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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 

The Riverside Highlander makes a foolish mistake to recommend Slott's non-Superior Spider-Man

Here's another college paper, the Highlander of Riverside university, talking about items from recent history, and if there's any where they made a terrible mistake giving praise, it was with a certain Marvel publicity stunt:
In the Marvel Comics world, there could exist millions of versions of just one hero with different names, identities and even personalities. No character embodies this fact more than Peter Parker; the web slinger Spider-Man himself is known to have hundreds of thousands of versions across countless universes. For example, 2013’s “Superior Spider-Man” places a familiar foe in the spider suit after Parker visits Dr. Otto Octavious on his deathbed in “The Amazing Spider-Man #700.” Created by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman, the series allowed the writers to take the Spider-Man name in a different direction, despite unhappy critics and fans’ expectations. Kicking off the events of the story, Dr. Octopus swaps consciousness with Spider-Man and continues to fight crime to be a better hero than Peter ever could be. Taking on this legacy is a tall order for Octavious, and over the course of the comics run he comes into close contact with many other familiar heroes and villains alike. Standing at 45-issues in total, fans quickly fell in love with the new tone and look of the eponymous wall-crawler and for good reason. The series is a fascinating and expert portrayal of a more serious and mature hero the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man could be.
Wow, what a groaner have we here. Let's see, because Spidey supposedly doesn't use brute force (but Doc Ock does), and doesn't kill, that means he's not a serious or mature hero? And all this from the same liberals who'd surely be up in arms if a hero in his own body and mind did the same. Nothing about Doc Ock's exploitation of Mary Jane Watson either in this superficial mess that puts words in the mouths of the Spidey purists. They believe it's fully acceptable to alienate fans by making use of negative concepts? Truly awful.

It's clear colleges are indoctrinating their subjects into not appreciating what the original creators like Stan Lee had in mind, instead praising modern trash as the real "classics". Similarly, they've also taught them to shun the real heroes in favor of villains occupying their insides.

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"Let's see, because Spidey supposedly doesn't use brute force (but Doc Ock does), and doesn't kill, that means he's not a serious or mature hero?"

I think it is more because Spidey makes a lot of wisecracks and is a lot younger than Otto. Otto is more serious because he has no sense of humor, and he is more mature because he is a lot older. Remember when he courted Aunt May?

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