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(Some PBS web slinger)   The practicalities of Spider-Man not being in New York. "We don't have buildings that are tall enough or that are close enough together... to accommodate Spider-Man in the same sort of way that we would recognize from a movie"   (radio.wosu.org) divider line
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-09-25 10:05:11 AM  
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2020-09-25 10:41:32 AM  
Pretty sure one of Spidey's powers is the ability to shoot web wherever and still find something supertall to swing from, not matter where he is.

He could be swinging through the Sahara, web attached to a cloud or passing aircraft or thin air or something
 
2020-09-25 10:46:02 AM  
Spiderman is very practical. Taking the bus in Spiderverse for example
 
2020-09-25 12:52:11 PM  
LIC is doing it's best to make itself Spider Man friendly these days.
 
2020-09-25 1:26:49 PM  
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2020-09-25 1:31:48 PM  
I was bit by a radioactive spider once and all I got was an enormous abdomen.

/the spinnerets near my anus were pretty rad though
 
2020-09-25 1:32:26 PM  
Do they ever show a New York City window washer in any of the comics? They have got to be unamused.
 
2020-09-25 1:37:54 PM  

Puglio: Do they ever show a New York City window washer in any of the comics? They have got to be unamused.


Make for a funny mid/end-credits scene. Window washer trying to scrub off Spidey's web, finally gets it clean, then the same very spot immediately gets webbed again, then mutters an exasperated, cut-off "Oh what the f--"
 
2020-09-25 1:40:05 PM  

Puglio: Do they ever show a New York City window washer in any of the comics? They have got to be unamused.


The Japanese ones seem to enjoy their job though:
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2020-09-25 1:42:03 PM  
I like to think that he gets assistance from the wind, like real spiders. And a wall is the same as a floor to him so he doesn't technically need rooftops.
 
2020-09-25 1:44:18 PM  

Puglio: Do they ever show a New York City window washer in any of the comics? They have got to be unamused.


I remember a scene from the comics where a window washer stumbled upon Peter Parker's regular clothes just lying on a ledge, so he took them. When Spider-man came back for them they were gone.
 
2020-09-25 1:45:43 PM  
What about cigars, graying temples, and a Hitler mustache?

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/I don't recall NYC being that pastel.
 
2020-09-25 1:48:00 PM  

dittybopper: What about cigars, graying temples, and a Hitler mustache?

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/I don't recall NYC being that pastel.


Turns out JJ Jameson is chronically tripping balls.
 
2020-09-25 1:48:09 PM  

no1curr: Pretty sure one of Spidey's powers is the ability to shoot web wherever and still find something supertall to swing from, not matter where he is.

He could be swinging through the Sahara, web attached to a cloud or passing aircraft or thin air or something


What that might look like...

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2020-09-25 1:59:26 PM  
Spiderman in Dubai would be cool.
 
2020-09-25 2:33:31 PM  
So, like a jumping spider?
 
2020-09-25 2:34:33 PM  

dittybopper: What about cigars, graying temples, and a Hitler mustache?

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/I don't recall NYC being that pastel.


I think that was Pride Week.
 
2020-09-25 2:46:48 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: dittybopper: What about cigars, graying temples, and a Hitler mustache?

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/I don't recall NYC being that pastel.

I think that was Pride Week.


In 1967?
 
2020-09-25 3:14:01 PM  
There was an episode of "The Tick" (I can't remember if it was the Patrick Warburton version or the cartoon) where they're chasing a bad guy, but stop short because they run out of rooftops.
 
2020-09-25 3:18:49 PM  
Spiderman, like the rest of us with common sense, wants nothing to do with Ohio. They can have their second and third teir comic heroes.

I'm looking at you Great Lakes Avengers.
 
Oak [BareFark]
2020-09-25 3:34:48 PM  
There was a nice comic sequence in Homecoming about this.
 
2020-09-25 4:00:13 PM  

AintNoAmoeba: There was an episode of "The Tick" (I can't remember if it was the Patrick Warburton version or the cartoon) where they're chasing a bad guy, but stop short because they run out of rooftops.


I think it was the first episode of the cartoon. They run out of roofs and take a cab the rest of the way.

I want to say they made a joke about roofers at one point in the series.
 
2020-09-25 4:17:19 PM  
There were some shows where Spider Man was shooting webs at the sky and it was sticking. Seriously out in a park with no trees around and "ffwwpp" off he went.
 
2020-09-25 4:33:56 PM  
Scarlet Spider made this joke too. Granted can't find a scan of it, so here's Kaine "talking" to spiders.
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2020-09-25 6:24:58 PM  

dittybopper: ArcadianRefugee: dittybopper: What about cigars, graying temples, and a Hitler mustache?

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/I don't recall NYC being that pastel.

I think that was Pride Week.

In 1967?


Alternate reality.
 
2020-09-25 8:38:04 PM  
 
2020-09-25 8:59:18 PM  
I must admit I thought about this way to much. I discovered spider man in the late 70's, when I was a kid. I loved him, and wanted to be bitten by a radioactive spider and get his powers.

Trouble is as I wandered around my home city I realised that there where just not enough high points to get a good web slinging session going. Even the city centre was pretty useless.
 
2020-09-25 10:05:35 PM  

Oak: There was a nice comic sequence in Homecoming about this.


There was a comic where he was in some small town and yep, problem noted was no tall buildings to swing from. I think the town might have had a cult or something
 
2020-09-26 6:40:08 AM  
The answer is always Multi-verse. Our reality has different buildings than the other realities. Duh.
 
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