The Infinite Spider-Man: Retcons

What Would Spidey Do?

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A good chunk of the Infinite Spider-Man essay series was devoted to the question of retcons, since One More Day changed major details about the wall-crawler’s backstory. His marriage to MJ was erased from history, the world forgot about his secret identity, and one supporting character came back from the dead.

Back in 2006, I realized that a retcon would be necessary to make some changes to the status quo of the Spider-Man comics. My first guess for what the storyline would be like was a cosmic reset involving Loki.

That entry led to a consideration of retcons in general, as fans are divided on the topic.
This was followed by an analysis of some of the complaints about retcons.
The question of whether retcons were too convoluted merited its own entry.

Fans have been used to retcons in the past. In that context, I looked how “Parallel Lives”…

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