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Jerry Ramos




If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?


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> If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?

I believe he's tried doing that before, but it's never worked out.

It's humorous that Peter is always broke, when in reality (in the *real* reality of the Marvel Universe, the one with the Sentry) he's a Pulitzer prize winner and probably has untold millions.


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Gary M. Miller




> If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?

...due to the adhesiveness of the formula only lasting an hour, the webbing couldn't be much good to anybody? I think he tried selling it once and this was the result.

(Which IIRC JMS stepped all over with his black costume "webbing that lasts forever and ever amen" from "Back in Black." But, I digress.)

~G.


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> (Which IIRC JMS stepped all over with his black costume "webbing that lasts forever and ever amen" from "Back in Black." But, I digress.)
>
> ~G.

Well, Peter makes different types of webbing for different situations. It's not inconceivable that he could make long-lasting webbing, the longevity of which probably comes at the expense of things like, say, strength and durability (since Peter seemed to be able to rip the webbing off pretty easily).


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Grayson




> > (Which IIRC JMS stepped all over with his black costume "webbing that lasts forever and ever amen" from "Back in Black." But, I digress.)
> >
> > ~G.
>
> Well, Peter makes different types of webbing for different situations. It's not inconceivable that he could make long-lasting webbing, the longevity of which probably comes at the expense of things like, say, strength and durability (since Peter seemed to be able to rip the webbing off pretty easily).

Not the case. His webbing has always dissolved. Even when he made the infamous Spider-Armour.

Grayson


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> Not the case. His webbing has always dissolved. Even when he made the infamous Spider-Armour.
>
> Grayson

I am saying, he makes many types of webbing, yeah? There's electrical conductor webbing, and there's insulating webbing. There's acid webbing, there's stretchy webbing and there's supper tough webbing. There are many types. Who's to say he can't make one type that lasts really long?


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dave




> > Not the case. His webbing has always dissolved. Even when he made the infamous Spider-Armour.
> >
> > Grayson
>
> I am saying, he makes many types of webbing, yeah? There's electrical conductor webbing, and there's insulating webbing. There's acid webbing, there's stretchy webbing and there's supper tough webbing. There are many types. Who's to say he can't make one type that lasts really long?

I bet he could. He even has a device on the webshooter that adjusts the output from string to glue and everywhere in between. It's all a moot point anyway. Even if the webbing only lasted an hour there would still be plenty of uses for it. He's held up buildings with the stuff for crying out loud and it's small enough to fit on your wrist. It would be worth millions easily. Now you could argue (in other times) that Pete can't sell it without exposing his ID.

Just don't think about it. Just one of the problems with non-organic webbing.



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> I bet he could. He even has a device on the webshooter that adjusts the output from string to glue and everywhere in between. It's all a moot point anyway. Even if the webbing only lasted an hour there would still be plenty of uses for it. He's held up buildings with the stuff for crying out loud and it's small enough to fit on your wrist. It would be worth millions easily. Now you could argue (in other times) that Pete can't sell it without exposing his ID.
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> Just don't think about it. Just one of the problems with non-organic webbing.

Yeah, the whole reasoning behind the excuse that Peter can't sell his artificial webbing because it dissolves in an hour has always been a bit faulty, in the first place.


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MajinVegeta




> > Not the case. His webbing has always dissolved. Even when he made the infamous Spider-Armour.
> >
> > Grayson
>
> I am saying, he makes many types of webbing, yeah? There's electrical conductor webbing, and there's insulating webbing. There's acid webbing, there's stretchy webbing and there's supper tough webbing. There are many types. Who's to say he can't make one type that lasts really long?

Don't forget the garlic webbing he used for Morbius on the FoxKids cartoon!


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Surt




> If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?

I thought Peter making a profit for "selfish" reasons was sort of out the window after he tried to make money as a tv star, and let you-know-who run past him.


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Jake




I could have sworn he designed the webbing that way so he didn't leave strings of it all over the city.


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PDT




> I could have sworn he designed the webbing that way so he didn't leave strings of it all over the city.

Well, yeah, the reason why the city filled with webbing at a any given time is because it dissolves after Peter uses it.


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Jake




> > I could have sworn he designed the webbing that way so he didn't leave strings of it all over the city.
>
> Well, yeah, the reason why the city filled with webbing at a any given time is because it dissolves after Peter uses it.

Yes I know, I mean he designed it to dissolve intentionally. Maybe my memory is just a bit fuzzy.


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Common-Sense, Tingling!




> > If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?
>
> I thought Peter making a profit for "selfish" reasons was sort of out the window after he tried to make money as a tv star, and let you-know-who run past him.


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GammaSpidey




It's in Peter's nature to be down on his luck. Even if they broached this concept again (which I doubt) something would go wrong and Pete would end up with no money from it.


> If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?


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Surt




> > > If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?
> >
> > I thought Peter making a profit for "selfish" reasons was sort of out the window after he tried to make money as a tv star, and let you-know-who run past him.

The rationale here was that Peter could be loaded with money by selling the webbing formula. Its a quick "get rich" scheme, just like Peter tried in the earliest days of his career. And you saw where that got him. Then of course, you can start to wonder if he would continue to be Spider-Man.

Peter was traumatized for life with the death of Uncle Ben. Selling his webbing formula for a quick buck is the last thing on his mind. And he has always been able to provide for himself. And in this day and age, yes, women also work and provide money. MJ has been doing alright.

Then you can start to consider other aspects. We know from Jenkins stories that there are researchers that are working on replicating the webbing. If some "nobody" suddenly turns up with this invention, and they recognize it, well then his secret would have been out years and years before Civil War.


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Common-Sense, Tingling!




> > > > If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?
> > >
> > > I thought Peter making a profit for "selfish" reasons was sort of out the window after he tried to make money as a tv star, and let you-know-who run past him.
>
> The rationale here was that Peter could be loaded with money by selling the webbing formula. Its a quick "get rich" scheme, just like Peter tried in the earliest days of his career.

Oh, I get that. The thing is that – the wrestling aside – most of Peter’s early attempts to make money with his abilities (like trying to join the F4 and the NYPD as Spider-Man or selling photos of himself to the Bugle) were so that he could help his Aunt pay her bills. Come to think of it, wasn’t he trying to pay May’s medical bills the first time he tried to sell his webbing? Wanting to be rich isn't quite the same as wanting to not have to worry about rent* or where your next meal is coming from.

*Thank god MJ is better with money (well, up until Millar) or the Parkers would all be out on the street.




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Surt




> > > > > If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?
> > > >
> > > > I thought Peter making a profit for "selfish" reasons was sort of out the window after he tried to make money as a tv star, and let you-know-who run past him.
> >
> > The rationale here was that Peter could be loaded with money by selling the webbing formula. Its a quick "get rich" scheme, just like Peter tried in the earliest days of his career.
>
> Oh, I get that. The thing is that – the wrestling aside – most of Peter’s early attempts to make money with his abilities (like trying to join the F4 and the NYPD as Spider-Man or selling photos of himself to the Bugle) were so that he could help his Aunt pay her bills. Come to think of it, wasn’t he trying to pay May’s medical bills the first time he tried to sell his webbing? Wanting to be rich isn't quite the same as wanting to not have to worry about rent* or where your next meal is coming from.
>
> *Thank god MJ is better with money (well, up until Millar) or the Parkers would all be out on the street.
>
>

Peters "money problems" have never been as big as you make them out to be. A few years ago when I was still studying, I still worried about money, kept an eye on expenditure etc, without really having a problem. But by some definitions I sure was living in poverty, even though it didn't feel like it.

But I still hold by that Peter wouldn't want to get rich, because he tried that and it cost him dearly. So in a sense I agree with you on the family support thing, and he will do what it takes there, but then again, he has never really been in serious economic problems. Its just thrown in there so Mr. Average Joe can understand that this is a guy with mundane problems like most of us. In essence; money is the least of Spideys concerns.


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Jim M




> > If Pete were to sell the formula for his original artificial webbing he would be loaded! What does everyone think?
>
> ...due to the adhesiveness of the formula only lasting an hour, the webbing couldn't be much good to anybody? I think he tried selling it once and this was the result.
>
> (Which IIRC JMS stepped all over with his black costume "webbing that lasts forever and ever amen" from "Back in Black." But, I digress.)
>
> ~G.


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Jim M




> > Not the case. His webbing has always dissolved. Even when he made the infamous Spider-Armour.
> >
> > Grayson
>
> I am saying, he makes many types of webbing, yeah? There's electrical conductor webbing, and there's insulating webbing. There's acid webbing, there's stretchy webbing and there's supper tough webbing. There are many types. Who's to say he can't make one type that lasts really long?


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