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Somewhat over-looked in between the talk of a new creative team, a toyetic new costume, the return of the Hobgoblin, and a misguided attempt at convincing America that someone actually likes Carlie Cooper as a romantic interest there was a really nice little 9-page Araña back-up story where Anya and Spider-Man team-up.

Incidentally Marvel's actually set-up an official Spider-Girl Twitter. Just because Nomad wasn't in this story doesn't mean there wasn't subtext.








Date: 2010-11-17 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
'Unless you're Thor'. Nice. Also, true.
Also, I could be wrong, but shouldn't that be 'There ARE an astounding amount of blah blah blah'?

Date: 2010-11-17 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ravenous_raven
You know, even without the context for these scans, that part's just funnier. As if Thor just whizzed by ("HeySpideyoffbeingawesome!") and Peter just thought, "Exhibit A."


Yes, you are right (it bothered me too), but hey, everyday English is messy and not grammatically correct.

Date: 2010-11-17 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, in MU New York (and presumably, most other big cities), such things probably happen all the time. If you read between the lines, there's probably all sorts of moments we don't get to see where heroes interact briefly with each other on the way to their respective cases. 'Hey, Spidey.' 'Oh, hey, Moon Knight. Where ya goin'?' 'Ah, some cheap hood down on the docks thinks he's the new Capone. You?' 'After Doc Ock again.' 'Well, good luck.' 'Same to you.' Probably happens all the time.
And, yes, true, but one of the things that MAKES it messy is that people stop to correct themselves when they flub their grammar, as they should. If that were me, I probably would have gone 'There is an... d'ahhh, whoops, 'scuse me, there ARE...'

Date: 2010-11-17 07:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mistervader
I think it's "is". There's only one amount. And it's astonishing. :P

Date: 2010-11-17 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I guess it could go either way, but I'm still pretty sure it's 'are'. That's the word I'd use, anyway.

Date: 2010-11-17 07:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mistervader
I personally hope I'm right, though. It'd be pretty embarrassing being an English teacher and getting my subject-verb agreement wrong. :P

Date: 2010-11-17 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, I'll admit I can't exactly whip out any particular rules of the English language to prove my point, but it doesn't SOUND right to me. As someone who writes a lot, it's not a phrase I'd use.

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