Last week Amazing Spider-Man editor, Steve Wacker, did an interview over at CBR about all things Spider-Man, and on the topic of One Moment In Time and Origin of the Species, he had this to say.
“For the couple of months coming out of “One Moment in Time,” we’re going to be bringing a lot of threads of Peter’s life that we’ve been developing since we started working on the book into one big story, ‘Origin of the Species.’ It sort of gives Pete a moment to assess all the stuff that’s happened to him for the last 100 or so issues. Beyond that, we’ve already started talking about the fact that it might be time for a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we’ve done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker’s time as Spider-Man.”
If you’ve done all there is to do with Peter Parker, then isn’t that just admitting that Brand New Day was a flop? I mean, less then two years ago they completely rebooted the character by ripping out over twenty years of continuity to make Peter single and “interesting” again, and now they’re going to replace him straight up? And this new Spider-Man is “better”? Is his name Ben Reilly? Or is this going to be just like when Amazing was relaunched back in 1999 and Peter was retired and replaced with Mattie Franklin? Because that wasn’t better, that was awful.
And then Spider-Man is their most marketable character, so I have a life sized picture of any character changing status quo to be in and out in under a year. Dick Grayson has a better chance at staying Batman then some new guy has at being Spider-Man. Marvel isn’t going to risk hurting their supreme money maker, especially after the movie franchise was given a fresh reboot so that they could keep pumping out teenage Peter Parker movies.
I figure if they do switch up who Spidey is to a new character that it will last 4-6 months and then there will be some huge Marvel event about the return of the one true Spider-Man and…..nobody will care because nobody expected anything otherwise.
Though if Ben Reilly comes back from the dead to be Spider-Man, I will buy it.
Tags: Amazing Spider-Man, One Moment In Time, Spider-Man