Spekkio wrote:OK, so I'm caught up in anticipation of Mr. C going issue-for-issue versus OMIT.
Thanks man, that's really cool! I appreciate you dedicating the time to it!
Anyway, the thing that's bugging me is the suggestion that Steve Rogers helped teach Spidey how to fight. I never got the impression that this was so, aside from maybe a lesson or two with MJ.
Peter received hand-to-hand combat training from Steve Rogers during the New Avengers pre-Civil War period in JMS' ASM while they were both living in Avengers Tower. We only saw maybe two sessions on panel, but that doesn't mean they were the only ones that took place. We were told he received training
, so I have to assume that's what happened. I think it's pretty clear in the books.
As for the Punisher thing, I never thought that Spidey hates him, per se...doesn't approve of his methods and how far he'll go, perhaps, but he doesn't expend a lot of effort trying to stop the Punisher, either.
I'd go as far as to say most
of the heroes greatly dislike the Punisher at the very least. They'll tolerate him once in awhile when they have to, but the bottom line is he's a murderer. He's everything Spider-Man stands against. I freely admit I've not read every Spidey/Punisher story so it's possible I missed some touching moment between them where Spidey admits he has a grudging respect for the Punisher, but I've personally never seen anything to suggest that.
But, since a lot of people didn't seem to get what happened between Spidey and the Punisher in this story, I'll be putting in a short (probably 8 page) back up in the Annual (coming between #12 and 13) detailing how they came to work together here. Hopefully that'll clear things up for the readers that weren't satisfied with what they saw in #8.