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sherkahn ([personal profile] sherkahn) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-19 08:46

Amazing Spiderman 684

Last issue, Otto Octavious has created a protective shield that can magnify or protect Marvel 616 Earth from Global Warming. He intends to use it, as a last act before he dies. Enter Spiderman and the Avengers, who plan to stop him.

The Sinister Six take on the Avenger's, and both groups have prepped for one another.

Surprise! Otto has better prep-time than Peter Parker, and the Avenger's get their butts handed to them. With Spidey left at his mercy.

We now rejoin the Ends of the Earth.



Silver Sable has tagged along, rescuing Spider-man and the Black Widow.
Out maneuvered and out gunned, Peter decides to try round #2 with more brains, more stealth, less brawn. His plan?

Shut down Dr. Octopus' ability to deliver on his end of the protective shield, and force the world to turn on Dr. Octopus. Spider-man's target: A Saharan desert former A.I.M. base.

and it's a trap, set by Dr. Octopus to have Sandman kill Spiderman and his allies.
But on the flight over, Spidey has reconfigured some of his tools on his suit... since this has now become a mental chess match, with both sides planning and counter planning against one another.

And we see how Sandman's powers can work. And work against him.


The dust spray is a mild radioactive tracer. That, with some of the other toys Peter's




There's a way to turn an enemies strength against him.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-19 17:31 (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry, but that is the biggest load of nonsense I've heard in a long time. On the surface, it's a fucking cool solution to beating the Sandman, but now Slott has to answer exactly how Marko can EVER be a viable threat again.

[personal profile] ironspider 2012-04-19 17:56 (UTC)(link)
Maybe Spidey doesn't have that special gas with him at all time? Maybe it's a one and done trick? Just shooting from the hip here.
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[personal profile] filthysize 2012-04-19 18:29 (UTC)(link)
"He's evolved."

I just did it in two words. :P
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-04-19 18:31 (UTC)(link)
Easy, from now on Sandman learns to keep his core grain in constant motion. He was never aware Spider-Man had intuited it's existence, he might never have known himself. But now he knows, things can be different.
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[personal profile] biod 2012-04-19 21:21 (UTC)(link)
It probably wouldn't have worked if Flint had actually used all of the Sahara.
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[personal profile] kenwyn89 2012-04-19 22:15 (UTC)(link)
I'm totally thinking along the lines of the Mummy.
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[personal profile] sir_mikael 2012-04-20 00:17 (UTC)(link)
"Haha, I've removed your ability to control your form!"
Enormous masses of sand falls on them.
"Oooooh shit."
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[personal profile] nefrekeptah 2012-04-20 02:15 (UTC)(link)
Because it's ONE tiny grain of sand amongst thousands, even when Marko's not channeling thousands of tons of sand? Because Spider-man typically doesn't have radiation tracers and hypnotic inducers on his person? If anything, this introduces a way Spider-Man can plausibly beat Sandman, who's an immortal shape-shifter and quite possibly one of the strongest villains on the planet, with out resorting to a Dues Ex Machina every time, making this a huge improvement.
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[personal profile] protogarrett 2012-04-19 18:15 (UTC)(link)
Wow. Silver Sable. Haven't seen her since, like, the 90's. What's she doing here and pouchless?
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[personal profile] nefrekeptah 2012-04-20 02:16 (UTC)(link)
Saving Spider-man's ass, apparently.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-04-20 02:25 (UTC)(link)
She actually appeared earlier back as a little cameo in a two-parter. I forget the exact context, but she kissed him after saving something that was going on. I'm fairly sure there's a post for it here.
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[personal profile] terrykun 2012-04-20 08:16 (UTC)(link)
She's been appearing semi-frequently in NYC stuff since Shadowland.

[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2012-04-20 13:56 (UTC)(link)
Where? 'tis relevant to my interests.
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[personal profile] bewareofgeek 2012-04-19 18:51 (UTC)(link)
Deus Ex Calcula?
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[personal profile] deepspaceartist 2012-04-20 12:56 (UTC)(link)
Photobucket

[personal profile] blueprintstyles 2012-04-19 21:10 (UTC)(link)
how exactly is his plan evil?
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[personal profile] lascoden 2012-04-19 22:07 (UTC)(link)
Don't know yet. Assuming he has some sort of ulterior motive.
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[personal profile] bewareofgeek 2012-04-19 22:41 (UTC)(link)
"I'm going to ruin your reputation! Because I'm an infamous criminal mastermind, and you are a member of not one, but two well-known super teams! Clearly, I'm MUCH more trustworthy!"
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[personal profile] auggie18 2012-04-20 01:05 (UTC)(link)
This does take place in the Marvel Universe, though. The place that thought giving a known psychopath an army of superhumans was a good idea.
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[personal profile] bewareofgeek 2012-04-20 10:41 (UTC)(link)
Point taken.

"We hate and fear people with superpowers! Unless they are aliens, sorcerers, changed by science, or have really powerful gadgets! Those are OK!"
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[personal profile] nefrekeptah 2012-04-20 02:21 (UTC)(link)
That fact that he introduced it by nearly killing literally everyone under the sun, for one.
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[personal profile] biod 2012-04-19 21:18 (UTC)(link)
I don't know. It makes sense and all, but I kind of liked Marko as a loose conciousness who happened to use sand as a physical body.
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[personal profile] sir_mikael 2012-04-20 00:20 (UTC)(link)
I remember there was something weird going on when Venom ate some of Sandman. He totally lost control of his form for a while after that, which was odd considering we'd not seen that as an effect before. Maybe there was originally more than one control grain but he learned to manage with one after the Venom incident.
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[personal profile] drmcninja 2012-04-20 02:45 (UTC)(link)
Who cares, we have Santo now, and he does it waaay better.
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[personal profile] biod 2012-04-19 21:19 (UTC)(link)
Maybe it's because it's less bulky than the last time I saw it, but the new costume's growing on me.
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[personal profile] drmcninja 2012-04-20 02:46 (UTC)(link)
My thoughts exactly, especially in that first page. But it still looks like a costume I'd rather see on Deadpool than Spidey.
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[personal profile] avantre 2012-04-19 22:20 (UTC)(link)
They'd better make Sandman's next appearance extra-ferocious, because I know I'd be out for blood if someone brought my family into a fight.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-04-20 02:27 (UTC)(link)
Definitely--especially since the only reason Marko joined up with the Sinister Six was because with the cash and his criminal record clean, in his eyes there would be no viable reason for him not to be with his daughter again.
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[personal profile] crinos 2012-04-20 06:18 (UTC)(link)
Yeah, gotta say that was kind of an A hole thing for Spidey to do.

Below the belt Pete. not cool.
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[personal profile] cyberghostface 2012-04-24 02:22 (UTC)(link)
Par for the course with BND!Spidey.
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[personal profile] sir_mikael 2012-04-20 00:21 (UTC)(link)
Pulling out the old Swarm-technique, eh Spidey? Whatever works.
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[personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn 2012-04-20 00:40 (UTC)(link)
So, wait... "Sinister Four?"

What happened to number five?
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[personal profile] lascoden 2012-04-20 01:16 (UTC)(link)
Electro got shot into the upper atmosphere by Thor.
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[personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn 2012-04-20 02:19 (UTC)(link)
Ah, okay. Thanks!
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[personal profile] drmcninja 2012-04-20 02:48 (UTC)(link)
I mean, I'm sure this will be justified in the end, but maybe it would be worth it to see if Otto is actually fixing global warming first. I mean, Tony and Reed and the "trustworthy" people aren't doing anything about it, so why not at least give Otto a chance?
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[personal profile] stillanerd 2012-04-20 03:44 (UTC)(link)
Except how much you wanna bet that Doc Ock's "solution" to reversing global warming is to create a new Ice Age? After all, if the "Octavian Lens" can alter Earth's temperature to make it extremely hot, it could easily alter the Earth's temperature to make it extremely cold.
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[personal profile] thosefew 2012-04-20 03:39 (UTC)(link)
In some Marvel future thing (I don't follow Marvel that closely) Sandman absorbs his daughter who has his powers. Would this mean there would be a means of recovering her?

[personal profile] maridee42 2012-04-21 14:31 (UTC)(link)
...wait, so Sandman is the Sahara?
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[personal profile] eyz 2012-04-23 09:02 (UTC)(link)
Making Pete use his smarts, just like in the good ol' days :P
Nice! I like it!