Interesting Greg Weisman audio interview regarding his take on MJ-
The most shocking part is where he revealed that the network sent them a note against including MJ's "Face it, tiger!" line on Spectacular, saying it was too conceited on her part. Which.. wha?? God damn, it is about time the Mary Jane Watsons toppled the Bella Swans when it comes to public sensibilities and expectations regarding young women and their attitude towards themselves. We are in the friggin' second decade of the 21st century already! Makes you appreciate Stan all the more that he thought such a line to be killer coming from a teenage girl like MJ way back in the 60s.
And it also solidifies my belief that MJ deserved this win over JJJ. She deserved it more because, contrary to appearances, it is a much more uphill battle for MJ to win over the social stigmas stacked against someone like her than it is for lovable and cuddly Picklepuss to do the same.
Well, with MJ being #1 I would think she'd be safe from getting killed of in a future story that's for sure. It wouldn't be wise to kill off a #1 supporting cast member of one's flagship character book.
I'm upset, Jonah is higher than May
The top three is exactly as it should be, in order of importance.
"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
The issues after BND showed it best. The fact that MJ wasn't even around affected those early stories, and their reception (even after Jackpot left). A character having an impact due to their presence is one thing, but when a characters absence has an impact? That's a whole 'nother league.
Primary pulls: X-Factor, Hawkeye, Young Avengers, Avengers Arena, X-Men: Legacy, Uncanny X-Force, FF, Archer and Armstrong
Technically Uncle Ben's death set the tone for the series. And for every JJJ we have always had a Flash brazenly in support of Spidey. J. Jonah shares an excellent dynamic with the webhead for sure, but I don't see how he sets the tone for anything. In some ways, that is like saying Fox News sets the tone for the Obama presidency.But JJJ set the tone for the series!
Last edited by Confuzzled Mutie; 05-02-2012 at 09:28 AM.
I would have swapped May & JJJ otherwise good final list. I really just can't stand JJJ most of the time. When he's not being a raving lunatic about Spider-Man/abusing his staff he's alright but that's so rare.
Schmitty's Evil Twin.
They also never said this list was limited to just the comic realm. Whether "the franchise could have moved forward on equal, if different, footing without MJ" is irrelevant to the poll.
JJJ as mayor was the most brilliant move of the whole BND era. LOL.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
My top three:
1. Gwen Stacy
2. J. Jonah Jameson
3. Aunt May
Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker, Professor X, Mar-Vell, Richard Rider- Bring Them Back!!!
The monster saved them all. And in their fear, they betrayed him. As they always have. As they always will.
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