|thanekos (thanekos) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2011-06-02 05:55 pm UTC
|Current music:||dream on - depeche mode|
|Entry tags:||char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: dan slott, creator: giuseppe camuncoli, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man|
But to the good, so did Pete's star at Horizon Labs.
His boss sort-of understands his brand of apparent eccentricity, he gets on well enough with his co-workers (worked out a patent conflict with little acrimony, at least), and his performance isn't hampered by his super-hero career.
In fact, it's helping his day job as super-scientist, as he's fully aware (and intending to supplement with actual work):
(His co-workers really are just set dressing, aren't they?)
It's time for Pete to justify his employment with a new invention; his boss asks him, a little firmly, if he's got something today. His response?
" You bet, Max.. "
Yup, he's re-purposed the sense-loss compensation suit as cheap headshot-proof headgear.
Peter Parker is NOT Useless, evidently.
(And yes, his boss thinks he's Spidey's gadget-boy, basically because no one could be that smart and fight crime as well!)
But that's not all:
(I'm oddly liking Slott's idea that Pete's been at the heroing business for so long, his best ideas only come when he's reacting to threats; makes me imagine him combing through recorded superhuman tussles and going " Now how would I solve that.. AHA! "
And man, he's got a real knack for miniaturization, hasn't he?
Shame only insane people tend to recognize it.)
And THAT'S not all, hat-trick-maker though it is.
Flush with his success, Pete webs up, quipping a line from " Spider-Man, Spider-Man, radioactive Spider-Man.. " (Just guess which one).
He swings by a newsstand, which in a nice bit has all the recent New York superhero goings-on on its covers (Paolo Rivera, magazine artist. Who knew?), and thwips up a scientific journal for the proof that he's truly made it:
(Well-played on the cover article, isn't it?
Subtle, at least.. not unintentional, that's for certain, especially now that a Jackal's in town..)
"Peter Parker", "project leader", "impact-resisting polymer".. eat it, 3M!
(Only way this could go bad is if this project catastrophically fails.. or if he proposes a tracer derivative off of Smythe's sense tech, and THAT blows up.)