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What a tree! What rocks!

Well, it has long been a truism amongst comics fans that whatever kind of day you've had, Peter Parker had a worse one, but whoosh! Lately every time I figure things have bottomed out, another trapdoor opens underneath. Just picked up my pull stack from Hi De Ho, and read the latest two Spiderman comics and brother, what a mess... Of course with JMS writing them, I suppose it only figures that when he chases his hero up a tree then throws rocks at him, he uses a Sequoia and lit sticks of dynamite.

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eric_hinkle
Sep. 19th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Well, just so long as Spidey hasn't been eating anyone's brains recently... (And just what the h*** was up with THAT plotline, anyway?)
kayshapero
Sep. 20th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
NO idea. Was that the one that ended with him zapping someone with poison fangs and then expiring?

Only, in typical comicbook fashion, he got better....

He's going to have a lot more difficulty recovering from this LATEST thread.
ap_aelfwine
Sep. 19th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Of course with JMS writing them,

For a moment there, I thought you were saying that John Milton Synge was writing Spiderman comics. ;-)

Perhaps the Abbey Theatre will soon do a production of "The Spiderboy of the Western World."
kayshapero
Sep. 20th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Well, I meant J. Michael Straczynski, but what a lovely idea.... Spiderman as written by famous playwrights. After all, comics and plays do have some similarities in requirements of form and plot. Shakespeare would've had no trouble at all with writing for the form. Arthur Miller, with "Death of a Spiderman"? Tennessee Williams and Catwoman on a Hot Tin Roof?

Giggle.. ok, I'll stop now.
mythusmage
Sep. 22nd, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
What about casting? The X-Men vs the Avengers in West Side Story?
ap_aelfwine
Sep. 28th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Well, I meant J. Michael Straczynski

I kind of figured so, but I was sitting in what passes for the Irish Studies department lounge, so Synge was what popped into my head. ;-)

Spiderman as written by famous playwrights.

I'd read it. At least if the writers standing in for the playwrights were up to the task.

I vaguely remember having read a book of scripts for episodes of Leave it to Beaver as written by various famous authors. William S. Burroughs' "The Naked Beaver," Nikos Kazantzakis' "Zorba the Beaver," Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Beaver," etc. Kind of a mixed bag, as best I recall, but it was years ago--I can't have been more than fourteen or so.

After all, comics and plays do have some similarities in requirements of form and plot.

Word. Shakespeare would've been brilliant at it.

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