Saturday, September 13, 2008

In Which the Author Uses Logic

Now, we all know this isn't the main Marvel universe, simply because if it was, there'd be a great deal more face-kicking and elaborate poorly done crossovers. There's also not a whole subsection of the population who can, by themselves, overturn a car with their "bare hands". However, I have seen several other individuals in the strip who can do just that. Namor the Sub-Mariner, for one. The Rhino, for another. Perhaps the X-Men's Beast. I'm not entirely sure about the Hobgoblin and Doctor Doom, but I've seen them do such things. Ah, and Peter keeps on mentioning the Hulk whose whole thing is that he can overturn a car as easily as you or I could knock down a small chair. Now, I'm not saying any of those people could be this faux Spider-Man, I'm just saying the cop's assertion that no one else could have done it is wrong.

Now, bare hands? Spider-Man is wearing gloves. If this were the real world, well, there wouldn't be Spider-Man for one thing. Ah, and the addition of gloves would at most protect your hands and wrists from various things, depending on the thickness of the gloves. Since this is a comic, however, wearing gloves can do all manner of things. Spider-Man himself is wearing a pair of web-shooters underneath his, and no one can see them. The Hobgoblin keeps an entire arsenal of things in his gloves. Doctor Doom's whole thing is that his gloves are weapons of considerable might, as is the Shocker's, though to an inferior degree. So the addition of gloves could easily allow someone to knock over a car in a comic strip.

Ah, and Doctor Strange has been in the strip. When you put him into the strip, all bets are pretty much off because he sets a million precedents. So that cop is pretty wrong that Spider-Man is the only one who could have done it.

On top of all this, it is pretty amusing that Spider-Man thought that going to help the cops was a good idea at any point and time considering his dubious history with them. At least now he's come to his senses, somewhat. The fact that there's only two cops at the crime scene is laughable, as well, considering how it's probably a media circus. If it has been that long, why has no one turned the car back over? It's on it's side. A few guys could push it back onto its wheels no problem.

TIL: I like the two cops, for some reason.

7 comments:

Mat said...

They're the only two cops. They're the security guards, too.

Lindsey said...

I bet it's not going to be a crossover. It's going to be the henchman of some evil billionaire politician and/or CEO who invested a ton of money in random items that help commit petty crime, like robbing banks.

Mike P said...

If we follow the pattern, it WILL be some nameless guy in a suit. Which is a shame, because this is a plot we've seen done before by a bunch of costumed villains.

If we're lucky, it'll be one of the super-mobsters. Maybe the henchman of the Kingpin or Owl.

Anonymous said...

Forget all those guys. The Persuader could have done it.

Mike P said...

He could have. Kurt Kordok may have been able to manage it as well, actually. Especially since it was a rather small car.

Chris said...

I know people are gonna put me at the stake for this, but I have a terrible feeling Miles Warren has a hand in this, and you know what that means...

CLONE SAGA, take 2.

I'm going to run and hide now...

Mike P said...

It might be a rehash of the original Clone Saga. The one from the seventies which also involved Miles Warren, but only one clone.