A tasteless joke made by Marc Guggenheim in 2008
"Why couldn't Spider-Man" just get a divorce? McCann said it would be terrible for publicity, the same with killing her off. "I always pictured her being raped and killed," joked Guggenheim, a likely reference to DC's Identity Crisis series.Even if he was joking, that was NOT funny. It's a serious subject and if had to reference such a horrible thing, it shouldn't have been within the context of a joke, but rather, a serious critique of DC themselves. Trouble is, he did work for them too, including the latter half of the abortive 2006 Flash run that ended with Bart Allen dying at the hands of the Rogues in one of the worst-written finales ever published, so I'm not sure if he'd be seriously critical of a company he's been more than willing to go along with, and he went fully along with OMD on Spider-Man too.
This is yet another example of what some, if not all, of the more recent generation of comics contributors are acting like under the radar of the rest of the showbiz-scanning world. I have no respect for Guggenheim after he mouthed off in such poor taste.