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I actually thought the last couple issues of ASM were a bit decent--Peter struggling with the people dying around him, the "Human Torch" memorial issue and even the Flash!Venom prelude. In retrospect, they were all absent of one thing--the Embodiment of Evil known as Carlie Cooper.

Well...she's baaaaaaaaaaaack....

Note: these are two preview pages from Amazing Spider-Man #658.

It's a good thing Peter didn't have sex with her. Since Carlie is clearly a vessel for Mephisto, that's all that would be needed for Mephisto to start the End of Days and set loose the wrath of Hell upon the world.

Date: 2011-04-10 04:28 am (UTC)
baxter2814: Damn you Norman Osborn! (sad spidey)
From: [personal profile] baxter2814
That may have actually been THE most gratuitous fail in Peter's entire lineup of people he asked for help. Even Strange I could see conjuring up some vague bullshit excuse about magic, but Reed?

Peter: I need your help! You've got loads of great medical equipment right?
Reed: Great? It is the most advanced in the solar system! What do you need?
Peter: My Aunt May's dying from a bullet wound, but that must be a piece of cake to cure right?
Reed: No, no, I'm sorry. I've tried everything, but this is an impossible task that is far beyond the reach of even my genius.
Peter: Wha? But...didn't you, like, build a portal to heaven, bang on the pearly gates, and yell at Jack Kirby to give Ben back that one time?
Reed: Uh.................Look at the pretty bunny! Look at the pretty bunny!

Okay, so that's not how it went down, but that's how obvious the logic!fail was.

Date: 2011-04-10 07:34 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
No, I would say the most gratuitous fail would be the X-men being unable to help, as they have Elixr on their team. You know, the kid that has complete control over biology? The one that regrew someone's removed heart? I'm pretty sure gunshots are nothing to him.

Date: 2011-04-10 10:05 pm (UTC)
baxter2814: Spidey noms a chicken leg (Default)
From: [personal profile] baxter2814
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. So much dumbassery, and so little space in my brain to remember it all. I mean, really, WTF?

Date: 2011-04-10 10:19 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Honestly, I have to go with everything in that book being Mephisto fucking with Peter's head to get him to agree to his deal. And even then it is still a shitstain of a book.

Date: 2011-04-11 06:10 am (UTC)
baxter2814: Damn you Norman Osborn! (sad spidey)
From: [personal profile] baxter2814
One of the best fan theories I've ever heard is that the entire thing was *Norman Osborn* making a deal with Mephisto. See, apparently Mephisto can alter reality, right? So Norman made a deal with him, telling him to turn every genius in the Marvel universe into raging morons, and to fuck up Peter's personality in just the right way to cause Peter to make a deal with Mephisto too, and therefore cause OMD.

I mean, it's way, way, way more likely that Norman would want to randomly fuck with Peter's life for no reason than Mephisto would, right?

Date: 2011-04-11 10:04 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
No on thinking to approach Elixir is the one that makes my head hurt with fail. It's so obvious it's approaching the embarrassing.


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