Spider-Man’s Marriage Annulment: The Headlines

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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9 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    Rick – A few years ago when it was proposed that the Superman books do the same thing it was rejected by DC. The deal here was Superman would be the only on who would remember he'd been married to Lois.

    • Mike Gold says:

      You mean, like the magic kiss in Superman 2?Hmmm… If MJ's pregnant, and she doesn't remember… No, that's been done…

  2. Sal Loria says:

    I'm shocked that the media didn't jump on this, or more specifically religious groups and how a much-loved character like Spider-Man making a deal with the devil is sending the completely wrong message to children who read comics. You'd figure that there would have been some kind of uproar, but it's been strangely quiet on that front. Wierd.

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    Well, let's not forget Sipey and MJ's kid is out there somewhere. I'm guessing She'll be the next super-villain creation.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I'm just offended by this retcon. It undoes well written work, and makes the comic just uninteresting. Ones must move forward, not backward. I shall be hard pressed to ever buy another Spiderman comic (or product for that matter).

  5. Neil Ottenstein says:

    "… bringing the comics Spidey back in line with other media Spidey’s was the main factor."Except that he is still married in the comic strips. Getting married in the films could have been a logical plot development.

    • Matt Mako says:

      In line with ??? repeats on TV? a movie franchise that righly should be killed after that awful 3rd installment? It is like arguing that Gilligan can never leave the Island, let the story dictate where the story goes.Robin always has to be 12 and named Dick Grayson.The Flash will always be Jay Garrick.writers should write, not the Marketing machine.

  6. Marilee J. Layman says:

    I think we'll keep this development from my five-year-old friend who loves Spider-Man. A few months back, she came back from school and started moving her stuff from her Spidey backpack to her old Dora the Explorer backpack. Her mother asked why, and she said the boys at school told her only boys could like Spider-Man. Her mother reassured her that she could like whoever she wanted and the stuff went back into the Spidey backpack.

    • Sal Loria says:

      Kudos to the mother (*this* close to saying "Word to the mutha!", but I fought back that urge)! My daughter, who's turning 9 this year, has had similar run-ins with boys at her school for her various super-hero items, and she just sets them straight now all on her own. It's great!