Moose, my son, is just over a year and a half. He is crazy about Spider-Man. He runs around the house all day long talking about Spider-Man. He has Spider-Man clothes, books, toys, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bed sheets, dishes, silverware… get it? The kid loves Spider-Man.
I thought this was quirky, but then one day I was at the park with Moose and noticed that most of the little boys either had on Spider-Man gear or were impressed that another boy was wearing a Spider-Man sweatshirt or shoes. And the girls seemed pretty impressed with it, too, commenting on the boys’ boots or jackets.
The thing is, I don’t see this with other superheroes. Not even with Batman with all the recent Dark Knight hype. It might be that I just don’t notice, but it seems to me that Spider-Man is THE superhero. In fact, I admit, think I’m falling in love with him, too.
I’ve never been into comics. To be honest, I didn’t even know Iron Man was more than a song by Black Sabbath until maybe a year ago.
So tell me, what is it about Spider-Man that is so appealing over other heroes?