Date: 2018-01-31 11:21 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
I swear I remember reading that ending with the original artist, and Phil just spontaneously crumbling into dust...

Date: 2018-02-01 12:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sean_613
Why does Phil hate Peter Parker so much? Is it hammer in that Peter will always have someone to hate him, whether he's Spider-man or himself?

Date: 2018-02-01 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
In the original, it was meant to be ironic. He thought that Peter was giving photos to Jameson (who would use them to make Spider-Man look bad) for a quick buck not caring that Spider-Man, a hero that Phil thought deserved better respect, would be characterized as a menace.

Date: 2018-02-01 01:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru


Yes, this was great comic writing, Warren.

I can't figure out if Ellis really intended that at the time, was serious and is not saying it was comedy as a covering action after it was so poorly received or if he meant it was bleak parody. I remember wondering, at the time, what the point of it was? Tragedy porn? A mockery of Marvels? It hasn't aged well, either. And why did you have to switch artists halfway through the second issue of a two issue series?

Ellis has written some of the best comics of the last two decades, but this? This is definitely not one of them. His one-shot where the X-men are sent as suicide troops to kill Cannibal Doctor Strange and his death cult is probably in the same vein, but more obviously absurd comedy (though again, not all that funny).


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