What better way to recognize National Superhero Day on April 28 than to honor the most well-known superhero in the world, Spider-man?!
Spider-Man is a fan favorite superhero besides Ironman, Captain America, or Black panther, at least according to one examination of Google search data from the previous year. The web-slinger is the most popular superhero in the globe, according to online entertainment shop Zavvi, with more than 5 million searches on average each month.
But how did he achieve that desired position in a business that is very competitive?
Reece Connolly, a writer, actor, and comic book enthusiast told CNN that Spider-Man is his favorite superhero and that he is “a hero in its purest form of simply utilizing what he has to assist others.”
“He is typical. He is a young man who is one of the most recognizable superheroes ever because of his awkwardness and stupidity. He is basically ordinary; he is nothing unique.”
Spider-Man, according to Connolly, doesn’t have any superpowers like Batman, his second favorite superhero “Bank accounts with billions of cash. Simply said, he’s more approachable than a millionaire single-handedly living in a mansion.”
He points out that many fans can identify with Spider-existence, Man’s who is full of difficulties at school and with his family.
“But it goes beyond that. Despite living a challenging, terrible past, he nevertheless has a puppy-dog passion for life and continues coming back, “which Connolly finds motivating. Connolly notes that the Peter Parker aspect of the character—multiverse and all—is very much influenced by the “life teachings of being good to others and accepting responsibility” that were imparted to him by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben.
Positive psychology says that subjective experiences (like happiness and hope) and traits (like love and persistence) can make life better. This can be seen in how Spider-Man handles everything that comes his way.
“He’s always vulnerable, but he always pulls through and never hits rock bottom,” Phull tells CNN. This is especially admirable for kids who look up to him as a role model. The character’s “strong moral compass” is also a big part of why he’s so popular.
This moral compass is summed up in a phrase that all Spider-Man fans know: “With great power comes great responsibility.” In most versions of Spider-story, Man’s uncle tells him this, but his aunt said it to him in the hit movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in 2021.
Spider-Man has trouble managing his heroic web-slinging with his everyday life as Peter Parker. As Parker, he is often weak and pushed around by Flash Thompson, but sometimes his strength as his other self helps him fight back. In the comic book “The Amazing Spider-Man #2,” Parker tells Thompson, “At least my brain isn’t muscle-bound like your big head!”
Connolly says, “You can find hope in these people.”
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