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

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c-mccormack

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dave

Subj: Re: does it matter ?
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 11:19:49 pm EDT
Reply Subj: does it matter ?
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 11:26:21 pm EDT


> > I was having a conversation with my sister, a non-comic reader, and we got on this topic. She asked who killed Gwen and I couldn't give a good answer. I'm not asking about legal culpability, but do you think Spider-Man killed Gwen when he snagged her with his web, or had the Green Goblin already killed her?
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> If he hadn't tried to catch her she would have died anyway.

Of course I knowa that, and I know that whatever happened, Norman is guilty of her murder. I guess what I was asking is how others view this. Was Gwen already dead (or incapable of being saved) or could Spider-Man have saved her if he acted differently? For my money, I guess I always viewed it as that Gwen could have been saved, but in the split second he had to choose, Peter chose the wrong method of trying. Call it inexperience or just bad luck, but I guess I felt it added an extra layer of tragedy that she could have been saved. I also felt this was bolstered by the few time the incident recurred in which Peter acted differently and saved the person. I can't remmberer them all, but I know there was one in the first few appearances of the Scarlet Spider and I feel like there were others.


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