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Subj: Re: Was Peter Always Immature?
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 05:12:04 pm CDT (Viewed 145 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Was Peter Always Immature?
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 11:25:07 am CDT (Viewed 22 times)

    And when people are saying Peter is acting immature in Slott: it's not because he's beating himself up over not giving a friend comfort. Slott's Peter doesn't even realize WHEN to beat himself up. Slott's Peter is selfish and out for yuks and rarely, if ever, stops to think about the consequences of his actions on others - just like a child, who has yet to learn that the world doesn't revolve solely around his/her wants and desires.

The degree of intent in this is interesting. One of the issues of Amazing Spider-Man I picked up last month had Peter say this outright--that he's self-centered. So I think Slott does see this as a central element to the character. The funny thing is that I can see Peter Parker saying that in some contexts. It just wouldn't actually be true.


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