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Peter Parker death (gasp!) roils Spider-Man fans.
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Posted on 12/29/2012 6:54:23 AM PST by chessplayer

Spider-Man’s amazing web dries up this week when Marvel Comics publishes the final issue of its long-running “Amazing Spider-Man” series, killing off alias Peter Parker.

Mr. Parker first became a hero to a nation of comic fans in 1962, discovering his superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. The original story, which introduced into the lexicon the phrase “with great power, comes great responsibility,” has served as the foundation for dozens of comic-book titles, television shows, movie franchises, and a Broadway musical featuring songs by members of the rock band U2.

Yet Parker takes his last breath in issue 700 of the original series title, which arrived in stores Wednesday –

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I remember buying the very first issue for 12 cents.
1 posted on 12/29/2012 6:54:31 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

If you kept it, in mint, it’s worth 75 grand.


2 posted on 12/29/2012 6:56:53 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: chessplayer

Every once and a while another one these dying comics jump the shark.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 7:00:23 AM PST by paul544
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To: chessplayer

I doubt he will be dead for long.


4 posted on 12/29/2012 7:00:30 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: chessplayer
Always trying to reinvent themselves. Actually, it's the story-writers who want to be famous for creating something, so they create an entirely new character wrapped up in something old so that folks might swallow their poison pill, and then they're surprised when the fans don't like it.

Anyone remember the black Spiderman suit from the 80s? They had intended on getting rid of the red suit within a year after introducing it. Fans were so outraged that the black suit became an evil alien symbiote (actually, more of a parasite, if you ask me).

5 posted on 12/29/2012 7:00:38 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: chessplayer

He will be resurrected as “The Fabulous Spider Person”, a gay super hero with an affinity for the bravo network, throw pillows and track lighting.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 7:06:16 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Jonty30

If you kept it, in mint, it’s worth 75 grand.


If I only knew that way back then. Bought the first issue of the Fantastic Four, too.


7 posted on 12/29/2012 7:08:43 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I thought they said a few months ago that Parker was going to be replaced by an illegal alien.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 7:12:09 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: ConservaTexan

I guess that means the new romantic interest will not be named “Mary Jane” or “Gwen”. Perhaps Norman or Harry?


9 posted on 12/29/2012 7:12:39 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: chessplayer
If I only knew that way back then. Bought the first issue of the Fantastic Four, too.

From about 1957 thru about 1965 I bought every super hero comic book ever printed. I grew up in a small town in northern Michigan and my uncle owned a small book store that sold papers and comic books and every week I'd stop in and buy which ever comic he had.....

10 posted on 12/29/2012 7:15:04 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: chessplayer
Peter Parker will never die but these comic book companies just might... they screw up everything... fag super heroes and anti American ideologies in their latest super dolts... screw them.

LLS

11 posted on 12/29/2012 7:16:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: chessplayer

If he were a real person, he would be about 68 years old. And his business model of taking pictures and bringing them only to Mr Jameson, rather than posting them on the web ( no pun intended)is about as outdated as Superman’s telephone booth.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 7:23:52 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: ConservaTexan

My guess is a fat black wheelchair bound deaf lesbian pothead communist community-organizing citizen-journalist who hates America and all white people.


13 posted on 12/29/2012 7:24:22 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: chessplayer

death of superman

death in the family (robin dies)

Marvel is behind the times.

(Disney SHOULD intervene)

Warner Bros. is already squandering DC down the tubes.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I currently own FF #1. :)


15 posted on 12/29/2012 7:26:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Pollster1

Brad.


16 posted on 12/29/2012 7:33:19 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: chessplayer

Hell, at my age, if I had kept ANYthing I ever bought/had ... my great grandchildren would be set for life.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 7:39:29 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

18 posted on 12/29/2012 7:45:57 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Jonty30

Or 6c in the comic buy back program. :)


19 posted on 12/29/2012 7:49:30 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Better sell it while it is still worth something. Fewer and fewer people read and collect comic books. The genre/industry is dying off. Just like the print media and newspapers.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 7:52:07 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Flavious_Maximus

It is missing a piece of the upper left cover. I think it is worth 300-350 dollars.


21 posted on 12/29/2012 7:57:37 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Berlin,

Your Daughter is SO CUTE!

Does she speak German or English as her first language?

I take it her Mother is German too?

OH Yeah the Fantastic Four Comic is neat too.

I always preferred D.C. myself.

Even as I kid I always felt Marvel tried to draw correlations to their characters to real life when it couldn't work.

Spider man being the exception.

22 posted on 12/29/2012 8:02:23 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
fat black wheelchair bound deaf lesbian pothead communist community-organizing citizen-journalist

Sounds like a blogger.

23 posted on 12/29/2012 8:13:55 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: chessplayer

He died of shame and regret after realizing what he had done four years ago.

24 posted on 12/29/2012 8:29:44 AM PST by KarlInOhio (I'm tired of being beaten like a malcontent elf so Obama can pretend to be Santa.)
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To: chessplayer

We can’t have heros, as that presumes there is a right and a wrong, and the difference is knowable.

No point in picking a fight over Spiderman, but if the faithful don’t start fighting for TRUTH, the devil and his disciples will grind us to dust.


25 posted on 12/29/2012 8:31:27 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer

He was always a wuss anyway. I mean, look who they cast to play him in the recent movies. Besides, he was a white guy. “Everyone” knows white guys are responsible for everything wrong in the world today, so he had it coming. If not for evil white guys, we’d be living in nirvana today. A new diversity friendly wussier secret identity is called for in today’s progressive society. A superhero who helps people, but is a white guy behind the scenes, makes absolutely no sense at all. If there are any white guys left in “comics,” they should be super villains, to better reflect modern sensibilities.


26 posted on 12/29/2012 8:37:45 AM PST by MCH
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To: LibLieSlayer
Peter Parker will never die but these comic book companies just might... they screw up everything... fag super heroes and anti American ideologies in their latest super dolts... screw them.

I believe most of that change has been on purpose as part of an effort to alter American culture and what it means, core values and ideals, to be an American.

You can see how the comic book medium has changed from decade to decade, especially with the balance between trying to attract an audience/consumers and pushing a political/progressive philosophy.

If you want to understand how things have changed, look the messages the up and coming generations are learning. The messages are very different than they were a decade or two ago and you can document the change via comic books.

Conservatives have a better understanding of how the world works, but we don't know how to teach that, don't know how to sell it and are clueless why the truth we understand is only learned in the school of hard knocks when it could be taught in everywhere.

That is why progressives win now. That's what the progressives figured out and that's why they bought the "means of production" for the social media (who owns ABC/CBS/NBC/NYT/WaPo/AP/ETC.?) and went after controlling the schools (unionized teachers, liberal universities, etc.) and writing the history books.

The societal pendulum has swung very, very far to one side without turning back. It may have been broken or maybe this is another "bubble" like the tech stock bubble, the real estate bubble, the etc. bubble, that is about to get too big and POP! and we're sent back to the School of Hard Knocks to relearn about what is true.

27 posted on 12/29/2012 8:45:15 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: ConservaTexan

“He will be resurrected as “The Fabulous Spider Person”,”

Or maybe as “The Zombie Spiderman.”


28 posted on 12/29/2012 9:23:52 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: paul544

YUp. Everyone from Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, green Lantern, Flash (Barry Allen) have come back from the “dead” recently...he’ll come back later.

No one I know of buys comics after most of them turn left, they’re all easily available for download anyway.


29 posted on 12/29/2012 9:47:03 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Hot Tabasco

And the plot thickens.

“The Superior Spider-Man”

“The Superior Spider-Man is an upcoming ongoing comic book series published by Marvel Comics that is scheduled to debut in January 2013 as part of Marvel NOW!.[1] The series is written by Dan Slott with artwork by Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos and Giuseppe Camuncoli. It features a reformed Otto Octavius who has taken over Peter Parker’s body and, having allowed Peter to die in Octavius’ body but being affected by Peter’s memories, is determined to be a better Spider-Man than Peter.[2] The title replaces the long running series The Amazing Spider-Man as the core Spider-Man book.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Superior_Spider-Man

Also had the first Avengers and the first X-Men. Loved the Marvel line of comic books back then.


30 posted on 12/29/2012 9:48:18 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

In recent years, pop culture has told us that it’s kinda cool to be a geek. But when I read stories like this about fans getting in a lather over stupid comic book soap opera developments, it reminds me that it’s really not cool to be a geek. At least not a comic book geek.


31 posted on 12/29/2012 9:59:10 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: chessplayer

It so saddens me. I LOVE printed comics. I am no fan of digital comics, but I have to accept they are the future, especially when I want to produce them myself (because it is the only way any more to get a conservative voice out there). It’s sad what the liberal mindset has done to comics. No more patriotism, no more high morals (except as defined by liberals). I don’t have a huge collection, but it’s nice having them. They’ll never be worth anything since they’ve been stored in a musty basement, but still, when the world collapses, and I’m out of batteries for my IPad, I’ll have comics to read. :D


32 posted on 12/29/2012 10:19:19 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: chessplayer
Meh. He'll get better.

I'm much more interested in the budding Superman-Wonder Woman relationship.


33 posted on 12/29/2012 10:25:13 AM PST by Bratch
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To: KC_Lion

Thank you very much KC_Lion, she sure is cutie-pie. Luckily she got her looks from her mother, which why you will never see a picture of me - LoL!

Deborah is expanding my German that she learns at daycare and I teach her English. The downside is I sometimes sound like a three year old and she talks like a New Yorker. But, what the hell, that’s life man.


34 posted on 12/29/2012 11:42:44 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: chessplayer
Maybe if this were 1962 it might be interesting.

Comic books kill off characters all the time and then bring them back later.

It's all fake, and it's hard to care enough even to say "I don't care."

35 posted on 12/29/2012 11:49:27 AM PST by x
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To: GBA

I agree with you 100% on the indoctrination of our youth into an attitude that hates everything American... including all of us. I am willing to die for the principles upon which we were founded and if I have to do so... I will be like Patrick Henry. We must win the culture war and if we do not... we must win the real war that will follow... so help me GOD we will win... one way or the other.

LLS


36 posted on 12/29/2012 1:09:45 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Arn't those pictures of you on your homepage?

New Yorker eh? Fer get about it!

Mach dir keine Sorgen Sie den Dreh raus zu bekommen

37 posted on 12/29/2012 1:18:21 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: GBA

“Peter Parker will never die but these comic book companies just might... they screw up everything... fag super heroes and anti American ideologies in their latest super dolts... screw them.”

I believe most of that change has been on purpose as part of an effort to alter American culture and what it means, core values and ideals, to be an American.


I don’t think comic books are trying to alter changes in American culture so much as just reflecting changes in American culture. Back when the Fantastic Four and Spider Man first came out we were still in the Cold War, and the comic books relected that. They portrayed communism as evil, the heroes respected their elders, etc.


38 posted on 12/30/2012 10:34:34 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
We like to believe that things, culture and society just happen to us, but fail to see what got the ball rolling or acknowledge our part.

Comic books have always been more than just an art form and the original heroes, villians and ideological messages reflected that purpose and intent.

Comic books are a published product and the product itself is ideological, usually good vs evil, us vs them, just as they were in the beginning.

We have an evolving preference and belief about not just who wins, but rather what is a win and how the lines are drawn defining good or bad and what defines winning.

As such, decisions are made regarding what is published, but who makes those decisions? Who defines what is good and bad?

Obviously, those who publish and pay and those who want to be published and paid.

They are the gatekeepers of what is good and what is bad for those who consume their products and those gatekeepers have changed and the ideals that are promoted have changed accordingly.

This "first cause" relationship between the youth of today and the society of tomorrow has not been lost on the PTBs of the world and in this country.

We, the people, used to understand the lessons of planting seeds and reaping the harvest. We mastered the art of this form of propaganda, but after living the last few decades and looking at the world around me, we, the people, seem to believe those rules no longer apply to us any more and thus fail to see its application.

Too bad. That means it will get worse before it gets better.

39 posted on 12/30/2012 2:41:46 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: chessplayer
There's only two villains who can kill Spiderman. Giant rolled up newspaperman or giant bedroom slipper man.
40 posted on 12/30/2012 2:45:41 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: chessplayer

I started with #4


41 posted on 12/30/2012 3:34:31 PM PST by kanawa (FB-- Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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