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(NJ)   Where the hell was Spiderman on September 11th?   ( divider line
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6285 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Nov 2001 at 8:34 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-14 08:42:56 AM  
Spider-man is the best farking superhero there is.
2001-11-14 08:45:20 AM  
The comic discusses Sept. 11 but the upcoming movie is editing it out?
2001-11-14 08:45:51 AM  
If superman isn't a better superhero than spiderman, then the terrorist have already won.
2001-11-14 08:49:06 AM  
Superman is boring. He's farking invulnerable to everything but ONE type of extremely rare rock, and he can do basically anything. BOOOOOOOOOOOOORING.

And Chillinthemost: they only have two hours or so. Strangely enough they can't cover both the origin story of Spider-man, Spidey vs. the Green Goblin, AND the Sept. 11 WTC attacks in that amount of time :/
2001-11-14 08:50:54 AM  
Spiderman was poking Mary Jane with the one-eyed monster!
2001-11-14 08:58:46 AM  
By that rule, Monkeu, Spidey is boring when compared to DareDevil. No super-strength, wall-climbing abilities to help out. Just a blind guy with his other senses heightened. :)

</devil's advocate>

Actually, I think Spidey is cool.
2001-11-14 09:02:22 AM  
The Spiderman movie edited the ending out because Spiderman built a web between the two towers, and caught the bad guys as they flew their helicopter between the buildings. It isn't their anymore, so Spiderman can't do that.
2001-11-14 09:04:48 AM  
In all fairness .. its a movie. I mean, come on.. i wouldnt expect them to change the movie ... that's just lame. Are you going to recall all movies from Blockbuster that have the TT's in them and cut them out?
2001-11-14 09:05:05 AM  
I remember reading the same criticism of comic books that came out during WWII, ie why didn't Superman just fly to Germany and get Hitler... I think the storyline reasoning was something like the superheroes didn't want to take the glory away from the "real heroes," ie the military. I might be wrong tho, and being at work I have no way to check. Anyone remember?
2001-11-14 09:07:06 AM  
DareDevil Rules
2001-11-14 09:07:46 AM  
They could actually make it into a great story line.. Peter Parker/Spiderman feels incredible guilt because he couldnt save the towers, and all the old feelings about his Uncle come up again.. he ends up in theropy with the shrink from the Sopranos.

2001-11-14 09:09:26 AM  
BigPhilly: Actually, I prefer a balance. Batman is another superhero with no powers, he's essentially just a guy with a lot of time and money, and I find that very boring as well. I think DC really needed to consider the middle ground...

That's why I like Spidey - he's a balance between the two, powers plus weaknesses, plus he's a geek and a smartass to boot. Daredevil is very cool too, much more so than Batman because of his blindness.
2001-11-14 09:12:02 AM  
Moneu: Batman is another superhero with no powers, he's essentially just a guy with a lot of time and money

Ted Turner? Larry Flint? Ross Perot? All guys with lots of time and money. :)
2001-11-14 09:13:01 AM  
Aquaman was quite possibly the crappiest super hero ever.
2001-11-14 09:15:05 AM  
Phxtony: Fine, I'll elaborate...

Batman is essentially just a guy with a lot of time, money, motive, and ambition.

Happy? ;)
2001-11-14 09:15:08 AM  
FB: I disagree, "NFL Superpro" was certainly the worst.
2001-11-14 09:15:54 AM  
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NFL Superpro
2001-11-14 09:16:07 AM  
I was always partial to Electra Woman and Dyna Girl... but that's just me... *shrug*

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2001-11-14 09:16:11 AM  
First off, Superman can also be hurt not only by kryptonite, but by magic as well. And he's been powered down so he can't like juggle planets like in those old stupid 60's comics.

And I've seen this comic, and its not good at all... not to spoil it for some people who might want to buy it, but some the people affected by the WTC in New York, it doesn't really make sense at all.
2001-11-14 09:16:27 AM  
Monkeu: Better. :)
2001-11-14 09:20:49 AM  
That comic (Superpro) is selling for $7.99 on E-bay.. I bought it when it came out like 10 years ago for $.75. Never figured it would go up in value, tossed it.

2001-11-14 09:31:15 AM  
"Our writers and artists took to it in the right way. It was like all of us going down to Ground Zero and each lifting one stone."

Since when does drawing a comic book equate to being on Ground Zero, being one of the people who had to dig body parts out of the rubble? next thing you know the guys at Marvel are going to want a fricking medal for "their part in helping with the Sept. 11 tradgedy."

now.. if they donate the profits from the book to the Sept. 11th fund... now THAT would be helping.
2001-11-14 09:44:16 AM  
I believe robober would be the one to ask regarding the movie. I'm curious if anything had to be reshot or how the continuity will be affected.
2001-11-14 09:49:51 AM  
From what I've read they digitally edited the WTC out, and cut the scene.
2001-11-14 09:54:50 AM  
"The character of Spidey is New York, and New York is Spidey. He's a Jewish kid from Queens," says Romita, who was born and raised in the same borough as the superhero. "To not approach it would be like the newspapers not doing it." "

Spiderman is jewish?? When did this happen?
2001-11-14 09:58:11 AM  
You all do realize that this just Quesada pimpin Marvel again? This is a publicity trick.

Ever since I met Quesada about 6 years ago and he wanted me to pay him to sign my stinkin "The Ray" comic book I knew he was a whore.

And then I saw he great performance in the Kevin Smith "tribute" movie during the NYC benefit concert. He and Palimotti are close...VERY close.

He is a whore. Oh..he draws awesome, that is true.
2001-11-14 10:10:06 AM  
1) Why the frick didn't Superman change the rotation of the earth's axis and turn back time? If you're not with America, you're against us. Superman has turned heel, folks.

2) It's a little known secret, but Spidey was porking Aunt Mae. A future issue plans on dealing with their May-December incestuous relationship.
2001-11-14 10:10:30 AM  
I too find it strange that the comic will deal with it , but the film will not... even so far as to remove the towers from the film... strange.....

not sure how I feel about it.

gotta love the Spider-man though... he is the best.
2001-11-14 10:11:20 AM  
and of course I agree on the Elctra-woman and Dyna-girl thing... WAHOO.... had such the thing for them pony tails......
2001-11-14 10:34:25 AM  
Stretch dude and Clobber girl!
2001-11-14 10:39:59 AM  
Scatpack - Of course Quesada is pimping Marvel again, he's the Editor in Chief now.

I haven't read Spidey in a couple years (with exception to the ugly as hell Ultimate Spiderman tradepaperback), cause I haven't been able to stand Mark Bagley's art. Think I'll pick this issue up though.
2001-11-14 10:47:14 AM  
All I can picture is a elderly woman going downstairs to consloe her 31 year old son, who still lives at home. Telling him that Spidey must have been on vacation
2001-11-14 10:54:28 AM  
Spidey is win.

That is all.

-Got Spider??
2001-11-14 10:57:20 AM  
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are babe-a-licious. I wonder how much sexual tension that guy in their headquarters had built up with two spandex-clad superhero women hangin' around him.
2001-11-14 11:06:59 AM  
Can I just say that comic books are awesome. They are our modern myths. Ask any child or adult, geeky or not, who Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or Wonder Woman is, and they'll know. And not only will they tell you, but their face will light up with wonder as they do it. Comic books are awesome.
2001-11-14 11:32:50 AM  
What kind of dope are you people on?
Everybody knows The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will save the world !!!
2001-11-14 11:40:34 AM  
Damn, I know I'm old now. Dyna girl was dope. Not too sure about electra woman
2001-11-14 12:27:56 PM  
DC sucks. Marvel rules.
2001-11-14 12:53:52 PM  
Just to clear something up: The movie was pretty much finished LONG before the WTC attack. The final scene had to be refilmed though because it took place atop the WTC (as did the originally scripted ending to MIB2, but that hasn't started filming yet so no biggy to their budget).
The trailer that was taken off of "A Knight's Tale" (which I have seen since I work at a Blockbuster) wasn't even going to be in the movie anyways, it was just made for the trailer (this being the forementioned scene where Spidey spins a huge web between the towers to catch a helicopter full of bank robbers).

And on a personal side note: Superman kicks ass because he could pretty much kick the worlds head in but instead he protects it despite all the hate and corruption.
Not knocking Spidey or anybody. Just defending Big Blue.
2001-11-14 01:15:32 PM  
I remember a poll done a little while ago.It said Thor was the most powerful superhero because he was a God.Superman was behind him in that regard.
Any super duper comic book afficianados out there willing to clarify?
2001-11-14 01:29:40 PM  
Scoots: If I remember correctly the reason the superhero's stayed out of WWII was because Hitler had this magic sceptre that would rob them of their powers if the came within range of it. So the idea was that they wouldn't be super anymore when they got there.

BTW when rating worst heroes Forbush Man has to be tops.

Okay I am now going to go back to my secret idenity where I am not a comic book nerd.
2001-11-14 01:52:37 PM  
Why didn't Superman save New York?

Cause He's paralyzed from the neck down!
2001-11-14 02:02:12 PM  
Scatpack raises a valid point. When the hell did Spider-Man become a Jew?
2001-11-14 02:06:37 PM  
AskKlown: Bad!
2001-11-14 02:29:29 PM  
'Where the hell was Spiderman on September 11th?'

He's not real you know...

'Superman could move planets, and most people that fought him were lucky if they had a working bike. To balance this out, as soon as they graduate from crime school, every single criminal in the universe is given an unlimited supply of kryptonite along with their retarded hat and matching retarded jumpsuit. Kryptonite is radioactive pieces of a planet that exploded decades ago on the other end of the universe, which might explain why it's so easy to find.

Villains were practically cleaning it out of their damn belly buttons, and just mentioning it is enough to get Superman to leave. You could even lie, it's not like he's going to think to check. The man's a moron. If he spins around you a few times and you don't reverse polarity or whatever, he'll fly off saying, "My powers don't affect him! He must be made entirely out of kryptonite!"'

With apologies to seanbaby... :)
2001-11-14 02:46:12 PM  
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2001-11-14 02:47:44 PM  
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2001-11-14 02:48:04 PM  
sorry about the first one
2001-11-14 03:13:29 PM  
Corrilon ,
Yeah, the Spear of Destiny I think it was called.... I forgot about that. Now it's called "Osama's Sack o' Anthrax."
2001-11-14 03:50:02 PM  
I vote for the Silver Surfer as the all-time worst "superhero." Only if you were: 1) a Philosophy major at University and 2) constantly ingesting hallucinogens, could you remotely conceive the Silver Surfer being a "superhero" when that comic book character was in vogue.
I personally enjoyed the Metal Men and Sgt. Rock.
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