I'm also going to take a moment to remind everyone that I'm on the Twitter now! Unlike a lot of other comicker twittles, though, it's a lot more than just promoting the comic that you already read. In fact, it's mostly me being mad at DC Comics and other various douchebags, along with the occasional writing tips and requests for sweets. I'm fairly active and communicative, so you can usually strike a bit of conversation with me.
@amiko_16: Kind of agreed. I'd find him so very obnoxious in real life, but at the same time I can't help but admire his levels of loyalty. I'm just glad he's fictional, so I can still like him at a distance.
My first reaction was to figure Mulligan was being a jerk, too, and I've never been his biggest fan, but in this case I think he might just be trying to be a good friend. He and Michelle aren't close, and he does seem to like Christo a lot. Sometimes when your friend's been through a breakup, you just start in with the "She was too clingy" or "He had no ambition," just trying to make them feel like they haven't lost something great. And sometimes you say it and realize that your friend still cares about his ex a lot, and then you feel like a jerk. Except I don't think Mulligan spends a lot of time feeling sorry for things.
Why the hate on Mulligan?
I think he's just trying to soften the blow for Christo. He obviously cares more about him than Michelle, and he is right about her lying. Plus, he doesn't have Christo's perspective on that, so he's just going on what he has. Par for the course for ol' Mulligan.
I don't really get all the theory's that Michelle and Peter are gonna hook up... Even if there was something between them I doubt either of them would be willing to do something like that to Christo.
On another note, even if Mulligan is being a jerk or bad mouthing Michelle, he's actually not saying anything that isn't true. She did lie about the dancing and was kind of a jerk to him their entire relationship (the Valentine's Day fight being a perfect example).