COMICS: "Learning To Crawl" Continues In Preview of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4

Dan Slott and Ramón Pérez continue their exploration of the unseen early days of Spider-Man, but Aunt May hates the Wall-Crawler, Peter is struggling to juggle his busy life, and Spidey's biggest fan just became his worst enemy. Check out a preview of Amazing Spider-Man #1.4.

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By staypuffed - 8/22/2014

Dan Slott (writer) Ramón Pérez (artist)
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• Witness another secret chapter from the first days of Spider-Man!

• What started off as fun-and-games for new villain Clash turns deadly serious.

• As if that weren't enough, a classic Spider-Man villain joins in on the fun!  

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MightyZeus - 8/22/2014, 3:26 AM
Man i really need to catch up on these Spider-man comics.
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 3:55 AM
in a grocery store? is nothing sacred anymore?
0megaDaGod - 8/22/2014, 5:34 AM
It would be really nice if we got that golden Iron man armor in the movies in some capacity
MightyZeus - 8/22/2014, 5:50 AM
^ I agree
0megaDaGod - 8/22/2014, 6:20 AM
It actually amazes me that in a movie about a character learning about responsibility, this version of Peter doesn't actually learn anything.

I never realized it, but he doubles down on the douchery pretty bad in TASM1. Originally I gave the film a pass, but now that I've seen where his choices have lead it actually feels pretty phucking wrong

He (somewhat understandably) gets back at Flash for the bullying. Problem is, this leads to Uncle Ben missing his shift, which means Peter has to get Aunt May. But Peter don't give a shit. He (somewhat understandably) runs off to Connor's lab and starts experimenting, only to end up forgetting about Aunt May. Now that's two phuck ups in a row, but given the circumstances, they're at least a bit forgivable

But the problem gets pretty bad when he then (still somewhat understandably) storms out of the house. He goes to the store, and gets mad at the dude when he won't give him milk, despite him actually not having enough money. I never really caught the logic of this scene until last night. Tho the guy is obviously not being NICE, Peter DOES NOT have enough money. It's pretty cut and dry. This isn't some mom and pops place. This is an actual official convenience store and he got pissed at dude for not giving him milk despite the fact that he didn't have enough money. This is actually much bigger than you realize, because the guy wasn't shitting on Peter at all. He had every right to do what he did (of course they try and add ambiguity to the situation by having the guy say the line about "daddy" not giving him milk money, which, within the current flow of the narrative is actually supposed to make the audience feel PETER is justified in doing whatever he does in the situation.) So then Peter lets the guy rob him, and even lets him steal milk for Peter. The store clerk, in perhaps the most unrealistic manner, asks PETER to help him, instead else on the street he may not have been a semi douche to. He doesn't even really chase the guy as much as he yells at him. Whatever

So here we have an obvious switch up of the example from Raimi's film, which, like everything else in these movies, forgets how Raimi made Peter both flawed and likeable. This Peter not only attempts to bend the rules, he tehn WELCOMES the aid of a criminal.


As someone who stuck his head out for this movie when the first two trailers hit, I was at the very least intrigued to see how they managed to up the ante from TASM. That movie actually may have more action than this one, which is odd considering THIS was supposed to be his 'greatest battle'. When you think about it, he surprised that even my lowered expectations weren't even met.
GliderMan - 8/22/2014, 6:34 AM
0megaDaGod - I never really got the feeling the "daddy didn't give you enough milk money" line was supposed to spark some daddy issues in Peter, I think the guy was just being a dick. But I get what you're saying. The way I see it, and I'm semi talking from personal experience here, is that when you feel like life has cheated you out of something, you tend to give into your bitter side. For years Flash bullied him, and when he finally got to do something back, he gets in trouble. When he finically begins to learn something about his dad, he gets in trouble again. So yeah he's bitter and his head isn't going to be in the right place. Idk how old you are, but him storming out on them might have been douchey, but it sure as hell was realistic considering the circumstances. My "issue" with it is that he didn't really learn any lesson from this later on in the movie. "Sometimes those are the best kind.." Like damn, you went back on your word and it got your uncle killed. Now you're going back on your word again--just what the [frick] do you think is gonna happen? He's supposed to be a role model for our kids, and I don't feel like he's being that in TASM.
GliderMan - 8/22/2014, 6:35 AM
JediPhilosopher - 8/22/2014, 9:54 AM
Not to knitpick, but I noticed those beverage jugs in the grocery story are using a design that didn't exist in, what it is, the late 60s/ early 70s?
JediPhilosopher - 8/22/2014, 9:56 AM
Oh yeah, It's a comic book about guys with superpowers. Never mind. :P
nuyhm7ai - 8/22/2014, 10:29 AM
the store clerk was just being a douche. i have encountered a few couple of people like that even my sister told me about some clerks being dicks. besides with petet having a really rough day at school, forgetting to pick up aunt may making her feel upset, and angered ben and now having the store clerk being a total ass to him, i'd completely understand that and would likely be in that position.

the question that bothered me though the movies is if sony really wanted to keep the rights to spiderman to keep theur company afloat why do they actually cut out scenes that would made the movies better and puposely make electro a crap villain? like literally all they keep doing is just act like compplete assholes and just hire creators they can just mess around with. that is exactly the opposite of wanting to keep the rights.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/22/2014, 1:00 PM
@Gliderman @0megaDaGod it is called being a teenager. Smdh. You guys are judging a pissed off teenager. Peter didn't give a fvck originally in the comics when he was a wrestler and was cheated out his earnings from a promoter and let a robber rob the promoter. You guys say peter didn't learn anything but he does from cpt. Stacey, Dr. Connors, and uncle Ben. Peter forgets responsibility but catches on when he brings home milk to aunt may after being beat up. When has love for a female ever made a teenager staying away? That stuff is old as time itself. Because peter goes back on his word of staying away from gwen goes on to haunt him in the sequel and he knows he is wrong and breaks up with gwen even though she tells him she wants this (relationship). Smh. You fellas need to break down the films again. Also there was more action in the sequel as well. ;)
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/22/2014, 1:06 PM
A teenager is allowed to make mistakes. You guys are judging peter as he was a grown man. In raimis films peter grew up very fast that he was barely a teenager in the raimi films at all. Perspective fellas. Also in the comics Peter is notoriously going back on his word and promises that many folks around have been hurt or killed. Does that mean peter never learned responsibility from uncle Ben even in comicbooks? The nitpicks of the Tasm films are nuts. By no means are they perfect but they are solid films.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/22/2014, 1:13 PM
Many folks who liked and disliked tasm 2 have said they thought that peter was the best peter on film. Even the votes that hating ass joshwilding tallied up said that more folks on this site liked tasm 2 than hated it. Stop the nonsense. Sony has done well with spidey. Once again not perfect but very solid.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/22/2014, 1:15 PM
Anywho this comic doesn't look that bad.
GliderMan - 8/22/2014, 1:16 PM
@TheRealRemyLebeau Hey, I love the TASM films, and I'm anything but a nitpick. What I mentioned was just a very, very slight annoyance. What I don't like about the movies is what they've done with the villains (they're hardly anything like their comic-book counterparts). However, even this I overlook. I'm fixing to watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with my grandma. It's an entertaining movie.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/22/2014, 1:36 PM
@Gliderman Oh I see lol. It is a very entertaining film and I hear you about the villains but Electro was very good once he became electro and rhino was the simpleton that he has always been. I think his suit will upgrade in future films. Harry was evil and I liked it. Now I would have liked if he transformed in the film but I guess all in due time.
staypuffed - 8/22/2014, 4:06 PM
This 1.x series exists in some weird time where everything is set in/looks like the Silver Age Spidey comics, except for Clash (the Spider-Man lookalike in white) who has access to modern tech and clothing... somehow. I don't really understand the setting.
nuyhm7ai - 8/23/2014, 5:57 AM
they always put the 60s peter and a few others in a modern age setting for some reason. you know for a company that doesn't want peter to age i think he'd be in his late 50s or 60s

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