1. Black Mirror
2. The Witcher
3. The Mandalorian
4. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie
5. Samurai Jack: The Final Series
6. Learning I’m To Be An Uncle
7. DC Rebirth
8. Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
9. Professional Wrestling (2014-2019)
Worst of the decade
2. Terror Attacks Across London and Pairs
3. Grenfell Tower
4. Power Rangers from 2011-2014
5. 2016 Celebrity Deaths
6. Doctor Who from 2011-2014
8. My mental breakdown in 2010
9. Death of Stan Lee
I know, I know, this is a just rerun from 2015, but I feel this is probably the best possible way to end the last decade of Spider-Man comics…a rollercoster ride where we weren’t quite sure what the future held for Peter and MJ…only to see them close the decade out stronger than ever.
While 2010 through to 2015 were not kind to fans of this pairing in the Mephistoverse…one thing was constant, and that was the newspaper strip. Right up until this year, it carried the torch for the Spider-Marraige and gave us plenty of fun Pete and MJ moments to enjoy, it’s a shame it’s currently in rerun limbo, hopefully we get new adventures in 2020
So thanks Stan, thanks Larry, thanks for everything, and let’s hope the greatest love story in comics can continue to flourish both here, in 616, and everywhere else!
Couple of ideas for the inevitable reedit of Doctor Who’s “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”
Alternative Opening Ideas
[Start on the train with the data coil arriving and menacing the passengers. Use the logo reveal video for a custom titles sequence when Jodie arrives, or shortly after she tells Ryan she’s looking for a Doctor
Perhaps open with Twelve regenerating into Thirteen and follow her descent from the TARDIS straight through to crashing through the train, cutting Ryan’s discovery of the Hershies Kiss alien pod and meeting up with Yaz
Another possible option is..maybe lose the twist with Grace? How about we switch Ryan’s comments at the start of the story with the bits about his Nan, or start in media res with Graham’s eulogy at the funeral and then backtrack to the train journey
I’m a tough nut to crack regarding movies with the myth of hype behind them, but this is a cracking good movie.
Is it perfect? No…there’s a really mediocre middle act where you have to wonder “why did they go there?”, but they pick up speed swiftly after and there’s at least a pivotal plot point in it that the protagonists learn of. Everything after that is pure gold. Every action means something, and there is so many boss scenes with Vader that it finally, FINALLY, rinses out the bitter taste of “Nooooooooooo”. James Earl Jones redeemed. Vader redeemed. Make no mistake about it, it puts a whole new spin on A New Hope, that movie really ought to be re titled to “A Stroke of Luck”
That entire third act IS Star Wars. Go see it, just try to make it through the second act and you will be pleasantly rewarded.
Now, onto the fanedit ideas
I’d see about possibly removing that entire middle act, you could have Felicity Jones learn about “stardust” another way than from her dad’s dying mouth, I’d actually end her dad’s role when she finds his hologram from Forest Whitaker (and yeah, I’m lapsing on the actual character names, sorry), also I’d minimise the number of times the design flaw in the Death Star is constantly brought up.
-The right transistional effects
-Maybe call it “Episode IV.1”
-More of the classic score
-You really don’t need all the Tarkin scenes.
Another issue, and another triumph for Gerry Conway and Ryan Stegman, as they put together their take on Mary Jane, a take so refreshing, mature, and a bit of a protest song against the psiren that is her Mephistoverse counterpart. I hear this has been selling out in stores, so if you can, make sure you track down a copy today, don’t wait for your pocket money over the weekend. Comics like this need the support immediately. Read and enjoy Spider-Man and Wife as they were meant to be.
Personally, I’ve come to the conclusion that “Homer’s Enemy” is the finale of the classic era, since it deconstructs the whole premise of Springfield’s tolerance of Homer and uses it as a meta-commentary on why we all put up with him, and it ends with Homer telling Marge to change the channel
Five days to go until the return of the real Peter and MJ folks…make your way to your LCS on November 9th and support this release so they can come home to 616 where they belong.
Also, take note of the poster on Annie’s wall…Carol Danvers as she presently looks, meaning this is an alternative present and not the late 80s/early 90s retro world the Battleworld version of RYV was set in last year