Ramblings & Reviews

Sins Past – But Not Forgotten

If you may remember from a previous post, I’m not a big fan of the Spider-Man storyline “Sins Past” – where they retcon continuity (the alteration of previously established facts in a fictional work) by having the Green Goblin “do the nasty” with Peter Parker’s beloved, Gwen Stacy.


Since it’s part of Marvel canon over at their Marvel Universe Wiki page, I though I would give the comics in this particular storyline to a team of scientists to gauge just how godawful (in scientific terms) this storyline actually is.

Scientists in protective garb reading "Sins Past."
Scientists in protective garb reading “Sins Past.”

Here are their official, indisputable results…
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Jumpthe Shark

So there you have it.
This is one BAD story.

And really, if you can’t trust the Fonz, who can you trust?


By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.