The Amazing Spider-man Essay

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“The Amazing Spider-man” is the story of a young boy, Peter Parker. A common household spider that had been exposed to an enormous amount of radiation bites Peter. Hours later Peter gains extraordinary arachnid abilities. He uses these abilities to protect the people of New York City. To hide his true identity, Peter wears a mask. He is known as the vigilante Spider-man or ‘the friendly neighborhood webslinger’1.
Many adaptations of Spider-man have been created over the years. This report will contrast the variations in the original 1962 “Amazing Fantasy” #15 comic of Spider-man and the 2002 film adaptation.
1962 “Amazing Fantasy” Spider-man
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the “Amazing Fantasy” issue #15 comic is the original
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“The Amazing Spider-man” is the story of a young boy, Peter Parker. A common household spider that had been exposed to an enormous amount of radiation bites Peter. Hours later Peter gains extraordinary arachnid abilities. He uses these abilities to protect the people of New York City. To hide his true identity, Peter wears a mask. He is known as the vigilante Spider-man or ‘the friendly neighborhood webslinger’1.
Many adaptations of Spider-man have been created over the years. This report will contrast the variations in the original 1962 “Amazing Fantasy” #15 comic of Spider-man and the 2002 film adaptation.
1962 “Amazing Fantasy” Spider-man
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the “Amazing Fantasy” issue #15 comic is the original Spider-man text. Spider-man is the first marvel superhero to go against ‘superhero fare’. The ‘superhero fare’ is a superhero trend. Spiderman was the first Marvel character to break this trend. Peter is just an average nerdy high school student who, like everyone else, has insecurities and anxieties. Due to the mask, the public did not know his identity. Spider-man could be anyone giving a sense that he is ‘the superhero who could be you’2. This idea started a comic revolution, which later resulted in comics such as The Incredible Hulk, and X-men3.
An article by Christopher Conway introduces and idea that “The Amazing Spider-man” can be seen as an ‘extension of a conservative view of politics and public life.’ This claim is supported by the
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