Don’t know if there’s anyone besides me still reading comic books, specifically The Amazing Spider-Man, but the powers that be just pulled a major Dallas-style boner — y’see, a lot of people don’t like that Peter Parker and Mary Jane are married. They want it to be like it was in the oldie times, when Petey was a swingin’ single, shagging fab gear babes like Gwen Stacy (until she, y’know, died).So how did they resolve this? They had Peter Parker make a deal with the devil to save his eternally-on-the-verge-of-croaking Aunt May. In return, the devil (known in Comic Book Land as “Mephisto”) wanted something in return. Peter’s soul? Mary Jane’s soul? Eternal servitude? A ham sandwich?

Nope, he wanted the Parkers’ marriage. Yeah, it’s just as stupid as it reads.

So here we are — Peter is single again, de-aged about 10 years or go, unemployed and living with Aunt May, which must make watching porn a real pain. Now, while I agree this is the way Spider-Man should be written, it was done in a such a sloppy, ham-fisted way that I had to laugh.

Laugh and create this:
Old Debbil!

How do you feel about Spidey? Married or single?

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John C. Hughes

John C. Hughes began his Lost in the ’80s blog in 2005 and is now proud to be a member of the Popdose family, where he’s introduced LIT80s’s companions, the obviously named Lost in the ’70s and Lost in the ’90s, alongside the slightly more originally named Why You Should Like…

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