Eddie Brock Pens a 'Daily Bugle' Article About Spider-Man vs the Mob
I just received a tip in my inbox about the latest
breaking news weekly update on The Daily Bugle, the viral newspaper Tumblr blog for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the past it teased some big villains, but there's something interesting about this one. The story is written by Eddie Brock, a name many should be familiar with, as he's the guy who eventually becomes Venom. Is this another not-so-sly villain tease in the form of a newspaper byline? Most of the other articles The Daily Bugle has posted so far have been written by Joy Mercado or Ned Leeds, and this is the first time we've seen his name show up here.
Here's the full article from The Daily Bugle, by Eddie Brock with the headline "Spider-Man vs. the Mob":
What began as a mob shoot-out escalated into a full-blown superhuman slugfest when the vigilante known as Spider-Man appeared on the scene. An argument inside the Zero One Lounge turned ugly when reputed mob enforcer, “Fancy” Dan Brito, pulled a gun on rivals from the Manfredi crime family. As club-goers fled onto the streets of the Meatpacking District, Spider-Man dropped down out of the sky.
Not content to merely take the law into his own hands, bystanders claimed that Spider-Man mocked the thugs as he delivered a one-two punch that sent them soaring.
“It was hard to see from where I was hiding,” said witness Andrea Moore of Park Slope, “but I heard someone, I’m pretty sure it was Spider-Man, say, ‘I hope you’re not afraid of heights,’ and then one of those guys screamed as he landed on top of a fire escape.”
When pressed about any crimes she may have witnessed Spider-Man committing, Moore replied, “Crimes? It’s not a crime to round up stray dogs. What the hell are you talking about?”
Spider-Man disappeared as police arrived to find a dozen mobsters restrained with unmistakable webbing. Brito and his accomplices, Jackson “Montana” Brice and Raymond “The Ox” Bloch, spent the night in the 10TH Precinct holding cell. The NYPD has yet to announce what charges, if any, they plan to bring against the smack-talking vigilante.
Brito, led away in handcuffs, was overheard describing the encounter with the web-slinger: “Just when I thought I was out, he pulled me back in.”
There's certainly a oddly negative, anti-Spider-Man tone to this piece. Not surprisingly from Eddie Brock. Though the entire thing just sounds weird, like they're trying to say that Spider-Man came in and "mocked the thugs" and "pulled them back for more". Does anyone know if this is alluding to some storyline? Maybe they're trying to drop hints, or maybe they're just posting a bogus story so that Brock can get an article out there. Either way, this is interesting for those trying to piece together what's going on with the Spider-Man movies and all the villains they're lining up. Venom has been a Sinister Six member off-and-on in the past, plus we all know every Spidey fan wants to see Venom. Continue to follow The Daily Bugle for more updates.