Spider-Man swings over the city. Yes, it’s one of those stories that begins with Spider-Man swinging over the city, and yes I’m using this week’s character as another thinly-veiled excuse to write Spidey. Sue me.
CAP (Spidey): People accuse me of never growing up.
CAP (Spidey): They accuse me of behaving like an eternal teenager.
CAP (Spidey): And it's true, I guess, to a point.
Down on the street below, there’s a battle in progress. Spidey starts swinging towards the signs of mayhem.
CAP (Spidey): ‘Course, compared to the likes of Cap and Wolverine, I suppose I am still a little wet behind the ears…
Spidey swings straight into a fight between Spider-Girl and the Circus of Crime – the Ringmaster, the Clown, the Human Cannonball, Live Wire and the Great Gambonnos. It’s chaos, but Anya is holding her own, leaping between the bad guys and delivering various knock-out blows while also playing with her iPhone, listening to music on her mp3 player and talking to a friend over the phone.
CAP (Spidey): But when I look at the latest generation of spider-powered teens…
Araña: Will Josh be there? Did you ask him? What about his friend?
CAP (Araña’s tweet): @BuckyNomad Ha – just kicked a clown in the ass – best supervillain fight EVER!
Spidey: Can I be of assistance?
Araña leaps away from the Circus and straight into Spidey’s face. Spidey is somewhat taken aback.
Araña: Butt out – I can deal with this myself! Jeez!!!
Close on Spidey, shocked.
CAP (Spidey): …sometimes it feels like almost fifty years since I was in High School!