Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Black Spider-Man

So I've been half paying attention to the whole Marvel/Joe Queseda Internet drama. Apparently it's about how Queseda gave a big Fuck You! to the fans when Spider-Man makes a deal with the Devil Mephisto changing the continuity so he's never been married to Mary-Jane. Frankly I always hated Mary-Jane back when I collected comics (the ugly 90s), but I don't know the whole story, so I don't really care. But then I learned that this ret-con makes it that Venom has been "wiped completely from existence". Now I'm kinda pissed off. Because the only comic in my collection that might be worth something is Secret Wars #8. This is the issue where Spider-Man encounters the symbiote that will eventually become Venom. Now it's probably not even worth the cover price, BWAAAH! Oh well, it's a good thing I got it for 0$...


Anonymous Eric T. said...

Still, Marvel is not gonna come banging your door and take your comics away. If they want to make bad comic, let them. It's not gonna do anything to the good ones they might have done years ago...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Actually, that's kinda what they did.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Eric T. said...

They took your old comics away ?

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It might actually make the comic more valuable. But then again they will bring Venom back someway, after all you have the Avengers right now having a battle with the symbiotes, but what about the Thunderbolts? this would also remove Venom from that team. I don't see one writer being given the clout to alter all these other comics at the same time. Venom will live on, in one form or another.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourself, the "Origin of the black costume" issue is approaching the "Action Comics #1" territory of stratospheric collector's items. Most "Marvel" comics I grew out of, to the 'independant' and more importantly the 'underground' stuff, but there's still some jewels. Like the Frank Miller run on Daredevil, for instance.

But, I'm a bit disappointed by the writings... World War Hulk was kinda good, but checking out Hercules's behavior in it... Well, anyone even partially reading "Greek Mythology" (Kevin Sorboro does NOT count) would have given him a larger role in it. Herc had been where the Hulk had been. He'd been driven by despair into madness, becoming a monster. His redemption from that was the origin of the "Insanity Plea" in Western Culture. But I missed and I hope I missed the part where Herc goes: "Hulk, please talk to me. I've been where you are right now..."

10:18 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

"Action Comics #1"? o_O Let's not exagerate. ;-) Or I'll sell it and buy a house. X-D

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I am kind of glad I never followed any of the marvel com as this to would piss me off as well.


one day I will get off my ass and make a screen name on blogger that I don't forget the pass word to.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anders said...

I used to steal (i.e. download) Marvel comics. I don't anymore, the whole ''constant crisis'' hype in the universe is a huge turn-off.
There's only one exception, and I actually BUY Punisher MAX.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Diffin said...

Wow, this makes 90's gimmicks like the Clone Saga look classic by comparison. This basically throws out any character development since about 1978... All thanks to totally out of character actions and a lame deus ex machina. And this is supposed to be a 'Brand New Day?' Way to fail Quesada. No wonder the comics industry is in such piss poor shape.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with diffin, gimicky crap. They kill off Captain America, screw up Spiderman. Don't they get enough money by spreading out a storyline between 5 or more books. They should spend more time fixing those garbage movies they keep crapping out. Course, Iron Man does look pretty good.

4:13 PM  

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