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Time to dance in front of Mary Jane! If I'm lucky, she'll turn out not to practice pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism!
Title text: Time to dance in front of Mary Jane! If I'm lucky, she'll turn out not to practice pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism!


Ambox notice.png This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Originally created by Spiderman - I tried to add an explination, but it's probably incorrect and doesn't explain the title text or the balloon. There are also several caps errors, since I typed it on a Mobile device. Please change this comment when editing this page.
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The Spider-Man theme song includes the words, "Spider-man, spider-man, does whatever a spider can". However, at other points, the theme song explains some things spider-man can do that a real spider obviously couldn't, such as radioactive blood and crime-fighting. Although these make a good superhero story, they are not real abilities of a spider.

This comic depicts spider-man doing more realistic spiderly things, such as ballooning and eating bugs.

Only female spiders create an egg sac. Male spiders spin a sperm web in order to transfer their sperm from their epigastric furrow into their pedipalps (reproductive organ located on the front two appendages, in the position where a scorpion would have pincers), which will then be used to transfer the sperm into the female during copulation. Cueball/Spiderman, being nominally male, should in fact be looking for a place to create a sperm web, not an egg sac.


[Cueball is shown floating on the wind, attached to a large balloon. The balloon is made of spider silk.]
Cueball: Ooh, that looks like a good spot to land, eat some bugs, and make an egg sac!
Caption: ♫ Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can

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