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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    I've decided to leave the Spider-Man Fandom. After the lackluster ending of Superior (along with the terrible mess which was Ben Reilly's return which ultimately ended in a reset) I can't wast any more of my time on characters who never progress or change. Spider-Man has given me decades of enjoyment but there is no point in revisiting the same tired old stories and tropes forever. I'll watch the movies, enjoy the video games but I'm done with the comics. I'll dip in every now and then to see where Kindred goes but otherwise I'm taking a break until further notice.

    Farewell, everyone and thanks for everything. Posting here and meeting all of you has been a blast.
    I wont ask you to stay because quite frankly, I've almost considered the same thing. The only reason I haven't is because of Venom and because I still have some optimism that lasting change in comics can happen.

    Still, it always sucks to see a fan become disillusioned.

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    I did the same with X-Men. I was on again/off again during the 90ís. When Morrison came on I stuck around until Second Coming. I left after schism. I didnít even look at abother X book until House and Powers of X. Iím still debating if I should stick around.

    One thing for sure; I agree with you on The Scarlet Spider and Superior endings and refuse to buy anymore satellite books. I donít even bother with Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In fact, I considered it after the claim Aunt May had cancer and even that was swept under the rug within a few months of being mentioned.

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    I left after Slott ended his run, you don't owe corporations anything.

    This is the nature of the beast, enjoy creator owned, old stories that you hold dear, or enjoy Spidey in other media.

    Enjoy your entertainment, the minute you don't walk away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpyred View Post
    I did the same with X-Men. I was on again/off again during the 90’s. When Morrison came on I stuck around until Second Coming. I left after schism. I didn’t even look at abother X book until House and Powers of X. I’m still debating if I should stick around.

    One thing for sure; I agree with you on The Scarlet Spider and Superior endings and refuse to buy anymore satellite books. I don’t even bother with Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In fact, I considered it after the claim Aunt May had cancer and even that was swept under the rug within a few months of being mentioned.
    It hasn't been swept under the rug at all. May just hasn't appeared for a few months, which happens all the time. When she shows up again, so will the cancer story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    It hasn't been swept under the rug at all. May just hasn't appeared for a few months, which happens all the time. When she shows up again, so will the cancer story.
    Wasn’t there a recent issue of Amazing that claimed she was healthy and cancer free? I swear I recall a very brief panel of May and and a caption saying she was healthy

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    None of this is really unique to Spider-Man. Most long running series have a (likely significant) degree of redundancy. The best way to avoid it is to read limited/unique runs and hope for the best (while accepting the real chance of a "lackluster ending" to a series you might otherwise like more).
    Current pull-file:
    -House of X
    -Powers of X
    -Superior Spider-Man
    -Transformers

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpyred View Post
    Wasn’t there a recent issue of Amazing that claimed she was healthy and cancer free? I swear I recall a very brief panel of May and and a caption saying she was healthy
    ASM #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Dogg View Post
    ASM #29

    That's a pretty decent way to allude to events in FNSM without making someone unfamiliar with the title feel lost.

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    That's unfortunate, but I totally understand why you feel that way. I honestly agree with you, but I'm just not prepared to take the step of dropping everything Spider-Man lol. I hope you continue to enjoy everything else you've been reading.
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    Sorry to see you go, but I absolutely see where you're coming from.

    I've quit Spidey twice over the years, I left 2 issues into the Byrne 'reboot' and returned for JMS, then left a few issues into BND and returned a little while into Slott's run with the trade for Big Time (I am a sucker for the Hobgoblin) and have been with it ever since.

    I haven't read SSM#12 yet (I'm sure I know what's coming but really don't want to see it), as I was really enjoying it but with this and Spider-Geddon I never felt editorial had enough faith in Gage (who is criminally underrated) to really let him run with the ball. We're seeing the same hamstringing that made Ben's book such a mess.

    I hope the next writer/artist(s) can do something interesting to win you back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    Farewell, everyone and thanks for everything. Posting here and meeting all of you has been a blast.
    I haven't interacted with you much, but I can safely say don't let that stop you from visiting here more often.

    I've stopped following Spider-Man comics after Amazing 700 and never looked back, that never stopped me from coming back to these boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Force League Unlimited View Post
    I haven't interacted with you much, but I can safely say don't let that stop you from visiting here more often.

    I've stopped following Spider-Man comics after Amazing 700 and never looked back, that never stopped me from coming back to these boards.
    The new run with Spencer is a great time to come back if you want to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebSlingWonder View Post
    The new run with Spencer is a great time to come back if you want to!
    I appreciate the suggestion, but I did not lost interest in the series, I stopped because I have a lot of comics as it is and want to have more comfort revisiting what I already have.
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    I totally understand the desire to stop collecting. Hell I’ve been there myself a few times through out the years whether it be for medical, personal family, financial or lack of interest reasons. I’ve stopped collecting multiple times . It happens. One thing I’ve learned though is that the person typically comes back in one way shape or form. For whatever reason once comics become ingrained it’s hard to ever completely walk away lol. That being said, good luck ....

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