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Jon Y.

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Subj: The message being sent with Civil War is...
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 at 08:31:08 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Spider-Man in New Avengers: the problem
Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 at 12:24:03 am EDT

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> Spider-Man is all about using his powers responsibly, right? My
> question is, can he really do that as part of the New Avengers? So
> far, they are avoiding the Mighty Avengers, SHIELD and Brother
> Voodoo. Yes, they are fighting ninjas, but I'm a little hazy on
> what's responsible about that?

Absolutely he can be responsible as a part of the New Avengers. Being responsible isn't about obeying the law. It's about doing the right thing. And how is rescuing someone who has been kidnapped not responsible?

> Now, "One More Day" might resolve Spider-Man's fugitive status, but
> he really can't use his powers in a heroic fashion if he is
> constantly running and hiding. Now, this might be a problem with all
> the Spider-Man books right now post-Civil War, but it seems to be
> worse in New Avengers.

Sure he can. He's been doing the same thing for years and years.

> Being responsible isn't about obeying the law. It's about doing
> the right thing.

And who decides what the right thing is? If Dr Doom feels that running the world - by force if need be - for humanity's own good is the right thing to do, is he being responsible?

Red lights, income taxes, jury duty, putting your garbage out on the right days... in your everyday living, do you only obey the laws you agree with? Or do you also obey the ones you don't necessarily see a point to, but agree to follow because you trust they exist for a reason (usually, the good of society)

The message Marvel is trying to send via Civil War is that you shouldn't have to obey laws if you don't want to. And I don't know about anyone else, but that's a pretty dangerous message to be sending kids.

Thank God kids no longer read these things. \=\)

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