There be spoilers ahead, but if you don’t already know what happened in ASM #700 you probably don’t care.
God, you guys. The whole Superior Spider-Man thing just makes me want to drop my head in my hands and groan “why” aloud until the word stops making sense, because why. Why?
First of all, I admit: I haven’t read it. I’ve read several summaries, however, and what I more have an issue with here is the basic premise, and the fact that it seems basically fucking impossible for this to be anything other than the creepiest shit ever. Please, feel free to correct me if it is not, in fact, the creepiest shit ever, and they have somewhow managed to portray a mediocre middle-aged villain stealing a young hero’s body without anyone knowing in a non-creepy way, because I will take back everything I’ve said and probably nominate the writer for some sort of fucking medal.
Anyhow, I just mean it’s so, so clearly not permenent. They’re not going to kill off one of their most popular characters in the main 616 universe. So why? What’s the point? Are you trying to “shake things up”? (Pro-tip: such storylines probably work better if you pick someone the audience doesn’t, at best, simply not give a shit about.) Is it a bid to get readers? Does that ever work anymore? I mean, yeah, we might be talking about it, but we’re a society of people that will pirate stuff from companies we like. Give us some pointlessly fucked up story where Otto Octavius steals Spider-Man’s body and it’ll cause a discussion, yeah, I am in fact discussing it at this very moment, but if I’m getting that shit from anywhere, I sure as hell won’t be paying for it.
Was it simply because you hadn’t done anything pointlessly fucked up to a woman in a comic book lately, and felt like you were getting behind quota? Well, let me tell you, you have really outdone yourselves here, 10/10, top shelf. Jesus. It’s more fucking insulting than anything else, considering Mary-Jane is smart enough to have seen through this shit before. Also, you know rape by deception is a thing, right? That is totally a thing! (I don’t actually know if they’ve gone that far, yet - I’m just saying. Please, please do not tell me if they have.)
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