It sold well.
It sold well.
In the Year 2525
Well, I like Slotts run because
A: Its fun. Now that I think about it, it does read like a saturday morning cartoon, that isn't necessarily a bad thing, comics as a whole need to be a little more fun instead of trying to be the next sandman or watchmen in terms of tone. Grimdark is played out.
B: Slott is one of the few writers that gets Peter's character, too often he is written as a goofy inept buffoon who people barely tolerate let alone respect. Peter is good at what he does, and he likes to laugh while doing it. There are elements of drama and tragedy in there too.
Sure, but that hasn't sold so well. Nah, comic characters shouldn't age if they're supposed to last fifty more years.
I love Dans run because it combines everything that makes Spider-Man great. Humor, Drama, Tragedy... all mixed in into one great run.
But he did return. And now he's about 30-33 instead of his late 30's.
Batman isn't that rebooted at all. Almost everything happened. And Bruce returned before the reboot. Besides, the New 52 actually made me read some DC, so it worked on many! Aquaman outsold all Marvel books one month, and Batman is in really good shape now, with Scott Snyder on Batman and Grant Morrison continuing his epic run on Batman Inc.
The problem is that getting older and growing up is an essential part of Spider-Man as a character. He was out of high school by the time Ditko stopped drawing the book, the two years after Gwen Stacy's death took place more or less in real time and he was married before I was born. If you want a younger Spider-Man read the Ultimate Universe. If Marvel editorial wants a younger Spider-Man they should replace Peter. I don't care how much flak I get for this, but letting Peter Parker bow out of being Spider-Man and letting Ben Riley take over was one of the best idea's the Marvel didn't follow through on. Keeping Peter Parker young forever is the biggest betrayal you could possibly do to Spider-Man as a character and by extension to the legacy of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
That said I just read through the trade of Spider Island and it was fun and exiting.