So, I find myself re-reading Amazing Spider-Man #148 and 149, and it appears that while it was an awesome tale at the time, Adam now has his grievances.
My first and foremost grievance is right here:
Okay, that was an awesome way to end that particular issue, but it (wait for it) made no sense. Again, I'm not the most learned Spider-Man fan, but let's think this through.
Let's say I have a "spider-sense" that warns me of danger. If you're about to dig claws into my head, that's dangerous, regardless of who you are. I don't care if you're Charles Manson or Beloved, that sort of thing constitutes danger, and Peter's "spider-sense" should have picked up on it.
But let's say for the sake of argument that Peter's "spider-sense" is quite stupid and thinks that some claws in the back of the head are acceptable, provided the person doing it has never been a nemesis of mine up to that point.
I say, up to that point.
Next issue, guess what happened? This:
Okay, let's review: Spidey now knows that over the previous two years, Professor Warren has sent the Punisher, Hammerhead and the Tarantula to kill him, kicked him off the George Washington Bridge, and broken a table over his head. Even the most co-dependent person would be reconsidering Professor Warren's "friendship" status at this point. So even if you give him a pass for the last sneak attack (and you certainly shouldn't, but for the sake of argument...) how did he sneak up on Peter this time?
And the Jackal's origin is stupid:
Anyone here not know the real reason for the Prof's attraction to Gwen Stacy? Anyone need any help? I didn't think so.
Whoops! Murderous flashback!:
All I know is, you better not talk in Professor Warren's class, because he apparently doesn't know how to quiet you without killing you. Not that old science nerd Anthony didn't deserve to die, because he was indirectly responsible for the creation of.....
Yes, the Spider-Clone. A plot device wisely left dormant for almost twenty years, until the 1990's gave us the infamous "Clone Saga," a story arc that was universally despised and went on forever. And frankly, I'm not sure I have enough self-loathing to subject myself to it when we get to it.
Then again, I probably will. I made it through Team America, so I'm something of a badass.
See you tomorrow! Or will it be my clone? Hmmmmmmm?