You see, I lean more the other way. I'd rather dig up obscure Marvel Universe history. But then, that's just the kind of superhero fan I am. Just today when I was at the comic shop, I went on a "treasure hunt" and dug up all sorts of stuff from the '70s and '80s out of the back issue bins.
Originally Posted by 90'sCartoonMan
I don't know, man. I'm a '90s boy. When I first discovered comic Spider-Man he was already grown up and married to Mary Jane. The first TV Spider-Man I encountered was in college already (the Fox cartoon). Thing is though, I don't think kids stress the concept of originality much. I think they'll watch whatever's on provided it appeals to them.
Heh, you're absolutely right (although I think the New Mutants/Generation X/New X-Men/whatever comparison is a different subject), and it's the need for a "fresh, young Spider-Man" that even prompted things like creating the Ultimate Spider-Man comic in the first place, plus One More Day.
I liked Speedball, he was a wisecracker (until he became Penance), but I'm not so much worried about comics as I'm worried about things OUTSIDE comics, like movies and especially animated shows. Not creating new characters but taking the more popular ones and putting them on Spider-Man Turf. A new Spider-Man cartoon about him in high school shouldn't have to struggle to battle shows like Batman
Beyond, X-Men Evolution, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, or even Smallville in terms of a casual superhero fan who will look at it and go "A superhero in high school? Eh, been there, done that".
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