Monday, May 28, 2007

Spider-Man's a terrible roommate.

A couple pages into Marvel Team-Up #5, Spider-Man meets the Vision, who is suffering from epileptic fits (and also excruciating "I AM A MERE SYNTHETIC DUPLICATE OF A MAN" emo, but only one of those things will be fixed by kicking the crap out of the Puppet Master by the end of the story). Spidey, being a legitimate genius, decides to schlep Vis sixty blocks back to his apartment.

The one he shares. With his arch-enemy's kid.

He leaves Vision on the couch and goes to check on Harry. In full costume.I guess his spider-sense would've gone off were Harry sitting up watching porn, or something, but that still strikes me as a terrible idea. That said, that's one of the creepiest single panels of Spider-Man I've ever seen - him all looming in the doorway, hunched molesterly over the sleeping form of his roommate, as if plotting with illest intent.Spider-Man brings vigilante justice into the home.Suffocation by way of a facefull of web-fluid's still a better way to go than Goblin serum-induced poisoning, honestly.

This one's actually the closest to how I figure living with Spider-Man would be:A constant stream of annoying jokes, delivered smugly.

(As is customary in situations such as these, I encourage you to make your own - here's one with empty thought bubbles and one where I went to the trouble of clearing the caption, too.)

7 comments:

Jon Hex said...

Spidey could at least turn the light before intruding on his roommate's privacy.

Jon said...

To be fair, he might've - I colored the panel. I have no idea what the original looked like outside of an Essential reprinting.

Siskoid said...

My answer.

Scipio said...

Okay, the "web fluid" one made me spit out my dinner; thanks, Jon!

Bully said...

All the windows were dark. No one knew he was there. Harry Osbourne was out dreaming sweet dreams without care.

Evan Waters said...

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Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Evan Waters said...
HEYHARRYYOUWANNASEEMYNEWCHAINSAWANDHOCKEYMASK?

lol!