Can Aunt May Die Already?

#1 Posted by GERALD (165 posts) - - Show Bio

I know that age is flexible in comic years but holy shit I have had enough of Aunt fucking May. Every depiction of her shows this 30 pound skeleton which by some miracle is still alive and well. On top of that, she isn't a compelling character as she is a plot device. "OH, I HAVE TO SAVE AUNT MAY!" No you don't, she's well into her 80's now, let the old hag die.

She served her purpose as Peter's surrogate mother and moral compass since the comic's inception. After 40 odd years, I think it's time for her to go. Peter is a grown man and parents/legal gaurdians do not live forever, it's almost as if the writers think he won't know how to wipe his own ass without her. Can't we give the guy some credit and take off the training wheels?

ENOUGH.

#2 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing is, most people believe she is way too old when they ignore the fact that when we saw her for the first time in Amazing Fantasy, she could very well be in her mid 60s. Of course i'm not sure if her age was ever mentioned but if it wasn't, then i think my assumption could be correct. So now, she wouldn't be that old that it needs a miracle to live.

But i agree that she needs to die. She was always an important character and i really like her( she kind of reminds me my grandma ) but eventually she needs to die. It would not only make for a nice change in spidey's life and character, but it would also make sense.

:)

#3 Posted by BringnIt (3809 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you stop reading Spider-Man comics before Slott or something? She is hardly a pivotal character during his tenure. I've liked her role ever since JMS's run.

#4 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@GERALD said:

I know that age is flexible in comic years but holy shit I have had enough of Aunt fucking May. Every depiction of her shows this 30 pound skeleton which by some miracle is still alive and well. On top of that, she isn't a compelling character as she is a plot device. "OH, I HAVE TO SAVE AUNT MAY!" No you don't, she's well into her 80's now, let the old hag die.

She served her purpose as Peter's surrogate mother and moral compass since the comic's inception. After 40 odd years, I think it's time for her to go. Peter is a grown man and parents/legal gaurdians do not live forever, it's almost as if the writers think he won't know how to wipe his own ass without her. Can't we give the guy some credit and take off the training wheels?

ENOUGH.

she didn't die but she is barely involved with spider-man anymore, slott has made sure of that

@BringnIt said

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Did you stop reading Spider-Man comics before Slott or something? She is hardly a pivotal character during his tenure. I've liked her role ever since JMS's run.

i agree

#5 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@BringnIt said:

Did you stop reading Spider-Man comics before Slott or something? She is hardly a pivotal character during his tenure. I've liked her role ever since JMS's run.

I don't think that's really his point. Yeah, she is hardly involved now, but she is still there and she can still affect Pete in anyway. I think that's the OP's problem with her.

:)

#6 Posted by TDK_1997 (14891 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that she is a great character and if she dies things would get really interesting with SPidey.Even more than they are now.

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#7 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

I reckon her death could be part of the big changes due for Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #700

#8 Posted by Strider92 (16450 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

I reckon her death could be part of the big changes due for Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #700

Well its possible considering Doc Ock has something to do in the lead up to ASM 700 (Dying Wish Arc). He rediscovered Pete's identity according to the previews and unless i'm much mistaken he had a thing for Aunt May at one point right?

#9 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92: Exactly. Plus 50 years ago Spidey lost his uncle and underwent massive changes because of it. It would make sense for a similar thing to happen to Aunt May

#10 Posted by nickzambuto (13658 posts) - - Show Bio

Pete would have a nervous breakdown if Aunt May died, only to the proportion of a spider.

#11 Posted by VenomGoblin (2 posts) - - Show Bio

She's actually dead.I can hardly remember what happend.It was in the civil war.Something happend thrue jail.I think kingpin phoned an assasin and hired him for killing spidey's wife.And then marry jane just walks by the window quickly with aunt may on her back and the shot was at aunt may's chest and the comic ends with peter shouting and aunt may crying in blood.As it goes spidey gets darker and darker.He was like batman in some comics.He grabbed scorpion throwed him on a wall and told him he would get him drowned by his one blood while both were unmasked.

#12 Posted by Gonzo33 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

The new Avenging Spider-man, the last panel kind of leaves you with a 'oh, she dead' feeling.

#13 Posted by PowerHerc (83464 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly thought she should've died when Kingpin put out the hit, at the end of Back in Black it left the impression that yea Spidey would have been changed but he was starting to work through it. His decision not to kill Kingpin after beating the living s**t out of him proved he could stop himself before he went to far.

#15 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

if she dies, peter will just make another deal with mephisto. no problem. hell just give up his balls this time. its not like hes using them. 'oh no the old 90 something dust bag is going to die. i wont take responsibility even though thats my motto and spewing it every chance i have. ill just give up the woman i love, my marriage to the devil so i can sleep well at night. boo hoo'

#16 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyWalker: Don't you think that your overreacting a bit? I mean, that wasn't even Peter, it was Quesada formed into Peter. A decent spider-man writer that knows how to write a decent spider-man, should know the basics about how to write someone's personality. Quesada wasn't decent enough, thus he made Pete acting completely out of character. Dan Slott on the other hand, who writes an amazing Peter, i guess he wouldn't go at this point to write something completely different from what spidey is supposed to be.

:)

#17 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidey 15: im not overreacting. thats how spider-man is. ever since his conception. its all been about what he has to do to make up for his mistakes so he can sleep well at night. the only one that he took responsibility for is the death of someone. because he cant undo it. well until recently. now he has the devil to do that. dan slott is very good because he doesnt touch on that.

#18 Posted by Strider92 (16450 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidey 15: Dan Slott was part of the creative team that came up with OMD lol.

#19 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyWalker: Trying to do something for your mistakes is a form of responsibility. But Quesada thought that making deals with the Devil was something responsible. And that was the only time it ever happened and everybody that knows spidey by reading his comics, should know that it was just stupid writing. If that was indeed part of spidey's character to make up for his mistakes in such a way( as you have stated ) where was Mephisto when Gwen died?

:)

@Strider92: It seems i've missed that but when was that stated. To my knowledge, Quesada and JMS were the writers of the story arc.

#20 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5584 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. Spider-man has lost loved ones before and I doubt he would make a deal with a Demon to bring them back. I thought that the Op was being cruel, but now that I think about it...Maybe she does need to die.

#21 Posted by Strider92 (16450 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidey 15 said:

@Strider92: It seems i've missed that but when was that stated. To my knowledge, Quesada and JMS were the writers of the story arc.

By Slott himself during an interview. I'll link it when I can find it.

#22 Posted by spidey 15 (17756 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92: I see. You don't need to bother yourself for that. It's not like you have any reason to lie about it :P

But anyway, my point was not specifically about Slott. Him as a writer is truly great enough and he writes spidey so well that such a mistake doesn't make him any less decent. The whole point i was trying to make was the OMD was a stupid arc ( even if it was Quesada's or Slott's idea ) and had Peter completely out of character to even consider it valid. As many mistakes as Pete had been doing, he was never the character to make a deal with an evil creature and he never did in order to solve them.

:)

#23 Posted by samuel_larson_10 (283 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83 said:

I agree. Spider-man has lost loved ones before and I doubt he would make a deal with a Demon to bring them back. I thought that the Op was being cruel, but now that I think about it...Maybe she does need to die.

you sir are a monster

#24 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5584 posts) - - Show Bio

@samuel_larson_10 said:

@Guardiandevil83 said:

I agree. Spider-man has lost loved ones before and I doubt he would make a deal with a Demon to bring them back. I thought that the Op was being cruel, but now that I think about it...Maybe she does need to die.

you sir are a monster

Sorry but it is true. Spider-man will never evolve into anything more then the kid who's Aunt can't survive without him, unless she is removed. She kind of stumps his growth and development.

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