So, Aunt May is about to die...again. Apparently for real this time. This had so much potential, this could have been the most gripping Spider-Man story EVER told. It also had gorgeous artwork by Joe Quesada. Peter, being tempted by Mephisto (Marvel's version of Satan), had the chance to save May from going to the comic shop in the sky, all he had to do was offer his MARRIAGE in SACRIFICE. I hate to keep writing this word, but again, this had so much potential. Cling on to the past, or move onward to the future? Overcome temptation, and show that with great power comes great responsibility, even if it comes at a great personal sacrifice? No. Not only did Spider-Man agree along with MJ, that page, that one page, where the decision is made and they share that final kiss, and she in a homage says "face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot"....not only did I stop buying Spider-Man, I stopped buying comics for years. At least "mainstream" comics. I had had it. It honestly felt like the middle finger was being waved at all of us with that page. So, Aunt May is alive...again.....The big revelation of his secret identity never happened. And in yet ANOTHER bizarre twist, Harry Osborne was now ALIVE!!!!! Also, there was a subplot that apparently MJ's daughter that had "died" in the aforementioned Spider-Man 75, was alive, but also in a taunting fashion Mephisto reveals that she will now never exist due to him and MJ never being married. Beautiful. So the Spider-Girl comics becomes quite pointless as well. This story, basically destroyed Spider-Man to the point it has never fully recovered.
~Alvaro "Lance Danger" Cortes Ortiz Jr