One More Day Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Marvel Comics' started by TheCorpulent1, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I couldn't find any Spider-Man threads on the front page, and then I realized that discussions about OMD were taking place in a bunch of random threads. I figured that it's probably a big enough source of discussion to warrant its own thread, so here it is.

    To start it off, I just read Newsarama's Best Shots team's roundtable discussion of One More Day.

    Basically, it's a b****-fest. None of the reviewers liked it, but what's impressive is that they actually make some solid points--points many posters here have made, in fact--and they're very candid about their disdain for Joe Q's choice to run with the story in the first place. I gave up on Newsarama's op/ed stuff a while ago because they seemed to just be a big-2-appeasing bunch of shills, but maybe there's hope for them yet.

    I can't help wondering how old all of the reviewers are, though. One of them openly admits that he couldn't read when Spider-Man was unmarried, and it seems like Joe Q could easily just come in and shrug their complaints off with a grunt and a "You're too young to get it, kids; just keep reading Spider-Man and you'll see how much better it is without MJ."
     
  2. Red King Littlefinger

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    In short, it was pants.
     
  3. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    The most horrifying smack in the mouth is the reprinting of the wedding at the end. What a cock move.

    If Joe hated it SO MUCH, why reprint it, other than to be a raging jerk about it.
     
  4. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Well, the issue does pertain pretty heavily to the marriage. I'm sure he thought he was somehow being less of a raging jerk about it by reprinting it. Somehow.
     
  5. Spade Seeking new challengers

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    The end is what's pissing me off the most. That's not something you accidentally put to print. It was done intentionally, and for the sole purpose of irritating those who they'll be counting on to buy this three-times-a-month Amazing. Like the rest of the story, it's appropriately overkill.
     
  6. The Geek Vault Come at me bro

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    Can someone PM me the end of this arc?
     
  7. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    As i said on the Spider-Man boards; My biggest problem with it is, Evil has it's way and prevails at the end. What kind of a story is THAT? There's way too much of that happening in the real world...i dont need to see it in my comics as well.

    Also; what is served by returning Harry to the book? Harry had a very poignant death some 14 years ago. why ruin such a beautiful story? There are at least half a dozen other forgotten supporting cast characters that were written out of the book over the years (not killed off, just written out) that could have come back to fill the "Peter's Pal" position...

    I cant really even get excited about Dan Slot being on the book. He's essentially going to be writing an alternate version of the character as far as I'M concerned...

    Congrats to Joe Quesada; He played this quite well: first he cancels all the other Spider-Man books and announces Amazing is coming out three times a month. Then he gets the best talent on the book, including Dan Slott whom fans have been clamoring to get on a Spidey ongoing for like, TWO years, then finally does what HE'S wanted to do with the characters for over five years now, knowing full well that there is only ONE current continuity book for fans to read, chock FULL of writers and artists we all want to see, thus "cushioning the blow" against fans dropping the book in droves after his personal vendetta is served.

    Bravo, Joe. :applaud Norman Osborn ain't got NOTHIN' on you! :whatever:
     
  8. Norman Osborn Registered

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    QFT!!!!!x 10,000
     
  9. DBM Mad Scientist

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    I downloaded it because I refused to buy it. Horrible idea, horrible execution, and at the very least annoying to those of us who've been reading for years. Congrats Joey Q, you've managed to alienate your long time readers yet again in order to appease these illusionary "new readers."
     
  10. The Geek Vault Come at me bro

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    Wow, I really hope they can fix this!
     
  11. Xofenroht The Mad Moreno

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    Slott's interview made it sound promising.
     
  12. Kitsune Fox of Ages

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    I didn't buy the issue... I never intend to buy the issue...'nuff said
     
  13. The Geek Vault Come at me bro

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    Promising that this was perminant? or promising that things would eventually go back to normal?
     
  14. Red King Littlefinger

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    I'm surprised there isn't more hate for them bringing Harry back. I know that irks me somewhat as Spectacular Spider-Man #200 is one of favorite Spidey stories and now it appears it never happened.
     
  15. Red King Littlefinger

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    http://www.spiderfan.org/rave/2007/1205.html

    Now that's a story worth telling :up:
     
  16. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Seriously, DeMatteis' Spectacular Spider-Man had some of my favorite stories. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I missed the issue with Harry's death, but retconning anything out of that period is a shame.
     
  17. Red King Littlefinger

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    I have that issue; its one of the few gems from the 90's.
     
  18. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I didn't exactly have much cash flow at the time, so I never bought any comics regularly. I just picked up whatever I could find and afford at the time.
     
  19. Red King Littlefinger

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    Were you on a Thor only budget?
     
  20. Anubis Sup?

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  21. Red King Littlefinger

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    You're apparently oblivious to sarcasm :up:

    In any case it's a better story than the turd that is OMD.
     
  22. Anubis Sup?

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    No it's not...it's just as dumb! :mad:
     
  23. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Actually, I was 9, so I was on a "whatever money my parents felt like giving me" budget. I was more a Spider-Man fan than a Thor fan back then, too.
     
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    You know I'm so sick and tired of everyone *****ing a fit about this decision the to do this. We have NO ****ing clue what is going to happen out of all of this. I both liked the story and don't like it at the same time. In one hand, it is an AMAZING story, but on the other hand it screws up a lot of stuff in the marvel universe.

    People *****ing saying they're never going to buy comics and that they all hate the fans are ****ing morons. Plain and simple. How many copies do you think this last issue sold? Hell, how many copies do normal issues of ASM sell? Something like 100k give or take?

    There's what, maybe 500 people that are superpissed about this whole thing that I've come across, and thats from a good pool of resources. In fact, the manager of the LCS I go to said that the last issue of ASM sold faster than the death of Cap issue, and the unmasking of Spidey issue. He doesn't like the idea of the marriage being broken up, but he doesn't see why people don't give it a goddamn chance.

    It's like you guys think that Joe Q and Dan Dido both hate their respective fans and want to do everything they possibly can to piss us all off, when in reality they probably don't even notice us on the radar. Sure a small percentage of fans are going to be pissed, but look at it from a business standpoint. It makes sense. You get rid of the Marriage and it gets rid of a lot of convoluted backstories and **** that people read just to know whats going on and that's a major turn off for some people.

    I think OMD is one of the best stories of the year, hands down. Not because of the actual story itself, which would make for a killer elseworlds emotional story that could of made for an awesome 6-issue mini, but because of the fact that Joe Q had the balls to go through with this and plunge spider-man into the unknown. We have zero idea as to what is going to happen with this whole situation, other than Spidey and MJ both having 'new loves' in their life. And to think that MJ is going to keep appearing in the comics, you guys are ****ing morons to think that they arn't going to eventually wind back up together.

    Take it for what it is, a damned good and emotional Spider-man story, that likely will have some huge repercussions in the long run for both Peter Parker and the entire universe.

    Oh, and stop ****ing complaining about every little thing the heads do. They arn't trying to piss off as many people as they can. It might seem like it because everyone on these message boards (lol like a max of 3k people that are actually long-term fans) hate it, but seriously the whole OMD storyline probably sold in the 500k range so weather you don't like it or refuse to buy it (on here, but you secrectly buy it anyway and just say MAN THIS SUCKS IT SUCKS I WONT BUY IT! on these message boards, which I know some of you guys do) doesn't make a jack**** of a difference.

    Get the **** out with your goddamn constant *****ing about every ****ing little thing that happens. You didn't like the others because it brought in more 'useless' powers and brought him all the totem god ****. You didn't like the clone saga cause it...well it's the clone saga so it's understandable. You don't like 90% of the stuff you read and yet you still continue to buy it, which just makes them keep doing stuff like this. Dropping the book isn't going to do anything other than save yourself money. Marvel isn't going to notice it, and Joe Q sure as hell won't give a damn if some punkass kids that lurk on message boards all day flame him to hell and back because of a decision he's had for a long time in the making doesn't go through how they wanted it.

    When are you guys going to be happy? You didn't like Civil War, you don't like the Secrect Invasion ideas, you thought WOrld War Hulk was terribly executed, you hated the thought of a Final Crisis and you can't stand Countdown because it wasn't as gelled and good as 52. Swear to god you guys are all afraid of change. The spider-man stories of late have been some of the best and most emotionally driven stories I've ever read in my entire life, and likely are of yours but you won't admit cause you're too blind with something weather it be your ego or your pride for always being the guy that 'sticks it to the man'.

    :rolleyes:xinfinty.



    Edit; This isn't directed at any one person, or few people on here. It's not directed at the OP for making a thread, and it's not really directed at people that say it sucks. It's directed at the comic message board population as a whole. It's like unless it's in some off-book like Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, X-Factor or Immortal Iron Fist, it sucks no matter what they do.
     
  25. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    It doesn't matter, because what did happen sucked monkey balls.
     

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