Sunday, July 25, 2010
A lot of people were upset when Peter Parker lost his job after doctoring photographs in an attempt to exonerate J. Jonah Jameson. The writer of that particularly arc on Amazing Spider-Man was Mark Waid. In an interview with CBR today, he spoke out about writing that particular story and apologized to fans for it. He states his case and what he was attempting to do with the story and thinks it could have been handled better, but still apologizes for it.
I don't know about you, but that means a lot to me as a life long fan of Spider-Man and Mark Waid. This is how you handle stories that were negatively received by fans and critics alike. You don't back peddle or push forward relentlessly or talk down to fans - you man up and admit you made a mistake. Now, if only DC or several of their writers/editors could take some notes from this...
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