?Okay, honestly — I don’t know what’s happening here. All I know is that 2010 is supposed to be “The year of Spider-Man,” according to Marvel, and they sent out the above promo pic (in pieces) last week touting the event. A pic which includes Spidey reaching for Mary Jane in a wedding dress. After Mephisto erased their marriage two years ago. Uh-huh.
Is Marvel retconning their retcon? I don’t know. All I know is that the only way Marvel can do this and not look stupid is to accept Starman Matt Morrison’s theory from TR‘s Greatest Nerd Theory contest, in which it was Norman Osborn who made the deal with Mephisto to screw Spider-Man and become the most powerful man in the world. I will accept nothing else, but I don’t think anything else so wonderfully explains all the nonsense which has happened in the Marvel U over the past few years, and it’s actually a damned cool explanation. You have a chance, Marvel. Take it. (Via Comics Alliance)