Date: 2017-01-08 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Y'know, I wouldn't have thought ill of Peter and MJ's parenting skills before, but... not letting Anna have shoes that light up...
Now I don't even know what to think.

Date: 2017-01-08 09:56 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
There must be an explanation for that!

I vote "they were trying to encourage her to make her own shoes that light up, thus upholding awesome footwear and creativity." After all, Peter made his own webshooters when he was her age!

Date: 2017-01-09 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
I think it's grade-a parenting. Those light-up shoes are annoying as heck.

Date: 2017-01-08 08:05 pm (UTC)
yvonmukluk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yvonmukluk
It feels so nice to read a book I know is not going to get dragged into event crap.

Hell, this universe apparently never had Civil War I, let alone its sequel.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:10 pm (UTC)
tugrul: That Chest (Default)
From: [personal profile] tugrul
It did have Secret Wars :p

Date: 2017-01-15 03:27 pm (UTC)
yvonmukluk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yvonmukluk
Shh! We don't talk about that!

Date: 2017-01-08 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] grapeweasel
It's weird that they don't even know their daughter's name.

Date: 2017-01-08 08:13 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
"Jonah gave me a chance when no one else would."

I think there was a made-for-TV Frank Sinatra movie that had a line like that.
"Frank, these people are *criminals*."
"These people gave me a job when no one else would."

Also, that's a little better than "Jonah is a greedy jerk who deserves to get ripped off" that the original Lee/Ditko stories had.

Date: 2017-01-08 10:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
I would say it's MUCH better :). With the right writing, Jonah is a very interesting and compelling character. It's a waste to make him 100% a jerk.

Even in the old movies, one of the best scenes was the part where he refuses to throw Peter under the bus even while the villain is threatening to murder him if he doesn't give the photographer up.

Date: 2017-01-09 10:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Yeah, JK Simmons as Jonah is one of the things I wish they'd have carried across, regardless of series.

My favourite bit was in Spider-Man 2, with him lamenting Spider-Man's absence and just about ready to brand him a hero, before promptly lapsing back into yelling about him being a thief and a menace all over again.

Date: 2017-01-09 06:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
when was this...

Date: 2017-01-09 07:58 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
In the 2002 movie. I tried looking for the scene in English but couldn't find it anywhere... this is the scene in Italian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfbwOuSQiFQ

Norman is demanding that Jonah reveals the identity of the person who has been taking pictures of Spiderman because he intends to get to Spidey through the photographer. Jonah keeps lying and saying he has no idea who that person is, that he gets the pictures anonymously by mail.

Date: 2017-01-08 08:23 pm (UTC)
liliaeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liliaeth
I love Peter being the overly concerned dad, and MJ being the mom who will kick your ass if you lay a hand on her kid

Date: 2017-01-09 06:13 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
she literally growled... I love that...

Date: 2017-01-09 08:58 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Her and Susan Richards up should team up and be the fiercest PTA moms ever. Maybe get Jessica Jones and Tigra in on that as well.

Date: 2017-01-08 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrisdv
I completely fail to see why Mary Jane needed to be a superhero.

Date: 2017-01-08 09:53 pm (UTC)
hotfoot: THOR DEMANDS PIE! (Default)
From: [personal profile] hotfoot
Because apparently writers of super-hero comics have trouble writing people without powers interacting with people with powers.

That or this is the concession they had to make to editorial to have a comic where Peter and MJ are married and have a kid. Who knows?

I mean, on my part, I can't say I hate it, but it does seem like a lazy way to involve MJ in the superpowered stuff.

Date: 2017-01-08 10:25 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Remember, the X-Men used to hang out with normal humans. A long time ago.

Date: 2017-01-09 11:22 pm (UTC)
chrisdv: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrisdv
Before Marvel started trying to make them the Inhumans.

Date: 2017-01-09 01:23 pm (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Maybe it felt weird leaving her out? Or because, if I'm not mistaken, they did sort of leave her out (in that specific regard, mind) in Spider-Girl and wanted to do something different?

Date: 2017-01-08 08:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] michaelsaint
It looks like one panel from #1 is the reverse as another panel from #2.

Is that typical? Seems kind of lazy to me....

Date: 2017-01-08 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
Okay, I like the family stuff but seriously? He's still working as a freelance photographer? Good god, you can't feed a family on that. Get a normal job!

Date: 2017-01-08 09:37 pm (UTC)
liliaeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liliaeth
No wonder they can't afford light up shoes for the kid ;-)

Date: 2017-01-08 10:30 pm (UTC)
coldfury: (Default)
From: [personal profile] coldfury
Well, if he's getting $1,000 every time Spider-Man goes into action, and Spider-Man goes out seemingly every day in the comics, he'd be doing pretty well.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sanjuro
In New Freaking York no less.

Date: 2017-01-09 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetclm.livejournal.com
Apparently Mary Jane owns her own store, so they should be fine.

Date: 2017-01-09 10:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
This. I don't get why they didn't run with the setup of him being a high-school teacher, like prior to OMD.

Date: 2017-01-08 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Is MJ's superhero name "Mama Bear"?

Date: 2017-01-08 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] onsokumaru
"Where is the fun working in a lab"?
The "true" Peter Parker, ladies and gentlemen! He works for the Bugle, not because he doesn't have any other choice, considering his super hero activity, but because science is boring.

Date: 2017-01-08 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Blasphemer! Liar! BURN THE WITCH! Do not let him spread his sinful deceit against science!

Date: 2017-01-08 10:32 pm (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
You know, it is a little sad that he's still the Bugle's photographer here, since it's not the career he wanted.

You know what i miss? Science teacher Peter Parker.

Date: 2017-01-09 03:32 am (UTC)
timeladyromana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] timeladyromana
ME TOO.

Science teacher Peter was the best Peter.

Date: 2017-01-09 03:51 am (UTC)
liliaeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liliaeth
Definitely, and if it gave too much trouble with him having to be in school on time every day, they could have made him a surrogate teacher, running from one school in the district to another, with no regular working hours.

Date: 2017-01-09 12:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Even taking to account MJ as occasional super-hero... this is proof married and parenting Peter and MJ can be done well.

Becoming a parent or getting married isn't the end of adventures. It's the start of brand new ones.

Date: 2017-01-09 06:15 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
one might call it.... a brand new day....

Date: 2017-01-10 12:12 am (UTC)
zylly: (Hercules approves!)
From: [personal profile] zylly

Date: 2017-01-09 01:26 pm (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I'm loving this. Enough that I think I may look into picking up the book, which is something I haven't done with Marvel in a long time.

Shame they didn't do this with regular Spider-Man.

And yeah, it has its... foibles, let's say, but I can look past that stuff for the character dynamics it has going on.

Date: 2017-01-09 06:16 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Happy Willow)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I LOVE this!
Edited Date: 2017-01-09 06:16 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-10 12:21 pm (UTC)
amaniwolf: (Yay!!!)
From: [personal profile] amaniwolf
Imagine Science Teacher Peter teaching at his daughter's school! They should add that in at some point, maybe have him be a substitute from time to time. Either way, i do really like this so much.

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