More like a slap in the face
January 7, 2008 -- Spider-Man, you dog!I hope the boycotts are implemented. I'm not taken in by this dreck. Only Mary Jane Watson is the one I want to see Peter make love to. I'm actually rather put off that the NY Post is talking about it; they really just love this sensationalized slop, don't they? Good that I don't have to pay any cash to read them.
The first issue of the Amazing Spider-Man to feature a single Spidey in 20 years hits comic book stores this week, and the first page shows the webbed wonder's alter ego Peter Parker locking lips with a woman who isn't wife Mary Jane Watson.
"The first page is a real shocker and it's done on purpose. It's a bit of a slap of reality to longtime readers," said Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada.
Those readers are still reeling from the company's controversial move in the most recent issue, where the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler and his missus had their marriage wiped out.
The supernatural split has enraged many spider-fans who'd invested years in following the relationship and were offended by the split. Some have been venting their anger online, organizing campaigns to send Marvel torn-up Spider-Man comics and threatening boycotts.
And reality? My foot.