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    Default Amazing Spider-Man Annual#42-Preview

    https://www.adventuresinpoortaste.co...man-annual-42/

    Ok...pretty sure Peter's communicated with mediums in the past and has talked to the dead several times, so why is he a non-believer here?

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    There's a difference between Spider-Man experiencing the super natural first hand and visiting a medium after money.

    Many writers portray Peter as sceptical of the super natural even when seeing it first hand. More than once he's said he didn't fully believe in vampires even when fighting them with Blade, all throughout the Spider Totem storyline he openly voiced that he didn't buy Ezekiel's story of mystical spider beings do this is pretty in character.

    Besides this time he definitely knows that what Betty experienced was not a ghost or spirit but one of Jackal's reanimates so him not instantly buying this makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbus View Post
    There's a difference between Spider-Man experiencing the super natural first hand and visiting a medium after money.

    Many writers portray Peter as sceptical of the super natural even when seeing it first hand. More than once he's said he didn't fully believe in vampires even when fighting them with Blade, all throughout the Spider Totem storyline he openly voiced that he didn't buy Ezekiel's story of mystical spider beings do this is pretty in character.

    Besides this time he definitely knows that what Betty experienced was not a ghost or spirit but one of Jackal's reanimates so him not instantly buying this makes sense.
    Slott was accurate with Betty. Needy, insecure, and always assuming the worst in Peter. No wonder their relationship failed. Her trust issues were as much to Blame as Peter's unexplained disappearances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rward777 View Post
    Slott was accurate with Betty. Needy, insecure, and always assuming the worst in Peter. No wonder their relationship failed. Her trust issues were as much to Blame as Peter's unexplained disappearances.
    I’ll second this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverWarriorWolf View Post
    I’ll second this.
    Betty was short with Peter because he would not tell her what she wanted to hear. Accusing Peter of being all about himself just because he asked her to trust his instinct. Although disappearing did not help Peter's case much.

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    Disappearances aside, Peter has been a better friend to Betty than she has to Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rward777 View Post
    Disappearances aside, Peter has been a better friend to Betty than she has to Peter.
    That's pretty much the entire story of Peter's life. Sure, he isn't perfect, there's been plenty of times when he could've done better by at least some of his friends than he did, but if we go by proverbial batting average, he's been a better friend to most of his friends than they've been to him.
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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    my question is, If Superior counts towards the Legacy Numbering then this should be Annual #44 not #42 since Superior had 2 Annuals

    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1-28
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1996/29
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1997/30
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1998/31
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1999/32
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2000/33
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2001/34
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1/35
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 36-39
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1/40
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1/41
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 42
    Last edited by shadow panther; 02-10-2018 at 08:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntsman Spider View Post
    That's pretty much the entire story of Peter's life. Sure, he isn't perfect, there's been plenty of times when he could've done better by at least some of his friends than he did, but if we go by proverbial batting average, he's been a better friend to most of his friends than they've been to him.
    Flash even called Peter a better friend in the closing chapter of The Clone Saga. Sad to think the very same writer had him mocking Peter behind his back just a couple of years later during the relaunch era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles To Go View Post
    https://www.adventuresinpoortaste.co...man-annual-42/

    Ok...pretty sure Peter's communicated with mediums in the past and has talked to the dead several times, so why is he a non-believer here?

    For that matter ... after having superpowers and experiencing an endless stream of incredible, fantastical and world-shattering experiences day after day after week after week after year upon year ...

    Why would any superpowered entity in the Marvel U be shocked by anything anymore?

    Seems to me that at a certain point - if someone told you "Orange unicorns from Venus are hijacking banana boats off the coast of Alaska, in a nefarious scheme to poison the worlds Jello supply" - you would simply say "Ok cool Let's go handle it"

    But its not like that. Why?

    Noone knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow panther View Post
    my question is, If Superior counts towards the Legacy Numbering then this should be Annual #44 not #42 since Superior had 2 Annuals

    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1-28
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1996/29
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1997/30
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1998/31
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1999/32
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2000/33
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2001/34
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1/35
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 36-39
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1/40
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1/41
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 42
    Superior doesn't count as being part of ASM.

    Quote Originally Posted by Von View Post
    For that matter ... after having superpowers and experiencing an endless stream of incredible, fantastical and world-shattering experiences day after day after week after week after year upon year ...

    Why would any superpowered entity in the Marvel U be shocked by anything anymore?

    Seems to me that at a certain point - if someone told you "Orange unicorns from Venus are hijacking banana boats off the coast of Alaska, in a nefarious scheme to poison the worlds Jello supply" - you would simply say "Ok cool Let's go handle it"

    But its not like that. Why?

    Noone knows.
    Well, as pointed out before, at least in this case it's justified for him to not believe it, since he knows it was Ned's clone and not a ghost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukmendes View Post
    Superior doesn't count as being part of ASM.
    yes it does, its included in the Legacy numbering

    Last edited by shadow panther; 02-10-2018 at 10:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rward777 View Post
    Slott was accurate with Betty. Needy, insecure, and always assuming the worst in Peter. No wonder their relationship failed. Her trust issues were as much to Blame as Peter's unexplained disappearances.
    Well, as a wise man once said..."Betty Brant is a horrible person" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow panther View Post
    yes it does, its included in the Legacy numbering

    Ah, my mistake. Looks like Marvel screwed up when counting the annuals lol.

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    I liked the additional short story in this, it's another birthday for Peter...and another surprise party...and Mary Jane turned up for it, getting pretty close to him and calling her "tiger" like old times. The two had met earlier in the story with MJ showing off things Stark was developing to him (liked that Peter remarked that he'd "always hated this place").

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