It is more like research than topics - I am thinking through Spidey's old adage of "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" and trying to re-interpret it when it struck me that Spider-Man has been often depicted as making impulsive decisions - I am thinking of times he starts fights without finding out what the context is, misjudging people, or making matters worse - but while I have the impression, I don't have many examples I can draw. I have the complete Amazing Spider-Man run on CD-ROM - but short of going through the whole thing, it will be difficult to find those instances/stories. So basically, I was wondering if BAB readers might be able to think of examples, even if they don't know issue numbers (I can Google for those), or if they want to, we can argue this is not a frequent depiction.Doug: So there you have it. I think we can get a nice conversation going this weekend with this topic. We'd also invite those of you who will see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to post some spoiler-free comments after you see one of this summer's most anticipated films. Looking forward to hearing from everyone!
My running thesis is that Spider-Man has a recurring structure of action>failure>retreat>reflection>action.
What do you think?
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Spider-Man... or Voltaire?
Doug: One could debate who said "With great power comes great responsibility.", but if you put your money on Stan "the Man" Lee, you'd probably lose. Osvaldo Oyola and I had a brief encounter on Twitter yesterday and he said he's had a question to throw out to our intrepid group of commenters, but as this isn't a forum he wondered how he'd do it without hijacking a thread. Well, brother -- how about this Open Forum? Here's his question/posit/request: