COMICS: SPOILERS as Dan Slott Explains The 'Icky' Scene In Amazing Spider-Man #699
The "most disturbing" scene in Spider-Man history is not THAT disturbing according to writer, Dan Slott.
Spoilers for Amazing Spider-Man #699 follow.
If you read the issue this week you'll have seen possibly the ickiest scene ever as when Peter goes through Doc Ock's memories, stumbles across this image of Aunt May before she marries Doc Ock from issues long ago:
Some fans were infuriated with this, but Dan Slott took to Twitter to explain the two panels:
You read ASM #699, Page 8, Panel 5, and YOU walked away thinking:
WHAT?! Where was THAT in the book?
It's a panel of a FULLY CLOTHED Aunt May in a wedding dress as she's about to KISS the reader.
She says that there's something she and her groom SHOULDN'T do before the wedding...
You know what a groom isn't supposed to do before the wedding? He's not supposed to SEE the bride.
And then we cut away BEFORE the kiss connects.
The next shot is of a closed door.
ANYTHING that happened BETWEEN the panels happened in YOUR OWN MIND.
Like a Rorschach test, YOU were reading into that scene with whatever baggage YOU brought with you.
Any icky/disgusting things that took place between Aunt May and Doc Ock (in Doc Ock's memories) were things that YOUR imagination came up with.
Shame on you. :-P
Any 8 year old kid who read that scene probably thought about how icky it'd be to be kissed by one of their old, wrinkly aunts.
What did YOU think happened there? :-/"
While kissing your aunt is still bad (and the fact that it's Ock makes it disturbing), it certainly isn't as bad as sleeping with her as that's what most of you took away from it. If you see the image, Aunt May has her lips puckered up, so Slott is right.
I imagine in the next panel he 'kisses' her, hence the screaming. This was nothing more than a throwaway joke that fans seemed to have taken way out of perspective. I myself didn't even think of it so badly until I read the internet.
Make sure you pick up the Amazing Spider-Man #699 as it sets up the final issue perfectly!
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