one of my absolute favorite things in the marvel universe is just how much
EVERYONE LOVES SPIDEY
DON’T FUCK WITH SPIDEY YOU FUCK WITH SPIDEY YOU GOT ALL OF NEW YORK ON YOUR ASS
HE’S HELPIN LITTLE OLD LADY CROSS THE STREET AND GETTING CATS OUT OF TREES FOR KIDS AND HELPING GIVE THAT TOURIST DIRECTIONS TO THE BEST HOTDOG STAND AND MAKING LITTLE KIDS SMILE AT THEIR BDAY PARTIES
HE’S PURENESS INCARNATE DON’T FUCK WITH HIM
tbh one of my favorite comics with Spidey is one where Peter gets fed up with superheroing and hiding his identity because of all the negative reviews the Daily Bugle posts about him. so he goes to Jonah and says that he’ll reveal himself the next day in front of the whole public, in return for an honest interview where Spidey reveals his side of the story, the True Story of Spider-Man
so Jonah, being Jonah, publishes this in the paper. “TOMORROW WE REVEAL WHO THE WALL-CRAWLING MENACE REALLY IS!”
and when Peter shows up at the meeting place where he promised to reveal himself….
… he’s not alone.
when Peter shows up, he 100% intended to reveal himself. but then a bunch of civilians, also dressed as Spidey, show up. So many that, when Peter DOES reveal himself, Jonah doesn’t believe it and thinks he’s joking. No one can tell who the real Spider-Man is.
Spidey was gonna reveal his identity and all of New York decided, of their own accord, to protect him the way he’s always protecting them
it’s just one of my fave issues because it just…. shows without any uncertainty just how much New York loves their Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
(the issue is a special called Black and Blue and Read All Over btw!!!)