The following is an Op-Ed on recent news:
There was an image supposedly leaked by Marvel recently, an image that has apparently since been pulled at the request of Marvel itself. I’m not going to post the image because Marvel doesn’t want people to see it anymore so don’t expect to see it Here.
That is interesting.
When the image came out, an image showing a supposedly “Otto-free” Peter Parker swinging over New York with his mask in hand and the cover blurb of “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” in the lower right corner, everyone began their speculation. The anti-Superior crowd has already started backtracking on their near constant attacks on writer Dan Slott by expressing some kind of respect for him.
This is also interesting.
It’s interesting because of the speculation that’s going around. The Amazing camp is hell bent on getting rid of Superior while the Superior camp seems to just be enjoying a good story, fully aware that it won’t last forever. But there are a few things to consider before celebrating the end of one of the more unique eras in Spider-Man History. I have decided to weigh in on this issue with my own personal opinions on both sides of this issue. First, why this probably isn’t happening:
“PLEASE don’t change the book to match the movie. The thing I love about the series is that is ignores these movies.” Yes, I’m not a fan of the movies but I truly hate that the 616 is being deformed to match them.
Here is the response, roughly an hour and a half later, from Slott:
“Skott Jimenez I don’t think that’s something you need to worry about it. Not an issue.”
Granted this was back in November but, honestly, that wasn’t very long ago.
Now, it is possible that this is going to happen and Superior Spider-Man is coming to an end. Here are the reasons to support this:
First: Superior Spider-Man has reached a very high number. The March issue is the 30th in the series and as Marvel has made us very aware comics fans these days are simply not smart enough to follow a series for more than a few years. I’ll probably discuss this topic soon because the very thought of it annoys me to no end.
Second: It’s MARVEL. They love nothing more than the ‘high sales’ of yet another #1 issue. Plus with this they get to use the already annoying “All-New” tag along with it.
Third: Honestly, I could only come up with those two reasons considering how Marvel does these things anymore. But it’s better than nothing, right?
Now, I could be way off on this. Marvel could be killing its cash cow and replacing it with a book bearing the character and title of a movie they don’t own the rights to. I have to say, though, I hope Superior isn’t coming to an end because it is, hands down, the most entertaining Spider-Man has been in a long time and that’s saying a lot because since Brand New Day the series, no matter the name, has been just plain fun.
If it does end and Amazing Spider-Man comes back I have to say I’d be disappointed to see it starting over from yet another *yawn* #1 issue when they could just continue from #701 and put their annoying #1 icon in the upper right corner like they have been doing and go from there. Amazing Spider-Man #701.NOW, sounds much better than Amazing Spider-Man #1 (again).
It also lessens my interest in the book. I hate starting over for no reason.
But that’s my opinion, what do you, the Comic Booked Universe, think?