The Corner

Re: Spidey

sarcastic reader:

“Let me get this straight… in science fiction, you can have ONE bit of

highly implausible science. You didn’t like Spidey, but you DID like…

“…the story where the sole survivor of an exploding planet in another

solar system is rocketed to earth, and, due to earth’s yellow sun, gains the

powers of super-strength, super-speed, x-ray vision, heat vision, super-cold

breath, super hearing, invulnerability, magic costume changes, and most

importantly, the ability to put on eye glasses and hide his identity from

his employer and co-workers. Then, after barely being fast enough to catch

an ICBM racing across America towards Washington, D.C., he circles earth’s

atmosphere counter-clockwise at such great speed that time itself is

reversed, just far enough back to the moment before his beloved Daily Planet

reporter girlfriend was buried alive in an earthquake caused by a nuclear

explosion on the San Andreas fault. And the only thing that stood in his

way was a Wizard-of-Oz-like Marlon Brando dead head in the sky.”

Well, I’ll admit the Brando character strained credulity…

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