Could anything take Max’s mind off the tearful goodbye he just shared with his pop? Click below to see.
Just as we’re starting a new chapter in our story, so is Max starting a new chapter in his life. Click below for a peek at next week’s page, as Max takes his first halting steps away from the comforts of home.
I may have mentioned this, but Spider-Man has always been my favorite comic character. I’ve always loved him as a superhero — the costume, the powers, the smart-alec taunting — but I think it was the other half of Spider-Man, plain old Peter Parker, that really endeared him to me. I could relate to him. When Pete was bitten by that radioactive spider, he had been an awkward teenager, just like I was. He worries about his loved ones, just like I do. He’s had to put up with a demanding boss, just like I have. And he often has girl trouble… which I hear can really be a problem for some guys.
The point is, Peter Parker was a normal guy who just happened to get super powers. He wasn’t a god or a robot or an alien. He wasn’t a billionaire who had trained his entire life to fight crime. He was just a guy, not so very unlike me. When I read Spider-Man, it made me feel like I was just one irradiated bug bite away from being a crime-fighting bad-ass. And though the evidence was always right there in front of me, I don’t think I ever noticed that he was white.