“All we really know about this Spider-Man, the only inarguable fact, is that he rose to every single challenge presented to him. In the face of greed, evil and maliciousness, he stood his ground. Never asking for payment, never asking for reward, and when the winds of society blew against him, when the media tore into him like wild animals…he did not waver. Whether we liked him or not, whether we appreciated him or not, he stood up and was counted. One can only imagine the hell that comes with living a life of moral uncertainty. Challenges at every turn. Hard choices. Choices that men of honor and years of experience would have a hard time making, let alone a man-child thrust into a world he was only beginning to understand. Imagine the weight of choices put before him every day…and that in the end, because of these choices, this man-child will now stand among our greatest heroes.”
Okay in all seriousness I almost didn’t reblog this because it made me so sad. I will forever be more protective of Peter Parker than I am any other superhero. And even if Ultimates wasn’t insane in every other way possible, and even if it hadn’t made Steve Rogers all scary and bigoted and kind of rapey, I would still never forgive them for killing Peter (even though I know this isn’t where he actually died).