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The Infinite Spider-Man: Retcons

  A good chunk of the Infinite Spider-Man essay series was devoted to the question of retcons, since One More Day changed major details about the wall-crawler’s backstory. His marriage to MJ was erased, the world forgot about his secret … Continue reading

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The Supermodel Wife

One of the most oft-mentioned arguments against the spider-marriage was that it was wrong to have Peter Parker be married to a supermodel. That usually results in all sorts of debates about whether or not Mary Jane can qualify as … Continue reading

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Muddied Waters

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers whether One More Day worked to muddy the waters about Spider-Man’s future. Continue reading

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Flexibility and the Illusion of Change

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers how the Illusion of Change requires flexibility that isn’t available with a married Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson Continue reading

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Was Joe Quesada a Hypocrite?

Was Joe Quesada a hypocrite for Spider-Man: One More Day considering other developments, like Mac Gargan becoming Venom, or Aunt May learning Peter’s secret identity? Continue reading

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The One He Lost

The assumption with any hypothetical story in which a married Peter and MJ got divorced was that it would happen fairly quickly, because that’s how these things usually work in comics. In a post at CBR, Kurt Busiek suggested that it might have … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Gwendy and Other Bad Ideas

One More Day was the second time Marvel came close to resurrecting Gwen Stacy. As Rich Johnston noted, back when he was writing about comics gossip in his All the Rage bulletin, John Byrne and Howard Mackie had a similar idea. … Continue reading

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Sins Past and One More Day

“The Night Gwen Stacy Died” is probably the best regarded Spider-Man story ever. It’s a defining point in comic book history, arguably marking either the end of the Silver Age or the beginning of the subsequent bronze age, depending on how … 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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After the Amazing Spider-Man Trilogy…

Considering Andrew Garfield’s age, if Sony was interested in keeping him as Peter Parker after the current trilogy comes to an end, it would make sense to film the next few Spider-Man movies back to back, either as a two-part … Continue reading

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