So my boss likes the Fox News. Forgive her, she knows not what she does.
Anyway, she saw this article on their website this morning about the whole Spider-Man One More Day / Brand New Day thing, and knowing I'm a comic book fan, asked me what this was all about.
Now explaining comic storylines - even stripped to their bare bones - to non-comics readers is difficult on the best of days, but even by those standards, the words coming out of my mouth sounded patently ridiculous.
Her only reaction: "Seriously? The devil? Ooooo-kay." She was then confused about how this would affect the movies, and I had to explain about how the movies are their own separate thing, influenced by but not necessarily reflective of the books, and so on, and then I changed the topic to this girl I saw on The Price is Right this week who won both showcases, and I think we were both much happier as a result.
Who says this isn't the Marvel Age of confusing the holy hell out of the general public?