Saturday, January 02, 2010

Teaser Talk: Spider-Man in 2010

I got home late Wednesday night and I’ve been busy hard at work with unpacking and then celebrating the new year. Yes, happy new year to you all. Though I finally got some time to finish up some posts I need to write up when this little gem of a teaser popped up onto my radar earlier today.



Awww, Marvel, it’s been too long since you did one of these headache inducing teasers. Far too long.

So to help me get back into the groove of things I figure it will be fun to dissect this a little bit.

So lets obviously talk about the most obvious point of the teaser and that’s Spider-Man and MJ jumping towards each other, with MJ in a wedding dress. This could mean a lot of things. This could symbolize the end of One More Day and the couple finally getting back together or it could mean they are finally going to explain what drove them apart.

Deep down for how spiteful and cynical I’ve become over the last 2 years in regards to my childhood hero I can’t deny even the faintest idea of OMD finally ending and our 2 lovers getting back together fills me with joy. Sadly it’s not the blind joy where I automatically have faith this will happen. No I’m almost certain that OMD will never be undone as long as Joe Quesada has a say in how Marvel works.

So as much as I’d love to write to you all about how excited I am over this and how this just makes me jump for joy, I can’t. Really I would love it if this means the end of OMD, I would, I really really want to belive it could but by now I’ve learned not to have faith in Marvel. So I’m going to assume this means something else.

Now I guess it would be nice if Marvel did explain at least why they broke up. Over all the years they had rough patches, Peter and MJ endured so I’m sure all of us fans are dying to see what is the one thing that is strong enough to break them up. They lost everything in the past, their home, family, their own child, and still they persevered. So seeing the one thing that could break them up would be interesting.

Or maybe it’s just Marvel screwing with us and the former wedding won’t come into play at all and they are just bullshitting us like they have before.

Remember that infamous One More Day teaser? Here it is in case you forgot.




Funny how none of those characters really mattered to the story or had any real impact and how most of them didn’t even show up, huh? I can’t help but figure that’s the same thing Marvel is doing with this Spider-man in 2010 teaser.

Still deep down, a small flickering little fire in my otherwise cynical heart can’t help but burn a little brighter at the mere idea of OMD ending. Even if it is a tiny flicker.

But hey, there’s more to this teaser then just the forefront image. We see the Spider-family together. One of them being black suit Spider-man but it doesn’t seem to be Venom. I’m curious about this but not curious enough to talk much about it.

Then there’s the baby in Doc Ock’s arms. Last I checked Octavious wasn’t doing so well and he seemed he wanted to help the world with what little time he had left. So him going and kidnapping a baby doesn’t really seem like something he’d do right now.

Though there are 2 theories so far about the baby. One is that it’s baby May. An all right idea but I’m not seeing it. My theory, the second theory, is that it’s Norman and Lilly’s child. The infant has green eyes which could be a slight hint at it having some Goblin in it’s blood.

Though Quesada recently mentioned that in 2010 there would be something involving MJ and a baby. Maybe baby May had something to do with Peter and MJ breaking up. At this point it’s still very open in the air.

There’s also some teasing for the Gauntlet storyline but I don’t really care much to mention it since I won’t be reading it. That’s all I have to say today kids, check back soon for some comic reviews, solicit commentary, Year’s End and a look at the upcoming stuff for 2010.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

can You mj fans stop complainting At least Marvel did not kill her and then made her in a previous relationship with her Killer and Haveing his Twins

robert said...

I see Spidey tackling Juggernaut :) That should be fun, if they manage to capture at least part of the intensity of their first encounter :)

Anonymous said...

I agree that the baby is most likely Norman Osborn and Lily Hollister's; after all, she's already pregnant and it would be pretty redundant to introduce ANOTHER baby when one is already about to be born. But as for why Doc Ock would kidnap the kid, remember he's dying, so he's probably thinking about "downloading" his mind into a new body--and what better vessel that the child of the Green Goblin who would be physically strong and have regeneration capabilities by full maturity--which if Sins Past is anything to go by would happen very quickly.

Second we also see Peter kissing what appears to be Carlie Cooper (although I found it amusing that most websites, including Wired Magazine, assumed it was Mary Jane, which should speak volumes). She certainly has been slated as a romantic interest from the moment she first appeared; problem is, because she's too similar to Peter, has been inadequately developed as a character, and comes off little more than a hodgepodge of Gwen Stacy and Debra Whitman, a pairing between her and Peter is going to end up being as dull as dishwater.

Finally, while I agree that the image of Peter and MJ reaching out for one another is supposed to signify "what really happened at their wedding" I also think it will be a follow-up to One More Day as well. Perhaps not having their marriage restored, but hopefully, that Peter somehow remembers his deal with Mephisto, and that while unable to fix reality back the way it was, realizes that he and MJ are supposed to be married and then seeks to try and win her back, but having difficulty due to "typical Parker Luck" type scenarios.

--Mike McNulty, a.k.a. stillanerd

Ryan Choi said...

Amen, Andrenn. I dropped Amazing just before One More Day. That was a catastrophe that reeked of editorial interference. If you remember, JMS was doing a great job on Amazing, and he wrote such a great dynamic between Peter and MJ. He had such a good feel for how they should interact as adults in a mature, committed relationship.

Ryan K Lindsay said...

But the first ad asks which one will save Spidey, and Spidey didn't need saving in OMD, Aunt May did, so maybe the ad is actually referring to what is transpiring now, or will in 2010? They just seeded the hints very early. What do you think? Yeah, I doubt it too.

Andrenn said...

@Anonymous: True but that doesn't make OMD any less s tupid.

@Robert: I am also curious about the "something can stop the juggernaut" storyline coming in March.

@Anonymous: good ideas. I didn't figure that Doc Ock would want to transplant his mind into a young body at first.

@Ryan Choi: I read the recent MJ and Black Cat stories and they where good, though not as good as what JMS did for the title way back when.

@Ryan K Lindsay: No way Marvel would foreshadow something like this with an event teaser.

Anonymous said...

you're getting lazy Rokk! I used to visit your site daily and now you barely update it for days at a time.

Anonymous said...

Originally posted by Persian
"but dont forget that Greg has already worked on Disney's Gargoyles and considering his huge success with that series I don't see any reason why Disney wouldn't want to work with him again. On the other hand, with the news that Greg is writing an Amazing Spider-man issue for February 2010 and the positive words in the solicitation for that issue, I believe that Marvel is also a fan of Greg's work. So no need to worry boys!"

Which doesn't mean a thing as they still might have a Christopher Yost calling the shots next season!
It's all about what Disney/Marvel WANTS, not what you want! Your post just makes you look like a Weisman fanboy in denial Persian! Either accept the fact that Hollywood is runned by morons or get out! That's an order!

Anonymous said...

Sad isn't it Andrenn that they make it look like they are going to kill One More Day but are quite obviously not.
At least you understand this and see through this garbage, unlike some other people.