“Where are you coming from, Spider-Man? Nobody knows who you are!”
So went the lyrics to “Spidey Super Stories” on PBS’ The Electric Company — possibly my earliest introduction to the web slinger, unless it was the 1967 animated series, which I watched in reruns every day. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Spider-Man was. Over the years I’ve seen him imagined and reimagined in different ways, and, for the most part, I’ve enjoyed them all, from the classic Marvel Universe comic books to the new Ultimate Marvel series; from the live-action 1970s CBS series starring Nicholas Hammond to the recent Spectacular Spider-Man animated series (one of my favorites).
In principle, I’m...READ MORE