Sunday, September 07, 2014

Daily Spider-Man! So a spider is as strong as... six guys? Is this really math?


4 comments:

DCD said...

Love the caption, Octo!

JPX said...

Peter uses psychology to trick Ox - love it! Peter probably could have just asked Ox his question outside of the cell. Also, with Peter's math wouldn't Ox be able to bend the bars a little bit?

Octopunk said...

Oh like five guys could bend a bar! Spidey has the proportional strength of a spider.

I love how he assumes people know the proportional strength of various animals.

Do the MATH, JPX!

Octopunk said...

Ha ha, The Comics Curmugeon had a lot to say about this as well:

"Ox’s villain-schtick is that he’s pretty strong and very dumb, so Spidey’s taunt in the next-to-last panel seems needlessly cruel, since he’s making the guy feel stupid over something that’s 100% nonsense with no answer. I mean, is a human with the proportional strength of a spider stronger than a person who’s as strong as five normal men? Who the hell knows! What kind of “math” does Peter think would supply an answer? What does “proportional strength of a spider” even mean? Proportional to what? I’m hoping that five normal men is/are strong enough to break through proportional spiderweb and punch the heck out of Spider-Man, is what I’m saying."