I used to read Spider-man when Peter Parker had some maturity to him and was a real hero. After all the magic retcons and stupid decisions on the book changing him into an immature person, I always wanted to read that other character again. I guess that's never going to happen.
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If they did that Unmasking thing the booked seemed like a joke. They didn't pay it off or do anything with it. That was it. I don't know what the big surprise is and I don't really care. That' show sad this is. It has nothing to do with Slott, but much to do with the guy who drew that neat cover up there. I think he's using some electronic pad system now, his characters seem a little more stiff.
Carlos Pacheco. Yes.
Brandon (digital pencils) Peterson... not so much. That stuff doesn't look too good. Pretty lifeless in my opinion. He is talented, just not on computer graphics.
Ben Reilly was a great incarnation of the character. Certainly a better single Spider-man than the current one. I tried reading after all that Unmasking, OMD stuff but they ruined it for me. I don't think they would help my hand from reaching for a Spider-man comic, unfortunantly. I can't even pick up the book just to look at the cover anymore.
If they wrote him as they did back then, that would help.
The thing about Mark Millar is he'll come up with a big concept, sometimes he's get it going and then he'll have no decent ending for it. I don't know why Civil War was late so much, but for a series that was supposed to change everything, it wasn't written very well and didn't have a real ending.
He's called Captain America. Do you think he would become president of Germany?
The Ultimate books have a better track record than the regular books in paying stuff off and going with ideas. That's the sad part. Everything in the regular Marvel verse seems to be going with a premise and not knowing where its going. If they did Spider-man's unmasking in the Ultimate verse, they would do it and it would be a story. They killed him off, but they did that with the 'original' one and he instantly came back to life. It's the best thing you can say about the Ultimate line.
Look how they try to make everything futuristic. They are trying way to hard. Given, this is the future to some of us older guys and it's been a real disapointment. Hell, stuff like Time Cop looks better than this even with it's ridiculous self-driving cars.
The cars in Demolition Man were more believable.
I haven't even mentioned the suit.
Don't you love being spoiled by some news sight, even though you weren't looking to spoiled?
Marvel, there's other things you can other than kill people. Captain America could get married. Thor could become a cyborg. Spider-man could be a clone and the real Spider-man could show up and reveal that Gwen Stacy has been alive all this time.
Just some ideas, Marvel. Love you. :)