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  • Crack Ship: Thor and Storm.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the second issue of Spider-Man, one prison guard jokingly says Doctor Octopus is superior to everyone else. So Doc Ock likes being "superior," huh?
  • Fridge Logic: "Unusual Suspect" has a gang of robbing banks, and one has a bag over his head. The leader claims the bagged member is Bruce Banner, and if their demands aren't met, they'll turn him loose. The Blonde Phantom thinks there should be a law against robbing banks while impersonating the Hulk. Hawkeye tells her it wouldn't work for two reasons:
    Reason 1: Super-powered people would be all given an official status by a government agency, which would cramp Hawkeye's style. She admits it would be like having a parole officer.
    Reason 2: The more important one is to have super-powered people registered as weapons. Pretending to be the Hulk in a robbery (or pretending to be armed) is legally the same as being armed. But if being a super hero is legally being the same as being a weapon, that would restrict the freedom of heroes. As Hawkeye put it, "If you can't fly on an airline when you're carrying a weapon, you can be prevented from flying when you are a weapon.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Not so much for the series itself, but for the character's assorted representations: Giant Girl is one of the only incarnation of Janet van Dyne that comics fandom universally adores, and the same goes for Hank Pym, used here in his Ant Man incarnation. So of course when the series was rebooted, they were both axed.
  • Periphery Demographic: The series was also popular with adult comic book fans, because of two reasons; accessible writing and complete isolation from the less-than-popular Darker and Edgier Civil War and, for Spider-Man, One More Day.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: As noted above Hank Pym and Janet Dyne, though it'd be more accurate to say Rescued From The Base-Breaking Character Heap.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The Masters of Evil story. They can't find a good use for mind-controlling Spider-Man, like the other Avengers, so they have Ultron hack Iron Man's armor and make him destroy Spidey. This would have been a perfect opportunity to have Spider-Man break out, free the others, and show them just what a mistake it is to underestimate him (as Doctor Doom and The Juggernaut have learned) but no. The only reason the Avengers escaped is because one of Iron Man's repulsors happened to damage Storm's cell.
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