Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Peter Parker Voted One of 10 Best Dads

"Wait, what? Peter? He doesn’t have a kid! He’s not even married! God bless Marvel, right? Nah, I’m not talking about the core Marvel Peter, I’m talking about the one from Earth 982, MC2. The father of the Amazing, Spectacular Spider-Girl. A Peter Parker who lived through the Clone Saga, and had his daughter returned to him by his clone Kaine. A Peter who lost his leg during his final battle with the Green Goblin, and retired to be with his wife and raise his daughter. He became a forensic scientist, doing the right thing from a police lab instead of out fighting supervillains. He had power, but he had a great responsibility, to be a father to his daughter May. Whom he raised to know the values that drove him through his entire life, that created the heroic Spider-Man. And she went ahead and learned from her old man, carrying on his name and legacy as Spider-Girl. Sure, Peter’s initial reaction was that he didn’t want to see his daughter have the same life he did, he wanted more for her, like a good dad. But when he realized there was nothing he could do to curb her feelings on the matter, he did everything he could to help her become the best she could be. He’s an amazing and supportive father, the kind that raises a hero. In fact, he’s the kind who bred him, as we lead into my number three pick….

And to stand on my soap box for a moment, he’s the kind of character that fans can still relate to. Despite being married with a teenage daughter." -Gery Scherl

Couldn't have said it better myself. Ranking #4 on that list is no small feat. Peter beat out some pretty stiff competition. You should see who took the #3 spot.

1 comment:

Sol (Frederick) Badguy said...

Retcons are the most dangerous mystery in comics, Jonathan & Martha Kent were revealed dead in the "Golden Age of Comics", in the early forties to be precise, they remained dead for decades until they magically pop back to life. When they died Superboy was still in high school.

I got shocked at first to see no Peter and Norman is No.1 on the list until I saw the name of Norman's list, and just to think "Norman Osbourn II" still looks up to Spider-Man as his potential son he never had.

Good for you Peter, and you should be happy for your uncle to be the first one to top you. Happy Fathers Day (I don't celebrate it, but why not say the magic words?)