Dec 29 2012

If You’re Worried About Peter Parker…

Published by at 2:45 am under The Comic Book Industry

He’ll be fine after the publicity stunt passes. The only thing that can actually kill a superhero is bad sales.

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4 Responses to “If You’re Worried About Peter Parker…”

  1. Klutzon 29 Dec 2012 at 7:42 am

    Yes, this is just like when they “killed” the Human Torch, only to bring him back 5 months later. I think Spider-Man/Dr. Octopus might last longer, but a character like Spider-Man is too iconic to get rid of forever.

  2. writingninjaon 29 Dec 2012 at 3:56 pm

    uhg. I have so many problems with that. Not that like I like spider-man. I never did get into that comic series. (Which, ironically against what the article says, I related more to superman and batman.)
    I just don’t like how hard they are trying to convince us that it’s a good idea.

    And this part annoys me:
    “Comics publishers routinely look for ways to catch readers off guard in an effort to show that they are not neglecting their creative duties, adds Mr. Salkowitz.”
    I hate it when authors use death to “shock” the readers or “end” the series. It’s not that creative at all. Creative is like coming up with a way where his superpowers fail and he becomes normal. Retirement. Maybe they get to stay in some superhero retirement home. Or how about Batman beyond? Bruce is too old to be batman so he trains another person to take over, but helps him along the way. Now that was creative.

    If superheros were alive, I would hate to be one, cause all they do is die five thousands times and get brought back and have their significant other murdered.

  3. crescon 31 Dec 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I thought M2 Spider-girl was very creative. Parker lost a leg, and though Reed Richards offered him a prosthetic that would have allowed him to continue being Spider-Man, Parker decided to retire.

    Peter had a baby on the way and basically chose his family over Spider-man. This is a choice any person would make. Furthermore when his daughter May becomes Spider-Girl Peter’s opposition to it is very logical.

  4. YellowJujuon 04 Jan 2013 at 10:49 am

    “Poor Peter Parker…” -The Lizard

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