Boomstick wrote:Who said we have to accept things? Just because a mistake has been around for a long time, that doesn't make it any less a mistake (witness the death of Supergirl after Crisis on Infinite Earths, which took over a decade of waiting to reverse). Just because the current regime in Marvel is digging their heels in doesn't mean things will be this way forever, or that we have to accept what's being dished out. We've enjoyed better before and we will again-it's just a matter of waiting.
I may feel nothing but indifference towards the prospect of the new film, nothing but apathy for the current run of the comics, but I still love Spidey for what he can be at his best. The return of that Spidey is worth waiting for. Until then, let's just consider this 5 years of BND the same way people looked at the fifth anniversary of Prohibition: A well intended, but utterly misguided and counter productive mandate which is tolerated with resignation at best, loathed at worst.
We are the loyal opposition: We love Marvel Comics, we love Spidey but disagree with current policy towards him. We have an obligation to stay strong, to keep believing.
It's not just the marriage: I still love Spider-Man, the responsible, fallible-but-wise hero who represents the best in all of us, and his eventual revival is worth waiting for. Eventually, this period in Spidey's History will looked back at with a wince and a shake of the head. Until then, we're Peter Parker's torch bearers, the loyal opposition.
Think this way: When the chips are down, when things looked hopeless, and the powerful bad guy looked sure to win and he faced long odds and all logic said to throw in the towel, would Peter Parker give up? Like our favorite web slinger, we're facing hard times just now, but better days are coming. For now, we just hang tough and celebrate the webhead at his best, as he once was and will be again.
Spider-man and Delta House rule!
Very well said! I'll be back the minute they overthrow this alternate reality.
And if sales double at the same time it will be proof that we were right all along. People left in droves after OMD.
Side note: While I don't read anything Marvel anymore, I do see someof their movies. The Avengers was a masterpiece. I was blown away. So it is not all negative:-)