> > And instead of saying Pete has no more friends, Quesada and JMS should recognize that Flash Thompson had become Peter's friend. Instead, in the mania for resetting the clock to 1962, Flash inexplicably became a bully again.
> It's not inexplicable. It's because of the brain damage Flash suffered at the hands of the Goblin a few years back. Flash was left in a vegetative state, and when he came out of it, he had amnesia and only remembered Peter from way back in high school.
Flash started acting like a jerk toward Peter well before that. I believe it was a symptom of the Byrne relaunch.
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> Flash started acting like a jerk toward Peter well before that. I believe it was a symptom of the Byrne relaunch.
Well, whenever they interacted during Paul Jenkins' run on Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Man (spanning approximately five years), they were good friends. Especially after Flash was left in a vegetative state, Peter would often visit and talk to him and try to help improve his condition.