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You may recall Betty Brant as J. Jonah Jameson's long-suffering secretary - lately a reporter for the Bugle - and an occasional love interest for Peter Parker before he got serious with MJ. Or, if you were around in 1992....

Yes, the armory. In her closet. Where she keeps an enormous Uzi and a standard-issue 90's Badass Headband.

This was the conclusion of a four-issue arc starring Facade, a villain with powered armor who killed off a few background characters for no good reason and whose identity was never revealed.

I guess that was supposed to set up another appearance later on, but that (contain your shock!) never happened, partly because the arc was very, very bad, and partly because it led directly into the Clone Saga (this issue ends with a teaser to the "Power and Responsibility" arc, where Ben returns), and by the time that was over everybody just wanted to forget that the entire decade had ever happened. But you've got to admit, you're agreeing with him about the outfit.

char: betty bryant, series: web of spider-man

Date: 2010-04-06 05:11 am (UTC)
iskander: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iskander

Date: 2010-04-06 05:28 am (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (oops)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
They even lampshade it.

Date: 2010-04-06 05:35 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Uuuh)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
... She has an armoury in her closet?

Date: 2010-04-06 05:38 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Actually, not a bad idea. Former love interests make good victims. Particularly for Spidey.

Date: 2010-04-06 05:43 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Yeah. Kyle's girlfriends keep a few .45s in the fridge.

Date: 2010-04-06 08:52 am (UTC)
geoffsebesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
Kyle's girlfriends probably walk around with a bomb belt and a dead-man's switch.

Date: 2010-04-06 09:33 am (UTC)
grimmbear: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grimmbear
It's more likely than you think.

Date: 2010-04-06 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
If I lived in New York period I'd be half tempted to have one.

Date: 2010-04-06 06:29 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Flying saucer-I WANT TO BELIEVE (Default)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
I love Crazy Betty.

Date: 2010-04-06 06:43 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson

So, Marvel Comics in the 90s---really every bit as bad as their covers appeared?

And by the way, why WAS it that Marvel in the 90s was so into big, big guns?

Date: 2010-04-06 07:21 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
The Punisher and Cable were hot. Everyone else followed suit.

Date: 2010-04-06 01:05 pm (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
And don't forget AWESOME HEAD BANDS! You couldn't be eXtreme without one!

Date: 2010-04-07 01:41 am (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (oops)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
and then Image split off and built a lot of their early ... well, image on being Even More So.

Date: 2010-04-06 06:54 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
Betty Brant to the extreme!!?

Date: 2010-04-06 06:55 am (UTC)
hatman: HatMan, my alter ego and face on the 'net (Default)
From: [personal profile] hatman
So, uh... this must be the phase where she'd broken up with Luke Cage and was dating Frank Castle?

Date: 2010-04-06 03:38 pm (UTC)
felinephoenix: Shinji Being Emo and/or listening to music. (eva - brb emoing)
From: [personal profile] felinephoenix
Not too long before she ended up dating Ben Reilly, actually, if I remember right.

I wish that was a joke.

Date: 2010-04-06 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
She was with Luke Cage?

Date: 2010-04-06 09:56 am (UTC)
perletwo: facepalm (black adam facepalm)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
I gotta ask - where do you even go to buy thigh pouches, exactly? Were they like leg warmers in the 80s, sold everywhere and I was just oblivious?

Date: 2010-04-06 10:18 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
The Liefeld Emporium! Right next to the guns bigger than your torso! (Betty here has the slimline version.)

Date: 2010-04-06 01:06 pm (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Oooh, I'll have to stop by there today. They're having a sale on useless giant single shoulder pads that block your view.

Date: 2010-04-06 01:24 pm (UTC)
lilacsigil: Jeune fille de Megare statue, B&W (league of extraordinary gentlemen)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
The single shoulder-pads are mighty indeed! It's a pity all their shoes come only in extra-tiny.

Date: 2010-04-06 02:22 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
Sweet Lord, we need some 90's X-Men in here. I want belt pouches, Bishop with a mullet, X-Force, and Jubilee in all her ray-band goodness. Oh, Jim Lee... you were/are so crazy in all the best ways.

Date: 2010-04-06 03:39 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
Can we have 90's week?

Date: 2010-04-06 03:37 pm (UTC)
felinephoenix: Asuka Chatting. (eva - chatty asuka)
From: [personal profile] felinephoenix
Oh, 90s Betty. You're so ridiculous I can't help but love you for it.

(Speaking of the 90s, Betty, and ridiculousness someone should make a post about her relationship with Ben Reilly. 'Cause I always thought they were cute.)

Date: 2010-04-06 04:20 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I'm kind of digging Machine Gun Betty, actually. She's reminding me of Lucinda Dickey, an actress who was in a few films in the eighties (including the infamous Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo and hasn't acted in twenty years.

Date: 2010-04-07 01:19 am (UTC)
goggle_kid: (Arana Spider-man)
From: [personal profile] goggle_kid
Duuuuuuuuuuude! Betty Brant is so awesome!

They should like bring back Gwen Stacy and give her a robot arm so they could like team up and fight crime together with lots of guns. That would be totally radical!

I'm 90s Kid and What You See Is What You Get!

Date: 2010-04-07 03:45 am (UTC)
alienist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alienist
...Is it bad that I would totally read that?

Date: 2010-04-07 02:03 am (UTC)
sandoz_iscariot: A young man looks thoughtful, his chin resting on his hand. (Default)
From: [personal profile] sandoz_iscariot
Oh 90s comics, is there no day you can brighten?

Date: 2010-04-07 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
It's interesting that the writer actually seems to have known how very, very '90's this was even as he was writing it. In fact, he had the bad guy COMMENT on how very, very '90's it was. For what it's worth, that's pretty clever.
Also, is anyone else reminded of that one issue of Spider-Girl where she's cornered by bad guys, out of webbing, and grabs a humongous gun from somewhere? "Hey, fellas! GUESS WHO'S GOING GRIM N' GRITTY!"


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