I was introduced to Marvel through 616 Peter, but I really invested in Ult. Peter.
Again, it's not something that had to happen. I'm sure 616 Peter will come back in time for the next movie.
I get the whole death thing in comics. The problem is that in 616 it's as common as waking up (I'm not the least worried about 616 Peter's death, just like I wasn't with Johnny Storms death) and in UU they felt like being the polar opposite. I believe the answer is somewhere in the middle. Maybe don't kill as often, make it count (this does not mean stay dead) and don't let it become meaningless as it is in the 616 world right now. The whole problem comes from creative teams looking for shock value instead of story value way to often.
While we are on the subject, I feel the whole Marvel NOW initiative is kind of a flop creatively. I don't really feel a difference. I feel it's just trying to get attention, the way new52 did. The difference is that new52 actually brought good things like a streamlined continuity, a (much needed) facelift etc.
Marvel NOW is just fireworks so far.
I didnt start reading Marvel and DC comics until 2007 but major story changing events weren't announced before they happened. We weren't told Peter and MJ's marriage would be sold to the devil, Captain Americas death, Batmans death, Wasps death, Norman Osborn running SHIELD, Bucky Becoming Captain America, Dick becoming Batman, Who was a skrull , and Kitty Pride getting lost in space although that one was spoiled in Uncanny X-men due to Giant Size Astonishing X-Men being delayed. Yes some of those things could have easily been figured out but atleast Marvel and DC didn't feel the need to announce those events to the press.
Captain America and Batman were covered in the mainstream media. As was the wedding of Spider-Man, but that was before your time. I don't have links for that one because the Internet hadn't been invented yet, but trust me, it was huge. The rest of the events you listed probably weren't given any attention in the mainstream media because, outside of comics, nobody cares.
Christ, do I have to do all the thinking for the entire fucking Internet? - Michael P
I've just had trouble getting into his character. At all. His origin was too much like Peter Parker's, and half the time I feel as though I'm reading Peter Parker stories, except all the names have been changed. He also just seems like a Miguel O'Hara, who I rather liked, but you just don't think of as the real Spider-Man. If the Spider-Man reboot had starred Doug Glover, then this would've had some teeth behind it, but here we are a year later, and Miles already feels like a D-Lister. He probably will end up being some forgotten side show anyways. That's what I never liked. It never seemed like it would ever amount to much, and in my estimation it really hasn't. Tune in to the cartoon and it's about Peter Parker, you watch the movie and it's about Peter Parker, and still most merchandise and toys features good ole' Petey. It's really hard for me to swallow Marvel self-aggrandized view that they did minorities some great service by writing a Miles Morales book with no teeth behind it.
It would also help Miles if he weren't so boring, and the Ultimate Universe wasn't an irrelevant piece of nonsense.
It's funny to me that DC really outdoes Marvel in the minority heroes department, both when they act as replacements or when they are their own unique character.
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And, boring Miles is not. As I said in another thread discussing a Minority superhero:
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