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Menshevik

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Subj: What is your pet nerd peeve relating to Spider-Man?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 at 06:03:50 am EST (Viewed 139 times)


Now we've all been Spidey's fans for quite a few years, and we've also read quite a bit of writing about him, be it of the "here's what you need to know about the world of the Wall-Crawler" type journalistic articles aimed at people whose only exposure to the franchise had been a movie or television adaptation to essays written by self-appointed "experts" on comicbook-related websites. What is the thing that bothers you most there when you come across it?

For Stan Lee it is, by his own admission, when people spell Spider-Man without the hyphen ("Spiderman").

For me it is when people compare the (actually quite short-lived) Gwen-Peter-Mary Jane triangle to Betty Cooper, Archie Andrews and Veronica Lodge, especially when, as happens most of the time, they then go on to portray as a simple, wholesome "girl next door" like Ms. Cooper (because both are blondes) and MJ as a glamorous society type like Ms. Lodge (because both aren't blondes), almost completely ignoring the actual state of affairs and the differences in principle between the two set-ups (such as Peter clearly being Gwen's boyfriend, not MJ's) all the way to Gwen's death.

So what is your pet nerd peeve?



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