So, as you may have noticed from yesterday's post, I've started going through Amazing Spider-Man again. It's pretty easy to go back to it, because I followed that title pretty closely until I got distracted by the Byrne-era X-Men and the Miller-era Daredevil titles. Even so, whenever I found an ish in a bargain bin, I couldn't resist picking it up.
Now, I have no idea what's going in Pete's life, and I'm a good twenty years behind in my reading. Especially when I go backwards to find awesome bits of drama like this one from Amazing #166:
My life is an absolute shambles! It's coming apart. My... my...
my CHRISTMAS TREE FELL OVER! What are we going to do now, Spider-Man? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?
To be fair, Beloved gets disproportionally upset at inanimate objects. We almost didn't get married because she got her purse caught on a doorknob as she was walking past it. True story!
Okay, I know it's on purpose here, but look at this from Amazing #167:
The Spider-Slayers are just so dang silly looking when JJJ's face is on them. I know it's to emphasize how ridiculous the whole thing is, but .... I'm sorry, off to the Costume Hall of Shame (tm!) for any Spider-Slayer design that has JJJ's mug prevalent on it.
Oh, and check out this guy:
Yeah, who is it, Harry?
AIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!! STRANGER DANGER! STRANGER DANGER!
I would never tell my deepest darkest secrets to anyone with that kind of facial expression. It may be shallow of me, but I just have this thing that keeps me from relaxing around Satan.
Yeah, have fun. Let me know how that works out after he slips you a mickey and you wake up chained to a wall of his basement.
Anyone not see it coming that he's an evil guy? I mean, very few shrinks in comics aren't evil to begin with, but a shrink with that facial hair driving a sports car? No thanks.
See you tomorrow!