I have no idea how the policy on business deals go, but couldn't Peter Parker theoretically order some reports or something about Krandis's company? I mean, if it's a company with stockholders, they have to have some sort of public report, and perhaps some information could be gleaned from them. Heck, I'm sure the Daily Bugle's business section (not to mention countless other papers) probably have a business section which could help out with minor articles about Krandis's various acquisitions. There's so many ways Peter could go about this (without the aid of his web-slinging alter ego, no less) that he has no business whining about how he can't get anything done.
As for the gunfire, that had better had something to do with Jimmy Godero or the Persuader. If it's just padding, I swear that I will take measures.
8 years ago