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[personal profile] reveen 2017-04-14 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Y'know, I'd love to see an article or something chronicling the various character shifts and changes of styles Aunt May has gone through over the past 30 years. She's been a Granny Classic, an Ex-hippie Cool Old Person from Ultimate, and the high class old lady thing she's got going on now. Supporting characters like Alfred or JJJ have stayed roughly static over decades. She's switched it up more than most other comic characters I can think of.
Edited 2017-04-14 17:22 (UTC)
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[personal profile] dcbanacek 2017-04-14 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the Marisa Tomei version myself. :)
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[personal profile] cyberghostface 2017-04-14 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
lol from Rosemary Harris to Sally Field to Marisa Tomei... at this rate Jennifer Lawrence will end up playing her in the next reboot or two.
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[personal profile] cyberghostface 2017-04-14 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Interestingly enough Alfred started out as a bumbling overweight detective who stumbled upon the Batcave. The current incarnation that we all know and love came from synergy with the 1943 serial.

With May the changes actually came because of Ultimate May. I remember reading that the reason why she found out who Pete was was because of how strong she was in USM so they had her discover his identity and make her less of a walking heart attack in the 616 titles. (Which of course regressed as a result of OMD)

[personal profile] zachbeacon 2017-04-14 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
This is Maybot 3.0. The real May died in Amazing #400. After seeing how unbearably angsty Peter got without her in the Clone Saga, SHIELD concocted that stupid "actress" story and forced Norman Osborn to play along (he got the Thunderbolts as a reward for keeping his mouth shut).

Maybot 1.0 was obviously defective (explaining all the wildly out of character stuff JMS had her doing). Luckily the Kingpin had it killed right after it talked Peter into outing himself in CW.

Maybot 2.0 was too effective. She was quetly decommissioned after Peter became an independent adult and SHIELD couldn't use the LMD to spy on him.

Now they're over compensating by making Maybot 3.0 a helicopter parent.

(My head cannon makes more sense than actual Marvel continuity. Seriously, wasn't May buried alive for a while in the Millar run? How does an old lady with a heart condition survive that? Also this is still more plausible than the actress retcon)
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[personal profile] mastermahan 2017-04-15 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
That *does* make way more sense than Dead Actress May.
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[personal profile] burkeonthesly 2017-04-16 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
I'm behind this 100%.

[personal profile] strejdaking 2017-04-25 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
"explaining all the wildly out of character stuff JMS had her doing"

Whut?
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[personal profile] bizarrohulk 2017-04-14 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"The Uncle Ben Foundation"? What, does it give out free rice to the starving?
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[personal profile] mastermahan 2017-04-15 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
Why *is* that the name, instead of, say, The Ben Parker Foundation? Ben's first name wasn't Uncle.
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[personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn 2017-04-14 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
So what led to Peter learning Mandarin that was so important as to highlight it?

[personal profile] deh_tommy 2017-04-16 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Based on the books I've read, comic authors usually put these symbols (< >) over sentences to show the characters aren't speaking the language they normally would, and put an asterix to say which language they are speaking.
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[personal profile] sarahnewlin 2017-04-15 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
Silver Sable! Hope she lives
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[personal profile] mastermahan 2017-04-15 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, May, the reason you don't have grandchildren is that Peter's first-born was either stillborn or kidnapped by Norman Osborn, and the second was retconned out of possible existence when Peter sold his marriage to the devil.

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[personal profile] starwolf_oakley 2017-04-16 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
First pregnancy was retconned as well. Quesada specifically said "Mary Jane was never pregnant."
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[personal profile] bradygirl_12 2017-04-15 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
May's creeping me out a little in those early panels.
Edited 2017-04-15 20:01 (UTC)