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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 

Crave Online thinks Spider-marriage breakup is "epic"

Crave Online wrote about 10 epic romances, and what they say about Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson's affair is bizarre:
Why The Romance Is Epic: The tragic themes are unlike any other romance in comics. Gwen was hurled off a bridge at the hands of the Green Goblin. Spider-Man thought he’d saved her, only to have her die in his arms. It’s a moment that has informed every single thing that’s happened to Spider-Man since. Cue Mary Jane Watson. After great strides to be together, Peter and Mary Jane were incredibly in love. They had to have that love stripped away in order to save Aunt May. At the hands of Mephisto, an entire portion of their lives was re-written, and in it they were never married. That kind of tragedy can only be executed on an epic scale.
What?!? Are they praising that editorially edicted trash? Alas, yes. What makes them think such a disgusting story where Peter Parker makes a Faustian pact and Mary Jane Watson possibly supported it even more - all in an attempt to make her look like the baddie - is "epic storytelling"? That last line sums up the tone of the pick: they think the breakup and erasure means more than the affair and marriage itself.

Crave Online has just added themselves to the long list of Marvel and DC's worst apologists. But I guess we can't expect much else from a site that also considers Apollo and Midnighter's affair in The Authority "epic".

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Anyone who thought OMD (or SSM, for that matter) was a good story doesn't have any taste in comics.

I'll go ahead and make the obligatory "epic fail" joke.

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