Marvel's Trump Card

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  1. kguillou Registered

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    In the midst of all these horrible spiderman stories and talk about revamping, i think Marvel has one big trump card left that they are waiting to use. Baby May. everybody seems to have forgotten about her. Im betting she's alive and well, somewhere. Marvel is just waiting for the right oppurtunity to bring that story back into action and save the Spider-man books. Thats just what i think. What do y'all think? Think about it, bringing Baby May back could do ALOT to the spider-man stories... if handled properly of course.
     
  2. KingOfDreams Registered

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    If handled well, I would like to see baby May come back.
     
  3. LarryLegend Registered

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    I think it'll take more than bringing back Baby May to save the books at this point.
     
  4. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    I don't think Baby May should be allowed to be raised by a guy as dumb as the current Spider-Man is. Also, Peter stabbed a guy through the arms and ate his head....not exactly "father of the year" material, you know?

    Honestly, if a capable Spidey-writer handled it, I wouldn't mind, but I haven't seen a truly capable writer on Spider-man in awhile. :(
     
  5. LarryLegend Registered

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    Tom Cruise just became a father again, current Spidey is no less intelligent than he is. :)
     
  6. deathshead2 Registered

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    I think don't think Marvel will use it they want to stay as far away from the clone saga as possible.
     
  7. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    So true...I'm just waiting for Spidey to come out and start molesting couches, eat his baby's placenta, and then tell everyone that Psychiatry is all fake.

    Wow....I hope Marvel doesn't read that...
     
  8. LarryLegend Registered

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    Don't forget the apperance on Oprah where he talks about how in love he is.:)
     
  9. Vile The Future is Vile

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    I hardly see Baby May as a trump card - that would HAVE to bring Norman into it and he's not exactly popular since Sins Past.
     
  10. Norman Osborn Registered

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    Which is why you retcon "Sins Past" before you bring back Little May....in fact the retcon of Sins Past could be the lead in to the return of Baby May.....Goblin's admission that the children (Gabe and Sarah) not being his could coincide with another admission of playing the surrogate dad to children who have no relationship to him!!.....
     
  11. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    I covered that with "Couch Molesting"...;)
     
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    Yes bring baby May back! Having a couple o hundred issues lying around that involve a character who doesn't exactly exist, would seem kind of strange and peculiar to those who read them in the near future. :o
     
  13. MaxCarnage Iron-Free

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    At this point, this isn't a trump card so much as just another in a long string of "shocking events". There is no way that it would be handled with the delicate care and attention to detail that it deserves. I say let Baby May live in peace in comic book limbo...Pete's got enough problems, like figuring out how to extricate himself from Tony Stark's ass.
     
  14. SouLeSS Registered

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    He didn't just do that to "a guy". He did that to some psycho who was going to kill him, and hurt his wife. Parker also didn't technically do it, as he wasn't in control of his action at that point so...yeah...
     
  15. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Yeah.....try selling that one to a court of law.

    Peter: "I stabbed him and ate his head....but it wasn't me!!"

    Judge: "Well, who was doing it?!"

    Peter: "It was the Spdier side of me that did it! I had no control over it!"

    Judge: "I thought you were bitten by a radioactive spider?"

    Peter: "So did I, but JMS says it was magical, and I listen to JMS because I am a tool!"

    Judge: :rolleyes:
     
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    :confused: Wait magic spider I thought Joe Q and Bendis said there would be no more magic type stuff in the marvel universe?Also magic spider when did this happen?
     
  17. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    JMS went back and said that the spider that bit Peter was actually a magical spider. Peter is now the heir to the magical powers of a totemistic Spider-Demon/God. He is now "more spider than man" and all kinds of lame bulls***.

    It was alluded to in the beginning of JMS's run, and then it was solidified as his new origin in "The Other".

    Welcome to Spider-Fan Hell. :(
     
  18. dan1 Registered

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    Originally Posted by deathshead2
    Wait magic spider I thought Joe Q and Bendis said there would be no more magic type stuff in the marvel universe?Also magic spider when did this happen?

    Yep Yep. I just want to add that that magical spider was essentially a henchman of the Spider-God. It was carrying the power that was meant for Peter and the radiation had nothing to do with Peter becoming Spider-Man.

    Also it was Peters' "hunter" :confused: mentality that made him such the obvious choice for the mighty Spider-God.

    whew...what a joke.
     
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    This sums up exactly how I feel. It would be really cheap to bring May back at this point.

    As for the "magical spider" thing... I'm still keeping my toes crossed that this somehow connects to how Dr. Strange said that Peter was cursed. It's all a trick, I tells ya! He's under Loki's "let's make this guy look like an a**" spell!
     
  20. onceasaint Got to 3rd with Stargirl

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    Like everyone else, I hated the mystical orgin thing, never sat right with me.

    I did however like the idea that Peter never tried to explore the extent of his powers, that fear of him being more spider-like than human. When he helps those people in collapsed building / fire / plot device / whatever, it was interesting to see him run weblines all over to try to feel vibrations to find some sign of life. Stingers-aside (I just cant go along with them) I liked the new extension of his powers. If it had be done as just an evolution of power arc or getting completely over his hangups about what the damn spider bite did to him, it would have been much more enjoyable to read.

    I get sick of every new villain trying to be Spiderman's ultimate foe. Norman's done enough damage, no one's going to top it, and if they did it would just ruin Peter's character. Enoughs happened to him, I think they just need to move on. They should find a good way to bring baby May back into the picture, get the family out of Stark's place and let them try being... I dunno... a family? He can't be a kid forever. Highschool and College are over. He's got a wife and his aunt. Maybe its just me, but the it feels like a slap to the theme of responsibility in the Spidey books if Pete didnt eventually have a family life. Let Aunt May pass of natural causes someday in the future, show the impact she had on his life. Then let Pete realize MJ (and hopefully baby May, if brought back) is his family. Its not just making it up to Uncle Ben, but making Aunt May proud and giving his wife (and kid) a better place to live. It wont be boring if you get a writer that cares about the character, the continuity and the themes. That's just my take on it. Some people might agree, a lot of people wont.
     
  21. MaxCarnage Iron-Free

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    The saddest part of all is that means that the radiation was just a pointless side-effect of the spider's bite, and Pete went through all his radiation-based trauma (Man-Spider and what-have-you) for nothing. Kind of a dick, that Spider-god, eh?
     
  22. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    I sorta got the feeling that, while the Spider-God did "choose" Peter, it couldn't have actually passed on the Spider-Goddness without the radiation.

    Or you could simply follow my much more enjoyable theory; pretend The Other never happened. :o
     
  23. MaxCarnage Iron-Free

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    I pretty much pretend that nothing over the past two-and-a-half years ever happened. ;)
     
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    If we assume Ezekial knew what he was talking about, his exact words when first encountering Peter were

    "I'm about to yank your chain like nobody else ever has before and nobody ever will again. So listen carefully. Did the radiation enable the spider to give you these powers? Or was the spider trying to give you those powers before the radiation killed it?"

    Ezekial was inferring to Pete that his belief that his powers stemmed from being accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider was in error......Ezekial was clearly telling Pete that the radiation merely sped up the spider's resolve to transfer his powers (a pre-destined action) to the "chosen one" before the "radiation" that in this theory is merely an unplanned variable, killed it.

    There may have been something written after this that suggests the mystical spider required the radiation but I personally don't recall it................


    ......I'm pretty good at doing that for "Sins Past".....but that damn costume is a constant reminder of the "'Other" :(
     
  25. LarryLegend Registered

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    Come on, JMS makes it all up as he goes along. There is no master plan. Its just randomly generated poor stories month after month.
     

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