Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Brand New Day solicitation spoilers

So, how closely have you been looking at the recent Marvel Comics Solicitations, and the Brand New Day covers?

Like, say, the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #546 above.

You know the one. The one where Spider-Man is pulling his MASK down, swinging on rooftops with a CAMERA strapped on his arm, while on the background J. Jonah Jameson is ranting on a billboard about the MASKED MENACE.

And isn't Peter Parker looking all single in those preview pages where he's mending his spider-man costume on his own?

This humble fan's opinion: JMS is ending his run with a huge RESET button, undoing spider-man continuity all the way back to the spider-marriage and beyond. The world forgets who spider-man is, Spider-man forgets who Mary Jane is, Mary Jane forgets who Peter is, but also gets a nifty power set and superhero identity out of the deal (so they can fall in love with each other all over again, not knowing who each other really is! awwwww)


Anonymous said...

you're almost certainly right... which is a bitch, because rather than work on the new and interesting plot developments that came with civil war, marvel are just going to pretend it never happened and write the same old tired stuff they've been putting out for years. see spider man sell pictures to the bugle! protect his secret identity! blow off his friends to fight crime! fight doc ock for the 200th time, and probably norman osborn and venom too! yawn.

Manolis Vamvounis said...

Well, I for one am glad that the unmasking is reset. It simply destroyed Spider-man for the long run, there was only about 2 years of stories that could be milked out of that. I'm surprised Marvel is actually jumping the gun so early on with the reset switch, I would have thought they would wait until after more time has passed. At least Peter David managed to write some amazing stories through the unmasking, while JMS simply flaundered around in lame tie-in issues.

I wonder if the newspapers will pick up on this news as well. 'Spider-man re-masked'. It's gonna do wonders for the medium's mainstream credibility