Thursday, August 5, 2010

OMIT Part 2 Reactions

We've finally been "graced" with part two of OMIT after a two week delay. I'll get straight to the point.

The Good: We're actually treated to a touching moment where Mary Jane regrets telling Peter to give up being Spider-Man as it would be akin to having him give up part of who he is. It's probably the only good things about the issue that comes from Quesada.

Also good is Paolo Rivera's art. Again, this is one seriously talented artists and it pains me that he's been shafted with a story that just wreaks of anus. Someone please get this man on a good book.

The Bad: Boy howdy, is there bad. And while it may not be as bad as Satanic pigeons, evil bricks and falling fatsos, it will having you going for the aspirin. Lots and lots of aspirin.

The reason MJ wanted to get married? Kids! She wants to have kids! But because Peter being Spidey is similar to her abusive father with a shot gun (MJ's words), she doesn't think Peter and her will ever be able to bring a child into this world. So she'll stay with Peter because she still loves him but she doesn't ever want him to ask her to marry her again because she doesn't want to go through with being jilted again. Also, no kids.

Um, so according to MJ, the whole reason to get married is so you can have kids. You only wed to have children.

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I REALLY need to make an appointment with a wall so I can furiously bang my head against it because that doesn't make a lick of sense to me and makes Mary Jane look like a complete imbecile. And Peter, by extension, agreeing to these terms and essentially settling for less is just as moronic. These new revelations also make the Clone Saga even more convoluted (didn't think that was possible), because MJ was pregnant during that time. What's the PR line gonna be for that one? MJ just got fat for nine months?

But wait! It gets worse! You know how all those other chumps couldn't save aunt May from a gun shot wound? Peter saves her! With... CPR. What was the point of One More Day again?

To get more visuals from this story, check out this post from scans daily.

Again, not as bad as part one, but with one small ounce of good in this installment and a huge load of bad, the train still looks to be going full speed ahead to Suckville.

4 comments:

Tommy said...

I've had a scarier thought if they wanted to really make MJ look bad.

What if they have MJ fake May being a stillborn and secretly had her adopted by another family.

If they can have her magically have a memory to Gwen having Norman's kids while at the same time always feeling threatened by Gwen's memory without one single bitter thought, then yeah... >>

What's really sad, is that when Quesada is gone, and, God-willing, the next guy realizes how stupid this all is (not holding my breath on that), are they actually going to find some way to fix all the damage that has been done without just washing it away a la this heroic age nonsense after everything that's gone down in the MU?

And I don't mean the marriage.

That's a nice start, but the damage to the title character is severe and growing.

I believe Immortus was used to explain away Iron Man at one point. It's going to be something just as cosmic for Spidey if they care to, and then after that, they have to figure out the supporting cast.

Bleagh.


On a side-note, Jonah Sr. is still alive. That's pretty surprising.

Tommy said...

I've had a scary thought about how they can keep MJ's pregnancy in continuity and also make her look bad/dumb.

Essentially, she fakes May being a stillborn and secretly had her put up for adoption.

Absurd in several ways, but so was Sins Past, and that bs was hammered in via a random memory MJ has.


If we ever get a new editor in chief that gives a true damn about Spider-Man, I wonder how in the hell they will fix the damage done to the character.

Returning the marriage loses all meaning with the way everyone is now. It would require a serious cosmic retcon even beyond this current silliness, which is both sad and ironic.


I'm guessing MJ kept wearing her wedding ring for the lulz all this time too. >>

Tommy said...

I've had a scary thought about how they can keep MJ's pregnancy in continuity and also make her look bad/dumb.

Essentially, she fakes May being a stillborn and secretly had her put up for adoption.

Absurd in several ways, but so was Sins Past, and that bs was hammered in via a random memory MJ has.


If we ever get a new editor in chief that gives a true damn about Spider-Man, I wonder how in the hell they will fix the damage done to the character.

Returning the marriage loses all meaning with the way everyone is now. It would require a serious cosmic retcon even beyond this current silliness, which is both sad and ironic.


I'm guessing MJ kept wearing her wedding ring for the lulz all this time too. >>

Sol (Frederick) Badguy said...

Where is your review of Part 3? Is this story so bad you can't bear to really hurt your head? Or you know about the visit to the worst abomination in the history of Spidey comics, therefore you can't bear to touch it?

Anyway, make sure you wear a helmet with good soft interior so you won't hurt your head, though you do hurt the poor wall