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Peter goes after Strange, demanding to know how Carlie could have uncovered his identity after his spell.



The thing he has to do is give MJ the antidote, since she still has her spider-powers.

Also, Kaine is now scarless, and from the looks of it I'm guessing he's going to be the new Scarlet Spider. I liked what they did with Kaine when they brought him back (before 'killing' him off), but I'm not too crazy about prettifying him and making him some sort of superhero. And why tease the possibility of bringing Ben back?

And Julia Carpenter, the new Madame Web (I still don't understand why they had to kill off the old one and make her the new one) apologizes to Peter about the loss that's to come.

Date: 2011-11-02 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. Also, in this particular instance, Peter really had ZERO reason to lie to Carlie. In the first place, she's a cop. A forensic scientist, yes, but a cop just the same. If the question was Peter was trying to protect Carlie, she at least supposedly has a fighting chance in that she supposedly has training to protect herself (although a lot of good it did her against the White Rabbit). In fact, her being a member of the NYPD already put her in a high risk category. What's more, she actually LIKED Spider-Man and considered him her best friend. After all, she DID get a tattoo of him, told Peter she considered Spidey one of the good guys, and was estatic when Peter told her he was Spidey's "gadget guy." So all the traditional reasons for the "I can't tell her I'm Spider-Man because that would put her in danger" didn't really apply in this case. What it really showed that, given MJ's warning about how he needed to tell her sooner or later and his saying "I want her to love me as plain old Peter Parker" back in ASM #652, and given that he's more broken up over how Carlie found out rather than her dumping him, it pretty much suggests that he really didn't love her all that much to begin with.

Date: 2011-11-02 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Peter really had ZERO reason to lie to Carlie. In the first place, she's a cop.

Given that Spider-Man seems to spend most of his time as a vigilante being actively sought by the Police, I'd say that was a bloody good reason right there.

Date: 2011-11-02 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Normally, yes. But in this case, Spidey, being an Avenger, isn't exactly wanted by the cops at this point. But even taking that into account, Carlie was already an ally to Spider-Man and considered him a friend and "one of the good guys." After all, that was the reason why she didn't turn Captain Watanabee in when she found out she was the Wraith, so that in itself was a hint to Peter that he, if he was worried that Carlie would turn him into the cops, he had no reason to fear.

Date: 2011-11-02 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Spidey is an Avenger, but is still not trusted, the extent that he is denied any compensation for his services because he has not unmasked.

Date: 2011-11-03 07:02 am (UTC)
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True. But what I'm saying is that even though the police by and large are suspicious of Spidey, Carlie didn't. She was always depicted as considering Spider-Man one of the good guys, always giving him tips. Heck, she was one of the few people in the NYPD during the whole "spider-tracer killer" storyline running through Brand New Day who believed in Spidey's innocence. In that sense, Carlie, like Captain Stacy, Jean DeWolfe, and Detective Lamont was a cop who was also Spidey's ally.

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