Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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Surt

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Common-Sense, Tingling!

Subj: Re: Nice strawman, that buddy. I'll explain
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 05:53:13 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Nice strawman, that buddy. I'll explain
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 04:27:09 pm EDT

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



> > > > > 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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