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Brian Hague
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Posted: 21 December 2018 at 4:30pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Within the stories themselves, Spider-Man's appearance and manner are supposed to be vaguely upsetting. Aunt May finds him unnerving. J. Jonah Jameson has capitalized on his eerie look. And, according to Marvel editorial at one point, the official in-universe Spider-Man comic portrayed the character as freakish and vaguely reptilian. 



This is what the in-universe version of Marvels Comics Group, "The World's Most Accurate Comics," tells its readers Spider-Man is like.

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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 21 December 2018 at 9:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

That top piece is from an editorial in the Daily Bugle over-emphasizing the "threat or menace" treatment - I believe it was in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15. Not from the Marvels series as far as I recall. So it was intended to be extra-creepy.

The bottom image might have been from Marvels series - I've no idea.
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I do mention J. Jonah and his use of Spidey's appearance to demonize him to his readership in my opening. 

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