…What the hell is wrong with these people?

I’ve been a fan of Girls Reading Comics for a while now. However, today, they pointed out a review of Spiderman showing the hands-down the worst idea I’ve ever heard of: That whole radioactive spider biting him thing leads to him killing his girlfriend through radioactive semen. And, no, it’s not a fanfic, this is an official Marvel comic.


“Oh God, I’m sorry! The doctors didn’t understand how it happened! How you had been poisoned by radioactivity! How your body slowly became riddled with cancer! I did. I was… I am filled with radioactive blood. And not just blood. Every fluid. Touching me… loving me… Loving me killed you! Like a spider, crawling up inside your body and laying a thousand eggs of cancer… I killed you.”

…See, this is why I avoided comics for decades, and only finally started reading webcomics, Castle Waiting, Sandman, Cerebus and The Goon in my 20s. For God’s sake, Marvel and DC, hire people who can write! Stop giving all comics a bad name.

2 replies on “…What the hell is wrong with these people?”

  1. My beef is that he would have to have heavy metals in his body for this to work. And how much could have been in the bite of one spider.

  2. But that’s not how radioactivity WORKS!

    I mean the whole radioactive spider venom, works for me. I don’t have to suspend too much disbelief for that. But he would have to have actual uranium or some such in his body and how much venom can you get from one spider bite.

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