Sunday, March 09, 2008

Great Irresponsibility

Spider-Man eschews his mantra of "With great power comes great responsibility" and lets two thugs steal some stuff. Yes, even though there's a cop there and Spider-Man does have other things on his mind, it's sort of uncharacteristic of him. I suppose Mary Jane's signal is making him hurry things up a bit, but it would take all of five minutes to catch those two crooks. I'm still not buying this whole plot twist with Simon Krandis, though. The man is either some sort of criminal genius, or he's just a moron.

1. Whatever happened to Jimmy Godero?
2. When will this storyline end?
3. Will the next storyline feature the debut of the "Marvella" movie and perhaps Mysterio, or at least some other costumed villain who wants to make things difficult for Mary Jane? I know the cartoon featured a subplot where Hydro-Man was a former boyfriend of Mary Jane and refused to let her go, so that could be incorporated into the strip, maybe. You could even bring Kraven the Hunter back, as he was the one who got Mary Jane into the movie business in the first place. There's so many things that could be done with the whole "Marvella" debut, but I'm willing to guess that it'll be some fat mobster in a suit making things difficult. Now, if that fat mobster happens to be Kingpin, I'll be pleased, but in any other case I'll be pretty mad.

Sadly, only Stan Lee knows the answers to these questions.


Reggie White Jr. said...

I also thought it was kinda messed up how Spidey just swung pass those crooks. Is John Romita still drawing this strip?

Mike Podgor said...

Nope. On weekdays, it's Larry Lieber (Stan Lee's brother). Alex Saviuk does it on Sundays.