Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spiderman Unemployed

Spiderman joins the ranks of the unemployed

It turns out the global economy is so bad that nobody escapes from its rough effects, not even super-heroes, like Marvel’s icon Spiderman.In the next issue of the popular comic book series ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ number 623, coming out this month, Spiderman’s alter ego, Peter Parker, will be fired from his position as photographer for New York City Mayor J. Jonah Jameson.

Who could imagine Spidey ending up on the unemployment line? And on top of all, he will have to hear the words ‘You are fired!’ from his cranky, long-suffering boss. Worst still, Jameson not only sacks Parker, who makes his living as a photojournalist, he blacklists him with every news organization in town. Fans of the Spiderman movies might remember J. Jonah Jameson as Parker’s boss at the tabloid newspaper The Daily Bugle. A few months ago (in comic book time), Parker returned from an inter dimensional journey with the Fantastic Four, Marvel’s superhero team, to find Jameson had been elected mayor.


How will he pay his bills?

Struggling with unemployment is very hard at these times. But calm down! The web-slinger will still be keeping New York City safe from Venom and Carnage and any number of other dastardly villains he’s tangled with over the years, but he’s going to have to do it between trips to the unemployment line. Poor Peter! This of course raises all kinds of interesting questions, such as how will Parker maintain his Spiderman costumes? Dry-cleaning bills alone must run to several hundred dollars a year. Or, for instance, how will he keep buying the stuff he uses to spin those industrial-strength webs needed to hop from building to building? Surely he doesn’t pick that up at the 99 Cents Store. And what about his rent? He can barely afford to keep a roof over his head!

Well, we hope this ugly situation gets better for him, and for all unemployed people in real life.
At least we can find some consolation in the thought that even super-heroes with super-powers are not perfect.

If you are a true Spidey  fan, when you go to Berlin get a hold of the new comic issue. And to get a perfect stay –without making your pocket suffer, like poor Peter- book Apartments in Berlin.

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