Reverend Jax Posted August 17, 2004 Share Posted August 17, 2004 So I was at Borders sitting in the isle with a few friends, reading comic Trades last night, cause I'm cheap, plus reading with pictures is easier than all-word book thingies. I picked up Classic Spider-Man (ishes #1-20, plus annual #1). I had already read issue #1 in my middle school years, so I flipped around, and found the origin of The Scorpions. I read it, and came to the part where Jameson realized he was saved from the thing he created (the Scorpion) by the thing he created it to destroy (Spidey), and was soaking in the irony. He went on to say (in monologues form) how he still hated Spider-Man, cause The Scorpoin made him realized how unchecked power is bound to become a public danger. I realized then that I couldn't agree more with Jameson. Unchecked and uncontrollable power is one of the most dangerous things in the world. I then thought: Is that what the Superhero myth is based on? That a man with unchecked power, would chose a noble and selfless existance of sacrifice for the greater good, unlike almost all examples in history where unchecked power leads to corruption and abuse? Is that what makes Superheroes so fasinationg, and so popular? What do you all think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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