Redhead Fangirl

Wednesday, May 3

Mad at Joe Q!

"While we can write and create wonderful stories about a married Peter Parker, we could create even better ones about a single one. "

Argh! I absolutely disagree with Joe Quesada regarding how much better it would be if Spidey were not married to Mary Jane. They just want to have the drama of juggling different women, like Batman has. How about growth, maturity, relationships-- some of the things that have played out in Spidey. Marvel just wants some teen boy fantasy of wall climbing and chick grabbin'. It makes me mad. Just like the whole jedi should not be married, and must be alone. There's nothing wrong with any choice, being single, married, living with someone. If someone is in love, they commit to another person in some way. Heroes always have the trauma of putting someone they love in danger, hell, those are half the stories sometimes. But don't rip apart Spidey and MJ for some teen sex romp fantasy, Joe!


At 2:40 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Yeah, when I read between the lines of that interview, I thought it said more about him and his fear of getting older, and a distinctly freudian resentment of his familial commitments, than it did Peter Parker as a viable comicbook character.

At 6:59 PM, Blogger redlib said...

Let's just say the 'jowly and paunchy' line-- if the shoe fits, Joe--
buy a convertible and drive cross country and climb some mountain, and get it out of your system like other guys.

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The arguement Joe Q is using is the same one they used a few years ago. They "killed off" MJ in a plane crash. Months later, they "revealed" she was "still alive" after Marvel received fan letter after fan letter wanting the status quo returned.

At 8:58 PM, Blogger James Meeley said...

So, they can't write interesting stories with Peter and MJ married? Guess those ASM issues I read in the late 80's and early 90's were a dream, huh?

Joe Q is wrong. But what else is new?

At 9:27 PM, Blogger RAB said...

Tom Foss does a thorough examination of this topic here. All I can add that hasn't already been said in that thread or this one is that this seems to be a failure of imagination as much as anything else. Joey Q can only think in terms of comics he's already seen, what's been done before. And in this case, his model isn't the early Spider-Man -- in which the characters did age and did progress and did change -- it's Archie Comics. "Golly! Who will I take to Pop's Choklit Shoppe -- Betty or Veronica?"

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Sleestak said...

Joe's early 80's-mired fan boy mentality is ruining comics.

I used to think it was a good thing when nerds got into a position to influence product (Thomas, Wolfman, etc) but now I am not so sure.


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