Tag Archives: Black Cat

Priorities of Fans and Writers

An analysis by Thomas Mets of the differing priorities of comic book fans and writers, especially when it comes to payoff and setup, with an emphasis on Spider-Man: One More Day. Continue reading

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If I Wrote Spider-Man 3

I liked the first Spider-Man film, but I left the theater thinking about how I would have done it differently. When Spider-Man 2 came out, I left the theater thinking about what could be done with Spider-Man 3. There were … Continue reading

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Spider-Man’s Supporting Cast

Anyone in charge of the Spider-Man books is going to need a plan for the supporting cast. This is one category which has often been handled poorly. There have been some suggestions that the book should focus more on the supporting … Continue reading

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Regression and the supporting cast

When Peter Parker’s marriage was erased, this was followed by some changes to the rest of the supporting cast, particularly Harry Osborn, Mary Jane and the Black Cat. One argument in favor of undoing One More Day and opting for … Continue reading

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Peter Parker: Player Or Loser

There were a few misconceptions about what making Peter Parker single again would entail. Some suspected that the development would have the inevitable result of writers portraying him as an unlikable Casanova. They’re afraid that unscrupulous writers would try to … Continue reading

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More Stories That Require A Single Spider-Man

One advantage of erasing a mechanism that essentially requires Marvel’s flagship character to only be romantically involved with one woman is that you’ll have different storytelling possibilities with other characters. A romantic triangle between Spider-Man, the Black Cat and Daredevil, … Continue reading

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Stories That Require A Single Spider-Man

The majority of stories you can do with a married Peter Parker and Mary Jane can also be done with an unmarried Peter Parker and Mary Jane in a stable relationship. The exception is the stories that explicitly require the … Continue reading

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Speedy Nuptials

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers how quickly Peter Parker and Mary Jane got engaged and married in the 1980s after Ned Leeds was murdered, and Black Cat cheated on Peter with the Foreigner. Continue reading

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