AMS wrote:The status quo is the worst thing that happened to comics. I do not want to see Spider-man turn into a murdering psychopath, but I do want to see him turn into a responsible adult who uses his head to get out of problems as opposed to his fists. Someone decided that all of this stuff was bad and retconned it so that Spidey was an unemployed jerkwad mooching off his aunt, who is currently mooching of his roommate.
I'm just waiting for the "unemployed" part to go away forever and for Peter to be able to hold down an actual job. C'mon, Marvel. He made it through high school and college and didn't miss enough classes to fail out. That means he can keep a sort of schedule going and most jobs will allow for time off and "sudden emergencies." I'm betting the city of New York in the Marvel Universe would be incredibly forgiving of a super villain attack because it happens all the time.
"You didn't make it to work on time again. What happened?"
"Oh, really? Yeah, my sister was caught in traffic all afternoon because of that. Next time, give us a call so we know what's going on."
And the fact that he doesn't have internet connection in his apartment boggles the mind. This is like standard equipment now, especially for a geek.
But I digress. What were we talking about? Crazy stuff? Carry on.