Saturday, September 27, 2008

Guilty as Sin

Big-Time's plan is sound, if lacking in several details. However, the real gem today is the second panel. It is, perhaps, one of the best responses to Spider-Thug's almost question I can think of. Yeah, he was guilty, but that's the past. He's looking towards the future of menacing Spider-Man and totally ruining the wall-crawler. Good show, Big-Time.

Also, the fact that he's served his prison sentence means that, unlike many villains, Big-Time is honestly and truly reformed. Not only that, but he has made himself a new life as some sort of clock shop person. So his war against Spider-Man goes from "typical thing villain does" to "potentially ending this new way of life for him, but he doesn't seem to really care or get that." He doesn't seem to realize that masterminding these crimes is a good way to get sent back to jail.

Big-Time: More complexity than anyone was ever expecting from this strip.

TIL: I already said the thing I liked, in the actual meat of this post. I'm not going to say it again, as it would be redundant.


Anonymous said...

I got a kick out of the second panel too when I read it earlier!

jvwalt said...

We've had several recent stories featuring evildoers sent to jail by Spider-Man, who come out intent on revenge. In fact, they're completely uninterested in committing any crimes except as it relates to punishing Spidey.

In other words, JJJ is right. Spider-Man is the problem. He goes away, no more crime in the city.

Andrea said...

LOL, the clock around his neck reminds me of Flava Flav