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Offline captmorgan72

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What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« on: January 18, 2009, 07:14:58 AM »
Has he ever lifted/thrown things like cars, trucks etc?

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 08:04:36 AM »
I vaguely remember him lifting a tank in an issue of Spectacular Spider-Man around 1989 or so. IIRC, it was a story written by David Michelinie and drawn by Erik Larsen. The issue stood out to me because it caused something of a reaction on the letters pages a couple of months later, with people writing in (this was before e-mail!) that Spidey shouldn't have been able to lift it (a modern tank would weigh anywhere between 40 to 70 tons). I think the editors sort of explained it away by saying that it was an ultra-lightweight tank made of "space age materials" that was well within Spidey's 10 ton lifting capacity (the funny thing was, people still complained... evidently, they can swallow the idea that a man bitten by a radioactive spider can gain superpowers, but the idea that a tank can weigh less than 10 tons is beyond their suspension of disbelief  :lol:)
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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 08:08:40 AM »
Let's see, way back in Amazing Spider-Man King Size Annual #13 page 7 panel 2 he picks up a forklift.
While fighting Doc Ock later that same comic, page 25 panel 5 he unbends a large iron girder (not too super, but not bad).

Of course in his newspaper strip he was shown lifting a city bus.

That's all I have at the moment.

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 09:27:59 AM »
I donít remember too much about it, but I think he had lifted the Daily Bugle once( :blink:!)

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 09:52:19 AM »
In a recent What If? Spidey was fighting Iron Man. Parker ended up tearing his armor apart, and when Stark asked "Just how strong are you?", he replied something like "Strong. Maybe stronger than you; I haven't really cut loose in a long time."

It is a What If? so it's not entirely canon though.

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 10:24:45 AM »
Hell, before OMD, when Aunt MAy got shot, he threw a car at the sniper.
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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 01:32:55 PM »
In a recent What If? Spidey was fighting Iron Man. Parker ended up tearing his armor apart, and when Stark asked "Just how strong are you?", he replied something like "Strong. Maybe stronger than you; I haven't really cut loose in a long time."

It is a What If? so it's not entirely canon though.

was that the iron man of 2020?  i thought he broke the armor of 2020 in continuity.  (whatever continuity means these days...)
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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 02:14:11 PM »
in amazing spiderman #32-33 he was pinned under tons of steel.(i'd say well over 10 tons) and finally lifted it off himself.i think he had an adrenaline surge on that one.he also with repeated blows knocked out firelord.

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 06:44:36 PM »
Issue 32-33 is a classic. It probalby was over his limit (which I think was less than 10 tons at the time), and he lifted it through sheer power of will, determinatino, and good art and good writing. He then limped away barely concious. It may have been the best thing that Stan and Steve ever did.

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2009, 10:10:06 PM »
was that the iron man of 2020?  i thought he broke the armor of 2020 in continuity.  (whatever continuity means these days...)

This was in a What If? Spiderman: Back in Black that came out in December, so it was actually extremis Iron Man, which makes Spidey's strength a little ridiculous in the issue. 

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 06:45:39 AM »
When Spidey had the cosmic powers way back during "Acts of Vengeance" he was able to do all kinds of feats of strength...including throwing the Hulk into orbit.
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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 08:22:31 PM »
I feel so old. The Spidey I remember best had trouble with Man Mountain Marko and the Kingpin and could barely lift a car. I just can't  get into this 10 ton thing.  I guess it would be two much to ask for him to have the proportionate strength of a spider rather than a rhinoceros beetle.

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 08:23:27 PM »
Issue 32-33 is a classic. It probalby was over his limit (which I think was less than 10 tons at the time), and he lifted it through sheer power of will, determinatino, and good art and good writing. He then limped away barely concious. It may have been the best thing that Stan and Steve ever did.

Yeah, Way less. I really thought that was a great moment too.

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Re: What big feats of strength has Spidey done in the comics?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009, 11:43:12 PM »
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I feel so old. The Spidey I remember best had trouble with Man Mountain Marko and the Kingpin and could barely lift a car.

Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #270: Spiderman beats the crap out of Herald of Galactus, Firelord ... who had the Power Cosmic and was on par with Silver Surfer at the time. Firelord has gone one-on-one with Thor before, so this fight was kind of a jip, and easily Spiderman's most unlikely victory.

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