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    Quote Originally Posted by Konnik92 View Post
    So, Felica met that woman "5 months ago". I wonder how long was the comic time between ASM#31 and this issue. I see two options:

    - exactly 5 months have passed between those two issues and Felica basically found someone else right after "dumping" Peter
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    - less than 5 months have passed between those two issues so Felica basically was seeing someone else, while was "dating" Peter. Even in ASM #31 both of them seemed ok with the break-up, saying that they were just "going through the motions", Felica being a rebound, making Peter feel better after MJ left him for Paul and the kids.

    Both options don't seem to portray Felica in a good light, unless more than 5 months has passed between ASM #31 and this issue.
    I have a hard time believing it's been five months since issue #31. There were only two arcs in between and both of them combined lasted a week at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImOctavius View Post
    I have a hard time believing it's been five months since issue #31. There were only two arcs in between and both of them combined lasted a week at most.
    Yeah, thought as much. Goblin Sins, Rek-Rap and Gang War were done in the span of a day or two per arc. And between #31 and #32 it couldn't be more than a week.

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    Also, the whole "Felica walking around inside the casino in her Black Cat costume in front of people, with the intention to steal and no one bats an eye" thing is just jaw-dropping ridiculous. Also, the whole "friends are a new thing for me" is also ridiculous - SHE USED TO HAVE A TEAM OF FRIENDS stealing stuff, being a leader after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konnik92 View Post
    Also, the whole "Felica walking around inside the casino in her Black Cat costume in front of people, with the intention to steal and no one bats an eye" thing is just jaw-dropping ridiculous. Also, the whole "friends are a new thing for me" is also ridiculous - SHE USED TO HAVE A TEAM OF FRIENDS stealing stuff, being a leader after all.
    They didn't even mention her crew!

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    I wish they'd stop referring to MJ's 'powers.' She doesn't have powers, she has a tech bracelet. If she takes it off, she's just a regular person.
    If Paul puts it on, he's Jackpot-Boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwyatt View Post
    I wish they'd stop referring to MJ's 'powers.' She doesn't have powers, she has a tech bracelet. If she takes it off, she's just a regular person.
    If Paul puts it on, he's Jackpot-Boy.
    Still her powers do we say thing for Scott lang, Tony Stark or any other hero who uses tech?
    "He's pure power and doesn't even know it. He's the best of us."-Matt Murdock

    "I need a reason to take the mask off."-Peter Parker

    "My heart half-breaks at how easy it is to lie to him. It breaks all the way when he believes me without question." Felicia Hardy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    They didn't even mention her crew!
    It’s very clear the writer hasn’t read the Jed McKay stuff
    "He's pure power and doesn't even know it. He's the best of us."-Matt Murdock

    "I need a reason to take the mask off."-Peter Parker

    "My heart half-breaks at how easy it is to lie to him. It breaks all the way when he believes me without question." Felicia Hardy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwyatt View Post
    I wish they'd stop referring to MJ's 'powers.' She doesn't have powers, she has a tech bracelet. If she takes it off, she's just a regular person.
    If Paul puts it on, he's Jackpot-Boy.
    This same thing applies to Green Lanterns. If you take away a Green Lantern's ring, they don't have any powers (unless we are talking about a specific GL that has powers without a ring like Sodam Yat but they still lack GL-specific powers).

    Quote Originally Posted by Jman27 View Post
    It’s very clear the writer hasn’t read the Jed McKay stuff
    I think that this writer needs a stronger hand guiding them. A little more familiarity with the characters would go a long way.
    Last edited by Kevinroc; 04-02-2024 at 05:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimate Captain America View Post
    Her crew were not her friends, they were her employees. Completely different type of relation.
    I would agree with this, but I think people have concerns with the writer being unfamiliar with some of the characters they are writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImOctavius View Post
    I have a hard time believing it's been five months since issue #31. There were only two arcs in between and both of them combined lasted a week at most.
    This is one of those things about comics that you have to overlook. Because we've seen so many "it's been X (amount of time) since" that nothing makes any sense at all. Marvel still claims the F4 made their debut 13 years ago in-universe. Marvel will always make sure it has been X amount of time because they will never say Peter is 30+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    This is one of those things about comics that you have to overlook. Because we've seen so many "it's been X (amount of time) since" that nothing makes any sense at all. Marvel still claims the F4 made their debut 13 years ago in-universe. Marvel will always make sure it has been X amount of time because they will never say Peter is 30+.
    I would overlook those issues if #31 had been published three of four years ago, but it's only been a few months. #31 was the issue where Felicia left Peter and MJ became Jackpot. I highly doubt Jackpot has been around for that long, but if so, it could also imply that Felicia cheated on Peter with her new girlfriend. I don't think Felicia cheated on him, but Marvel should be more thoughtful about the timeline.

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    This is...meh. It really doesn't feel like MJ. Not that MJ can't be a hero because Renew Your Vows did that very well.

    There's just....absolutely nothing here that screams "Mary Jane." You could replace her with anyone and it would still work.

    As for Felicia, I don't care that she's in a relationship, but again, I'd care about the character more if there were some build up to this. Same thing they did with her and Peter. Would have gone over better if we actually got some build up instead of "Oh hey, they're dating now, even though she's supposed to be completely over him."

    Paul really doesn't bother me as much as he does some of you. Namely because I really don't care either way about him. He's not interesting enough for a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImOctavius View Post
    I would overlook those issues if #31 had been published three of four years ago, but it's only been a few months. #31 was the issue where Felicia left Peter and MJ became Jackpot. I highly doubt Jackpot has been around for that long, but if so, it could also imply that Felicia cheated on Peter with her new girlfriend. I don't think Felicia cheated on him, but Marvel should be more thoughtful about the timeline.
    Marvel screws up the timeline stuff all the time. It's one of those things you have to overlook. There's a lot of weird decisions around this comic and this status quo for its lead characters, but getting bogged down in questions about the timeline feels like it's missing the forest for the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimate Captain America View Post
    Her crew were not her friends, they were her employees. Completely different type of relation.
    I'm not sure if I'd call them a family but they were definitely closer and more loyal than just ordinary employees.

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