“With great power must come great responsibility” feels more ripe for a high school graduation gift card than the backbone of a billion-dollar piece of intellectual property at this point, but the creative powers behind Spider-Man continue to hammer it home. 60 years into his existence, from the funny pages to animated films to the last vestige of the Hollywood blockbuster, Peter Parker still adheres to the ideal that readers and fans have seen across every medium.
The presence of multiple Spider-characters simultaneously on screen and on page has exploded since 2014’s “Spider-Verse” storyline in Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Now even the youngest of superhero fans know that there are multiple spider-folk due to the cinematic adaptations Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2018 and 2021, respectively. That overarching philosophy of selflessness in the face of the grimmest of circumstances still remains true throughout the entirety of the multiverse. No Spider-Men are afraid to make the ultimate sacrifice. [Read more…] about When Peter Parker Has To Die So Spider-Man Can Live