Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet

Peter Parker, You're Fired!

Get the first details on the shocking development in the life of Spider-Man!

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Marvel Comics has two words to say to Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker: You're Fired! Beginning in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #623, on-sale March 3rd, everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood hero has to not only survive key arch nemesis Vulture's reign of terror...but also losing his job at the Mayor's office! Peter Parker lays it all on the line to protect J. Jonah Jameson and keep the city from ripping itself apart, but Peter's sacrifice winds up costing his career as a photographer.

But when you can't pay the bills, how's a Super Hero supposed to buy web-fluid and fix his costume? Spider-Man's about to learn that with great power and great responsibility comes the great need to be employed -- which isn't so easy when you're blacklisted in New York City!

"Peter Parker's been through some rough times lately, with all of his deadliest foes returning, and he couldn't lose his job at a worse time" said Senior Editor Steve Wacker. "He's going to struggle with unemployment and trying to save the city while he can barely afford to keep a roof over his head."

The intrigue starts in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #623 with the shocking next installment, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #624, spinning into stores just one week later - March 10!

 

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BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

Absolutely no problem, bds', I'm actually glad you found it helpful and not simply a turn off 'cause of its length. Lol.Silent', keep on working! Having the person that's supposed to be closest to you capable of [enjoyably] sharing in your 'world' (and vice versa) is an ultimate acheivement.

bds197485
bds197485

[quote@BlackSamurai To clear it up for you, bds m'pal, the MU term 'mutants' do not sum up any and all who have been mutated, or else there would be few in the biz who aren't. 'Mutants' are considered to have something called the X-gene, which genetically predisposes them to developing uncanny abilities, most by some catalyst at puberty or some other high-change or high-stressed point in their lives, but quite a few have outward appearances of their mutation from birth. Others gain powers in ways that count as a real-world physical mutation; however, the changes to their body may have been chemically, radioactively, magically or technologically induced without said stimuli merely triggering off an x-gene. There are other biological effects like alien or mythical parentage that might lead to extra-human abilities, but even though they are genetically predisposed to powers, it does not always qualify them as a mutant. People like Namor and Namorita have mythical (mermanus) parentage [supposedly] triggering their x-gene giving them powers that would not come from any old pairing of an Atlantean and a human, making them official mutants.Others have been loosely termed mutants without an X-gene but it is more honorary when they run with the X-Men than what is scientifically (at least in the MU) accepted to classify human mutants. 'Simple' things like uniqueness among a techno-organic race or unaccounted for sentience from cybernetic programming have lead to such honorary titles and acceptance as mutants.Spider-Man may have other factors never explained that result in an irradiated spider's venomous bite leading to the development of such powers, but they weren't due to the triggering of any x-gene, hence why he (and countless others in similar circumstances) was never classified as one.[/quote] I'm glad you're on your game. I purely just resond to the post before thinking it over. Thanks man.

silentprocess
silentprocess

That's cool, the only books I've been able to get my wife to read are the X-23 ones. She loves those. Course she's a big super-hero movie fan (at least a fan of what Marvel has made recently) so that's a plus. I'll get her into more, it's just going to take time... And I have plenty of time.. Brew HA HA HA!!! I do however quiz her whenever possible, I have a MU desktop and I ask her to find particular characters every once in awhile (don't worry she things it's fun.. Sometimes.) and when the Avengers teasers were coming out I would ask her who the characters were. I even got her to ask her brother (another avid comic reader) what he thought about the Thing being on the New Avengers team. He was shocked.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

Lol.At least your belief keeps her guarded by the likes of Spidey, so for now that's enough that she believes in you! ;-) My lady wouldn't be one to crack open an issue either, but she's thrilled to hear some of the things that get me talking about developments in comics, and loves to be able to turn to me in any random Marvel [or other] comic movie and get me to fill in some back story when she wants it.Recent moment of glee, getting called up for her to comment disbelief (while watching the Planet Hulk movie) that, had the Hulk exile gone as planned, his supposed friends would've effectively been stranding normal ol' Bruce on a planet alone when Hulk calmed down. I quote, "They're bastards; who's to say Banner's a big game hunter?

silentprocess
silentprocess

[quote@BlackSamurai To clear it up for you, bds m'pal, the MU term 'mutants' do not sum up any and all who have been mutated, or else there would be few in the biz who aren't. 'Mutants' are considered to have something called the X-gene, which genetically predisposes them to developing uncanny abilities, most by some catalyst at puberty or some other high-change or high-stressed point in their lives, but quite a few have outward appearances of their mutation from birth. Others gain powers in ways that count as a real-world physical mutation; however, the changes to their body may have been chemically, radioactively, magically or technologically induced without said stimuli merely triggering off an x-gene. There are other biological effects like alien or mythical parentage that might lead to extra-human abilities, but even though they are genetically predisposed to powers, it does not always qualify them as a mutant. People like Namor and Namorita have mythical (mermanus) parentage [supposedly] triggering their x-gene giving them powers that would not come from any old pairing of an Atlantean and a human, making them official mutants.Others have been loosely termed mutants without an X-gene but it is more honorary when they run with the X-Men than what is scientifically (at least in the MU) accepted to classify human mutants. 'Simple' things like uniqueness among a techno-organic race or unaccounted for sentience from cybernetic programming have lead to such honorary titles and acceptance as mutants.Spider-Man may have other factors never explained that result in an irradiated spider's venomous bite leading to the development of such powers, but they weren't due to the triggering of any x-gene, hence why he (and countless others in similar circumstances) was never classified as one.[/quote] This should be etched in stone for all to see and guarded by a celestial!However, my wife does not agree with my statement. For some reason, she does not believe in superheroes... When she is falling from a building, and Spider-Man swings by.. She will wished she believed.. Oh yes, she will wish she believed.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

To clear it up for you, bds m'pal, the MU term 'mutants' do not sum up any and all who have been mutated, or else there would be few in the biz who aren't. 'Mutants' are considered to have something called the X-gene, which genetically predisposes them to developing uncanny abilities, most by some catalyst at puberty or some other high-change or high-stressed point in their lives, but quite a few have outward appearances of their mutation from birth. Others gain powers in ways that count as a real-world physical mutation; however, the changes to their body may have been chemically, radioactively, magically or technologically induced without said stimuli merely triggering off an x-gene. There are other biological effects like alien or mythical parentage that might lead to extra-human abilities, but even though they are genetically predisposed to powers, it does not always qualify them as a mutant. People like Namor and Namorita have mythical (mermanus) parentage [supposedly] triggering their x-gene giving them powers that would not come from any old pairing of an Atlantean and a human, making them official mutants.Others have been loosely termed mutants without an X-gene but it is more honorary when they run with the X-Men than what is scientifically (at least in the MU) accepted to classify human mutants. 'Simple' things like uniqueness among a techno-organic race or unaccounted for sentience from cybernetic programming have lead to such honorary titles and acceptance as mutants.Spider-Man may have other factors never explained that result in an irradiated spider's venomous bite leading to the development of such powers, but they weren't due to the triggering of any x-gene, hence why he (and countless others in similar circumstances) was never classified as one.

bds197485
bds197485

When Peter was bitten by the spider, it did mutate his body, but did not turn him into a mutant. I remember something(I think) in an X-men crossover sometime ago that when asked if Spiderman could become an X-man, that someone said he wasn't considered a mutant. I could be wrong, but I thought I read that.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

[quote@bds197485 Could you believe that Mysterio might have been behind it all? Mary Jane, in the following comic after Mysterio's defeat, remembered Peter was Spiderman after Mephisto promised her his identity was safe from his enemies? I'm wanting to see her and him remember their marriage being torn from them.[/quote] Nah, I don't see all of what happened having anything to do with Mysterio. MJ 'remembered' his secret identity primarily because such an alteration was never part of any deal they made with Mephisto. The divergence of the time-line was from a point preventing them from getting married but she had known Peter was Spidey from before they ever got to being wed (if I remember correctly). I think we are yet to see the details and extent to the secret deal MJ made with Mephisto, and I know we assume the recovering of his secret ID was it, but I think one of the ASM issues alluded to that being someone else's handiwork in-part (though to me that was unnecessary and it really should have been just extra going along with the changing of his past).

ellthom
ellthom

For a moment I thought this was going to be Peter Parker joins the new series of the Apprentice when I heard the title xD

Mogalike
Mogalike

This has got to be the easiest of any comic book crises to solve.Pete finally submits for a patent on web fluid, makes a fortune selling it to 3M.BND will unravel once Pete and MJ inevitably fall in love again and allow Marvel to whip out another wedding spectacular, and the resulting cosmic backlash will also somehow bring baby May back. Aunt May, however, will finally die like she should have in the late 90s.

bds197485
bds197485

[quote@BlackSamurai Ok, I'm all well and fine for this being a storyline, but I VERY MUCH see this as something that didn't need headlining on this site or any other in this way. This is par the course for Parker luck or whatever, and they are back to stereotypically not giving him a break.Let's not be wasting time trying to make 'regular-old' into 'big news' Marvel, it's actually going to just cheapen anything you've accomplished with the much-opposed-BND that actually made great strides for a while....onto others hoping for the marriage thing to be reversed - I'm quite open to a nice 'cosmic-event' that uncovers Mephisto's hand in the reset, crosses over with a bunch of relevant other titles (Doc Strange, New Av, Wolverine even) reveals the other things he set up to reseal his identity, etc. They can keep the down-on-luck treatment quite well with such a return to the married state by having it be awkward that he and MJ have been seeing other people since, even with not knowing they were once married in a then-altered time-line....no rush though, since we already have him unmarried and are exploring his potential with other relationships, let's see at least one romantic turn out with Spider-Woman (just for the heck of the name game) since his and Ms. Marvel's dating scene seems moreso to be something platonic.[/quote] Could you believe that Mysterio might have been behind it all? Mary Jane, in the following comic after Mysterio's defeat, remembered Peter was Spiderman after Mephisto promised her his identity was safe from his enemies? I'm wanting to see her and him remember their marriage being torn from them.

nfultr8
nfultr8

His webs are infinite as far as im concerned. He was bitten by a spider and became super human. Now as far as employment and bills i have no idea how he functions. But im sure hell figure something out. Canr wait til tomorrow.Peace

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

Ok, I'm all well and fine for this being a storyline, but I VERY MUCH see this as something that didn't need headlining on this site or any other in this way. This is par the course for Parker luck or whatever, and they are back to stereotypically not giving him a break.Let's not be wasting time trying to make 'regular-old' into 'big news' Marvel, it's actually going to just cheapen anything you've accomplished with the much-opposed-BND that actually made great strides for a while....onto others hoping for the marriage thing to be reversed - I'm quite open to a nice 'cosmic-event' that uncovers Mephisto's hand in the reset, crosses over with a bunch of relevant other titles (Doc Strange, New Av, Wolverine even) reveals the other things he set up to reseal his identity, etc. They can keep the down-on-luck treatment quite well with such a return to the married state by having it be awkward that he and MJ have been seeing other people since, even with not knowing they were once married in a then-altered time-line....no rush though, since we already have him unmarried and are exploring his potential with other relationships, let's see at least one romantic turn out with Spider-Woman (just for the heck of the name game) since his and Ms. Marvel's dating scene seems moreso to be something platonic.

DebrisStorm
DebrisStorm

Allow me to express me shock at such a bold move. Okay, I'm done. And yes, this has been done before. And JJJ always hires him back. Although, this time may be different. Since this is the BND era! So, when is all of this going to be undone? I miss MJ and Peter being married.

bcook
bcook

I know it was established early in BND that no one will hire him as a teacher or a lab assistant due to poor employment records and then Dexter Bennet blacklists him amongst newspaper so all of his old fallback jobs are gone. But how hard is it for a university grad with super-model good looks and an incredible intellect to get a job? Besides he is a friend with some of the worlds richest men, Iron Fist, Tony Stark and not forgetting Daredevil who now runs the hand. I'm sure one of them could spare gas money for the cities best superhero.I'm okay with the story and will read it just as long as it isn't an attempt to make Pete more appealing to the unemployed and downtrodden in recession era USA. that could be done by reducing the price especially on TPBs and Hardcovers

ParagonWorld
ParagonWorld

[quote@myakoopa Maybe he'll finally remember he can shoot those things out of his hand and doesn't need to actually BUY web fluid. Just saying....[/quote] Because he can't just shoot them anymore. That's why he has webshooters.

marvelman123456
marvelman123456

[quote@guitarpicker And this is different from the 500 other times he has been fired from a job how?[/quote]

deo91
deo91

Can't he just get a job as a teacher at his old college.

guitarpicker
guitarpicker

And this is different from the 500 other times he has been fired from a job how?

myakoopa
myakoopa

Maybe he'll finally remember he can shoot those things out of his hand and doesn't need to actually BUY web fluid. Just saying....