I couldn't wait for this article and it was worth the wait.
You've been much kinder in your thoughts about the new direction than I can be though. For some reason just the idea of accepting this
status quo curdles my stomach. What they've done to Peter is make him entirely unrecognizable. He's like he's had a personality
transplant and is a different character altogether now. Also to a lesser degree in importance to me, Aunt May and Harry also are
people I've never met before. Though Aunt May seems to resemble Ultimate Aunt May more now than the former JMS one. Actually,
if I don't like or care for Peter Parker, then the rest of the cast are entirely uninteresting and give me no reason at all to restart
to buy the book. MJ as Jackpot is grotesque and destroys the great character which she had become. A normal human woman who
was able to love and support a superhero friend and not completely freak out with all the difficulties that would bring. Loving the man
who she even believed to be a clone at one time. I love MJ and Peter together against the world, and find it empty and without
interest otherwise. Regardless of other opinions, the long slow buildup of their relationship to love and then marriage and beyond
was emotionally satisfying and never stopped being interesting IMO of course.
The thing I wish for the most is for the books to tank and have to be fixed. Hopefully fixed with the marriage back. If they can
dissolve it in the revolting way they did, then they can bring it back. Its all MAGIC after all. It would be nice to get an apoloigy
from JQ as well, but as far as his attitude to the fans, that will never happen. After all, it was reversed twice before so maybe
three times lucky?
I like Morbius's description of the new Pete. Creepy loser. So right on! And I really don't want to read about "creepy losers"who
never succeed and will never have a meaningful relationship that leads anywhere.
I'm wondering what your final installment of the Harry Osborn article will read.
I may not be buying the books, but I'll always be reading your articles. Too bad they are not coming out three times a month.
I would have loved to read Spidey three times a month if only it was still the Parker I know under the costume and not some pseudo Nick Katzenberg wannabe.