"I am Loki Scar-Lip, Loki Skywalker, Loki Giant's Child, Loki Lie-Smith. I am Loki, who is fire and wit and hate. I am Loki. And I will be under an obligation to no one."
Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without trying to invent any more of it.
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."
Nah, I have derailed the thread enough.
oddly enough it's superior spider-man that has got me back into spider-man comics (and comics in general). I started reading as a teen in the early 90s (pre clone saga). the only spider-man i knew was a married one (aside from picking up older issues) and brand new day simply altered the character too much for me. It didn't seem like i was reading the same guy and i dropped all the titles and moved on from comics.
It was only when i heard about asm 700 and was intrigued enough to check it out that i'm hooked again. I love the concept of ock in peter's body trying to do good, trying to be even better; the story possibilities seem endless. I'm also thrilled to see peter and mj admitting the feelings they have for each other, if only to themselves, and the tentative signs that they may get back together in the long run. OMD seemed to affirm that ultimately peter was destined to be alone and unhappy and it was the one in a million chance of finding real love with mj that changed the course of his life from all those other alternative versions of himself. It seems like unless they find a way back to each other he's doomed, so the signs of hope in these recent stories is making coming back into the fold now less painful then it would have been in the past.
I think i like the concept because its an intriguing one. It's not something we've seen before, well not exactly like this anyway, and rather than just being a straight head swap, there's an interesting character deconstruction of ock going on, with a chance for both characters to develop and learn things they never would have before, certainly the relationship between the two will have become so much more complex once its all said and done. In that sense it is a story about peter parker, just from a crazy skewed angle which makes it interesting. it helps having him actively around in ghost form too, even if its putting others off.
They're succeeding in the sense that i'm anxiously awaiting each issue to come out and i'm suddenly thinking about spider-man all the time which i've not done in years. at 31 i thought i was passed this?!
I only cared a little bit. My caring never went beyond "that shit sounds dumb". The dumbness seemed to come not from the premise but the fact that Marvel were hyping this up as something important when it'll be reversed in a year or two (before the new Spider-Man films comes out) I almost wanted to see the train wreck unfold but was turned off by a bad writer and trying not to buy into a obvious publicity stunt/ cashgrab.
If anything, I get more annoyed with the whining. Granted if you cared about the Spider-Man franchise until this point (I've been turned off for a while) it might sound dumb but the whole thing isn't worth getting hyped about. Just a decompressed freaky friday arc with landmark issues.
However, I would suggest you rename "Ultimate Spider-Man" and start calling it"The Superior Spider-Man". The title fits better.
Previews has the Top 50.
Morbius debuted at #45.
No Venom, Scarlet Spider or Avenging Spider-Man.
What Would Spidey Do?