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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?
 
Kool-Aid said:
When Spider-Man used to use the web shooters that made, did he have some sort of blade that would cut off the webbing after he lifted his 2 fingers from the button?
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?
 
What's so hard to understand? Lifts up fingers, nozzel closes off an' severs th' line.
 
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.
 
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.
 
If the webbing solidifies instaneously on contact with air, then wouldn't the end get hard before it sticks?
 
Kool-Aid said:
If the webbing solidifies instaneously on contact with air, then wouldn't the end get hard before it sticks?

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.
 
How did he adjust the stickiness(word?:p) of his webs whe they weren't the organic ones?
 
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.
 
Kool-Aid said:
How did he adjust the stickiness(word?:p) of his webs whe they weren't the organic ones?

To get the goopy stuff, he would hold the trigger down. That was stated a few times back in the day.
 
Kool-Aid said:
How did he adjust the stickiness(word?:p) of his webs whe they weren't the organic ones?
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
 
Look at how much I've forgotten.

Some Spider-fan...:(
 
Kool-Aid said:
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?

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.
 
Dragon said:
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.

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.
 
LobokDaikon said:
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.

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.
 
Dragon said:
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.


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?
 
Gregatron said:
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?
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.
 
Cullen said:
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.


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.
 
Gregatron said:
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.
True enough, I suppose. Me, I find this sort of trivia interesting.
 
Cullen said:
True enough, I suppose. Me, I find this sort of trivia interesting.


Interesting, yes. But if a writer actually writes a story about it, then that crosses the line.
 
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
 
Roachman said:
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
Now that's an image for the ages...
 

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