do it, but they knew were ready to do away with this aspect that had so much potential for great stories, according to editorial.
I’ve been wondering about this myself – Do you think that “One More Day” was the great story potential they talked about when they unmasked Spider-Man…?