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by Big Al
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Marvel's Political Agenda
Replies: 114
Views: 1662

Re: Marvel's Political Agenda

Spencer has spent ALL the good will he earned from Superior Foes. I think more diverse hirings is a good thing so long as obviously the talent is there and that applies to everyone at Marvel and DC. Frankly Marvel have a lot of creators (mostly in writing or editorial positions) who are either under...
by Big Al
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Could Spider-Man's actions in OMD be justified by this?
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Could Spider-Man's actions in OMD be justified by this?

Could it be argued that whilst MJ was not consenting to being a punching bag in marrying Peter the frequent times her life was indangered or she came to serious harm in the course of their relationship alters that? As in she didn't consent in so far as marrying him but after so many examples of it ...
by Big Al
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?
Replies: 78
Views: 997

Re: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?

Saying that no other year has produced a Kraven's Last Hunt level of quality story is like asking why there hasn't been a Dark Knight Retruns quality of story every year for Batman or a God Loves Man Kills quality of story every year for X-men or a Longbow Hunters quality of story for Green Arrow ev...
by Big Al
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: What needs changing in current ASM?
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: What needs changing in current ASM?

What needs changing about the current ASM is that it's Marvel Team Up starring the Ultimate cartoon Spider-Man in an adult body and instead it needs to be about you know....the real Spider-Man
by Big Al
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Marvel's Political Agenda
Replies: 114
Views: 1662

Re: Marvel's Political Agenda

A few more points on the issue. If we wanna talk politics technically speaking Marvel publish comics about Peter Parker, Kamala Khan, Frank Castle, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Logan and Doctor Doom. Granted you have to sort of take them in their classical portrayals but broadly speaking that’s an imme...
by Big Al
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Could Spider-Man's actions in OMD be justified by this?
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Could Spider-Man's actions in OMD be justified by this?

Here's the thing, IMO: MJ doesn't need Peter's approval to risk her life. The problem is this person is framing her decision to marry Peter through a Peter-centric lens ("he chooses to agree with her"). But Peter doesn't get a say in what MJ decides to do with her life. But in OMD, Peter is making ...
by Big Al
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Axel Alonso Replaced.
Replies: 36
Views: 422

Re: Axel Alonso Replaced.

So…Alonso is gone. I know people are saying it was all mutually agreed and shit but…c’mon…Marvel’s sales have been in the toilet and the subject of controversy for a long ass time. I think he was fired and fired hard. Good riddance I guess, though I am wary of the old adage of better the devil you k...
by Big Al
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?
Replies: 78
Views: 997

Re: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?

In fairness to Budiansky he inherited a mess. He kind of took over when Maximum Clonage (possible the nadir of the whole Clone Saga) was happening and then contended with yet more ‘extend this story’ mandates. Skimmed the article. I’m not seeing anything that states the point of or the original int...
by Big Al
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Marvel's Political Agenda
Replies: 114
Views: 1662

Re: Marvel's Political Agenda

I think there can be a multi-pronged approach to writing characters at times. There was some discussion on Hooded Utiltarian some years back about writing black characters inauthentically in so far as they are portrayed the way white characters would act but with little mind paid to the nuances of ...
by Big Al
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?
Replies: 78
Views: 997

Re: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?

A few points about the Clone Saga since it's near and dear to me. Erasing the marriage was more of a suggested consideration than the driving force behind the Clone Saga. The impetus and driving force was actually just making an answer to Knightfall and Death of Superman, hence the replacement hero...
by Big Al
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Comics
Topic: Marvel's Political Agenda
Replies: 114
Views: 1662

Re: Marvel's Political Agenda

Of course Marvel has always been liberal...but it hasn't always made it their primary concern to push liberal philsophies down their readers throats. Marvel has always been diverse...but with modern day Marvel they are just too heavy handed about it. Are comics a political soapbox? Is the intent of...
by Big Al
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: What's in Store for Spider-Man in Fall /Winter 2017/2018?
Replies: 694
Views: 14487

Re: What's in Store for Spider-Man in Fall /Winter 2017/2018?

A suggestion. Why doesn't Marvel just turn ASM into a straight up magazine? Like crank the page count to like 50 pages, publish it once per month, include some back up stories or spin-off character stories and maybe a few articles (like profiles on various Spider-Man creators, essays about the chara...
by Big Al
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?
Replies: 78
Views: 997

Re: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?

We're looking at a different industry and a different Marvel comics, something that has to be kept in mind in any discussion about sales in which a less-informed reader might be under the impression that Amazing Spider-Man represents a unique sales problem for Marvel. Yet something you fail to take...
by Big Al
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?
Replies: 78
Views: 997

Re: Is "One More Day" still that bad 10 years later?

The "what stories require a single/ married Peter Parker" argument may be relevant to the discussion, but anyone interested in opinions on it could check out that 153 post discussion. With Quesada's proposed OMD/ OMIT follow-up, we can consider what he had said about it at the time, and whether he ...
by Big Al
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Comics
Topic: Mary Jane Appreciation Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 71946

Re: Mary Jane Appreciation Thread

Spider-Man vs. Wolverine present Peter and MJ as friends who are more than that but won't admit to themselves, much less to each other. That's a far cry from being ready to propose to someone. Don't get me wrong, I love that story, and there's also the flirting written by Peter David over in Specta...