So we hit Amazing Spider-Man #150, which was only the second Spider-Man comic I'd owned up to the time of its release. The original "Clone Saga" was drawing to a close, leaving us with the obligatory Disembodied Floating Head Recap (tm!):
Wow. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Peter is the biggest co-dependent ever. Considering everything Professor Warren had done to him the past couple of years, I can't imagine why Peter (who is a journalist, mind you) would be interested in lying to the public about what kind of a guy Professor Warren was.
And yes, I know we were supposed to think he was out of his mind after he accidentally killed the lab guy as we saw yesterday, but I'm not buying it. He may have been freaked out at first, but to go through the campaign of events he orchestrated required a tremendous amount of premeditation and effort. General Motors took less organization than the enterprise Professor Warren spearheaded.
Anyhoo, Peter is left wondering if he's the clone or the real Peter, so he goes to Curt Connors to see if they can figure that out via a testing process of which the reader was given as few details as possible because no one really knows how you would test for such a thing.
But it turns out that just like taking Geometry, all that scientific mumbo jumbo was a big waste of time because Peter figured it out on his own. How? Read this and see if you can tell me:
I didn't understand this explanation when I was a child, which I chalked up to being too much science for my little brain to absorb. But I'm a tired, middle-aged man and I'm now convinced that this is a severe case of inductive reasoning. I think someone is grasping for justification of what he wants to believe.
Think I'm being too hard on Peter? Well, what are the results of all those scientific tests? Oh, that's right: We don't know because Peter decided he already knew the answer and never read them. Why find out what the answer is when we can just guess that we're right?
Bah. Humbug. On to #151:
Hey, it's time for Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):
Well that's a conversation starter and ender all at once. I think polite society rules dictate that when one is released from a mental institution, it's considered poor form to call attention to it. The same rule applies when one is released from prison or Guantanamo Bay.
More Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm)!:
I guess JJJ really knows how to throw a party. Don't bother with the booze! Break out the meth!
And now, a Moment of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):
Try the tuna - or you're FIRED!
I'm not sure how I'm going to work that line into casual conversation, but I'm gonna.
See you tomorrow!