"Gay Spider-Man" would do even worse! Imagine, a brightly-dressed gay spider-powered man swinging through New York City. Man, the Daily Bugle would DESTROY his rep.
(See the previous strip for the "Gay Spider-Man reference.)
After dealing with trannies, crack addicts, speed freaks, and homeless psychos I imagine that a guy with four mechanical arms would barely raise an eyebrow. Conversely, if MJ is a real New Yorker then the news that her boyfriend is an arachnoid superhero shouldn't really shock her much.
Well this is why he has to exist in a fantasy world New York, because if he lived in the real New York he'd be murdering and stealing along with the Sinister Six. Hell probably every mutant would gather to turn it into a crater.
Nobody wearing a Scott Pilgrim shirt has a right to call anyone a wimp.
I was wondering how long the Scott Pilgrim comments would take.
Apparently, he only reads the daily newspaper Spider-Man strip where he really is a wimp and not the comic books where he really isn't.
Yeah, I hear that Brooklyn is worse than the battle of Verdun in a post-apocalyptic Terminator world. Spiderman would just lay cowered up in a corner going "go to your happy place, go to your happy place".
... and this fine young man has?