When I saw the first Spider-Man film years ago, I think I was too young to truly view it with a critical eye. That all being said, I remember feeling like it lacked something and I was a bit disappointed, though I never really knew why. The Spider-Man film franchise had been one I never really went back to–I’d watch each film once and then never again. I didn’t particularly hate each movie, but I didn’t really love them either. Spider-Man was my biggest hero during my childhood, and I’ve recently realized that it was the original film that got me to hang up the metaphorical web shooters and get over my favorite masked hero, as I’ve felt some indifference toward our friendly neighborhood Spider-man for the last ten or so years. I’m happy to say The Amazing Spider-Man movie revived my fascination with my childhood hero and has me already wanting to see the film again.
A month or so ago Marvel announced a new title “Spider-Men” helmed by Brian Michael Bendis. Until this week, it was a mystery who the two Spider-Men would be. Marvel’s confirmed it will be the original Marvel universe Peter Parker Spider-Man and Ultimate Marvel universe Miles Morales Spider-Man. If how exactly this will work sounds confusing, it’s probably because it is. But this is what to expect in the world of comics.