Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #639

The Amazing Spider-Man #639 - Comic of the DayWithout getting too Inception-like on you, thinking realistically in the second layer of an unrealistic world is a little absurd, but...


Spider-Man Sunday - The Amazing Spider-Man #639

If you take a look at The Amazing Spider-Man #639 cover you will notice that the wedding cake for Mary Jane and Petter Parker has Peter in a combination tux/black costume. Right off the bat we understand that this little statue of Pete would not be the one actually displayed on his wedding cake. This level of oddity is the second layer of oddity right past the one which is the world of comic nooks in general. I do not have a problem with the statue on the comic of the day's wedding cake cover, a clever play on the old marriage issue for Spider-Man; rather, my problem is with what is happening beyond the image.

Who cuts the top layer of a wedding cake?

I believe most wedding cake traditions involve cutting the lower layers of cake for the guests and saving the top part for last or to freeze and enjoy on a couple's first wedding anniversary. Maybe the cutting of the top layer is symbolic of the messed up situation Peter and MJ are in. I'm sure that wasn't an intended meaning, but they could sling that my way and I'd buy it.

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