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Subj: Speaking of Peter and intelligence and maturity
Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 03:25:50 pm CST (Viewed 14 times)

Often I've taken the side that Peter is smart, maybe even really smart if he applied himself and didn't always have to be a superhero. I could see him being a PhD doing research or teaching (honestly most phDs in academia are almost exclusively doing research and few are teaching nowadays, but I digress). But I wouldn't count him among the top 5, maybe not even top 10, of big brains of the MU.

So I found it quite a shock when, in Wolverine and the X-Men v1 #19, Beast is trying to cure Broo of a gunshot to the head. And we see three people on the monitor:

Reed Richards
Tony Stark
And Peter Parker of Horizon Labs. In a bow tie.

I just found it interesting that Aaron, who I always enjoyed in the handful of times he wrote Spidey when writing Wolverine titles, chose Peter over a Hank Pym or T'Challa or the other super smart heroes out there.