Where are my pictures of Spiderman??!

Where are my pictures of Spiderman??!

He’s a MENACE!

So, Spiderman isn’t actually my favorite Marvel superhero, although he is perfectly cromulent on multiple levels. I think he resonates with so many people because most of us got sucked into the comic book vortex when we were teenagers – awkward, misunderstood adolescents yearning to be special. Here was this young kid – this¬†nerd – who, whether by ingenuity or happenstance, was imbued with powers greater than himself. He was still scrawny, still nerdy, poor, ridiculed, harassed and harried, but he had the potential for greatness within him. I think those of us who were going through what is, ultimately, a universal struggle to discover our own secret identity, saw more than a little of ourselves in Spiderman… and perhaps, hoped to see a bit of Spiderman inside of ourselves. With great power comes great responsibility, after all.

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