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The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker. At his darkest hours - and he's had plenty - Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What would he do...what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?" The most-talked about - and controversial - comic event o The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker. At his darkest hours - and he's had plenty - Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What would he do...what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?" The most-talked about - and controversial - comic event of the year - brought to you by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #544-545, Sensational Spider-Man #41, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24.


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The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker. At his darkest hours - and he's had plenty - Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What would he do...what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?" The most-talked about - and controversial - comic event o The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker. At his darkest hours - and he's had plenty - Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What would he do...what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?" The most-talked about - and controversial - comic event of the year - brought to you by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #544-545, Sensational Spider-Man #41, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24.

30 review for Spider-Man: One More Day

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sud666

    This was a very interesting tale. After Parker's identity has been revealed, Aunt May is shot by an assassin's bullet. Peter needs to try to save her, but no one can help. Only Mephisto. When one makes a bargain with the devil, one always waits for the deal to come due. I rather liked this story, but the ending was rather nebulous. Peter and MJ's bargain with Mephisto seemed to be left hanging. Now I don't know if this was the basis for an entire run (perhaps Straczynsji's run?) but it must be -o This was a very interesting tale. After Parker's identity has been revealed, Aunt May is shot by an assassin's bullet. Peter needs to try to save her, but no one can help. Only Mephisto. When one makes a bargain with the devil, one always waits for the deal to come due. I rather liked this story, but the ending was rather nebulous. Peter and MJ's bargain with Mephisto seemed to be left hanging. Now I don't know if this was the basis for an entire run (perhaps Straczynsji's run?) but it must be -otherwise it was a rather anticlimactic ending. My copy also had some extras like an older Spiderman story that explained the MJ story and it had a Silver Surfer issue that introduced Mephisto. Good artwork, but a strange ending caused this to be a three star story.

  2. 5 out of 5

    A.L.

    I can no longer read new Spider-Man comics. Over 10 years of my reading, and 20 years of continuity - not just in the Spidey world, but with ramifications throughout the Marvel universe - were wiped away in a badly written four part series. Every character acted completely OUT OF CHARACTER culminating in with Mary Jane and Peter Parker, quite literally, selling their souls to the Devil. This is without doubt the worst comic book series I've ever read. This is how you kill a hero, and lose readers I can no longer read new Spider-Man comics. Over 10 years of my reading, and 20 years of continuity - not just in the Spidey world, but with ramifications throughout the Marvel universe - were wiped away in a badly written four part series. Every character acted completely OUT OF CHARACTER culminating in with Mary Jane and Peter Parker, quite literally, selling their souls to the Devil. This is without doubt the worst comic book series I've ever read. This is how you kill a hero, and lose readers. I will not be reading new Spider-Man titles.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Easily the worst Spider Man story evertold. First of all this makes all of JMS' entire run on spider man useless in addition to many years of continunity. Second this undermines Spider Man's message of "With great power comes with great responsibility" with Spider Man making a deal with the devil (in this case it's Mephisto) to save Aunt May's life. Here's the thing, Aunt May in the book wanted to die, and Mary Jane explain to Peter that she lived a good long life. Instead Peter goes off and gi Easily the worst Spider Man story evertold. First of all this makes all of JMS' entire run on spider man useless in addition to many years of continunity. Second this undermines Spider Man's message of "With great power comes with great responsibility" with Spider Man making a deal with the devil (in this case it's Mephisto) to save Aunt May's life. Here's the thing, Aunt May in the book wanted to die, and Mary Jane explain to Peter that she lived a good long life. Instead Peter goes off and gives no regard to Mary Jane and Aunt May want to make a deal with the devil to fulfill his own wish. Does that sound responsible to you? Not to mention that the story is really contrived and tends to ignore continuity This reason why this was written sounds total BS. Apparently the writers of spider man claim that a good story with Peter and Mary Jane can't be told. I'm sure that 30+ years of spider man comics gonna disagree with that. And if your gonna make Peter and Mary Jane not married, a simple divorce paper would work (not to mention that a interesting story can be told with that situation) and can make it a little more realistic and maybe relatible with readers than making a deal with the devil which feels like a cheap cop out. We don't need Peter Parker back in basics we already have that with ultimate spider man. This alienates a huge part of your fan base. Overall stay away from this story. The only thing I can give to this book is the artwork is okay.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nicolo

    J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) final story of his acclaimed and often times polarizing but overall commercially successfully run on Amazing Spider-Man ended with his most controversial storyline: the dissolution of Peter and Mary Jane’s marriage. This was an editorial mandate from Joe Quesada , so JMS’s final story was not entirely his own. Quesada wanted to make Spider-Man more accessible to new and younger readers with an unmarried hero and a streamlined continuity. Quesada’s fingerprints were a J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) final story of his acclaimed and often times polarizing but overall commercially successfully run on Amazing Spider-Man ended with his most controversial storyline: the dissolution of Peter and Mary Jane’s marriage. This was an editorial mandate from Joe Quesada , so JMS’s final story was not entirely his own. Quesada wanted to make Spider-Man more accessible to new and younger readers with an unmarried hero and a streamlined continuity. Quesada’s fingerprints were all over this story, he even handled the art for this four part tale. Much has been said about this decision and One More Day, and almost of all of it lambasted the heavy-handed way one of comics most enduring couples were torn apart. If there was one good thing that came out of this debacle, was that it eventually led to Dan Slott penning the tales of the web slinger with a brain trust of writers in a relaunch called Brand New Day. I bought this hardcover collection at a bargain price from the online store of Barnes and Noble. I was looking for a another cheap book to pair my The Book of Genesis Illustrated by Robert Crumb to split the shipping cost and make the long wait worth it. I’ve never followed JMS’s work in Amazing Spider-Man, but I sure did enjoy his work on the Thor relaunch. In his final scripted Amazing Spider-Man tale, there wasn’t much action, it had a lot of drama and exposition though. I thought that turning this into a four part crossover was too much, the story could have fit into an oversized annual. The art by Quesada is usually good, but I have mixed feelings about his work here. I’ve always been a fan of his character work. Their faces may look more constipated than usual, everything else iss great. His art is usually kinetic and action packed, so the pacing of this story seemed a wrong fit for his art. Despite the critical baggage this story came with, this is a nice book to have on a shelf. Quesada rarely has a chance to do interior art work these days, so any collected edition that features his work throughout is a treat. Suffice to say, I bought this book for the art.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Hal Johnson

    This is the one where Spider-Man sells his marriage to the literal devil to save the life of a woman who was 98 years old in 1963. Very possibly the worst comic ever published.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    After reading this story I have mixed thoughts, first I can understand from a story POV and then is Why do this but then again if you think from POV of Peter and how he wants to save his aunt and all, and everything in the larger context that makes sense why this Mephisto deal happened. The story is cut and dry starting with Peter having to arrange money and has an interesting confrontation with Iron Man and their rumblings happen, but despite it he helps Peter. After that you can see him going After reading this story I have mixed thoughts, first I can understand from a story POV and then is Why do this but then again if you think from POV of Peter and how he wants to save his aunt and all, and everything in the larger context that makes sense why this Mephisto deal happened. The story is cut and dry starting with Peter having to arrange money and has an interesting confrontation with Iron Man and their rumblings happen, but despite it he helps Peter. After that you can see him going to Dr Strange and they try time-travel Hijinks and it doesn't work and he tells Peter..sometimes you just have to let go then is the part with Mephisto coming in different forms and has interesting conversations and then offers the deal. The last issue is MJ and Pete spending time and deciding are they gonna say yes and the deal happens and the shocker comes of what they lost and why Mephisto targeted them and its very hazy and lazy. But yeah from story POV it was a deal that makes sense but from a fan perspective..personal feelings...it just shatters your heart seeing your favorite couple divide like this. But MJ is the real hero as she was ready to sacrifice multiple things for her husband's happiness and then the retcon happens in the end with Brand New day. Okay-ish, controversial and a story I have mixed thoughts on!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell

    Huh. Pretty much have to separate out what I think of this book from what I think of what it does to the Marvel Universe. The book itself is great - it feels real and the art captures the emotion of the story. The alternate paths of Peter Parker are better than I would have expected or hoped for. The rationale, the process Peter goes through and Peter and MJ go through ... As for the Universe - the editors and publishers who came up with this just plain suck. You write a continuity, it'd be nice Huh. Pretty much have to separate out what I think of this book from what I think of what it does to the Marvel Universe. The book itself is great - it feels real and the art captures the emotion of the story. The alternate paths of Peter Parker are better than I would have expected or hoped for. The rationale, the process Peter goes through and Peter and MJ go through ... As for the Universe - the editors and publishers who came up with this just plain suck. You write a continuity, it'd be nice if a reader could believe in it. So you screwed up Spider-man in Civil War by revealing his identity - the solution is nah it didn't happen. You don't like Peter Parker being married, you don't divorce him - you just say nah it didn't happen. It makes the world less real and interesting.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    Well, here it is. The infamous end to JMS’s 6-year stranglehold on Spider-Man. I read this back when it was being released in single issues, and remember just being confused by it, as I wasn’t totally caught up on Spider-Man at the time. But now I’m 100% caught up, and all that’s done is make this goofball story seem even sillier. About halfway through the book, I thought about giving up. Knowing this was his final Spider-Man story must’ve put JMS in Existentialism Explosion Mode, because every w Well, here it is. The infamous end to JMS’s 6-year stranglehold on Spider-Man. I read this back when it was being released in single issues, and remember just being confused by it, as I wasn’t totally caught up on Spider-Man at the time. But now I’m 100% caught up, and all that’s done is make this goofball story seem even sillier. About halfway through the book, I thought about giving up. Knowing this was his final Spider-Man story must’ve put JMS in Existentialism Explosion Mode, because every word uttered by every character is just so full of “meaning” and “importance.” However, it’s so forced, and so far from how any human being short of Confucius has ever spoken, that it just comes across increasingly pretentious throughout the book. OK, now I want to talk about how stupid the plot of this thing is, so I guess SPOILER ALERT blerp blerp blerp. The entire concept of this story is ridiculous: with Aunt May shot by bullet meant for him, Peter exhausts every avenue to save her. When that doesn’t work, he makes a deal with the devil to save her life (well, Mephisto, who is essentially the devil). Now, Aunt May is like 200 years old at this point, and characters continually ask Peter if he thinks it might just be her time. His answer is “No, she can’t die like this. I want her to die of old age.” Um, dude. She’s older than the pyramids. Any way she dies at this point will be of “old age.” But, obviously, if Peter was just like “Oh you’re right, I’m being stupid,” this whole thing would be over in a heartbeat (or lack of one). But instead, Peter and Mary Jane agree to allow the devil to erase their marriage from history, giving him that sweetest of victories, victory over love (I can think of sweeter victories). Now, this story is called “One More Day” because once Peter and MJ agree to the devil’s terms, they are given one final day together to experience each other’s love before they’re pulled apart for eternity. Cool, that’s a concept I would actually be ok exploring. What do you do with only one final day with the love of your life? You sit alone in a room for 2 pages of a comic book and don’t say a word to each other. I’m serious. There are two pages where they are just sitting in a room, holding each other, and when Peter tries to talk, MJ tells him to be quiet. So they sit in silence for apparently 24 hours. Now, I can’t imagine what I would do in a scenario like this, but I would not want to just sit on the floor in silence. I would AT LEAST get up on the damn couch. But I guess that’s not incredibly melodramatic. So then the devil shows back up and is like “Ready?” and they’re like “Sure” and that’s it. The deed is done and they are not married anymore. Every major event in Peter’s life of the past few years is also erased, almost as if JMS never wrote a word of Spider-Man. Which would’ve been the only cool thing about this if it were actually true.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Gary D.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Train Wreck. There is a major temptation to end my review after those two words. However, I'll try to elaborate if only for the sake of supporting my claim. But please be aware that there are SPOILERS... Long time readers of Spider-Man knew what this story would be about going into it. Joe Quesada, current Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, had made it painfully obvious that he felt the marriage of Peter Parker/Spider-Man to Mary Jane Watson was a mistake that aged Spider-Man, making him unrelatable Train Wreck. There is a major temptation to end my review after those two words. However, I'll try to elaborate if only for the sake of supporting my claim. But please be aware that there are SPOILERS... Long time readers of Spider-Man knew what this story would be about going into it. Joe Quesada, current Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, had made it painfully obvious that he felt the marriage of Peter Parker/Spider-Man to Mary Jane Watson was a mistake that aged Spider-Man, making him unrelatable to today's youth. His solution? Very simple: End the marriage. When the advertisements for "One More Day" hit, showing Spider-Man and Mary Jane literally separated by the words "One More Day" as they tried in vain to reach over the words and grasp each other's hands, Spidey fans knew what was coming. What they didn't know was "how." Joe Quesada had alreay spoken against divorce or Mary Jane's death. If marriage aged Spider-Man, a divorce would only make the problem worse. The same issue existed when it came to making him a widower. No, instead it seemed like a much better idea to force Spider-Man to make a deal with the devil to save his Aunt May from death at the cost of his marriage, thereby supernaturally erasing said marriage from all of existance. Spider-Man... Making a deal with the devil... Let that sink in. What had started as a bad idea had evolved into a horribly executed idea. By the time "One More Day" had closed, Spidey fans everywhere felt betrayed, and rightfully so. One bad idea led to another and by the end of the story many loyal fans dropped the book. I've read comics since I was a kid. I've probably read thousands. Spider-Man has always been my favorite hero. That said, I have to say I'd have a hard time finding a worse storyline in comic history.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Norman

    Sad. Sad sad sad. I dunno what all the negative hubbub and hooah's about, but I thunk it to be a nice ending without actually "ending" the character. Who wants to read a story that goes on forever? I love that there's variation - like Ultimate Spider-Man was a much-needed fresh take. I know I've already lost interest in Slott's run and feel like I need a reboot. I'm probably in the minority in that regard. Then again, I'm pretty bummed out. Married and older Peter is sort of a parallel to my cur Sad. Sad sad sad. I dunno what all the negative hubbub and hooah's about, but I thunk it to be a nice ending without actually "ending" the character. Who wants to read a story that goes on forever? I love that there's variation - like Ultimate Spider-Man was a much-needed fresh take. I know I've already lost interest in Slott's run and feel like I need a reboot. I'm probably in the minority in that regard. Then again, I'm pretty bummed out. Married and older Peter is sort of a parallel to my current moving age, so I feel as though I've grown up with him. Kind of like Toy Story 3 I guess. Then again, it's been quite a while since its original publication. Still though. I'm gonna miss the family man. Maybe they'll bring it back. I would much rather read this version of Peter instead of the company owning dolt version. Didn't love Quesada's art in that last part with Mephisto. Everyone looks a bit washy with the same kind of middle ground this-is-tragic-but-I'm-just-a-character look. Would have preferred less realism and less constipated facial expressions, but what do I know. Shadows were on point though. It's funny - that part with woman-Mephisto explaining about the whole "But what happens if we make the tiniest change" reminded me of that scene in Benjamin Button where Daisy gets hit by a car and he's narrating over a series of possible flashbacks. Very cinematic, very effective. All-in-all, a nice regrouping into the post-human world with magic and demons and time changing, albeit a bit formulaic and company induced. As a standalone book, I probably wouldn't list it as my favorite Spider-Man story, but it works for me given the previous volume's predicament.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Виктор

    Stupidest shit I ever read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Weirdest episode of Supernatural ever

  13. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    It's not as bad as I thought it would be. World: The art is fine, the quality of this series' has been consistent and the emotions for this arc called for wonderful characters and it delivered here, at least the last 2 issues. The world building here is a reboot and a reset so I don't know how much of it I liked. I think Marvel painted themselves into a corner with Peter with Civil War and this was the only way that they were able to undo the unmasking. That being said, I found the world presente It's not as bad as I thought it would be. World: The art is fine, the quality of this series' has been consistent and the emotions for this arc called for wonderful characters and it delivered here, at least the last 2 issues. The world building here is a reboot and a reset so I don't know how much of it I liked. I think Marvel painted themselves into a corner with Peter with Civil War and this was the only way that they were able to undo the unmasking. That being said, I found the world presented well and the end result as good as I could expect it to be. Story: This is one of the more debated (there are a lot for Spidey...sheesh) storylines for Peter and yeah I can't see them going any other way with what they did in Civil War. After the unmasking pretty much everything went to hell and when that box was opened this was going to be the logical conclusion. It's like a Doctor Who regeneration, there is always that feeling you are happy for a new Doctor but at the same time your mourn the loss of the old one. With Stracynzki leaving the series (great run overall) and trying to fix the Civil War stuff this was what we got. Did I like it, meh. Was it the best possible way to handle it, meh. Were the emotions real, yeah. This changes things back to basics and back to the past but I found the weight of everything had already crushed the series so I welcome this reboot. Characters: Peter is great as is MJ they have wonderful quiet moments that inform their characters written by Straczynski and their love is the payoff. I think overall it was handled well and these characters were honored. Where they go from here, well let's see what Slott and Co. does with it. Expected, not the best but Marvel did paint Peter into a corner with Civil War. Onward to the next book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ανδρέας Μιχαηλίδης

    This is a strange comic. Were it a standalone story, the execution would be near-perfect, with a truly diabolic Mephisto and not the caricature of decades past. The whole Faustian tone, the human dilemma, the devilish mockery, all excellent. However, the background and premise are among what I consider one of the most ridiculous ideas in Marvel Comics: the Civil War, unmasking, etc. etc. Then, there is the even more ridiculous approach of having so many god-powered individuals and not one being a This is a strange comic. Were it a standalone story, the execution would be near-perfect, with a truly diabolic Mephisto and not the caricature of decades past. The whole Faustian tone, the human dilemma, the devilish mockery, all excellent. However, the background and premise are among what I consider one of the most ridiculous ideas in Marvel Comics: the Civil War, unmasking, etc. etc. Then, there is the even more ridiculous approach of having so many god-powered individuals and not one being able to help save May, except Mephisto. The levels of technology and supernatural power in the Marvel Universe are so insane that it is ludicrous Spider-Man cannot find help from either heroes OR villains, not least of which Tony Stark. This is what you get when you try to fuse reality with the fantasy worlds of superhero comics, while supposedly maintaining continuity. It is simply not possible. All that said, this was a pretty good comic that could have been great.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sylvester

    I don't know whether to cry or to shriek. One More Day takes place straight after the Civil War, May accidentally took the bullet for Peter after Kingpin made an assasination attempt. Now Peter found a way to save May, but for a price. A very dear price indeed. The drawings were nice but it was too enraging to make me thoroughly enjoy this story arc, considering what the consequence of the deal created. I know it's polarized but I can't seem to figure out what to make of this volume. I don't know whether to cry or to shriek. One More Day takes place straight after the Civil War, May accidentally took the bullet for Peter after Kingpin made an assasination attempt. Now Peter found a way to save May, but for a price. A very dear price indeed. The drawings were nice but it was too enraging to make me thoroughly enjoy this story arc, considering what the consequence of the deal created. I know it's polarized but I can't seem to figure out what to make of this volume.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Richard Radgoski

    I didnt know the ending... tough to take

  17. 5 out of 5

    Juan Pablo Bueno Siqueiros

    No. It's shit. Why No. It's shit. Why

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    The deal with a devil is so heavily telegraphed in the first issue of this book, it's hard not to see this like some teen drama on the CW, and have just as hard a time taking any of it seriously. There's not one moment of the setup that feels like a genuinely human, quiet, I don't know what to do moment. The most redeeming thing about this book is the art boost compared to the previous book - Queseda is so much more interesting an artist than Garney (at least for what he turned in on Back In Bla The deal with a devil is so heavily telegraphed in the first issue of this book, it's hard not to see this like some teen drama on the CW, and have just as hard a time taking any of it seriously. There's not one moment of the setup that feels like a genuinely human, quiet, I don't know what to do moment. The most redeeming thing about this book is the art boost compared to the previous book - Queseda is so much more interesting an artist than Garney (at least for what he turned in on Back In Black) it's almost laughable why they'd let Garney's brutal stuff lead into this. In fact, the supreme waste is the jarring contradiction between the spongey plot and the beautiful artwork. It's simply a crime against Marveldom to throw away the immense beauty of the visuals on something so contrived and pointless. And what the hell is the point of chapter three, where Spidey walks through the worst take-off of a Christmas Carol's 'three ghosts of tangential monologuing'? Feels to me like JMS is biting the hand that feeds him, and injecting *way* too much of his own persecution complex on the page and pretend it's somehow a culmination of All About Peter. When Mephisto finally gets down to brass tacks, I actually laughed out loud: "I want that which gives you joy, that which sustains you in your moments of despair, the source not of your power but of your strength, your happiness, your dreams and your passion. I want your love. I want your MARRIAGE." Yeah it's a sacrifice for Peter Parker, but it's like something out of a bad Canadian sci-fi TV show. (Oh wait, that's right, JMS *writes* for those cheesy shows doesn't he?) The moment when JMS cements the TV drama-of-the-week moment is Mephisto saying, "And my joy will be in listening to that part of your soul screaming throughout eternity." Eternity? It's impossible to take this seriously - even when this first hit the shelves, anyone who's older than eight would know it's inevitable that Marvel would reintroduce MJ and start down the long, tortured dramatic road to getting Peter and Mary Jane together again. hell, given how constrained the Big Two are by their mythologies, there's no way someone in editorial won't wistfully wish for their childhood dreams to be resurrected. I'm even inclined to want that happy ending, but it would sure be nice to see then commit to a different path for once. -1 star for story, +3 for art.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Collecting the "One Day More" arc of stories from the Spider-Man publishing canon. It sees the end of J. Michael Stracynski's epic, six-year run on the flagship title for Spider-Man. Going into the story, I was already aware of how some elements would play out. Peter must make the choice to save Aunt May for a gun shot wound and death--but at the price of giving up his marriage to Mary Jane. In a lot of ways, this is a huge reset button for the Spider-Man universe, especially in the huge coming o Collecting the "One Day More" arc of stories from the Spider-Man publishing canon. It sees the end of J. Michael Stracynski's epic, six-year run on the flagship title for Spider-Man. Going into the story, I was already aware of how some elements would play out. Peter must make the choice to save Aunt May for a gun shot wound and death--but at the price of giving up his marriage to Mary Jane. In a lot of ways, this is a huge reset button for the Spider-Man universe, especially in the huge coming out of Peter Parker revealing to the world he is Spider-Man during the Civil War arc. And while that does negate a lot of what happened in that story and the issues that followed it, JMS is able to weave a story that has some fascinating implications and observations about who and what Peter Parker is as a character. We see a couple of alternative Peters, showing what he might have been without the famous spider-bite and one that shows a future where Aunt May is gone but Peter and Mary Jane are still together. In those moments, the story is successful. In others, it struggles under the weight of decision clearly made by others besides the creative team to push a reset button and eliminate Peter's marriage to MJ.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Luke

    I came to comics a little later than most, so I started reading Amazing Spiderman when JMS started his run. I loved it. I read all through the whole mystical aspect of Spiderman, the Ezekiel stuff, Evolve or Die and Civil War. I loved it all. The chemistry between MJ and Peter always seemed perfect, sure it might've given teenage boys unrealistic expectations of marriage, but it was great. Thier marriage seemed so happy. Then I read this......... Firstly I feel sorry for JMS. I hear he was told to I came to comics a little later than most, so I started reading Amazing Spiderman when JMS started his run. I loved it. I read all through the whole mystical aspect of Spiderman, the Ezekiel stuff, Evolve or Die and Civil War. I loved it all. The chemistry between MJ and Peter always seemed perfect, sure it might've given teenage boys unrealistic expectations of marriage, but it was great. Thier marriage seemed so happy. Then I read this......... Firstly I feel sorry for JMS. I hear he was told to write this and really didn't want to. They've taken everything he did with Spiderman, the evolution, the new abilities, and thrown it all away. If I were him I be pissed! Secondly I feel like I've been ripped off. This book left me feeling so devastated I've not picked up a Spidey comic since. Personally, I think they should have killed off Aunt May. She's gotta be a hundred years old by now? This book savagely rapes the whole spiderman series. It's a slap in the face to the fans. Avoid it!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Loveless

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Trying to save Aunt May after she is shot, Peter goes to Tony Stark for help. But his former bud is now his #1 problem since the Civil War made a fugitive out of Peter. But Tony loves May, so... with the financial aspect handled, Peter seeks out Stephen Strange to change things with May, but Strange shows him it can't be done. And then at last there is only 1 option left, a mysterious journey that leads Peter to Mephisto, who offers to do it on one condition: he will undo Peter & MJ's marriage. Trying to save Aunt May after she is shot, Peter goes to Tony Stark for help. But his former bud is now his #1 problem since the Civil War made a fugitive out of Peter. But Tony loves May, so... with the financial aspect handled, Peter seeks out Stephen Strange to change things with May, but Strange shows him it can't be done. And then at last there is only 1 option left, a mysterious journey that leads Peter to Mephisto, who offers to do it on one condition: he will undo Peter & MJ's marriage. MJ says yes, if he also makes it so Peter's secret identity is secret again. Then they have One More Day and after that, it's all over but the pining and the feeling that something is missing from their lives, and this is the pain that Mephisto wanted in payment.

  22. 4 out of 5

    J.

    I hated everything about the actual setup--I hate retcons in general, and making a deal with the devil is a particularly cheesy way to do it. BUT, having said that, I really enjoyed the emotion between Peter and MJ in the last two chapters, including some really slow, loving moments which you rarely get in superhero comics. So I'm going to give the book some credit for that. But in terms of ramifications (both in comics universe, and amongst readers), and making us take Spider-Man comic books ser I hated everything about the actual setup--I hate retcons in general, and making a deal with the devil is a particularly cheesy way to do it. BUT, having said that, I really enjoyed the emotion between Peter and MJ in the last two chapters, including some really slow, loving moments which you rarely get in superhero comics. So I'm going to give the book some credit for that. But in terms of ramifications (both in comics universe, and amongst readers), and making us take Spider-Man comic books seriously, this is a serious misstep.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lincoln

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This whole thing sucked. Mephisto offers Pete and MJ a deal... saving May but taking all memory of the Parkers' marriage. And making Spider-Man's unmasking not happen. By magic. All the newspapers, pictures, etc. gone by FUCKING MAGIC. And Pete and MJ aren't married. All the new powers Pete's gotten... gone. And Harry's back. Sleestak. Fucking Sleestak. Joe Quesada is an idiot. This whole thing sucked. Mephisto offers Pete and MJ a deal... saving May but taking all memory of the Parkers' marriage. And making Spider-Man's unmasking not happen. By magic. All the newspapers, pictures, etc. gone by FUCKING MAGIC. And Pete and MJ aren't married. All the new powers Pete's gotten... gone. And Harry's back. Sleestak. Fucking Sleestak. Joe Quesada is an idiot.

  24. 4 out of 5

    George

    Editorially mandated Spider Man reboot (the writer wanted his name removed from the credits) in which Peter Parker sells his marriage to The Devil. Pretty awful, but as I haven't liked the direction Spider Man has been going in for a long time I'm glad they did something. BTW, Brand New Day is very good. Editorially mandated Spider Man reboot (the writer wanted his name removed from the credits) in which Peter Parker sells his marriage to The Devil. Pretty awful, but as I haven't liked the direction Spider Man has been going in for a long time I'm glad they did something. BTW, Brand New Day is very good.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carlton

    I didn't think I would enjoy reading this, having been spoiled by Wikipedia; but I was thoroughly surprised to find myself completely agreeing with the decisions that JMS and Joe Q. made for this arc. Well done! I didn't think I would enjoy reading this, having been spoiled by Wikipedia; but I was thoroughly surprised to find myself completely agreeing with the decisions that JMS and Joe Q. made for this arc. Well done!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jim Ef

    Come on Marvel, you can do better. I find it kind of stupid to be honest. Again and again the same thing. Peter is feeling guilty and he will do anything to make things right, but it never that easy blah blah blah.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I actually don't understand what the BIG DEAL is. This book was pretty good. He got what he was looking for, to save Aunt May at all cost. It would be interesting how this will pan out. I actually don't understand what the BIG DEAL is. This book was pretty good. He got what he was looking for, to save Aunt May at all cost. It would be interesting how this will pan out.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    Reprints Amazing Spider-Man (2) #544-545, Sensational Spider-Man (2) #41, and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (1) #24 (November 2007-January 2008). Aunt May is dying after being shot by a bullet meant for Peter Parker. Now, Peter is out to save May’s life at any cost…and it literally could cost him everything. The task of saving Aunt May could be monumental and the most precious thing in Peter’s life could be the price! Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada, Spider-Man: One More Day Reprints Amazing Spider-Man (2) #544-545, Sensational Spider-Man (2) #41, and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (1) #24 (November 2007-January 2008). Aunt May is dying after being shot by a bullet meant for Peter Parker. Now, Peter is out to save May’s life at any cost…and it literally could cost him everything. The task of saving Aunt May could be monumental and the most precious thing in Peter’s life could be the price! Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada, Spider-Man: One More Day is a Marvel Comics event series. Preceded by Spider-Man: Back in Black, Joe Quesada also provided the art for the series and the issues in the volume were also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man by J. Michael Straczynski: Ultimate Collection—Volume 5. Spider-Man: One More Day is one of the most polarizing Spider-Man storylines. After Spider-Man being “outed” by Peter himself, the Spider-Man of the comics barely resembled the Spider-Man of previous years. J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada attempted to right the story by returning Peter Parker to the status quo…minus one big piece. Mary Jane and Peter Parker’s romance was one of the things of legend. They started out friends, developed into more, and eventually became partners both in marriage and the truth behind Spider-Man. Rarely have superheroes had such a storied romance that has been the subject of multiple comics and movies (Lois Lane and Superman are probably the only other real comparable one)…and here, that history is essentially negated. I liked the idea of resetting Peter to anonymity and the whole identity reveal became a big “What If?” to satisfy fans who always questioned what would happen if Peter Parker ever was known as Spider-Man. The means in which this resetting occurred was quite pointless. I do give both Straczynski (who I am not a fan of) and Quesada credit in that despite crafting a bad storyline, it wasn’t done badly. If the story had to play out this way, it was done stylishly and looked good. It is just the overall content of the story that is poor and not the actual writing or art. Spider-Man: One Day More did undergo some manipulation after its publication. The events of what broke up Mary Jane and Peter Parker were revealed in Spider-Man: One Moment in Time in Amazing Spider-Man (2) #638-641 (September 2010-October 2010) which help fleshed out exactly what happened with Mephisto’s actions…it doesn’t really make it better, but it does give a direction to it. With comics, you know that “this too shall pass”, and it took a while (longer than normal comic book time), but it did. Spider-Man: One Day More also set-up the change in writing teams and ushered in the Dan Slott era of Spider-Man. Spider-Man: One Day More was followed by Spider-Man: Brand New Day.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marcio Schreiber

    when do I start whith this piece of s**t this was the comic that put the final nail in my deslike for spiderman or irresponsable man is I like to call it now, one more day is everything I dont like about peter parker now, the guy who speaks about responsability but blames everyone about his shortcomings, the guy whos a 40 years old man but still acts and speaks like a edgy teenager, the guy who is not capable of growing or change, the guy whos maturity is the same of a 14 years old douchebag, th when do I start whith this piece of s**t this was the comic that put the final nail in my deslike for spiderman or irresponsable man is I like to call it now, one more day is everything I dont like about peter parker now, the guy who speaks about responsability but blames everyone about his shortcomings, the guy whos a 40 years old man but still acts and speaks like a edgy teenager, the guy who is not capable of growing or change, the guy whos maturity is the same of a 14 years old douchebag, the guy who complais about beem a superheroe but will not quit because bullshit reasons. and thats is just the the beginning, is not just spiderman who is terrible in this comic is also tony stark who is a complete asshole to a old lady in the hospital treating her like if she deserved to be in that situation, but how every characther who could help to remove a simple bullet has some stupid reason to denied his help, strange the guy who can save millions with his healing magic is incapable to remove a simple bullet and cure someone because the plot demand (after this dr strange help other heroe with the same problem and it was capable to remove the bullet) it, even dr doom who is one of the must powerfull characthers can do it becuase bullshit, not even wakanada with his advance technology can help, all just to put the characthers in this situation is just bad writting this a problem with many comics of marvel this days if I was capable to put 0 stars is a score that will be my final score.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Judah Radd

    So, here’s the deal. This is a bizarre story, it’s unsatisfying, and it made me uncomfortable. I don’t “agree” with it, if you will. I don’t think it was the best narrative choice, and that’s without getting into the exhaustive the logical implications. That being said, the character driven writing was inarguably compelling. J. Michael Straczynski clearly had a deep affection for these characters, and it shows with how they express themselves. The fore-mentioned discomfort is due to the fact that So, here’s the deal. This is a bizarre story, it’s unsatisfying, and it made me uncomfortable. I don’t “agree” with it, if you will. I don’t think it was the best narrative choice, and that’s without getting into the exhaustive the logical implications. That being said, the character driven writing was inarguably compelling. J. Michael Straczynski clearly had a deep affection for these characters, and it shows with how they express themselves. The fore-mentioned discomfort is due to the fact that we are all losing something we love. As much as I wish they didn’t do this, I can’t deny that fact. Straczynski made us care. Joe Quesada is a very good Spider-Man artist. He captures the tone and emotion with everything from the setting, to the expressive faces. This occurs on the heels of The Other and Back In Black, and as much as it pains me to say, it fits. Still, this narrative choice is sloppy when you stand back and examine it. What else “didn’t happen?” What’s the butterfly effect of undoing an entire relationship? What was the point of it all? I suppose I’ll eventually find out, as I read more Spider-Man.

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