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SinisterPryde 4/23/2014 12:53:20 AM

#50? Highly unlikely.  Marvel hasn't had a series cross that threshold for a while now.  I think Astonishing X-Men was the last one?

I go back and forth and the whole re-numbering thing.  It seems Marvel is in love with re-launching a series every two years or so (sometimes less) because of the whole sales boost they get from that #1 on the cover.  So that's good for them.  Long run, though, it won't last.  People start seeing them as mini-series and those don't tend to do well. 

Also, I feel it's a bit disengenuine to launch with a #1 and continue plot-lines (see recent issues of the All-New Wolverine).  #1 Should be an entry point, an introduction to the character and the world they inhabit.  Now if I buy a new #1 I have to figure out what previous #1 this story actually started in. 

Dazzler 4/23/2014 3:24:55 AM

Numbering of these issues still pisses me and others off, they like "jumping on" points and love to put out #1's but they are not really #1's.  Then they celebrate the milestones like Daredevil 50th year aniversery but the numbers don't reflect that.  Really a slap to collectors in the balls.  They say the trick works but I can't believe people are dumb enough to think they are really getting a collectable #1 issue?  They should have stayed with holo covers. 

Logic 4/23/2014 7:43:57 AM

Personally, I'm ok with the renumbering if it doesn't reboot the character. I see the new #1 as a dramatic shift in the character or the introduction of a new creative team. That seems to be Marvel's method and I think it has worked amazingly so far... Unlike DC's complete disregard for 70 year of history.

spiderhero 4/23/2014 9:04:07 AM

It's been completely impossible for me to care about my all-time favorite character since they ruined him with OMD. That's not hyperbole. We now know, from the editor-on-high, that Peter CANNOT progress as a character. He CANNOT EVER actually have a relationship that will last. etc...

So, how can I care about a character that is forced by the editors to stay a loser, to stay a liar to his closest family, to forever have every relationship end badly, to stay forever spinning his wheels? That character/book/story is going nowhere. All that leaves are occasional big fights that mean nothing.

I'm not so much bothered by them flushing 20 years of continuity down the toilet. It's comics. That happens. I'm bothered by the edict that Peter must stay exactly as he was in 1965 FOREVER.

Rant complete.

RobertTrate 4/23/2014 9:28:47 AM

 Agreed Spiderhero. Some of the best growth of the character came from him being an Avenger, being accepted, and being married. 

millean 4/23/2014 9:32:28 AM

I've thought that they should "number" issues by date, rather than sequential numbers.  Then you never have to worry about renumbering once it gets too high.  But of course, they wouldn't be able to have a new #1 every year (not counting January issues!) to boost sales, so that will never happen.

As for Superior Spider-Man, I liked the concept.  However, it dragged on much too long.  Then I was looking forward to upcoming issues where Peter has to reclaim his life/explain to everyone what has been going on.  Thought those could be some intiguing issues, especially with regards to MJ.  Not to really spoil anything, but in the last issue of Superior they pretty much covered a lot of that over the course of about 4 pages.  What a letdown, could have been better.

It will be good to have Spidey back, though.

CalamityJohnson 4/23/2014 10:45:33 AM

I gave up on Spider-Man, and a few months later, Marvel Comics entirely back in 2008 or 2009 when they rebooted his character as having never married Mary Jane Watson and introducing Jackpot (or whatever her name is). Yes, Marvel, that $100/month less in sales you saw back then was me. Thanks for many years of comicbook awesomeness, but that was the end for me. The fact they're just pissing on true fans to hopefully seduce new ones to coincide with movies just really turns me off. I had contemplated going back and buying some trade paperbacks. Nope. No seduction. You just showed me the proverbial weiner in the panties.... like a frightened turtle.

millean 4/23/2014 11:22:39 AM

By the way, it's nice to have a Comicscape article once again.  Wish we had one every week!


RobertTrate 4/23/2014 2:48:34 PM

 It will return again next week, Comicscape 

ddiaz28 4/24/2014 7:24:55 AM

Just finished reading Original Sin #0 this morning.  I'm excited for this event a lot more than I was for Infinity.  Can't wait to see the fallout of it in Avengers and New Avengers.  The Guardians double issue was fun too.  Three stories in one.

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