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Old 04-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hello there everyone

For my Communications course, we're supposed to write a "Speech of Tribute" to a Fictional character or Non-Fictional person, and so I've chosen Spider-Man. I've been thinking that I should divide the Body of my speech into 3 Parts:

Spider-Man is a hero of Courage, Dedication, and Selflessness.

1. Courage: Spider-Man has shown respectable courage in the following instances:
- For this section, I want to show examples of some of his toughest fights: where he could have run away, but he didn't. I think I remember his first or second battle against Electro to be considered one of his most life-threatening battles, and probably also one of his fights with Carnage.

2. Dedication: Spider-Man shows his dedication to crime-fighting in the following instances:
- I wanted to use the death of Gwen Stacy as one of his moments that show his dedication as a superhero: even after losing his girlfriend, he continues to fight. Plus its such a memorable issue!
- Another example or 2 would be good.

3. Selflessness: Spider-Man shows his selflessness to his Aunt and loved ones:
- I wanted to show how he helps May pay the bills with the money he receives as a photographer for the Bugle. I'll probably need to look in some of the beginning issues for the best example of this.
- I definitely want to use the Master Planner saga from #32-33 (issues I do own!), where Aunt May is slowly dieing and Spider-Man must get the antidote from Doctor Octopus in order to cure her.

Yes, I do realize that Gwen Stacy's Death and Master Planner probably fit into multiple categories, but I really wanted to mention



I wanted to ask if you all had any suggestions of Spider-Man's most courageous, dedicated, and selfless moments. I'm pretty much a newb when it comes to my Spidey knowledge, and I know you Hypesters are some of the biggest Web-Heads around

If you all know any trully in-depth sites about Spider-Man's history (Marvel's site is WAY too broad about spidey's history), then I would really appreciate it

http://www.spiderfan.org/index.shtml seems to be one of the best sources at the moment.

Oh, and I also wanted to mention that I'm only sticking with Amazing Spider-Man continuity. Also, I own very few issues, so looking up specific issues will be pretty difficult

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Old 04-21-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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Well, for courage, I'd have to say when he fought Doc Ock for the first time in ASM Issue #3. He was defeated in his first battle with ock, but when The Human Torch told students to never give up, Peter decided that he couldn't give up and he needs to keep trying, so he whent after Ock and tried his hardest.

For dedication, I would say in ASM Issue #50. I mean, he saw a guy that looked like his Uncle Ben and he had flashbacks of when his Uncle died, so then he realised that he can't give up being Spider-Man.

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:43 PM   #3
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Just wanted to give an update on my speech of tribute to Spider-Man:


1. Courage: Spider-Man has shown respectable courage in the following instances:
- Amazing Spider-Man #3: Where Spider-Man loses his first fight ever in his hero career: to Doctor Octopus. After hearing an encouraging speech from the Human Torch, he gains the courage to face Doc Ock and stop him from his evil plans.
- I was thinking about the first time Spider-Man faces The Lizard. If I remember correctly, Spider-Man was afraid of facing The Lizard especially for the fact that it was the mutation of professor Curt Conners. Maybe theres a better example of Spidey's courage showing?

2. Dedication: Spider-Man shows his dedication to crime-fighting in the following instances:
- Amazing Spider-Man #121: When the Green Goblin kidnaps Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man comes to save her, and sadly ends up killing her as shes falling off the bridge. Even after this tragic event, this doesn't deter Peter in his career as Spider-Man.
- Web of Spider-Man #31-32: Kraven's Last Hunt. When Spider-Man is shot and buried alive by Kraven the Hunter, he digs himself out. Even after near-death and a ruined reputation (thanks to Kraven, who hed taken up the identity of Spider-Man), Peter resolves not to quit fighting crime.

3. Selflessness: Spider-Man shows his selflessness to his Aunt and loved ones:
- I wanted to show how he helps May pay the bills with the money he receives as a photographer for the Bugle. I'll probably need to look in some of the beginning issues for the best example of this.
- Amazing Spider-Man #32-33: Master Planner saga. With Aunt May in the hospital due to blood radiation transfusion, Peter goes to Conners for help. When Spidey needs to get the ISO-36, stolen by Octavious, he goes through tremendous struggles (fighting Doc Ock, his minions, and picking himself up from fallen rubble) all to save his Aunt May.


These are just summaries of the parts of my speech. Any suggestions and ideas would be appreciated

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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Not that anyone's been replying to my thread, but I just wanted to update everyone in saying that I've given my speech. It sounds like I did really well from the compliments I've gotten

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:44 PM   #5
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Too effing long to read, haha.

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How is that long?
I say your just lazy.

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Old 04-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #7
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Too effing long to read, haha.
The speech had to be up to 5 minutes! I dont know how long my speech was, but I have a feeling it was WAY too short
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How is that long?
I say your just lazy.
I don't think Prodigy could survive college

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Cuz UofA isn't a college, huh?

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Too effing long to read, haha.
Either you have the attention span of a 5 year old, or you're just lazy. But that is not too long to read.

Very good posts, NamesAreUseless

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Either you have the attention span of a 5 year old, or you're just lazy. But that is not too long to read.

Very good posts, NamesAreUseless
Thanks for the compliment

I may paste the finished Manuscript into this thread if anyone is interested. It'll probably be ripped apart by spideyfans ("No no it didn't happen like that!", "you got that part wrong!", etc.), but I think I can survive

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Very good posts, NamesAreUseless
I second that.

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Either you have the attention span of a 5 year old, or you're just lazy. But that is not too long to read.

Very good posts, NamesAreUseless

I'm way too lazy to read something that long on a message board.

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Cuz UofA isn't a college, huh?
Which UofA?

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But it's not even remotely long...also to the person who said he has the attention of a 5 year old.The average attention of the normal human is 3 minutes.

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I'm way too lazy to read something that long on a message board.
You have my pity then. Because it's not long.

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But it's not even remotely long...also to the person who said he has the attention of a 5 year old.The average attention of the normal human is 3 minutes.
And it doesn't even take 3 minutes to read it.

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