Hey Jason, you attributed Paul's response to me To me, so I fixed it for you.
cweed4 wrote:The ONLY thing that has "unhappened" because of OMD is the wedding in ASM@ 21.
Exactly. All of PAD's FNSM issues happened, Peter beat up Jameson, May was shot, the Back in Black Sensational issues happened, it all happened.
Mephisto erased the marriage, & as a follow up concession to Mary Jane restored Peter's secret identity and healed May. That's all that happened, and it happened all at once.
Sometime after Mephisto did that, Peter & MJ break up. We don't know exactly why yet, but there are plans to eventually show us. Maybe. Mephisto did not break them up, they broke themselves up.(see the above linked Joe Q interview) The break-up happens early(I think) in the 'missing time/100 days', and in the epilogue to OMD, Flash mentions that things are still frosty between Pete & MJ. I took that to mean that they broke up a while ago, and that they still aren't talking. The 'missing time/100 days' all takes place after OMD-proper ends. I'm under the impression that there's a gap of time between OMD & the epilogue, probably close to that 100 day mark.
Spider-Man hasn't been spotted often during that 100 days, but he has been active. The Free Comic Book Day issue Swing Shift takes place during that time, and I'm sure some other adventures happens then, also.
Now, having said all of that, I really, really don't see OMD taking place in the middle of current black suit Spider-Man appearances. I just don't. The black suit appearances happen after May is shot and before he makes a deal with Mephisto. By the time he makes the deal, he's not in the black suit anymore.
Paul Bourcier wrote:if we split Mephisto's mumbo jumbo into two phases -- May saved/marriage forgotten and secret ID restored --
I also don't see this being the case. Mephisto proposes a deal, MJ adds a concession, everyone agrees, BANG! It's done. Doing it in parts? No.
Paul Bourcier wrote:Citing a creator interview concerning the gap of time after May is saved, cweed4 asserts that FNSM 24, too, occurs prior to NA@ 2
Sure, interview says that time passes after OMD ends, after May is saved, opening up time for May's house to be rebuilt and for Peter to meet new people. But I don't see how that places OMD before the Annual.
New Avengers Annual 2 has to go before OMD, it's the only order that makes sense for Spider-Man. Until a story is published saying that Spider-Man was wearing the black suit out of mourning for Captain America's death or something, after May is healed, then he's wearing it because of May's situation. However, even 'I'm wearing black for Cap' doesn't fix Peter being unmasked in front of the other Avengers when his secret identity is a secret. That alone places the Annual before OMD.
As for Strange, if his status ends up the way we think it will leading into Secret Invasion, then I guess we'll have a problem.
Paul Bourcier wrote:How would she happen to time a visit to the Sanctum long after her betrayal right at the point Hood finally decided to attack? To me, this all makes sense only if Hood acted quickly on his intel and Tigra immediately went to warn her friends.
Ah, I glossed over that. Yeah, Tigra makes her way to Strange's place as the villains do, and they arrive at roughly the same time. So forget any time passing between pgs 4 & 5 of the Annual.