By FoxxFireArt 20 Comments
Honestly, why is this such a hard question?It should come as no surprise, but I am far from a fan of Joe Quesada's work as editor-in-chief. In that position he has pretty much summed up everything I hate in modern comics. OMD BND and OMIT were utter train wrecks in story writing. You were basically telling readers that decades of character development and events just never happened. Why, because Quesada didn't want Peter Parker to be married. That was his actual motivation for that. So, for that reason he took a character that was based around the idea of taking responsibility for your action into one that makes deals with the actual devil for his own selfish purposes. Normally, if you don't like what a creative team is doing with a comic. You drop it until the next team comes along. My problem is that the man responsible for it is the editor-in-chief. I swore that as long as Quesada was attached to it, I would boycott all Spider-man comics. I've done so ever since and I know I'm not alone in that idea.
I was excited to hear that Quesada was leaving. It meant I could finally look into buying Spider-man again. I was even seriously trying to think of an excuse to buy the trades for the Spider-man Big Time comics. If only because I really enjoy Humberto Ramos' works.
Well, the euphoria I was feeling quickly faded. Suddenly, I got this nagging feeling that I had heard the name of Axel Alonso, Quesada's replacement, somewhere before. I was crestfallen to see the reason I remembered that name was because he was one of the people who were part of creating the concept of OMD. I really never imagined that Marvel would take one OMD person and just replace him with yet another.
Quesada pissed away any faith I would ever have in his ability to ever allow characters in Spider-man to ever honestly develop. To him, everything existed just to eventually be undone. Now, I'm left wondering. Why shouldn't I hold Alonso just as responsible for OMD as I did Quesada? How do I know that Alonso is about taking an honest new direction and not a "stay the course" man? I've asked this over and again, but for some reason I always get the same response from people.
How is that an answer to the question I've been asking? They aren't even remotely related. It's like asking someone the square root of 6 and someone saying, "Hey, try the fish-n-chips." I've looked through the credits of Big Time, and I can't see his name anywhere. Why do people want me to give him credit for something that predates him? That answer doesn't explain anything. Why do people keep bringing up Big Time when I'm asking about Alonso? Do you have any idea how confusing that is?
" Give Big Time a chance. "
I'm really trying to be open to this man, but it's not helping matters to answer a simple question with something completely unrelated to him. The fact that no one can tell me what Alonso has ever said or done that would help me to know he would be different. Just makes me assume that he wont be. If I was to support Alonso as editor-in-chief, would I be voting for Barack Omaba or John McCain to replace Bush? Am I getting change or more of the same?
There is no reason why I should have any blind faith in Marvel. I want to see evidence. I honestly want to know what Axel Alonso has either said or done that would let me know that. There are probably a lot of users who don't think I'm serious in my question. That I just want to hang on to this and they can't change my mind. Well, those people don't know what they're talking about. With Quesada gone, I'm now willing, but I need a real reason.
Does anyone know why he should be trusted over Quesada? What has Axel Alonso said that would let me know he would never pull a stunt like OMD again? Also, why is it that no one can answer such a simple question?
-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-