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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] 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?)

[identity profile] 2011-03-16 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
He created webbing that interferes with Doc Ock's tentacles so he can't control them back in ASM #90. If you know the issue, you know that didn't work out so well.
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[personal profile] eightleggedbeast 2011-03-16 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I wish I had a macro of the Iron Lady announcing THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY for every time someone mentions society here.