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Old 02-25-2021, 07:56 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Galactus View Post
It was some nice character work but the book looks like it's trying to write a cheque that Spencer will never be able to cash. Peter going all meta and realising that no matter what major changes happen in his life from different romances, different jobs, owning a company, working with different super hero teams he always ends up single, broke, loner superhero working at the Bugle. Even if Spencer does undo the Mephisto none of that is going to change. One More Day was a symptom of this problem not the cause.

I didn't read the Mary Jane series so I missed why she is working with Mysterio but it seems bad that she seems to know a lot about what is going on with the metaphysical forces manipulating Peter which seems at odds with her in being in love with him. I wonder if at the end of this the Mephisto is null and void only for Peter to reject MJ for not being honest with him.
I caught this post this morning when you posted it on the CBR Spider-Man forums.

MJ has a lot of faith in her love for Peter, that harkens back to what she told him after making the deal in OMD. She believes their love is strong enough to overcome every secret kept and every obstacle put in their path.

She might be holding Peter in too high a stature, and he'll shock her with his reaction, but at the same time I don't think Spencer will take the opportunity to 'shatter' them, I think he wants to create the illusion that he will, it's a trick Bendis pulled with his Superman comics, he tried to make readers think Lois and Clark were going to split up early on, only to simply make their marriage long-distance and got on with other things.

Spencer is doing the exact same thing with Peter and MJ, creating this tense atmosphere not for Peter Parker, but for the reader, who have been burned so badly by OMD for over fourteen years and do not trust Marvel in the slightest to give them what they want.
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