I’m a firm believer in the idea that super-heroes teach you things, and it’s usually a pretty simple lesson. Superman teaches you to be nice and to be a good person, because that’s the way you make things better for everyone. Batman teaches you that if you’re determined enough, and if you try your hardest, one man can change the world. Those are great guidelines, not just for storytelling, but for life.
But Spider-Man’s lesson is a little less sugar-coated, and a little more human.
Spider-Man teaches you that you’re going to screw up. It’s going to happen, and it’s going to be bad. You’re going to make bad decisions and it’s going to feel like they’re going to crush you. It’s going to hurt.
But Spider-Man also teaches you that the only way to get through it is that you never, ever quit. It’s not easy, but even if it seems impossible, you can beat anything that stands in your way. You can become the person you want to be.
And that’s why he’s the best.
If you like Spidey, or superheroes in general, I beg you to read this. It hits home and hits home hard.
And it just reminds me of why I fell in love with Raimi’s Spider-Man, and I’m so indifferent towards Amazing. Just read it, you’ll see.
Except when he gave up, quit and surrendered to Satan in 2007
2007 never happened(via thetallblacknerd)