When the troubling chaos of life presents you with unprecedented power from a random radioactive spider bite, what do you do? In a sweeping study of one of the most popular superheroes ever (and his iconic alter ego, Peter Parker), Derek and Laurel draw on mythological and Shakespearean sources to understand the enduring appeal of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. At the core of this conversation is an unconventional coming-of-age narrative, a character who resonates with baby boomers and millennials alike, and a powerful meditation on the mantra: With great power, comes great responsibility.
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