First off, welcome to all the new people who are coming here due to the Comics Curmudgeon. I realize this is the second time I've welcomed the new people, but text is free so I can welcome people as much as I please. In any case, let's get down to the business of this blog: pointing out the narrative and artistic shortcomings of two elderly men who have brought the world infinite amounts of joy.
The Vulture has been seemingly flying about for the past few days (strip time) committing various minor crimes while Spider-Man has been recovering from the flu. I can only imagine the Vulture committing a crime in order to lure Spider-Man to him, and then just hanging around the crime scene for half an hour to see if anyone showed up. Afterwards, he'd head back to his hideout and practice what he would say when Spider-Man finally did show up. As such, I don't think the Vulture so much figured that Spider-Man would try to stop this particular heist, but rather he hoped fervently that Spider-Man would do so.
Spider-Man is also being overly flippant in the first panel, as the heist was not stopped. Well, it was stopped, but only because the Vulture stole the gems he was going after. The only thing Spider-Man did to contribute to this was getting there too late.
I would also like to note that, in the third panel, the Vulture's gems have seemingly vanished. I'm guessing he's dropped them and, even now, the gems are going to land on some unfortunate person's head, killing them instantly. Spider-Man is also pretty screwed.
8 years ago