Category Archives: Bertone Hates Betty

  • Betty Brant Podcast episode 1

      By popular demand, here is the first episode of the “Betty Brant Podcast”. In this episode we discuss… * The top 10 horrible Betty moments. * Is Betty based on Flo from the Marvel bullpen? * A certain…SUPERIOR…Marvel staff member and I argue about if Betty is a…

  • Bertone Hates Betty #6

    I hope everyone enjoyed my April Fool’s joke! With that out of the way, I wanted to address some things that Betty did in “Venom” issue 15. The issue came out today so be warned that there are spoilers under the cut!  Before we get to “Venom” issue 15,…

  • Bertone Loves Betty

    If there is one thing my fellow Spidey fans know about me, it’s that I love the character of Betty Brant and can’t get enough of her. See that picture? Even Peter can’t stop gushing about how awesome she is! She may be the greatest person in Spider-Man’s supporting…

  • Bertone Hates Betty #5

    Yikes! With that look in her eyes we know that Ms. Brant can’t be up to any good! I’ve gone on record a few times saying that Betty’s worst moment is either “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 184 or issue 280. I covered 280 earlier this year. Now it’s time to…

  • Flash and Betty: Special Bulletin

    The above scene is from “Venom” issue 12 which came out this week. This current arc has been really good and I suggest everyone check it out. Why is this scene of interest to us? Because Flash and Betty break up!  This breakup is significant in their history because it’s their…

  • Happy 26th Birthday Josh Lapin-Bertone

    Happy birthday to our good friend Josh Bertone. He’s a regular on the podcast and also contributes to the site with Spider-Memories and the ever popular Bertone Hates Betty articles. So please join me in wishing him a happy 26th birthday. 

  • Bertone hates Betty #4

    Welcome back everyone! First I’d like to clear up some confusion. When “Flash and Betty” concluded and I annouced it was over, many people misunderstood and assumed the whole “Bertone hates Betty” feature was ending. That isn’t the case. “Flash and Betty” was a retrospective series on their romance…

  • Flash and Betty part 9: Sha Shan’s Brand New Big Time

        What a summer this has been! We are now at the conclusion of our Betty/Flash retrospective. I can’t believe this took nine parts! It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the end! There will be plenty of space devoted to reflection at the end of the article, so…

  • Flash and Betty part 8: Friendly Neighborhood Tantric Energy

    Welcome back to our tour of one of the most dysfunctional relationships in the Spider-Man universe! This edition is going to be a bit different. For the first time in the “Flash and Betty” retrospective, we will only be covering one writer and one title. Several years ago, Peter…

  • Flash and Betty part 7: Apologies to Howard Mackie

    Welcome back everyone! I took a break from this summer series to go to San Diego Comic-Con and I had a blast! I spoke with Marvel while I was there and they are aware of this series. They had some funny things to say for sure. We’ll get to…

  • Flash and Betty part 6: Betty and the Bottle

    As I’m writing this I’m hours away of heading to the airport for some San Diego Comic-Con fun! I can’t wait to see how what’s in store this year and if it could possibly top last year! How are Betty and Flash doing? When we last left them Flash…

  • Flash and Betty part 5: Breakups, Bazookas, Black Cat and Ben

    As you probably surmised from the title, we will be covering the 90’s! For a series about Betty and Flash as a couple, you won’t see much of them together in this installment. We will be dealing with their first breakup and instead of skipping ahead to their eventual…

  • Flash and Betty part 4: Dating a widow

    Sha Shan is gone and Ned is dead. Betty and Flash are now together without the complication of their significant others. Now they aren’t having an affair…they’re just dating while Ned’s corpse isn’t even cold yet. Along with the shadow of Ned, Betty/Flash must face… *Zombies *Demons *Ghosts *Cults…

  • Flash and Betty part 3: The Female and the Fugitive

    Apparently there are some folks out there who weren’t sure if Betty cheated on Ned with Flash. I think we can safely put those doubts to bed. When we last left Betty and Flash, their significant others found out about their relationship. Sha Shan responded by trying to leave,…

  • Flash and Betty part 2: Anything Illicit

    Thank you everybody for the enthusiastic response to part 1! I was originally going to call this installment “Indiscretions”, but I love Betty and Flash’s conversation in the preview picture so much that I had to include a quote from it. The soap opera meter is going to be…

  • Flash and Betty part 1: Prologue to the Affair

    Why a lookback on Flash Thompson’s romance with Betty Brant? One reason is because the couple is being prominently featured in “Venom” and it might be time for a refresher on their long “up and down” history. A big deal was made on some messages boards about Slott bringing…

  • Bertone hates Betty #3

    That’s right folks, I’m back to beat the dead horse which is my disdain of Ms. Brant. Surely there can’t be more offenses? I hate to say it, but we haven’t even scratched the surface yet —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— In the last feature of “Bertone hates Betty”, I posted a few…

  • 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. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Things between Sha Shan and Betty started off friendly…

  • Bertone hates Betty Editorial

    The accompanying art is from last Wednesday’s “Venom” issue 2. Our very own Crazy Chris has been doing a fine job reviewing it and you can check out his review here. In this scene we find Flash thinking of Betty and just what she deserves. The issue also has…