Stupid Spidey question time

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  1. Kool-Aid Registered

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    When Spider-Man used to use the web shooters that he made, did he have some sort of blade that would cut off the webbing after he lifted his 2 fingers from the button?
     
  2. Cullen Registered

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    Okay, Kool-aid. Let me tell you something. When you begin a post called "Stupid Spidey Question Time", the question should be stupid.:) That's actually not a bad question. :up:

    I don't think there was a blade. Maybe there should have been.

    Anyone know for sure?
     
  3. WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    What's so hard to understand? Lifts up fingers, nozzel closes off an' severs th' line.
     
  4. gliderpilotgirl Silent Death from Above!

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    According to Web of Romance 1# ( not the best source I know ):peter was teaching MJ how to use his webshooters and he told her to double tap to release the strand.
     
  5. Dragon No Way as Way

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    There's no need for a blade. When Spidey releases the trigger, the web fluid stops flowing. It's already outside of the nozzle because it's pressurized and pushed through. The webbing solidifies instaneously on contact with air, and he grabs hold of the line. Imagine how a spray gun works on a garden hose.
     
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    If the webbing solidifies instaneously on contact with air, then wouldn't the end get hard before it sticks?
     
  7. Dragon No Way as Way

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    Not an issue, since the webbing tends to make contact with the surface its aimed at almost as quickly. Also, solidifying doesn't mean it loses its sticky quality. It likely remains sticky for a good while after its formed, like glue. Anyway, if the webbing didn't begin solidifying immediately, it wouldn't hold Spidey's weight.
     
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    How did he adjust the stickiness(word?:p) of his webs whe they weren't the organic ones?
     
  9. Dragon No Way as Way

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    I don't know about stickiness level. but he could adjust the type of spray by turning the nozzle so he'd fire a thin webline, a wide net, or a thick glue-like spray.
     
  10. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    To get the goopy stuff, he would hold the trigger down. That was stated a few times back in the day.
     
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    i think the consistency of the web line is dependant on the mixture of the fluid,

    hence why some of his fluids are harder than others.

    but i doubt he can adapt it without replacing the catridge
     
  12. Cullen Registered

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    Look at how much I've forgotten.

    Some Spider-fan...:(
     
  13. Gregatron Registered

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    During the 1980s, during the McFarlane run, it was established that small pinch-clamps in the nozzle sever the web-strand after Spidey stopped pressing the trigger button.
     
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    I've never liked that explanation as I don't ever remember seeing him adjust any nozzles. I know we don't have to see him do something to know that he does it, but I would have preferred something better.

    Also, it's interesting how Spider-Man somehow usually does not stick to his own webbing.
     
  15. Dragon No Way as Way

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    The explanation is as sound and reasonable as any other. More so really. We really don't need to see him stop while dodging bullets and do this, especially given Spidey's speed.

    And the simple explanation for why he doesn't stick to his webbing is that his glves must be coated with a substance the webbing won't stick to.
     
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    Maybe, just maybe, quantifying and examining and scrutinizing everything for scientific accuracy is an utter waste of time and is destructive to these larger-than-life, fictional characters.

    Ever think of that, anal-retentive ones?
     
  17. Cullen Registered

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    It's no more a waste of time than talking about the characters themselves. In fact, given how horribly the character is being handled now, it's actually refreshing to talk about Spider-man without feeling a ball of hatred building in my gut.
     
  18. Gregatron Registered

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    Too true.


    But this focus of the excrutiating minutiae of every single issue from decades past is not what comics should be about.


    I want to see Spider-Man spin webs and crawl up walls, not read a dissertation on how he does it.
     
  19. Cullen Registered

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    True enough, I suppose. Me, I find this sort of trivia interesting.
     
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    Interesting, yes. But if a writer actually writes a story about it, then that crosses the line.
     
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    whew sure was convenient that when he got the organic ones they chose to come out the same exact spot. I'm thinking he should need ass-flaps
     
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    Now that's an image for the ages...
     

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