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Good stories and artwork= moolah, moolah, moolah! Married or single doesn't matter one iota.
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This is in regards to the part in the interview about putting one's money where their mouth it. I stopped buying Amazing Spider-Man when Dan Slott seemingly killed off the original Hobgoblin Roderick Kingsley; that was my big OMD moment, if you will. I had come back to buying the title again for "Something Can Stop the Juggernaut!" and "The Grim Hunt", and even kept buying it after those two stories wrapped up, only to drop it again some months later, much to my disappointment. I had recalled someone mentioning that Joe Quesada once said something about voting with your dollar, and so I have.
I keep up on Spidey by reading and borrowing issues from friends, only because I like to keep up with one of my favorite characters, and I can honestly say, the book went in a direction I don't particularly like or care for. There's probably only been one story-line I liked since the new direction took place ("No One Dies"), yet even that story-line had a huge flaw that kept me from completely enjoying it (Spidey's new "No one dies!" catchphrase/motivation, since I thought that was already a big part of who Spidey was; Massacre really stole the show for me, though).
I'll come back to buying the title when:
1. Roderick Kingsley is revealed alive and well (Whether it's by Slott or a future writer) so as to retake the title from that worse-than-Jason Macendale-ever-was Phil Urich Hobgoblin.
2. Dan Slott leaves AND someone else comes to take the title in a direction I find more enjoyable/interesting (I don't see Mr.Slott being the one to take it in a direction I really enjoy, as he's already sort of set his own tone and style for the series, but I'd love to be proven wrong).
3. A writer I really enjoy comes back to the title, like Roger Stern (It worked on me when he came back during the BND era).
"Seriously, where's the Hobgoblin when you need him?"--Peter Parker, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36
"I'm being ignored more than Roderick Kingsley"--Me.
"Dorkiest joke ever. Use it at parties."--Steve Wacker (AKA J Jonah Wacker).
But I wholeheartedly agree with his assertion that we are in the midst of a "renaissance" under Dan Slott. We are in the midst of what is easily the best run ASM has seen in many years, decades even. I've said enough times that I thought OMD (and OMIT for that matter) was a turd of a story and the marriage could have and should have been undone many other ways. In fact, it deserved a much better story than it got for it's undoing but, since roughly 6 months after OMD, this title has been flat-out brilliant and so I can sort of "block out" the awkward way we got here. I suppose if you have an awful flight but an awesome tropical island vacation, you don't generally spend all your time talking about how bad the flight was when you get back home, do you?
"What oldschool said"
The Shadow, 2008
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton