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    Because writing about Spider-Man fighting a villain and saving the universe is cool and exciting.
    Writing about Peter Parker trying to get the money for his rent is dull and boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberstrike View Post
    Because writing about Spider-Man fighting a villain and saving the universe is cool and exciting.
    Writing about Peter Parker trying to get the money for his rent is dull and boring.
    Yeah, I've heard that before, but wasn't the appeal of Spider-Man in the first place that he wasn't the typical superhero power fantasy, that he was a hero who was closer to real life and the real world than most superheroes at the time (and perhaps even today) were?
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntsman Spider View Post
    Yeah, I've heard that before, but wasn't the appeal of Spider-Man in the first place that he wasn't the typical superhero power fantasy, that he was a hero who was closer to real life and the real world than most superheroes at the time (and perhaps even today) were?
    When it's done right you can combine the those two aspects like in the classic If This Be My Destiny arc by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and one of the reasons it's one the Spider-Man greatest stories of all time was him doing everything to save Aunt May both as Spider-Man and Peter Parker including selling his stuff as Peter Parker to get money for May's medical care and as Spider-Man he is pushed to the breaking point and beyond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberstrike View Post
    When it's done right you can combine the those two aspects like in the classic If This Be My Destiny arc by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and one of the reasons it's one the Spider-Man greatest stories of all time was him doing everything to save Aunt May both as Spider-Man and Peter Parker including selling his stuff as Peter Parker to get money for May's medical care and as Spider-Man he is pushed to the breaking point and beyond.
    Indeed, it is. That's the balance I think a lot of writers/editors lose sight of, and because of that, so have a lot of the in-universe characters.
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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