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Via Newsarama. Submitted without comment…

“HEADED FOR THE CHOPPING BLOCK?

“Black Cat, Mary Jane, and Aunt May?

Is it one of these ladies that take a dirt nap in the upcoming storyline ‘One More Day’? You heard it here, folks. A re-assuring voice and shoulder-to-lean-on is going to be taken out permanent-style in this four-issue storyline, which kicks off in Amazing Spider-Man #544 and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24. This body check is whipped up by war horses J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada. Pain is promised. No tissues will be issued!

Who next gets thrown under the bus like the long-lost Gwen Stacy? Details are hard to come by, but what we do know is that there ain’t much joy in Mudville. Spidey’s gonna get left out in the rain again, and oh, how the tears will flow.”

except to say that a woman dying in a male hero’s life to ‘grow’ him as a character is the most trite, boring, predictably sexist plot devices in comics.

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2 Comments on “(expletive deleted)”

  1. psycholarry says:

    Wouldn’t sleeping with him to get what she wanted be the most predictable and sexist plot device? Plus peter doesn’t have a lot in the way of non-hero male friends around to create any sort of emotional turmoil in his life.

    As much as I dislike killing off characters to artificially create drama and angst, I don’t think Aunt May is an especially dynamic character at this point, and losing her wouldn’t be a major loss to the book.

  2. actually its both. the most predicatble sexist plot device is the woman who sleeps with the hero to get what she wants, falls in love with him, and later dies. (see: casino royale)


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