In the newly released book "Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays on Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" (Benbella Books, Dallas), writers who take the subject way more seriously than most of us wax philosophical.
For example, former Comics Journal editor Darren Hudson Hick says that when a genetically mutated spider bites Peter Parker, causing him to take on insectlike qualities, teens going through the horrors of puberty totally relate to Peter's scary transformation.
And fiction writer Michael Burstein says Peter's blue-collar roots in Queens, N.Y., make him someone a broad audience can relate to. Unlike Batman, he has rent to pay. Unlike Superman, he's human. And he may be the original multitasker, struggling to get the girl, take care of Aunt May and fight crime while holding down a job....
Nice Webslinger Mention
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