I've just recently jumped onto the marvel subscription bandwagon (just received the last issue of OMD 2 days ago....) and have a lot of questions. It's a lengthy post but I figure a good place for the continuation of the BND discussion. Now I don't completely hate OMD/BND because the intentions behind them are sound, I just am merely discussing this new era of spidey. First off, my questions! Questions: 1. Why was it decided to spare Aunt May's life? was their reasoning if we found each other once we can find each other again? 2. The supposed "daughter" was she the same one from the pregnancy from "x" number years ago, a completely different character who will "never be" because they aren't together anymore 3. Mephisto, who is this guy? This guy can change time, screw with people etc.... f*** this guy. What is he good for? The biggie question: 4. So they erased the last 10-20 years of spider-man books. okay. Because the characters and stories from the other books were connected (as obvious through civil war), does it mean that this reversal affects the entire universe or just spidey's life? Basically, it was said that one alteration to an event can change the entire outcome etc..of the future. So, that means that spidey is now living in a parallel future or the entire universe was reset to that state? WTF is going on? Comments: I believe that Amazing spider-man was running out of steam. Seriously though, Amazing spider-man is an adult comic, we want a "future peter parker" and evolving peter parker, not one that goes back. If we wanted young, single, confused, hormonal Peter we'd pick up Ultimate spider-man, but we don't. Secondly, I don't mind seeing the reinvention of classic characters and villains, poor poor Eddie Brock and Venom's story, the symbiote and Mac Gargan, all awful. So it will be nice to see the Spider-man universe continuing. However the way they went about Peter acting out of character, revealing himself to the entire world for reasons stated in other threads and him having to choose which fate to undergo is just.... dumb. There could've been better writing for this continuity shift. Thirdly, if they were going to delete the last 10-20 years of history, why wasn't Spider-man's universe turning into "what if?" Really they had free reign on what to do with his life considering it was going to get deleted so why didn't we see important stuff happening this last half a year, year? What was the point of the spider-god and acquisition of new powers? What about Parker's empty threat to Fisk in Back in Black? So...if they didn't turn his universe to hell...... do you think that might actually mean that he might eventually return to this continuity and not be stuck in OMD? Just something to think about. And Lastly... Mary Jane Watson. She was just about the only good thing left in Peter's life. I honestly would've committed suicide by now had I been Peter, his life is awful. Yet she was what made it worth it. Figuratively speaking, she is one of the most powerful fictional women and historical icon. She was a strong willed female, a very powerul female figure yet she had no superpowers. ...until now, now she'll end up having stupid powers like every other big breasted female in comics. Final Thoughts: I've been a spidey fan since I was very young, and seeing this new direction that they're taking spidey is a little exciting (if done right) but not under the conditions that we'd all like. There's been a lot of bad writing over the last decade or so and changes and events have happened to characters that are just irreversible up until now. Will there ever be a silver age of comics for spidey again especially now that it's 3 times a month? No, I really doubt it. We're going to have rushed incomplete stories, but hopefully in the future, we'll get to see Peter and Mary Jane reunited once again. I'm just going to wait out my subscription and I'll be done w/ spider-man I think.