I never understood why, but Spiderman never had any sense of humor about Halloween. It was most distressing. I wanted to go as Gandalf one year, so I sent him a letter requesting that he light himself on fire to dress as the Balrog. He did not do this. My costume was ruined by his churlish vanity. Spiderman is incredibly vain. He is constantly fretting about how he is perceived in the papers and he was responsible for the death of his girlfriend and wants people to pity him for it. It’s like, seriously, Mr. Parker. The world doesn’t revolve around you. There are other people in the world. Just light yourself on fire, fall down a chasm and be the Balrog for me!
-p. 512, Volume 7, The Autobiography of Magneto X, by Erik Lensherr