I too worked retail, 4 years in Radio Shack and I was abused by customers for every reason you think of. One guy belittled me because he wanted to impress his girl friend, another would go out with a new walkman and come back ten minutes later with a old beat up walkman in the box claiming it was the same one. There were also customers who had legitimate complaints, such as the customer who brought back vcr that had been miss-assembled at the factory. Sometimes complaints have real reasons behind them and sometimes if enough people complain then things change.
In this case Juxtapozed is I think going though what I went through years ago when marvel, in my opinion, stopped writing about heroes and started writing about people in costumes. When characters you've always looked up too and admired suddenly start acting like villains or shift personalities and your complaints are met with disdain, what do you do? A person with 3 or 4 long boxes of Spiderman comics dating back to the ancient days isn't just going to say 'Ok, I stop reading them.' because he's formed an emotional attachment to the character, just as the writers and publishers want him to. It took me about two years to finally give up on marvel completely and even now I keep up with what is going on through this sight and a few others. I don't expect that the characters will ever return to heroism while people like JQ and Wacker are in charge. The cynicism and end-justifies-the-means philosophy that was the core of the Avengers Dissasembled and Civil War storyline seems to match their own political and life views. AvX was about as contrived and hacked a storyline as I've ever seen and it too was cynical to the core. But since I've read the characters from way, way, way back I keep an eye on them and hope.
In my opinion the un-masking was made pointless by the deal with Mephisto and the Mephisto deal was made pointless by OMIT.
In the Year 2525
About the marriage and the unmasking, I'm glad that they undid the unmasking, and since they didn't know what to do with the marriage they might as well have undid that too. I've always thought they could have done so much more with Peter's and MJ's marriage though. Spider-Man should be about Peter Parker, a relatable guy with many of the same problems as we do. So why were Peter and MJ never a young and struggling married couple? Mark Millar tapped into something interesting that felt like Spider-Man should be in MK Spider-Man #1-12, where they suddenly had financial issues. Why didn't they ever go with that? I'd have been interested to read about Peter and MJ struggling with jobs, money to pay for rent, some of these issues that Peter has always struggled with and one of the reasons we've always loved him for. Why OMD is made pointless by Superior Spider-Man has been said many times before in this thread. The fact that Spider-Man now will be someone else is what makes it pointless to me.
"I'm sending him a bouquet of cans."
No. Not victim mentality. It's about having the right to say what one thinks. It's about thinking the character of Spider-Man is bigger than the creators. But sure, you and anyone else still has the right to disagree and make fun of me. But do note that you are the aggressive one here.
Last edited by Lars C; 12-14-2012 at 07:31 AM.
You dont have that right in the way you seem to be thinking of it. You, when creating an account and posting, agree to the rules of the site and the board in question. This sets limitations on your rights to say what you think. An example is, you get mad at a comic and feel like venting with curse words. You dont have that right here.
You get to say what you think as long as it is within the rules of the site and the board you are posting on. You are allowed to complain within reason. IE: if you go into threads just to complain about something thats off topic... you will likely get banned. If your complaint is on topic and written within the rules, you will get to make it.
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