He knew months ahead that people were going to flip out over ASM #698/700. They did. He decided to go rather quiet until SSM #1 came out. In retrospect, that should've made it obvious that there would be something in there to alleviate the nerd rage other than assuming it was going to be so well received that haters would immediately shut up (Pretty much not a possibility considering people are still bitching about OMD, despite how well received the bulk of BND was).
Haven't read the issue yet, but glad to see PP is still around. My question is can he go to Dr. Strange or is he somehow "tied" to his body? I think this definitely makes the future issues interesting, getting to see Peter's reaction as Ock is macking on MJ, getting fired from the Avengers, etc.
The new title does seem unnecessary though.
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After this thing is over, I foresee a further regression of Peter Parker back to his younger self. The big time is over, and he'll be a single, lone hero with a crappy job, no money, few friends, and probably living with Aunt May.
For the record, the above is more of a big-picture rant. I did really enjoy the issue, and I'm digging the character of Spock.
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Thank GOD. Just a reminder to never ever never believe what comics pitchmen say when there's any controversy involved. ALl the stuff about Peter being a drag on the comic, you can only tell power-responsibility stories so many times, he's really gone forever.... blah blah blah.
Thankfully, it was all BS.
Whew. OK, I'm back onboard. STill wish ASM didn't end like that as a series, but clearly that's not a done deal either. Even if they just seek in a "Giant-Size Amazing Amazing-Spider Man #whatever" or somesuch.
In the end, Peter is not stomped on and ground into the dirt, and I am relaxing.
All of this is more proof as to why comics pros really need to maintain some professional detachment and distance. We could have gotten here without the sturm und drang, and without a lot of the personal garbage. Better for them to back off and trust their own stories, rather than demand aggressively that others shut up and trust them so absolutely (especially when trusting them means ignoring-everything-they-just-said-in-the-last-dozen-interviews. Good grief. I would've been a lot happier as a reader NOT knowing what a jerk certain people are).
A lot of reaction to ASM 700 was just premature.
Regarding Mr Wacker, he was just having fun with us but some people took it waaaaaay too seriously.
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Adults struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life when the answer is obvious to the smallest child: because it's not real. - Grant Morrison
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton