The Amazing Spider-Man is so many things, but these days perhaps the best way to describe it is something like a prostate exam for comic completists. Yes, men need to have that checked out as they get older, but in one sense ASM is different — men don’t need to buy a book in which Peter Parker wears his girlfriend’s clothes while thinking about how he’s a “loser.”
Not sure if this is supposed to be a cautionary tale about dating feminists? One day you’re a superhero, and the next you’re sitting in an “ask me about my feminist agenda” t-shirt contemplating… suicide? The latest issue of Dan Slott’s historically low-selling Amazing Spider-Man ongoing comic felt less like a superhero adventure and more like Dan Slott was trying to troll fans of the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.
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