Where is Slott to shut down this fanfic?
Where is Slott to shut down this fanfic?
Sure, why not? What's really the point of making him single if he's not going to hook up with anyone? He's spends about 90% of his time hanging around with other superheroes these days, and a pre-existing female hero usually has a built-in fan base, as a opposed to a brand new supporting character. Let's face it, if it's not MJ or Gwen we fans are either going to be 1.) apathetic to the new girl or 2.) straight up hostile towards her. (Carlie)
Romantic sub-plots have been a staple of Amazing Spider-Man since it's inception and even though the current books have been pretty good, the absence of Pete's love-life has it feeling rather incomplete (imo.)
You know why this pairing actually is bad, right? Because Spider-Man is a bigger character than Carol Danvers (FAR bigger). And it would really undercut Carol's new series if she were in a relationship with a bigger character (similar to the reasons Batman/Wonder Woman or Superman/Wonder Woman are a bad idea.)
Personally, I don't think that Peter should be in a relationship with anyone at this time. The only reason why fans were hostile towards Carlie because the relationship never took its time to grow organically as a mutual relationship first. This way, the fans who have come to like the character. I still feel that Carlie isn't out of the game with Peter Parker. It's just going to take its time from this point onwards in a slow and steady manner. Just like Peter's relationship with Mary Jane is just taking its time slowly.
This is why The Black Cat rejected him because she didn't want to be known as the rebound girl for Spider-Man. Any woman who is interested in Spider-Man/Peter Parker is not going to have a serious relationship with a man who just got dumped by his recent ex-girlfriend. There are no Friends with Benefits for Spider-Man.
Last edited by Darthfury78; 04-16-2012 at 02:51 PM.
So, I thought it might be an interesting idea to have Peter retreat (temporarily) into his life as Spdier-Man following a particularly disappointing event as Peter Parker. As a result of this, he's making some...not well thought out decisions. Make him a bit desperate, make her a bit desperate, and have them have a passionate, unhealthy relationship for a few issues, then use that to pull them out of the hole they're in and realize that they have other things that are more important to them and that it can't continue. Ms. Marvel works for that role because of a previously established attraction.
BUUUUUUUUUT...I don't think that works anymore. That idea would be, in my mind, the final straw before a reunification with Ms. Watson, as it helps him realize what's the most important to him, but not only to I think that's going to be moved further away after Ends of the Earth, but the two players aren't in position as well anymore. When Spider-Man was on the Avengers and Carol wasn't getting her own book. since things have changed now, well, it doesn't really work anymore.
"Pairing" (not always romantically) a lesser known character with a more popular one is a common way to bring in readers from the bigger character. It's "oh, let's see what they do with him in this new book". Spidey isn't a guest star everywhere because he needs more notoriety.
That said, I think it'd be considerably more difficult to do a romantic pairing, but eh, with enough coordination.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.-C.S.Lewis
"I want to see beautiful people doing amazing things." - Grant Morrison
(Not saying these characters being in a relationship is a bad thing. But it should not be with a bigger, more established character. It is bad for these characters thematically.)
What's the point of Peter having a love interest at all when we all know it's not going to go anywhere due to the current powers that be at Marvel?
...and if a love interest isn't going to go anywhere then what's the point of Peter being Peter?
He should be Spider-Man 24/7 and not have a social life at all as Peter. Spider-Man's social life basically takes place in his Peter persona.
Last edited by Darthfury78; 04-16-2012 at 03:20 PM.
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This July Carol will ride Peter like a Harley....
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