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** In-general, many side-books tend to be dubiously canon at best during their publication, with the primary Spider-Man book rarely referencing them or developments during. Tom Taylor's ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man'' book is directly tied-in with Nick Spencer's, with the two regularly referencing each other's developments as soon as they happen, showing things largely concurrently. Aunt May's cancer is referenced in ASM almost right after it was first revealed in PP:SM, as was her re-opening the FEAST centre. They even go as far as to reference the ''previous'' run's side-book by bringing back Teresa Parker, Peter's separated-at-birth younger sister and former SHIELD agent.

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** In-general, many side-books tend to be dubiously canon at best during their publication, with the primary Spider-Man book rarely referencing them or developments during. Tom Taylor's ''Peter Parker: ''Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man'' book is directly tied-in with Nick Spencer's, with the two regularly referencing each other's developments as soon as they happen, showing things largely concurrently. Aunt May's cancer is referenced in ASM almost right after it was first revealed in PP:SM, FNSM, as was her re-opening the FEAST centre. They even go as far as to reference the ''previous'' run's side-book by bringing back Teresa Parker, Peter's separated-at-birth younger sister and former SHIELD agent.

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** [[spoiler: As of Issue #25, while Doctor Connors is giving a speech on how the events throughout the Marvel Universe are negatively impacting the future to come, and how continuing ignorance of it could only result in catastrophe, strange phenomenon and storms are occurring over an burning oil rig, which leads to a rift opening up above it and someone falling out of it and crashing onto the rig. The workers on the rig clear off the debris to reveal [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099]].]]

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* {{Tearjerker}}:
** Issue #29 features a familiar scenario: [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife Peter trying to meet up with a love interest but getting sidetracked by his Spider-Man life]], but that twists the knife at the end. Mary Jane is flying to the other side of the country for two months to pursue her acting career again, and despite his plans to meet her at the airport [[ChronicHeroSyndrome he drops everything]] to help his estranged sister Teresa with a rescue mission that turns out to be AllForNothing. MJ and Peter both admit later that they knew he'd get delayed and miss her, but MJ assures him that he had nothing to worry about. [[spoiler:Then she hangs up, and it's revealed Peter was going to propose to her.]]
--->'''Peter's thoughts:''' MJ knows. ''I'' already know. But we both know. The fact is... there's nothing else I ''can'' do. I'll try to do the right thing, and she'll pay the price for it. Rinse, lather, repeat. Nothing else really changes, [[StarCrossedLovers not for Spider-Man and Mary Jane.]] [...] I'll dream of the day this goes a different way. I wanted to change the way our story always ends. [[spoiler:I even figured out how. I wanted to finally get things right. Set things right. For once... I wanted to surprise you. [[MeaningfulEcho Maybe]] [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay some other day.]]]]


** Black Cat becomes yet another example. The previous decade regressed Felicia to being more overtly amoral like some of her earlier appearances (and that's without including her turn as a crime lord willing to kill) when prior to that she'd become good friends with both Peter and MJ. Like MJ above, this run ''doesn't'' ignore that but points to her shift in behaviour as a result of the CosmicRetcon of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. With that event taking away her knowledge of Peter's SecretIdentity, Felicia subconsciously knew that she lost something in regards to Peter and that has plagued her ever since, causing her to behave differently to him, especially given how close she knows they were. Peter unmasks himself in front of her at seeing her distress and the two tearfully reconcile as friends.

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** Black Cat becomes yet another example. The previous decade regressed Felicia to being more overtly amoral like some of her earlier appearances (and that's without including her turn as a crime lord willing to kill) when prior to that she'd become good friends with both Peter and MJ.MJ, as well as a significant number of other heroes/heroines. Like MJ above, this run ''doesn't'' ignore that but points to her shift in behaviour as a result of the CosmicRetcon of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. With that event taking away her knowledge of Peter's SecretIdentity, Felicia subconsciously knew that she lost something in regards to Peter and that has plagued her ever since, causing her to behave differently to him, especially given how close she knows they were. Peter unmasks himself in front of her at seeing her distress and the two tearfully reconcile as friends.


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** As an extra 'sorry' for the above-mentioned past mistreatment, the book has also supported the launch of two spin-off titles, ''Black Cat'' and ''The Amazing Mary Jane''. Both are following plot-threads set up for them in the main book (Black Cat taking on the Thieve's Guild while Mary Jane is working on a movie she discovers is actually being set up by Mysterio), showing actual support for the two characters to get equal focus and attention.
** In-general, many side-books tend to be dubiously canon at best during their publication, with the primary Spider-Man book rarely referencing them or developments during. Tom Taylor's ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man'' book is directly tied-in with Nick Spencer's, with the two regularly referencing each other's developments as soon as they happen, showing things largely concurrently. Aunt May's cancer is referenced in ASM almost right after it was first revealed in PP:SM, as was her re-opening the FEAST centre. They even go as far as to reference the ''previous'' run's side-book by bringing back Teresa Parker, Peter's separated-at-birth younger sister and former SHIELD agent.


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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Carlie Cooper, quite possibly the most controversial introduction of the Slott era, who's existence as a ReplacementScrappy for MJ, a CreatorsPet for Slott and Joe Quesada, and suffering major StrangledByTheRedString to prop her as Peter's love interest, surprisingly manages this. Thanks to having been out of the picture since the end of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', she's able to return with different characterisation, being re-characterised as Mary Jane's somewhat nerdy civilian friend and someone she's able to confide in regarding what its like dating Peter. She also owns up to her flaws as a character and is subject to some FunnyMoments when she helps Mary Jane fight Electro.


* ShockingSwerve: Issue 27 gives us that Randy's secret date is none other than [[spoiler:Beetle.]] Not only was their next to no hints of this. The romance between them comes out of nowhere given the circumstances. It's especially out of character for Randy since he's generally Peter's most responsible roommate.

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* ShockingSwerve: Issue 27 #27 gives us that Randy's secret date is none other than [[spoiler:Beetle.]] Not only was their next to no hints of this. The romance between them comes out of nowhere given the circumstances. It's especially out of character for Randy since he's generally Peter's most responsible roommate.

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* ShockingSwerve: Issue 27 gives us that Randy's secret date is none other than [[spoiler:Beetle.]] Not only was their next to no hints of this. The romance between them comes out of nowhere given the circumstances. It's especially out of character for Randy since he's generally Peter's most responsible roommate.


* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Given the fact that the run for better or worse had to follow up a run that, for all its polarizing elements, defined the franchise for an entire decade, combined with its author being on ''very'' shaky ground after ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', a lot of people suspected that the run would at best be a mediocre bump in the road, and at worst a complete failure. Many were thus surprised when the run ended up drawing a lot of people who had been alienated during Slott's run in due to its criticism of it and undoing of some of the more infamous decisions, along with a general revitalization and reorginising to the Spider-Man brand.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Given the fact that the run for better or worse had to follow up a run that, for all its polarizing elements, defined the franchise 616 Spider-Man's continuity for an entire decade, combined with its author being on ''very'' shaky ground after ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', a lot of people suspected that the run would at best be a mediocre bump in the road, and at worst a complete failure. Many were thus surprised when the run ended up drawing a lot of people who had been alienated during Slott's run in due to its criticism of it and undoing of some of the more infamous decisions, along with a general revitalization and reorginising to the Spider-Man brand.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Given the fact that the run for better or worse had to follow up a run that, for all its polarizing elements, defined the franchise for an entire decade, combined with its author being on ''very'' shaky ground after ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', a lot of people suspected that the run would at best be a mediocre bump in the road, and at worst a complete failure. Many were thus surprised when the run ended up drawing a lot of people who had been alienated during Slott's run in due to its criticism of it and undoing of some of the more infamous decisions, along with a general revitalization and reorginising to the Spider-Man brand.


** Peter getting "exposed" as a plagiarist concerning his Doctorate addressed a long-time fan criticism of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' run. In that storyline, Doc Ock, while in control of Peter's body, goes back to school to get a [=PhD=] and later starts up a new company through his academic success. When Peter eventually got his body back, he never addressed the elephant in the room and just went along with being the CEO of a company he didn't actually put the work in the achieve. The first issue of Spencer's run finally addresses the Elephant in the Room and strips Pete of the PhD, with Pete even internally acknowledging that [[LampshadeHanging he had no one to blame but himself for letting the lie drag out for so long.]]

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** Peter getting "exposed" as a plagiarist concerning his Doctorate addressed a long-time fan criticism of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' run. In that storyline, Doc Ock, while in control of Peter's body, goes back to school to get a [=PhD=] and later starts up a new company through his academic success. When Peter eventually got his body back, he never addressed the elephant in the room and just went along with being the CEO of a company he didn't actually put the work in the to achieve. The first issue of Spencer's run finally addresses the Elephant in the Room and strips Pete of the PhD, [=PhD=], with Pete even internally acknowledging that [[LampshadeHanging he had no one to blame but himself for letting the lie drag out for so long.]]


** Mary Jane gets returned to being much closer to her pre-OMD characterisation as well. Under [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan the pen of Dan Slott]] and other writers from the past decade, Mary Jane was either [[DemotedToExtra diminished]], [[OutOfCharacter not herself]], [[CharacterShilling used as a tool to prop up the new love interests]], or [[DerailingLoveInterests written to be unlikable]]. This run returns her to her characterisation of knowing that life with a superhero as a partner is often difficult and frustrating, but also emphasising that she is strong enough to handle it, and keeps coming back because she loves Peter above anything else.

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** Mary Jane gets returned to being much closer to her pre-OMD characterisation as well. Under [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan the pen of Dan Slott]] and other writers from the past decade, Mary Jane was either [[DemotedToExtra diminished]], [[OutOfCharacter not herself]], [[CharacterShilling used as a tool to prop up the new love interests]], or [[DerailingLoveInterests written to be unlikable]]. This run returns her to her characterisation of knowing that life with a superhero as a partner is often difficult and frustrating, but also emphasising emphasizing that she is strong enough to handle it, and keeps coming back because she loves Peter above anything else.


** Peter getting "exposed" as a plagiarist concerning his Doctorate addressed a long-time fan criticism of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' run. In that storyline, Doc Ock, while in control of Peter's body, goes back to school to get a PhD and later starts up a new company through his academic success. When Peter eventually got his body back, he never addressed the elephant in the room and just went along with being the CEO of a company he didn't actually put the work in the achieve. The first issue of Spencer's run finally addresses the Elephant in the Room and strips Pete of the PhD, with Pete even internally acknowledging that [[LampshadeHanging he had no one to blame but himself for letting the lie drag out for so long.]]

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** Peter getting "exposed" as a plagiarist concerning his Doctorate addressed a long-time fan criticism of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' run. In that storyline, Doc Ock, while in control of Peter's body, goes back to school to get a PhD [=PhD=] and later starts up a new company through his academic success. When Peter eventually got his body back, he never addressed the elephant in the room and just went along with being the CEO of a company he didn't actually put the work in the achieve. The first issue of Spencer's run finally addresses the Elephant in the Room and strips Pete of the PhD, with Pete even internally acknowledging that [[LampshadeHanging he had no one to blame but himself for letting the lie drag out for so long.]]


'''Spider-Man''': [[SuddenlyShouting THIS WAS NOT A TEAM-UP!]] [[LetsYouAndHimFight TEAM-UPS ARE AGREED UPON BEFOREHAND AND HAPPEN ORGANICALLY! THERE'S A PROTOCOL!]]

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'''Spider-Man''': [[SuddenlyShouting THIS WAS NOT A TEAM-UP!]] [[LetsYouAndHimFight TEAM-UPS ARE AGREED UPON BEFOREHAND AND HAPPEN ORGANICALLY! ORGANICALLY!]] [[LampshadeHanging THERE'S A PROTOCOL!]]

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** The story "Team Up" in issue #25 is full of them, mostly courtesy of J. Jonah Jameson. To wit, JJJ "[[BlatantLies picks the lock]]" to get into Peter's apartment by crowbarring the door open, drags Peter into a magic-laden adventure on what amounts to a noise complaint, and then there's this exchange:
--->'''Jameson''': You're not very good at this team-up thing, are you?\\
'''Spider-Man''': [[SuddenlyShouting THIS WAS NOT A TEAM-UP!]] [[LetsYouAndHimFight TEAM-UPS ARE AGREED UPON BEFOREHAND AND HAPPEN ORGANICALLY! THERE'S A PROTOCOL!]]

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*** This gets even funnier months later over in ''ComicBook/{{Champions 2016}}'' as Sam Alexander, one of the current Novas, is dragged to a Nova Corps base so he can get back his helmet. As it turns out, the helmet was already stolen by the Thieves Guild. And it turns out that, a one-off gag in issue #9 had Spidey wearing the helmet!

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** Spidey often relies more on his wits and creative use of his powers like he used to, which seems to address that Slott had been criticized for having Spidey rely too much on [[UnskilledButStrong brute power]] to win each fight more than anything else.

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