Spider-Man’s Marriage Annulment: The Headlines
Over the last few weeks, more than 80 percent of the stories in my long list of news feeds have somehow involved the mystical annulment of Spider-Man’s marriage. The Merry Marvel Marketing Machine is hitting on all cylinders, it seems, as the coverage from mainstream media has been overwhelming.
Over at The Beat, Heidi MacDonald assesses the hits and misses in mainstream media’s coverage of the event – at least as far headlines go – as well as some thoughts about how the rationale for the split has been presented by Joe Quesada and Co.
"… bringing the comics Spidey back in line with other media Spidey’s was the main factor. To be honest, there’s a lot to be said for this ‘core concept.’ It wasn’t until we were researching an earlier post that we remembered that Superman and Lois are STILL married."