This is just getting more and more confusing. I really think Slott is throwing out misdirection after misdirection. Miguel as Spider-Man is intriguing, but there are a few issues.
For one, the character hasn't been touched in close to 15 years. This isn't like replacing Batman with Dick or Cap with Bucky. Those were moves with well established characters and strong followings. Trying to pull it off with a character in limbo for 15 years seems risky.
Second issues: Slott has said that MJ is with Spider-Man. Unless that is a huge misdirection, how would that work? He seems to be building towards Peter and MJ reconciling their differences. Unless he shows that to not be the case in the next few issues, how would that work? That might be my biggest issue with the idea of changing out Peter for another character.
Third issue is I just don't see this lasting. I spend a lot of time on a message board with older collectors. Most of them will have no interest in seeing someone else don the mantle of Spider-Man. As mentioned above, the character where it has been successful were established. Also, the writer who wrote those books were big time talent. Slott just doesn't have the same name recognition of Brubaker or Morrison. Also- look how long those changes lasted under top talent. It wasn't long at all. Why would Marvel just revisit that type of thing?
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It's not meant to be permanent. It's a story.
I still think that Superior is Peter Parker with a new identity and (of course) a new attitude to cover that new identity.
A)I'm sure Uncle Ben's life insurance policy helped a lot B)If not than the government sure did(she could even get a free cell phone these days) C)she raised a teenage boy that was more than able to do a lot on his own.
So save that single mom crap, if you really want to look at it that way she did a crap job, the kid was always sneaking out at night, lying, and coming home with bruises.
She is no hero.
I read the interview and wow... I'm getting excited. I really want to read this now. December for 700? $8? Okay. I'm going to be expecting a lot of story. I don't want $8 cause it's a 22pg comic with a bunch of Spidey splash page celebrating him. But that's neither here nor there. I'm excited. The biggest danger is this-- I read the road to 700, fall in love with Peter as Spider-Man and then get upset when he goes away as Spidey! Whatever happens, I'm excited.
Has anyone seen Miles Morales. Could he be Spider-Man to uniform the universes. Peter looked him up when he came back from the Spider-Men crossover with a shocked look on his face.
Just throwing out suggestions.
Thats sounds very interesting. Dan dropped that line in the interview, something about that Doc Ock and Spidey are quite similar persons. They were both nerdy and stuff. Only difference that Peter was raised by loving aunt may and uncle ben and Doc Ock raised by terrible parents.
The Urich theory seems sound as well.
Has anybody suggested that the dying wish may be Uncle Ben's? Some of the leaked art looks like Peter has gone back in time.
Maybe something changes at the beginning. That would allow for most of the cast to be around, just with things altered.
I don't know where I got the idea, but I seem to remember Slott saying this goes all the way back to the spider bite in an interview.