Spiderman Quiz
June 30, 2004 2:47 PM   Subscribe

Let's make it 3 Spider Man links in a day. How much do you really know about Spiderman? I thought I was well-prepared for this but it was actually kinda hard. [Warning: MSN]
posted by scarabic (16 comments total)
More Spidey details here. But don;t forget the Ultimate Spider Man, a Peter Parker who began his career more recently, and is still in high school.

Ultimate is Marvel's new "reset" of their fictional universe, ostensibly to give their characters a "90s" feel rather than the 60s-70s vibe they have going on. Of cours,e it's also a good way to remove all those contradictory continuity flubs. The Ultimate X-Men is wicked.

Then again, I remember one reason I liked reading Marvel in the 80s was that it had just a few simple, linear stories, instead of the godawful multiplicity mess that was the DC Universe.
posted by meehawl at 2:56 PM on June 30, 2004

I've never read any issue of Spider-Man (though I've read other Marvel series which featured him in it) and I still only missed two (#3 and #7). I don't even read Marvel comix that much. Either I'm ready for Jeopardy, or I need help. Which one will it be? Tune in next time when Spidey says "ooo-WAHH".

Also, Supreme Power by JMS is pretty good.
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:00 PM on June 30, 2004

73%, not bad since I never read the comic, only watched the TV show.
posted by Orange Goblin at 3:03 PM on June 30, 2004

Wow, well, you beat me. I only got 60% and I used to read them quite a bit. Perhaps the more you know the more confused you get?
posted by scarabic at 3:05 PM on June 30, 2004

"How much do you really know about Spiderman?"

Not much, but I'm pretty sure it's Spider-Man.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:06 PM on June 30, 2004

Um, yeah. Thanks, crash.

Ultimate is Marvel's new "reset" of their fictional universe

You mean they've finally given up on the New Universe???

I'm so out of touch. Is Peter Parker going to be gay/bi this time?

[please please please]
posted by scarabic at 3:08 PM on June 30, 2004

i got an 80%. i never even read spiderman.. read a lot of wizard magazines when i was a kid though.
posted by lotsofno at 3:09 PM on June 30, 2004

80%, missed three. Hadn't read much Spider-Man, but ASM 131 sounds really interesting, got his parents mixed up with Uncle Ben, and should have got who Pavitr Prabhakar was.
posted by bobo123 at 3:11 PM on June 30, 2004

80% as well. I'm feeling more like a geek than ever before. Especially since I never read Spiderman that much when I was younger.
posted by pixelgeek at 3:12 PM on June 30, 2004

You mean they've finally given up on the New Universe???

Yes, back in 1989.

I hadn't read a single Marvel comic since around 1985 or so (school and cost being the main factors). So I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover the joys of comic book torrents. Finally I found out how Marvelman (Miracleman for USians) worked out. Sublime stuff - Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman's take on the ubermensch-in-underwear is something else. And Sam Delany agrees with me!

Anyway, to quickly scan several decades of collected comic books you need:

BT Client
More Torrents
posted by meehawl at 3:18 PM on June 30, 2004

You mean they've finally given up on the New Universe???

Or the Shadowline saga? Or the 2049-iverse?? Or the Star Comics line???
posted by Miles Long at 3:49 PM on June 30, 2004

80%, as well, and yes, torrents do indeed rule.
I am up to #217 in reading the complete X-men saga.
posted by signal at 4:19 PM on June 30, 2004

Woo! Quiz written by a great friend of mine and assigned by the editor who sits next to me. Glad to see people checking out Chris' quiz. He's a hilarious guy.
posted by GaelFC at 5:05 PM on June 30, 2004

For those who don't know, the writer of this quiz also does the very excellent Incoming Signals weblog. Well worth checking out if you've not seen it.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 5:13 PM on June 30, 2004


Why does something being an MSN article require a warning?
posted by ed\26h at 2:42 AM on July 1, 2004

And in case you missed it, here's the picture of Tobey Maguire's Enormous Penis. The others are Leonardo de Caprio and David Blaine.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:31 AM on July 1, 2004

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