Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #94
The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Spiderous-Man On Self-Esteem
I don’t get “Marvel’s” obsession with making Spider-Man young. In the original comics Spider-Man is only in high school for a few issues then he’s in college. With “Ultimate Spider-Man” this version of Peter Parker starts the series being 15 years old. Then the “Miles Morales” version of “Ultimate Spider-Man” is 13 years old.
I think making “Spider-Man” younger and younger miss the point of “Spider-Man”. The point (and this is very much IMHO) of “Spider-Man” is the he is a loser. “Peter Parker” handmade all his equipment including his webbing and web shooters as a relatively young guy. He could have easily sold any of this and made millions. He has the strength and agility to easily be a pro wrestler, MMA fighter, or win something like “AGT”. Instead of doing any of this he works for a guy who is obsessed with trashing him and seems to be perpetually broke.
Currently in the comics “Spider-Man” has “Parker Industries”, but he only has this because “Dr. Octopus” controlled him as “The Superior Spider-Man” and used some of Peter’s unused potential. Guess it’s a “mo’ money mo’ problems” situation.
That’s it for this week. See ya next Tuesday-Thursday for more “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”!
Twitter, IG, Flipagram: @rjoynesjr