Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #94 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Spiderous-Man On Self-Esteem

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #94

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Spiderous-Man On Self-Esteem

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I don’t get “Marvel’s” obsession with making Spider-Man young. In the original comics Spider-Man is only in high school for a few issues then he’s in college. With “Ultimate Spider-Man” this version of Peter Parker starts the series being 15 years old.  Then the “Miles Morales” version of “Ultimate Spider-Man” is 13 years old.

I think making “Spider-Man” younger and younger miss the point of  “Spider-Man”. The point (and this is very much IMHO) of “Spider-Man” is the he is a loser. “Peter Parker” handmade all his equipment including his webbing and web shooters as a relatively young guy.  He could have easily sold any of this and made millions. He has the strength and agility to easily be a pro wrestler, MMA fighter, or win something like “AGT”.  Instead of doing any of this he works for a guy who is obsessed with trashing him and seems to be perpetually broke.

Currently in the comics “Spider-Man” has “Parker Industries”, but he only has this because “Dr. Octopus” controlled him as “The Superior Spider-Man” and used some of Peter’s unused potential. Guess it’s a “mo’ money mo’ problems” situation.

That’s it for this week. See ya next Tuesday-Thursday for more “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”!

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Q-boy Short #46 The Reluctant Romantic And The Date Gone Wrong / The History Of Q-boy Part 44 (Censored)

Q-boy Short #46 The Reluctant Romantic And The Date Gone Wrong / The History Of Q-boy Part 44 (Censored)

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Some of you may be new and only have seen The Big Ol’ Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 24 Hourly Comics Jamboree Spectacular on Hourly Comics Day and Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations which started last week so welcome to Q-boy Shorts.  I really wish I could say I was smart enough to have planned that this comic featuring a guy called “The Reluctant Romantic” and involving a date ended up being posted on Valentine’s Day, but sadly I’m not.  So anyways Paulie Damiko is based on comic artist John Romita who took over drawing Spider-Man after Steve Ditko.

Panel one is based on this cover to “Our Love Story #4” a romance comic drawn by John Romita. And the “waay out of your league” line in Panel 3 is based on the big reveal of Mary Jane in Amazing Spider-Man #42 which will be referenced again in the next Q-boy Short comic. Speaking of the next comic next time there’s heartbreak when Q-boy meets a new girl.  Have a happy V-day, don’t be reluctant with your romance, and see ya again with Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations Tuesday-Thursday.

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Q-boy Short #46 The Reluctant Romantic And The Date Gone Wrong / The History Of Q-boy Part 44

Q-boy Short #46 The Reluctant Romantic And The Date Gone Wrong / The History Of Q-boy Part 44

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Some of you may be new and only have seen The Big Ol’ Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 24 Hourly Comics Jamboree Spectacular on Hourly Comics Day and Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations which started last week so welcome to Q-boy Shorts.  I really wish I could say I was smart enough to have planned that this comic featuring a guy called “The Reluctant Romantic” and involving a date ended up being posted on Valentine’s Day, but sadly I’m not.  So anyways Paulie Damiko is based on comic artist John Romita who took over drawing Spider-Man after Steve Ditko.

Panel one is based on this cover to “Our Love Story #4” a romance comic drawn by John Romita. And the “waay out of your league” line in Panel 3 is based on the big reveal of Mary Jane in Amazing Spider-Man #42 which will be referenced again in the next Q-boy Short comic. Speaking of the next comic next time there’s heartbreak when Q-boy meets a new girl.  Have a happy V-day, don’t be reluctant with your romance, and see ya again with Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations Tuesday-Thursday.

@rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com

Q-boy Short #45 Talking Himself Through One / The History Of Q-boy Part 43 (Censored)

Q-boy Short #45 Talking Himself Through One / The History Of Q-boy Part 43 (Censored)

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This one is based on this famous Spider-man story from Amazing Spider-man #33 where after a fight with Dr. Octopus he’s trapped under tons of machinery and has to struggle to get free.  The challenge with this comic was taking a story that took many pages and summing it up in one.  All the panels in this comic are based on panels from Spider-man #33. I tried to pick what I felt were the best panels from this sequence in Spider-man #33 to represent the struggle.

The “Instant Evolution”/”Level 2” stuff is basically the Q-boy version of going Super Saiyan from Dragonball.  You’ll definitely see this again in the future.

That’s about it for this one, folks. Next time we meet a guy called “The Reluctant Romantic” in a resturant, and the story this inspire.  Hope you enjoy, and see ya then!

@rjoynesjr

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Q-boy Short #45 Talking Himself Through One / The History Of Q-boy Part 43

Q-boy Short #45 Talking Himself Through One / The History Of Q-boy Part 43

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This one is based on this famous Spider-man story from Amazing Spider-man #33 where after a fight with Dr. Octopus he’s trapped under tons of machinery and has to struggle to get free.  The challenge with this comic was taking a story that took many pages and summing it up in one.  All the panels in this comic are based on panels from Spider-man #33. I tried to pick what I felt were the best panels from this sequence in Spider-man #33 to represent the struggle.

The “Instant Evolution”/”Level 2” stuff is basically the Q-boy version of going Super Saiyan from Dragonball.  You’ll definitely see this again in the future.

That’s about it for this one, folks. Next time we meet a guy called “The Reluctant Romantic” in a resturant, and the story this inspire.  Hope you enjoy, and see ya then!

@rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com