The infamous ‘The Daily Bugle’ tumble strikes again! The blog has been “publishing” articles written by reporters that actually exist in the comics and making many obscure references to various characters from Spider-Man’s life. These articles tie into next spring’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’… but how closely? The references have run the gamut from big names like The Vulture and Hydro-Man, just to name a few, to obscurities like She-Venom.
Welp, here’s another one:
Only Time for Super Crime
By Frederick Foswell
Despite corroborated reports that a central figure has risen to claim greater control over the Russian organized crime families, the NYPD continues to deny the existence of the lazily nicknamed “Big Man.” (Was “Scary Crime Boss” already taken?) Can’t we come up with a more pointedly clever nickname for this hard-nosed criminal?
In the four months since the terrorist attack on OsCorp Tower, violent crime is way up. Everyone’s afraid of everyone. The nuns are wearing bulletproof habits. Cabbies are afraid to HONK. Hot dog vendors are staying INSIDE their carts. I even overheard someone use the word SORRY.
Is this climate of fear a result of the NYPD shifting its focus towards the potential threat of super-human activity?
I don’t know about you, but Spider-Man doesn’t scare me. Nothing in red spandex scares me. It’s time for the mayor’s office to address the real question at hand: Which is a bigger police priority — organized crime or super-humans?
A source who requested anonymity said, “They just want to do real police work, not chase after unicorns, wall-crawlers and giant mutated reptile-men.”
Did you get this one? Because I didn’t. Apparently “The Big Man” is an obscure crime boss character from the comics. The twist is that the author of this article, Frederick Foswell IS The Big Man. In the comics, he apparently worked alongside Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle, without the wall-crawler ever making this discovery. He also commanded the criminals The Enforcers.
The Big Man, however, appears to be African American in the comics, not Russian. A character that IS Russian is Aleksei Sytsevich, The Rhino played by Paul Giamatti in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. Will the movie switch up the characters, and give The Rhino this nickname before he makes his transformation. Or… considering that Frederick Foswell wrote the article, is he trying to deflect attention from himself, in essence framing Aleksei Sytsevich?
Well at any rate, we’ll have to wait until May 2, 2014 to find out, when ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ opens in theaters.
In preparation for the release, Sony has also released a new teaser poster. You can view it below:
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
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