Wow! A year and some change later and BD has let this silly column go on for 31 whole articles! I’m taking a break – just like last Thanksgiving and turning the research over to you the reader! For we are going back to the No-Prize Contest! You’ll have to be the one to find the history this week.
Last year with the bad villains contest, we had a plethora of categories and saw the amazing victories of Jeff Gutman, hornacek, Quilsniv (in a last minute hail Mary), Peter Parker Is the Real Spider-Man, and xellos85 (geez, man – Naked Shiny Gold Man???). Congratulations, guys. You’ve had a year to rest on your laurels, but now it is time to defend the title. You’ll have to step it up, for there won’t be five categories, but only three!
So – what’s the challenge? Thanks goes to ac for suggesting this last year. So now we can truthfully say – because you demanded it! The subject this year is the craziest, weirdest, oddest, most absurd situation Spider-Man has ever found himself in. You define what a crazy, weird, odd, and absurd situation is, but I’ll set the bar low and give this example:
The Spider-Hulk – After getting infused with some of Hulk’s bio-energy, Peter Parker starts to realize that it’s not easy being green. At one point, the alarm clock triggers his transformation. Nothing was safe from our gamma-gorged protagonist. Not even a poor set of lockers that he beat the crap out of. Our hero even talks like the Hulk (“Spider thank!” and “You take away! Now Spider take back!”) and spends his time searching for a sciencey device that will revert him back to normal (but unfortunately, won’t work on Banner). Oh WoSM, we miss your treasure trove of pure goodness.
Now, if you want that prize, you’ll need to do better than that. Shouldn’t be too hard.
- It must be Peter Parker.
- It does not have to be canon.
- It can be a brief scene, a whole comic, or a story arc.
- Tell us what is so absurd about the situation.
- If you can, give us the title and issue number.
- There is no limit on entries (but space it out – don’t hog all the absurdities in one comment).
- 616 Spidey
- Non-canon Spidey
- OMG That’s so awful I sure hope Dan Slott’s not paying attention and uses this in his next arc!
Just put your submissions into the comments section. I’ve been having a little trouble getting my comments to post, so if you are experiencing the same thing, don’t worry, just shoot me an email (there is a link next to my profile at the bottom of this article) and I’ll look for it in the usual places.
When is this due? BY FRIDAY I’ll post the winners up on Saturday.
What? You wanted some obscure Spider-History nugget? O.K., here’s one for you. In the early ’80s, Marvel produced a No-Prize book, just to showcase their biggest gaffs. I don’t have a copy (yet), but I can show you the cover. Anyone out there have it?