When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.-C.S.Lewis
"Cyclops is gonna fry for what he did. Can't wait!" - Cancerous
"He actually amnesty them!"
One of the whole points of this story will be Otto learning what made Peter Peter.
Seriously, people. Just calm the heck down and enjoy a different kind of story for a while. We all know its not permanent in the long run and that, sooner or later, Peter will be back in some form or another.
Otto will eventually confront what he's done to Peter as part of the story and he'll be forced to make a choice and, because of Peter, he'll make the right one for the first time his adult life.
'Who Is Peter Parker and What Made Him' is the single most important question that this book will be trying to answer, and that's a good thing.
Because heaven forbid we have a book do something new that shakes us all out of out comfort zone.
In fact, I dare say that this is one of the reasons for the violent, knee-jerk reaction. Comics are like comfort food and nobody likes it when things get shaken up TOO much. They're a consistant, weekly form of entertainment and we all knew that, eventually, Peter Parker'd win out and solve all his problems and overcome them. Comfort food, emotionally speaking. They've been part of our lives for *so* long...
Supporting something just because its new (or different) is rather silly and undermines the point a bit.
I *have* noticed a lot of outrage directed at Slott and Wacker for messing with Peter Parker, along with calls for them to lose their jobs over it.
People can buy or not buy as they like, but I think a lot of the hate for SSM is pretty knee-jerk and hyperbolistic. Not ALL of it, I should say.
Though you did seem to imply that there was something inherently better in something as long as its new. Though honestly the concept isn't even really all that new. Replacement characters happen all the time and so do mind switching arcs.
Edit: I am not even telling you that you are wrong for liking it, just stop trying to make out everyone who doesn't as irrational actors.
Last edited by charlesthehammer; 12-31-2012 at 04:14 PM.
I mean, I said early on: I hate legacy heroes. I find them toxic. I think they split fanbases. I tend to find them harmful to the longevity of franchises. I can understand not liking replacement heroes, for example, or the notion that we're going to be reading about Peter's murderer. All those are pretty valid, in my view. Readers have an emotional connection to Peter Parker, after all.
Last edited by Tendrin; 12-31-2012 at 04:26 PM.
I just can't see the benefit to Doc Ock being Spider-man, o.k he has the power but that's it, why does he have to continue being a good guy. He could just walk away from everything and become whatever he wanted such as an Venom character. The story within issue 700 needs an air of finality to confirm that Peter is back because anything else will always leave doubt in the fan's mind. I do agree that the Amazing title should not have been stopped because in these times of household named publications finishing their print runs, it may never return in that form. Now that would be a good reason to make fans not angry but disappointed in how the title character was treated.