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Saturday, July 12, 2008 

Even if Gwen Stacy's "kids" had been Peter's too, Sins Past would not have worked

I read this thread posted on Spider-Man Crawl Space, where it's asked if, had the twins who turned up in Sins Past been Peter's children instead of Norman Osborn's, it would've worked better, and just about everyone there says no, it wouldn't.

I'm glad to see I'm not alone, as I was thinking about this at times for 4 years now since Quesada coughed it up. Would it have been less offensive if Peter Parker were the father? The answer is yes, but it would still have been very embarrassingly bad. For one thing, it would've been too sci-fi oriented. And while there's always been plenty of room in Spidey's world for sci-fi, it works best when it doesn't overwhelm the central characters. And the part about the twins aging rapidly by nearly 2 decades would be silly and laughable even if it were Peter's blood we were talking about.

No matter how it was planned, Sins Past was doomed from the very beginning, and if it's still being considered canon by Joe Quesada, it shows how he's trying to subject both Gwen and Mary Jane to vicious character destruction. It's the kind of story that just shouldn't have been done at all.

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