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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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #82 Spiderous-Man On Picking Sides (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #82

Spiderous-Man On Picking Sides (Censored)

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In the original story of “Spider-Man’s” origin from “Amazing Fantasy” #15 “Spider-Man” gets a taste of fame and immediately acts like a total dick. Then some criminal runs past him as some super old security guard is chasing him. For some reason it’s suppose to be his responsibility to stop the guy.  He easily could’ve, but it needs to be pointed out that he literally has seconds to do it. It’s one panel. The next panel the criminal is on the “express elevator”. Then “Spider-Man” REALLY acts like a dick and says “he’s only looking out for number one”. Then as we all know the criminal kills “Uncle Ben”.

It seems like every version since has tried to make “Spider-Man” more sympathetic, but it changes the lesson from “don’t act like a dick” to “let people push you around”.  In the first “Spider-Man” movie now the people the criminal stole from  just cheated “Spider-Man” out of money. Also the criminal usually has a gun in other versions of the story.  Even with his spider powers he ain’t bulletproof. So now “Spider-Man” is suppose to risk his life for people who cheated him otherwise he’s a bad guy?

With that we end this week. Next week check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” on Tuesday-Thursday. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #82 Spiderous-Man On Picking Sides

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #82

Spiderous-Man On Picking Sides

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In the original story of “Spider-Man’s” origin from “Amazing Fantasy” #15 “Spider-Man” gets a taste of fame and immediately acts like a total dick. Then some criminal runs past him as some super old security guard is chasing him. For some reason it’s suppose to be his responsibility to stop the guy.  He easily could’ve, but it needs to be pointed out that he literally has seconds to do it. It’s one panel. The next panel the criminal is on the “express elevator”. Then “Spider-Man” REALLY acts like a dick and says “he’s only looking out for number one”. Then as we all know the criminal kills “Uncle Ben”.

It seems like every version since has tried to make “Spider-Man” more sympathetic, but it changes the lesson from “don’t act like a dick” to “let people push you around”.  In the first “Spider-Man” movie now the people the criminal stole from  just cheated “Spider-Man” out of money. Also the criminal usually has a gun in other versions of the story.  Even with his spider powers he ain’t bulletproof. So now “Spider-Man” is suppose to risk his life for people who cheated him otherwise he’s a bad guy?

With that we end this week. Next week check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” on Tuesday-Thursday. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #73 Wing-Man On Possibly Taking America-Man’s Mantle

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #71

Wing-Man On Possibly Taking America-Man’s Mantle

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Now in “Marvel” there’s is or will be 2 “Captain Americas”, “Thors”, “Spider-Men”, and “Iron Men” at the same time.  That seems confusing from a branding perspective as well as within the “Marvel” universe itself. If someone yells out “Captain America” in a battle you don’t want 2 guys responding.  All of these choices were to help promote diversity which is admirable, but I really wish “Marvel” would just put the time and effort into creating entirely new characters, and using characters that already exist.  This is what they did with “Luke Cage”.  They got rid of the yellow shirt and the headband, and started using him.  Now he’s got a show coming out on “Netflix” after being part of the “Jessica Jones” show (which is based on the comic “Alias” where “Luke Cage” started being used again and gaining popularity).

“The Falcon” is awesome in the movies. So why not make the comic version of him more like the movie one? That’s what they did with “Nick Fury”. Anyways that’s it for this week.  Next week starts off with a “The History Of Comics With Q-boy” where America-Man is called in for a rescue mission and we meet the man known as Dick Anger. New “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesday-Thursday.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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