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No surprises here. My least favorite male character has to be Post-OMD Spider-Man/Peter Parker. It's sad--he used to be my favorite character and now whenever I read his exploits in 616--even when not part of the ASM title (like in Avengers)--I can't help but be overcome with nausea once I see him. Now I honestly would root for Norman Osborn over him.

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Way back in Amazing Spider-Man #601, Peter Parker got blackout drunk at the wedding of his Aunt May, supposedly because he needed that much alcohol simply to summon the courage to talk to Mary Jane Watson again, in spite of her being one of his oldest and closest friends, and he woke up in bed the next morning with his roommate, Michelle Gonzales, with no memory of what had happened, or whether they'd slept together, although the fact that both of them were all but naked hinted pretty heavily at the probability that they had.

At the time, I offered my thoughts on this plot development, and its attendant characterizations, in the calm and restrained manner for which I am known throughout the Internets.

And at the time, I heard from a number of supporters of the NuSpidey status quo, who urged me to stop complaining, on the grounds that my whining was accomplishing nothing, and that it certainly wouldn't have any sort of impact on the stories that the NuSpidey "brain trust" would choose to tell.

Which brings us to Amazing Spider-Man #612, in which Peter and Michelle revisit the events of that evening in Amazing Spider-Man #601 ...

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... And, OH, how I am going to SAVOR this moment. :)

So, here we are, Wednesday at last, and Amazing Spider-Man #605 is finally on the stands.

Amazing Spider-Man writer Fred Van Lente told us that Amazing Spider-Man #605 "makes it clear that Michelle and Chameleon did nothing more than make out in the kitchen scene" in Amazing Spider-Man #603, in which "[t]here was no sex" between the two characters.

Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker told us that, in Amazing Spider-Man #605, "we'll come to find out the truth" about whether the Chameleon and Michelle had sex in Amazing Spider-Man #603, and he added that "Michelle isn't as 'easy' as some readers seem to think."

With all that being said, what ACTUALLY APPEARED on the printed pages of Amazing Spider-Man #605 this week?

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I got another e-mail from Fred Van Lente, that he's asked me to post.

First off, while I believe he had the best of intentions, the poster "DrSevarius" wrote me under his real name and asked me a question I thought I was answering in private, to him. He posted my response without my permission and without telling me beforehand it was supposed to be for public consumption.

If he had told me that, I would have, first off, made it clear that I am not a Marvel employee. I am not a Marvel spokesperson. I am a freelancer. I speak only for myself. That is just as true for the following statement as the previous one.

Also, if he had told me that, I may have been less coy about the following "Spoiler Alert". Anyone who cares not to have stuff that's in ASM #605 revealed now should avert their eyes.

Amazing Spider-Man #605, which went to the printer weeks ago, makes it clear that Michelle and Chameleon did nothing more than make out in the kitchen scene in #603.

There was no sex, and therefore no rape.

And I'll simply point out that in the scene in ASM #604 when Peter comes home he has no idea why, exactly, Michelle is treating him differently, only that she is. He learns why-- at least partly -- and he responds, in #605.

Thanks for listening. I appreciate it.

Fred Van Lente


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