1. Craig Grannell
    January 9, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Not sure this is a brave move so much as one that’s quite common among the top-tier characters these days. Superman’s died. Batman’s had all manner of problems that should have kept Bruce Wayne gone for good. What will be brave (or possibly foolhardy, depending on your view of things) will be if this move has any permanence. My guess: Parker will be Spider-Man again within a year, tops. I rather hope not, though, because it would be interesting to see a major US title not gradually or abruptly return to the status quo.


    • Alex Thomas
      January 9, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

      I think any time a company tinkers with it’s ‘cash cows’ like this is a major deal and a brave decision. Marvel don’t have as big a history of mucking about with major character’s identities (Captain America aside) as DC do and so they don’t *have* to do this, they could just as happily continue with telling safe Spidey stories for many years to come and relying on a bump in sales every time a new movies is released.

      I also think it’s a bold move making it a villain who is replacing him. The replacements for Batman, Cap etc. were all out and out heroes (even if they had a bit of an edge to them), so to swap him for an actual baddie is genuinely interesting.


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