Amazing Spider-Man: Fear Itself #1

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Amazing Spider-Man: Fear Itself #1

Post by Col_Fury » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:47 pm

Amazing Spider-Man: Fear Itself #1
March, 2009

Appearances:
Spider-Man (also in fbs), Man-Thing (also in fb), Aunt May (also in fbs), Uncle Ben (in fb), Carlie, Curt Conners

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg3-FB: years ago
Young Peter Parker asks his aunt if plants feel fear, Uncle Ben reminds her to take her heart medicine.
Pg4-pg10-FB: Florida, July
Spider-Man battles the Man-Thing, stopping him from attacking some bystanders. He’s injured in the process, but doesn’t think anything of it.
Pg11-pg14: New York, November
Peter walks Aunt May home and notices a pain in his chest. He checks out some movement in an alley and finds the Man-Thing. It leaves, leaving peter to wonder what it’s doing in new York.
Pg15-pg34: next day
Peter meets Carlie for lunch, but it’s interrupted by the Man-Thing. He wanders off and Peter feels the pain in his chest again, he runs off as well to find plants growing out of his chest. He visits Curt Conners as Spider-Man to get checked out. Conners gives him a serum to slow the effects while he runs some tests, Spider-Man leaves and runs into the Man-Thing. Conners calls Spider-Man to tell him that they need to burn his reaction away at a cellular level, Spider-Man remembers that fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch, and decides to frighten himself by thinking of life without his aunt. Man-Thing grabs Spider-Man, burning away his fear and the plants growing inside him. Peter makes his way to his aunt’s house to visit, the Man-Thing is seen lumbering around.

Notes:
Peter is in Florida because he’s accompanying Aunt May visiting friends, but she doesn’t appear in pgs4-10, so she’s BTS.

“Four Months” separate pgs10-11, pgs4-10 are labeled July, so pgs11-34 are November.

In pgs11-34, Peter no longer lives at home, May works at the community center, and Peter knows Carlie. So, present day for the Spider-Books at the time this was published.

Some placement suggestions for young Peter:

SPIDER-MAN/PETER BENJAMIN PARKER

PPTSSSS 1/2-FB
*ASM:FI 1 (1-3)-FB
PPSM2 20-FB


PARKER, BEN

PPTSSSS 1/2-FB
*ASM:FI 1-FB
PPSM2 20-FB


PARKER, MAY REILLY

PPTSSSS 1/2-FB
*ASM:FI 1 (1-3)-FB
PPSM2 20-FB
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man: Fear Itself #1

Post by Paul Bourcier » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:07 am

Thanks, Colonel. I believe that Peter is apprehensive about May's working at the FEAST center in this story, so the segment that occurs "four months" later must occur shortly after Peter discovers that May is volunteering at the community center in ASM 546. I'm placing that segment the day after ASM 548 and before ASM 549 (3-17). However, in doing that, the November placement may be sacrificed, as the mayoral election in ASM 587-588 would have to be in November.

In the real world, the New York mayoral election occurs one year after each presidential election, but given the recent Obama references, it appears that both the mayoral and presidential elections occur at the same time in the MU.
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man: Fear Itself #1

Post by Col_Fury » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:46 pm

Ah, but Peter doesn't move out of May's house until ASM 561, so it has to occur at least after that.

It could go between ASM 561-562, Peter's worried about May working at the FEAST center AND living by herself.

OR, we could place this after New Ways to Die, where the FEAST center was attacked by Venom & Anti-Venom, giving him a new reason to be worried about the FEAST center, with all of the super villain attacks and all...
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Re: Amazing Spider-Man: Fear Itself #1

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:10 am

Col_Fury wrote:
OR, we could place this after New Ways to Die, where the FEAST center was attacked by Venom & Anti-Venom, giving him a new reason to be worried about the FEAST center, with all of the super villain attacks and all...
I like that idea. This would place ASM:FI (11-34) shortly after the end of ASM 573. BTW, the November placement is inconsistent with the green trees in New York, and placement shortly after ASM 573 would mean the election is still "a ways off," as was noted in ASM 570, which would now occur several days before ASM:FI (11-34).
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