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Happy birthday Spider-Man, 60 years for the youngest Marvel legend

2022-08-15T15:47:33.109Z

Between comics and films the success of the character of Lee and Ditko (ANSA) When the 883s sang the glory of innocence and the fear that it would be swallowed up by the brutal world of commodification, they heralded the supposed end of an era in 1992. "They killed Spider-Man, who did it is unknown / Maybe the bad guys, maybe the publicity" , so said the refrain and at that time the risk that the myth of the youngest Marvel hero was on the way to sunset was concrete . Cre



When the 883s sang the glory of innocence and the fear that it would be swallowed up by the brutal world of commodification, they heralded the supposed end of an era in 1992.

"They killed Spider-Man, who did it is unknown / Maybe the bad guys, maybe the publicity"

, so said the refrain and at that time the risk that the myth of the youngest Marvel hero was on the way to sunset was concrete .

Created in August 1962 by Stan Lee with the brilliant collaboration of designer Steve Ditko

, the high school student Peter Benjamin Parker (aka Spider-Man) sees the light on number 15 of the "Amazing Fantasy" series and is entitled to a short story apparently of 'occasion.

The success, on the other hand, is overwhelming and the character wins a head of his own since the following year.

He will resist for 700 issues with ups and downs, a progressive growth and transformation (especially after the controversial abandonment of Ditko),

but since 2012 the attempts to revive his popularity on paper are constant as well as sporadic

.

The real turning point, on the other hand, is due to cinema after a long season of television serials and cartoons for

children.

In fact, in 2002 Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" was released, signed by Sony-Columbia two years earlier to carry out a project that had so far passed through too many hands.

Since the 1980s Stan Lee had been negotiating the rights to his creation with various production companies and many directors had toyed with the project, from Tobe Hooper to David Fincher (who had a ready-made script rejected), up to James Cameron.

For the interpreter the names of Tom Cruise or Charlie Sheen and even the very young Leonardo DiCaprio were mentioned;

production had shifted from Golan & Globus' Carolco to MGM until Sony imposed its brand.

Raimi conceived the project from the start as an epic trilogy of Tobey McGuire's teenage common hero.

The film,

scripted by David Koepp using a lot of James Cameron's script, it is the first chapter of a trilogy but also of a great film franchise and as in the original comic it tells the story of the young Peter Parker who, bitten by a genetically modified spider, acquires its powers and senses.

Peter, after the unexpected and traumatic death of Uncle Ben, decides to put his special powers at the service of humanity by becoming the superhero known as Spider-Man.

Just as it happened with the original comic,

even the version for the big screen has found immediate acclaim, so much so that after the change of hands of Raimi the success has remained unchanged until the recent "No Way Home" by Jon Watts and the productive role of Marvel has become increasingly significant.

There are rivers of paper between essays, comments, criticisms that seek the secret of this success that now rivals on par with the exploits of Superman and Batman.

But the more apt explanation remains that of its creator, Stan Lee: "Compared to my other superheroes, he is much younger, he understands the anxieties and fears of a boy like many others. And over the years he has grown with his time, just like his readers. and spectators ".

Today there are tales of a new return of Raimi behind the camera;

between said and unspoken the master of "La casa" squeezed the

watch out for his fans.

But he set the usual condition: to find McGuire.

Which, after peeping into the metaverse of the last adventure, seems more than ready for the awaited reunion.

After all, with a billion-dollar collection behind him (data at the end of the year 2021, therefore in full pandemic) who could still say no to Spider-Man, the boy of the eternal return?

Source: ansa

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