Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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entzauberung

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Comp

Subj: Re: Which villain is the most ridiculously successful against Spidey?
Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 08:17:31 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Which villain is the most ridiculously successful against Spidey?
Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 07:48:52 am EDT

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> > Yeah, that’s like describing the Hobgoblin as “some random fashion designer who keeps his weapons in a purse” or Doc Ock as “a tubby middle-aged glass-jawed physicist who uses his lab equipment to commit crimes”. If you word it right you can make any character sound silly. After all, Venom is just some guy wearing Spidey’s dirty laundry.
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> Well, sort of. I mean, he does have a bit of a point. At least Doc Ock and Venom have superpowers that give Spidey a lot of trouble, but I mean...the Jackal was just a middle age guy with a furry costume. It's a bit weird how he was able to slap Peter around like that.

In general, I think Conway wrote Spider-Man as a lot less powerful than he's considered today.

I remember a book, a team-up with the Punisher, where Spider-Man was knocked out by a simple lead pipe to the head, wielded by an ordinary thug.

-Comp

> > > Yeah, that’s like describing the Hobgoblin as “some random fashion designer who keeps his weapons in a purse” or Doc Ock as “a tubby middle-aged glass-jawed physicist who uses his lab equipment to commit crimes”. If you word it right you can make any character sound silly. After all, Venom is just some guy wearing Spidey’s dirty laundry.
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> > Well, sort of. I mean, he does have a bit of a point. At least Doc Ock and Venom have superpowers that give Spidey a lot of trouble, but I mean...the Jackal was just a middle age guy with a furry costume. It's a bit weird how he was able to slap Peter around like that.
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> In general, I think Conway wrote Spider-Man as a lot less powerful than he's considered today.
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In general, I think Gerry Conway wrote it like if you just put on a costume or a gimmick you automatically become awesome. There's also the instance where Harry Osborn as Green Goblin can match Spider-Man in a close range fist fight, for example.




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