Ok... I haven't been on here for a while. I used to post here ALL the time back a few years ago and then I left for a while. I have checked in off and on over the last few years and then after the "Other" and "Iron Spidey" I got so depressed that I dropped all of the 616 Spidey books and only buy Ultimate now. All of this talk of "fixing" Spider-Man now makes me laugh because it's coming from the SAME people that f***ed him up to begin with. Even though I would love to see that whole "Spider-God, Other , Totem" crap be thrown out I shudder at the thought of what they would "correct" it with. I don't see how the whole "Time Travel" solution could work in anyway without it causing major continuity problems with the rest of the MU either. Spider-Man has touched to many lives and to have it "localized" to just his book would eventually lead to Marvel's own "Crisis" storyline. Unless someone on here can explain to me HOW this would work without it effecting every other book in the MU and not as fans have us "ignore" certain contradictions is just impossible. I've pushed for a long time that Marvel needed an entire reboot looooong before the Ultimate U. appeared. That should have been the case but instead they tried to "revamp" stuff with Onslaught, Heroes Reborn and HOM with limited success. Now their at it again to some degree with Civil War! If they expect to fix Spider-Man and continue to dodge the complete reboot issue with the entire MU then the ONLY solution I can see is to have a completely new kid become Spider-Man. I know what your thinking. They tried "replacing" him with himself in the Clone Saga and that didn't work. In hindsight I wish they had because this reworking of his powes and origin is total BS, but.....The reason it didn't work to most of us because they were trying to tell us that they Parker we knew for all these years was a lie which made all of us feel like giant dumba$$es. Having Spidey replaced by a totally new character wouldn't really be like that and here's the scenerio I thought MIGHT work. First of all Peter would have to retire, for good. He would have to loose his powers for good.....no coming back! IF his powers are now tied to magic in some way then the best possible solution for this would be to have the powers or whatever is going on to be some kind of curse like Dr. Strange mentioned before. After all was said and done the only way to save Peter would be to have Strange remove the curse which would make him normal forever....no going back. This might also lead to the ending we all saw when JMS gave us a peak at the future because how is it Peter get's overtaken by normal cops with the strength he now has??? After this Peter would be normal and probably teach full-time now. He would still miss being Spider-Man too. So I could see him again try to duplicate the accident without the "magic" angle this time around because Peter is a scientist and you can't keep a good scientist down! Anyway.....long story short. Peter in some way recreates the "bite" but instead of him getting the powers something happens, like an accident , and one of his students gets the powers. New kid, old powers (with old webshooters) , new suit , new suporting cast, new family problems , no relation to the Parker's and Peter now becomes the mentor kind of like he was in Spider-Girl. Seems like the only way to me to keep the timeline intact and fix the mess they've made of our hero. If people would keep an open mind about this it MIGHT work. Also, the only other Spider hero character allowed to exsist would be Spider-Women. That Areana' (sp?) chick needs to go. She could die during the storyline that sees Peter loose his powers. Another thing this would solve would be the Mj factor. The new kid wouldn't be married! Peter and Mj could stay married and have a normal life and normal kids. No mutants! The only connection Peter would have to Spidey is through his mentoring plus the occasional adventuring with the new Spidey. And for the people that say Peter is the one and only Spider-Man. I understand your thinking and I agree but 616 Spidey needs some new blood and we would all have Pete as Spidey in the Ultimate books and the movies. Lets' face it. It's time for something like this. We've all been fighting this for years and look where the character is now. What do you think?