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cyberghostface ([personal profile] cyberghostface) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-03-16 06:53 pm

Amazing Spider-Man #656

So after Marla's death, Spidey has taken on a vow that no one will ever die under his watch. Just as he says that, a new villain called Massacre is holding a group of people hostage and has lined them up with explosives. To make a point, he's already killed one. His backstory is that a piece of shrapnel lodged its way into his brain, taking away his ability for empathy or morals.

Spider-Man gets shot by Massacre, leading him to build a new armored suit.

Meanwhile, Mayor Jonah in response to the tragedy has declared "no tolerance" for murderers and wants Massacre dead.

So Spider-Man arrives into the scene, and webs up the hostages. Massacre tells him that he's sealed their fate and sets off the detonator, only for Spidey to tell him that his new webbing is magnetic and has blocked the detonator's radio frequencies. Massacre asks him if the new webbing is bulletproof and proceeds to fire.



Massacre claims he has other hostages wired a block away but Spidey webs up his detonator, once again preventing him from blowing anyone up. Now powerless, Massacre apparently tries to commit suicide by going up to the window where the police are about to shoot him.







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[personal profile] espanolbot 2011-03-16 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree with Aang and Katara's kid, Spider-man is an idiot.

New York in the Marvel universe has more superheroes per capita than anywhere else in the world, but still people die very day.

Saving people one at a time is admirable, but it's kind of impossible at the same time.
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[personal profile] aeolos_sakya 2011-03-18 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
I agree with Aang and Katara's kid, Spider-man is an idiot.

Can't unsee it now!
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-03-16 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Somehow JJJ;s new reason for disliking Spider-Man just doesn't have the same punch to it as "He's a menace to society"
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[personal profile] starwolf_oakley 2011-03-16 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
It does seem like JJJ has an epiphany about Spider-Man in this story. "He doesn't do this for thrills or fame or some sort of Freudian guilt complex... He does it out of sheer naive stupidity!"

Still, magnetic webbing that can block radio-transitions? Nice! I wonder if it will work on stuff powered by brainwaves, like Doc Ock's tentacles. (Doesn't explain why the organic webbing went away after OMD, but if Quesada doesn't care, why should I?)

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[personal profile] kirke_novak 2011-03-16 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Spidey is The Doctor, akshully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53CPuFgBK7E
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[personal profile] drmcninja 2011-03-16 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Not digging the new threads, Spidey. Your mask is an ugly helmet, and the lines are... not flattering. I miss my red and blue.
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[personal profile] terrykun 2011-03-16 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not crazy about this particular look, but the idea of Peter coming up with Spider-suits for different tactical applications, when he has the benefit of prep-time, is pretty nifty.

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[personal profile] thanekos 2011-03-16 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
it also does double duty as his "80s Sentai villain/90s Sentai grunt" variant.
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[personal profile] darkblade 2011-03-17 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
He still owes Toei some favors from that um thing...

[identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com 2011-03-16 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think the mayor actually has the authority to impose a death sentence on anyone.
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[personal profile] liara_shadowsong 2011-03-16 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
...That costume is damn ugly.
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[personal profile] eightleggedbeast 2011-03-16 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
So -- sorry, where did this magnetic armour come from?
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[personal profile] thanekos 2011-03-16 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
His job at Horizon Labs gives him access to the stuff of a super-science think tank, and since he's got the intelligence to make 'em..

(best part is that he's repurposed part of his anti-Hobgoblin stealth suit for some take on noise-cancellation headphones, meaning that he's now got his name on a patent in about six months. Which should help his resume once the status quo gets shook up again..)

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[personal profile] deepspaceartist 2011-03-17 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
I... actually kind of like this. I think the "Fuck what logic or facts say, I'm gonna save everyone around me anyways beacuse I'm a superhero!" Is the sort of attitude more heroes should have. It's not like he's saying that no-one's ever going to die in the city ever, he's saying that as soon as he get's involved in a situation, people stop dying. If this actually works out for him, I say it's about time we have more books where the superheroes are actually SUPERheroes, and the villains stop winning.

That said, this is post-OMD Spider-man, so I have my doubts about this working out for him.
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[personal profile] skalja 2011-03-17 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
I'm pretty sure this is Peter on the brink of some kind of breakdown. Which could be fun except Slott is so hit and miss for me...

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[personal profile] punishermax 2011-03-17 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
~Hulk kinda just, busts in the door~

SO, HULK HAVE TO ASK. IT NORMAL FOR MAYOR TO, YOU KNOW, PUBLICLY SUPER HERO IDIOT FOR NOT MURDERING PERSON IN COLD BLOOD? LIKE, DOES MAYOR YELL AT FIREMEN FOR NOT LETTING MAN WHO LEAVE CIGARETTE LIT BURN WITH HIS HOUSE? HULK ASSUME NEW YORK NORMAL CITY AND NOT MAD MAX STYLE NIGHTMARE ZONE WHERE DEATH IS PRESCRIPTION TO ALL WOES. THAT WOULD EXPLAIN YANKEES THOUGH. HULK MIGHT HAVE TO RESCIND RANT THERE.

ALSO ON HULK NEXT POINT. SPIDER MAN, WHY YOU DESIGN COSTUME SO THAT YOU LOOK LIKE GOTH ROBOCOP. HOLY SHIT HULK JUST THINK OF NEW MOVIE.

ALSO HULK MUST CONFESS TO STUPIDITY BUT HE ASSUME IT VERY BAD IDEA TO JUST, YOU KNOW, STAND IN FRONT OF BULLETS AND LET THEM RICOCHET OFF METAL BODY. IT SEEM VERY POSSIBLE THEY COULD REFLECT OFF YOU AND HIT PEOPLE BEHIND YOU. PHYSICS FUN BUT DANGEROUS AS WELL. HULK LEARN FROM BILL NYE. HE SCIENCE GUY.

ALSO, PETER, BRO HULK HATE BREAK IT TO YOU BUT HE PRETTY SURE YOU TRY TO NOT LET PEOPLE DIE BEFORE THIS MOMENT. HULK MEAN, JUST CAUSE YOU WANT SOMETHING REALLY BAD NOT MAKE IT SO. IT SUCK, BUT JESUS MAN, PEOPLE DIE. WE DEAL WITH BAD GUYS WHO CONTROL EVERY METAL EVER AND HULK HIMSELF DEAL WITH RED HULK WHICH LIKE DEALING WITH BIG DUMB 12 YEAR OLD WHO JUST DISCOVER LINKIN PARK. PEOPLE DIE FROM HIS RAGE. BUT YOU NOT SEE HULK BREAK DOWN EVERY TIME

IT LIKE, HULK TRY HARD TO NOT GET ANGRY AND BREAK WALLS. HE MAKE IT POINT TO IDENTIFY DOORS AT ALL TIMES AND MAKE SURE THEY IN REACH. HE FIGHT URGE TO SMASH INTO HOME DEPOT UNDER ASSUMPTION THAT, HEY IT HOME DEPOT THEY REBUILT EASY. BUT SOMETIMES HULK BREAK WALLS. IT SUCKS, BUT HULK MOVE ON. HULK NOT MAKE SOLEMN SWEAR TO NOT BREAK WALLS AND STAND ON ROOFTOP DRASTICALLY IN COSTUME THAT MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE DETROIT'S ONLY ROBOT EVANESCENCE FAN.

THAT DUMB. HULK NOT THAT WEIRD.
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I love all your posts. XD

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love this!

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New Costume

[personal profile] capt_satellite 2011-03-17 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, this is just aggressively ugly. I like the overall lines of the suit, but the yellow piping and pinstripes are just awful. And it reeks of TRON.

You can see the effect they were going for on the final panel of the second page posted, with the yellow lines giving the full body the effect of a spider but it's far too much for way too little.

I'm hoping other artists can put a better spin on this, or that some of the funkier aspect get turned down a notch.

I can't begrudge the idea of a helmet, but the way it's rendered, especially in profile at the chin on the third page, second panel, and on the fourth page, just fails.

One of the classic Spider-man costume's best design choices, and the one that helps in storytelling with a masked character, has always been his teardrop-shaped eye slits....they adhere to the facial contours enough that, given just a little a bit of artistic license, they can convey so much expression. Even with the black "Secret Wars" costume, it didn't take much for the reader to read his facial expressions....or perhaps more accurately, project what the reader feels onto the otherwise featureless mask.

Honestly, the idea of Spider-man running around with no more protection that a spandex body suit has always bugged me a little. Batman took the common-sense move of more protective gear a quarter-century ago. I loved the idea from Miller's "The Dark Knight" that the black on yellow bat symbol was there to draw fire to a well-protected part of the costume....that great reveal when he's shot in the chest dangling from the helicopter, and gunfire blasts the bat-symbol off, revealing metallic bullet-proof panel underneath.

But worry not. Nobody throws away close of 50 years of brand identity for nothing.
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[personal profile] hoey 2011-03-17 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
Pick a color scheme and stick to it.
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New costume

[personal profile] big_daddy_d 2011-03-17 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
Looks like a Ronin knock off to be honest.
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[personal profile] terrykun 2011-03-17 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Does this mean Pete will try to copy Maya even further by walking in on Clint in the shower?
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[personal profile] proteus_lives 2011-03-17 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
Spidey-Tron.
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[personal profile] jetblack927 2011-03-17 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I said that OH, so long ago...UGH, this is such a train wreck....





...Waitaminute....when the hell did J.J. become MAYOR?!?! Talk about art imitating life (Bloomberg does remind me of Jonah...)
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2011-03-17 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
sooo... spider-man snapped?

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[personal profile] darkblade 2011-03-17 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, this stopping people from dying idea worked out so well for Anakin Skywalker.
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[personal profile] funbox 2011-03-17 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh come on, at least he's already still in OMD/BRD, so its like there's no side darker for him to go! (I feel terrible now, *sigh*)
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-03-17 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
So eventually Spidey's gonna come back from the Avengers and kick this clone or whatever out of his regular book, right?
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[personal profile] funbox 2011-03-17 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
I was thinking along the lines of the Ultimate Spiderman and friends(plus family) come in and just kick most of their 616 selves in the ass and talk some sense into them! I mean come on, when a person probably half or less then your age has a better sense of morals then you, your messed >:[
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[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-03-17 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
So this is still being stupid, huh? Thought so.
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[personal profile] mullon 2011-03-17 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
I really don't see how this is different from what he noramlly does. Unless he has some way of watching all of New York all of the time.
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[personal profile] fifthie 2011-03-17 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
Once again a comic book character is blessed with meta-awareness of the genre convention that villains can always escape from jail whenever the plot requires it, while remaining blind to the equally ridiculous genre convention that villains can always return from the dead whenever the plot requires it.

Ho hum.
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[personal profile] fifthie 2011-03-17 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
Re: the new suit, what kills me is how all the individual components are lifted from costumes that in isolation can be pretty much totally ace.

And then they're all thrown in the blender and turned into whaaaaaaaaaaatever the fuck that is.
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[personal profile] fifthie 2011-03-17 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Like somewhere in the multiverse of all things that would or could be, there is totally, totally ballin' Spider-Man alt costume with that collar.

But this one sure as hell isn't it.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2011-03-17 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
So I was thinking that, maybe, y'know, they could actually pull some interesting stories out of the J Jonah Jameson as Mayor gimmick, but clearly I was wrong.

As it is, Jonah comes across as even more ridiculous and idiotic as Post-OMD Spidey. Advocating the murder of someone in public without deciding to go through the usual procedures and routine? I can see his approval ratings spiralling down.
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New Story

[personal profile] nefrekeptah 2011-03-17 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
I have no idea what everyone's complaining about, as this was quite awesome.

Wait, no, sorry, I do know what everyone's complaining about. It's the same thing that everyone always complains about - "this takes place after OMD, so it sucks. No, I don't care how good the actual story is, it takes place after OMD, so obviously it must suck." Lord...

Anyway, I really liked what I saw here. Spidey stays true to his promise to not let anyone die, he does so great fashion, and he doesn't start killing his enemies like people were afraid of. I loved what I saw here, and I really like the art style here (costume's a different story, but eh -it'll grow on me).

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[personal profile] janegray 2011-03-17 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
Spidey has taken on a vow that no one will ever die under his watch. Just as he says that, a new villain called Massacre is holding a group of people hostage and has lined them up with explosives. To make a point, he's already killed one.

Pretty short-lived vow, then.

His backstory is that a piece of shrapnel lodged its way into his brain, taking away his ability for empathy or morals.

Was he there to rob those people, or did he just want to kill them?

Because if he just wanted to kill them, the backstory doesn't work. Most sociopaths in the world refrain from killing people for crap and giggles simply because they don't want to go to jail. Empathy and morals have nothing to do with self-preservation.

[personal profile] twigcollins 2011-03-17 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Pretty short-lived vow, then.

I was about to say.

Vow

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[personal profile] pyrotwilight 2011-03-17 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's the new rule."

"So...you were what? Not giving a damn before and letting people die? You menace!"

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