I've made my apologies, now let's do some comicky stuff. Ten days worth of it! With the return of Thing I Liked!
08/04:You know, wouldn't Jameson's arm be yanked out of its socket? He's an old newspaper guy, after all, his joints aren't what they used to be.
TIL: Jameson's pleading in panel two.
08/05:I'm not a man who knows a lot about helicopters, but I do know a bit about Spider-Man, and the man probably weighs under two hundred pounds. Would an extra person of that size have any visible effect on a helicopter?
TIL: Speed lines in panel two. You can't go wrong with speed-lines.
08/06:Flying man with hostage versus helicopter: I think we all know who the winner in that confrontation would be.
It would be us.
TIL: Once again, Jameson's pleading in panel two.
Huh... my local paper started carrying the strip a bit ago, so I've read each of these the day they came out. I must say, though, that when you read them all together like this it does a pretty nifty job with suspense. Perhaps this week is just a fluke, though, as I doubt anything could make the Pestilent Parker bit be interesting.
Still have to wonder why the Vulture is using chemicals instead of his supposedly razor-sharp wings.
TIL: The alternating point of view is pretty keen.
08/08:The Vulture does something many villains never do: learn.
TIL: Tiny Jameson in panel one. I know it's perspective, but it's still rather silly to see.
That is one cruddy anti-gravity device if you can clog it just with webbing. At the high altitude the Vulture operates at, you would think that frost would sort of build up a bit, and he'd compensate for this somehow. This would also take care of the thin veneer of webbing Spider-Man is putting on there.
TIL: Panel two is funny, I think.
08/10:I like how this makes Spider-Man out to be the world's biggest jerk. "Oh, so I can only save one of you? Nah, not choosing. See you later!"
TIL: Jameson in the final panel.
08/11:Now, Spider-Man is being a bit less of a jerk by only letting the super-criminal die. While I could argue that we both know he won't, I remember when the Scorpion was in the strip and Spider-Man sort of let him drown. Will we have a repeat of passive homicide?
TIL: Jameson continues to be a highlight of this falling adventure.
Jameson shouldn't be so surprised: Spider-Man has saved him hundreds of times before.
TIL: Jameson clinging to the top of that building. Magnificent.
Huh. Sort of underwhelming, really.
TIL: Speed lines, and the fact that the Vulture looks like he's clawing at the air.
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