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Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man #47: Hot topic...
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 at 07:42:22 pm EDT (Viewed 268 times)
Reply Subj: Amazing Spider-Man#47: Some Bits You Sin, Some Bits You Cleanse
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 at 08:34:48 am EDT (Viewed 342 times)

    My thoughts:

    Norah Winters is either blessed, cursed, or somewhere in between, she manages to escape a brush with an uncertain fate and becomes the medium for Carter's message as he encourages more of the people to join his cause. I like a lot of what Jonah has to say as he objects, suggesting the 'town square' of public opinion even found public executions acceptable at one point, but Norah is always about leading with a hot topic, no matter who's burned by it.

The Norah/Jonah scene was a good -and not to long- debate.

    Also, speaking of hot spot topics, time for Marvel to get a little political with Spencer commentating on police treatment of criminals in custody. I guess the current racially charged climate in the states and across the world had to eventually be commented on here in order for Marvel to remain very much a world outside our window, and to be fair it does lead to an excellent speech from Carlie critiquing Peter's naive resolve to prove the world can sometimes be full of people who are simply misguided or influenced...and arguing that sometimes it's just full of people who choose to sin willingly.

Good point. It would be a curious detail to find out exact IRL timeframe when this script was completed/submitted and which specific BLM crisis it followed.

    Carlie's depiction here is again of someone a little out of her depth, both with Overdrive's revival and the situation with her father's friend, but her speech to Peter does allow her to reclaim some agency and influence over Peter's thought process later in the story.

Don't mind her inclusion and we even find out some backstory on her.

    Peter is again outfought by Stan, which makes me wonder if it's Spidey that is now becoming too much of a helpless bystander in his own comic. I get trying to knock the hero down a peg and deconstruct his beliefs and resolve, but perhaps Spencer is giving everything in that direction just too strong a nudge?

Nothing really huge happens in this cerebral installment except of course the reveal of Sin-Eater's next target and maybe the implication with the premature cover choice of where this arc may be headed. But the story and art covered that and the (no harm no foul) fight action. The 'development delay' just reinforces a sort of impotence around Spidey's crimefighting options given that the public seems less putraged about a concerned citizen with a gun and a mask which ironically could be the other hot topic these days - probably less intentionally so.

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