I'll buy that the Vulture is able to stay aloft while carrying Spider-Man. He's done it before, after all, so there's no reason he can't do it again. What I won't buy is the increasingly terrible dialog. I mean it's usually not Shakespeare, or even close to Stan Lee's classic stuff, but it's been really terrible this week. I've been trying to figure out what the second panel even means. It's obviously a fishing analogy, but who is the fisherman and who's the fish?
The Vulture could be the fisherman, as he refers to the web-line as a fishing line and remarks that Spider-Man won't be the one to get away. However, the Vulture also remarks that he's the one who got away, leading me to believe that he might be the fish. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow's strip. Ah, and the gems have vanished again, a fact which completely fails to surprise me.
Argh. Now, I like Stan Lee and respect his body of work, but either he's gone further around the bend, or he's gotten wind of this blog and is now using the strip as some sort of weapon against me. If he is, it's working, because my head feels like it's going to explode.
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