• Hero

    Power and Responsibility: An In-Depth Analysis Behind Spider-Man and the Hero-Human Complex

    “Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m Spider-Man.” (Spider-Man). Since 1962, the iconic web-slinging, skyscraper-climbing, crime-fighting hero has swung his way into the hearts of Americans and people all over the world for several generations. The Marvel character Spider-Man has starred in a slew of comic books, movies, television, literature, and countless forms of merchandise with no time stopping soon. But what is it exactly that makes Spider-Man a notable pop-culture phenomenon? What facilitates the fictional character’s continuing success? And what makes him stand out from the rest…