Bertone hates Betty #2


I know it’s a cliche thing to say, but “because you demanded it”, I proudly present a sequal to “Bertone Hates Betty”. Why do I hate Ms. Brant today? Let’s take a look at her friendship with Sha Shan.

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Things between Sha Shan and Betty started off friendly enough. They seemed pretty civil to eachother whenever the group gathered for supporting cast events. Like the image below from “Spectacular Spider-Man” issue 24.

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Betty is insisting people call her “Brant” instead of “Leeds” because this is an era where Betty had left Ned (ON THEIR HONEYMOON) so she could persue Peter. MORE ON THAT IN A FUTURE EDITION….I PROMISE.

As you could see in the preview image, Betty and Sha Shan didn’t stay friendly. What happned? Well it probably had something to do with Betty sleeping with Sha Shan’s boyfriend. Let’s look at the scene from “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 280 in full context.

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If looks could kill! What does Betty think about all of this?

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To paraphrase what Betty said, “I never realized I was hurting Sha Shan when I was sleeping with her boyfriend”. Really Betty?

So Betty is regretful over this right? She’s realized she wronged Sha Shan and she’s sorry right? Right?

Wrong. Take a look at their reunion in “Amazing Spider-Man”  issue 622.

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The icicle speech balloons are a cool callback to the Ditko days but take a look at that scene again. Betty isn’t responding to Sha Shan…Betty starts it! Betty doesn’t greet Sha Shan with an apology or any remorse. No! She’s mad at Sha Shan! Why? What did Sha Shan do to her? It’s not like they had a Betty/Veronica relationship. Betty stole Sha Shan’s man! Sha Shan has a right to be mad! Betty doesn’t!

Betty Brant is the only woman who will have an affair with your boyfriend and then somehow be mad at you as if she was the victim. What a horrible person.
 

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