Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Writer: Ann Nocenti
Pencils: Cyndy Martin
Inks: (WOSM#33) Steve Leialoha / (ASM#295) Kyle Baker / (PPTSSM#133) Joe Rubinstein

One could be forgiven for thinking that 1987 would be a good year for Peter Parker.

I have to admit that after his honeymoon in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #7, I expected him to get home to a slew of stories surrounding his newlywedded life with Mrs. Mary Jane Watson-Parker.

Instead he was promptly buried alive for two weeks, before now getting shot and admitted to a mental institution for thinking that he's Spider-Man. Before you ask, he's pumped so full of drugs that his powers, and much of his memory, are useless. He's not so much the anti-hero in this, as the un-hero.

They really should have taken these nine cross-series issues and run them all in The Oppressive Spider-Man.

If Kraven's Last Hunt had been originally commisioned to run in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, then this story looks to have been conceived for Web Of Spider-Man, given how once more isolated Parker is from his usual world.

Far from his usual fighting to keep his identity secret, here he can tell anyone that he's Spider-Man without being believed. Here he's not generally considered on his own merits, but on those of the other people around him. That doesn't sound fair in any context.

It would be really nice if Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz from Amazing Spider-Man had put-together the next three issues, but alas.

Sheesh, unless we get to see Peter settling down to his new life with MJ soon, Mephisto won't need to erase the marriage from everyone's memories in issue #545.

I gotta tell you, at this stage in Spider-history, it already doesn't seem to have happened.


2 comment(s):

At 3:15 pm, Blogger KlownKrusty said...

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At 3:16 pm, Blogger KlownKrusty said...

Oh, you know how newlyweds are. They get married, go on honeymoon, don't bother seeing each other for a few months , then finally they buy a place and settle down. Peter and MJ are just in the "not bothering to see one another" phase.


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