Really Spideys Sidekick? Like.... Forever?

#1 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

That would SUCK! Thats the thing that makes Spidey different, you never see a Spider-Boy running around. Now times a getting rough so they just use the same exact origin as Spider-Man for a character that should be in DC. People in Marvel dont have sidekicks... so just ignore Bucky Barnes, X-23, She-Hulk, and Wong

#2 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

Um... sarcasm?

#3 Posted by ExtraLarge (243 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not opposed to Spidey having a temporary sidekick, and I guarantee it will not be a permanent thing. Nothing in Marvel is permanent.

#4 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

stan lee admited he doesnt like sidekicks but the hell is listening to that old fart.

#5 Posted by VenomousDragon (843 posts) - - Show Bio

Leave the sidekicks to batman, it doesnt suit spider-man.

#6 Posted by Gonzo33 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

It'll be interesting to see spiderman take someone under his webbed-wing (boo) but I don't think it'll last...

#7 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the main reasons I like DC is the sidekicks, this has persuaded me to read a bit of Spider-man.

#8 Posted by War Killer (19484 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't see what the big deal is or why people are whining about this so much. The idea of Marvel superheroes mentoring younger ones isn't new nor is it really out-of-character for them. Spider-Man, while yes proved that teenagers don't have to be a sidekick to be a superhero, the point is that while yes Spider-Man was a teenager when he became a superhero, the idea is to help the next generation of heroes to not make the same mistakes he made, like abusing his powers which lead to the death of his uncle.
 
This is less of "Spidey having a sidekick" or more of Spidey trying to help a newcomer to the superhero world stay on the right track and not get himself or anyone else killed. To me, when it comes to Spider-Man, that sounds exactly like something he'd do and doesn't feel forced or out-of-character at all.

#9 Posted by heavyone (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I will admit that I am little on the fence about this character. I am intrigued because it hasn't been done to Spider-Man before, but I am not sure how this will work. The reason being that in order for Alpha to be a TRUE sidekick, Peter is going to have to reveal his identity. And, if history has any influence on this story, isn't he going to have to adopt him...ala Bruce Wayne -> Dick Grayson, and Tim Drake?

#10 Posted by Master_Thief (598 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he'll have a sidekick until #700

#11 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7497 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm cool with the idea of Spidey starting him off then this kid going out on his own and popping up in other corners of the Marvel U

#12 Posted by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep forever, until death (issue 700) do them part

#13 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate sidekicks, especially pre-teen sidekicks. Hopefully this ends quick.

#14 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

What makes you guys think he'll die in 700? That would make him only last 9 issues, that would be too few issues for anyone to gain emotional attachment to him, killing him off would just be so lacking. I think he will be killed... but not so immediately.

#15 Edited by Strider92 (15262 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush said:

What makes you guys think he'll die in 700? That would make him only last 9 issues, that would be too few issues for anyone to gain emotional attachment to him, killing him off would just be so lacking. I think he will be killed... but not so immediately.

It'll be a guilt thing. Either the sidekick will die in a fight or he'll turn into a villain and Spider-man will be forced to put him down in 700.

Whats a better way to make Spider-man more guilty than he already is than by having the the very thing he created turn evil and hurt people. That's like the ultimate guilt trip. He screwed up the kids life by turning him into Alpha then tries to help him to use his powers for good but the kid gets corrupted. Yep that would definitely screw him over lol!

Besides Spider-man could apparently turn dark in the future (its been prevented from happening twice. Once by Spider-man and once by Julia Carpenter during Grim Hunt) maybe this is what pushes him off the edge.

#16 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

@Funrush said:

What makes you guys think he'll die in 700? That would make him only last 9 issues, that would be too few issues for anyone to gain emotional attachment to him, killing him off would just be so lacking. I think he will be killed... but not so immediately.

It'll be a guilt thing. Either the sidekick will die in a fight or he'll turn into a villain and Spider-man will be forced to put him down in 700.

Whats a better way to make Spider-man more guilty than he already is than by having the the very thing he created turn evil and hurt people. That's like the ultimate guilt trip. He screwed up the kids life by turning him into Alpha then tries to help him to use his powers for good but the kid gets corrupted. Yep that would definitely screw him over lol!

Besides Spider-man could apparently turn dark in the future (its been prevented from happening twice. Once by Spider-man and once by Julia Carpenter during Grim Hunt) maybe this is what pushes him off the edge.

Well, my question was, why 700? What you say will probably happen, but nine issues is a bit too soon.

#17 Posted by CrimsonCake (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

I give him somewhere around 25-40 issues before he joins a team.

#18 Posted by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that Alpha is actually here he seems sort of annoying, I still think that this is a good idea though

#19 Posted by thespideyguy (2579 posts) - - Show Bio

no he'll grow up

#20 Posted by Eternal19 (2074 posts) - - Show Bio

@htb106 said:

One of the main reasons I like DC is the sidekicks, this has persuaded me to read a bit of Spider-man.

#21 Posted by fodigg (6094 posts) - - Show Bio

Guys, guys, don't worry. In like, a few hundred issues or so Spider-Man will sell Alpha to the devil and everything will be back to normal.

#22 Edited by allthatsgeek (127 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

I really don't see what the big deal is or why people are whining about this so much. The idea of Marvel superheroes mentoring younger ones isn't new nor is it really out-of-character for them. Spider-Man, while yes proved that teenagers don't have to be a sidekick to be a superhero, the point is that while yes Spider-Man was a teenager when he became a superhero, the idea is to help the next generation of heroes to not make the same mistakes he made, like abusing his powers which lead to the death of his uncle. This is less of "Spidey having a sidekick" or more of Spidey trying to help a newcomer to the superhero world stay on the right track and not get himself or anyone else killed. To me, when it comes to Spider-Man, that sounds exactly like something he'd do and doesn't feel forced or out-of-character at all.

QFT.

The predictable arc is: Kid gets high and mighty on his new powers, makes a mistake, loved one dies, spidey says "told ya so.", kid goes straight.

In one years time he will be relegated to bi annual appearances with all the other young heroes Marvel forgot about (Thunderstrike, looking at you kid)

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