MANHATTAN – Spider-man’s least favorite newspaper has launched a pop-up on the Upper East Side to give away free copies of today’s paper— blasting the web-slinger as a ‘Spider-Maniac’ with a ‘web of destruction.
The popup, located at the southeast corner of East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, drew crowds Friday morning— all amused by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s visit to our neighborhood.
The newsstand is decked out with Daily Bugle logos and even features a large sign with a split of Peter Parker and Spider-man in a split screen with the words ‘PUBLIC ENEMY #1.’
Inside the free six-page Daily Bugle newspaper, article after article slams Spider-man with headlines like ‘Who Will Pay for Parker’s Pandemonium’ and ‘Petition to reveal P’arker’s Birth Certificate Gains Traction.’
Even the newsstand vendor— who appears to be an actor hired for the event— got in on the action, talking about what a menace our friendly neighborhood Spider-man has become.
“Eh, I don’t know about that Spider-man,” the vendor told a customer, “why does he have to wear a mask?”
“Look, those NYPD cops don’t need masks— they’re the real heroes!” he added.
When Upper East Site inquired about the vendor’s opinion on Venom— Spiderman’s comic book nemesis whom appears in his own films— the vendor told us “I don’t like his voice. But that’s San Francisco’s problem.”
The newspaper even goes as far as to ask for the public to call in tips about Spider-Man’s activity in the city— in a glaring error, the tipline’s number does not feature a New York area code— instead it has a New Jersey one.
It is however, a real working phone number and does ask you to leave tips about Spider-Man.
Today’s pop-up is a part of a promotion for Liberty Mutual Insurance and the new flick ‘Spider-Man: No way Home’ which hits theaters next Thursday, December 16th.