|Eric's Vault of Comic Book Knowledge
So the Spider-Man movie is setting box office records left and right. Marvel Comics has suddenly had a nice run of successful comic-to-movie adaptations: Blade, X-Men, now Spider-Man. They’ve certainly come a long way since Howard The Duck! An added bonus is that Spider-Man, the movie, remained extremely true to the characterizations and mood of the comics—unlike the Batman franchise. But how accurately did the theatrical version of Spider-Man mimic actual events of comics? Eric opens his mental encyclopedia of comic book knowledge to find out…
(Note: As you take your wondrous journey through graphic literature, remember that "comic book time" does not equal real time—otherwise we’d have a 90 year-old Superman flying around. So even though 15-year-old Peter Parker appeared in 1962, he’s still in his early thirties today.)
If you don’t want major plot points of Spider-Man to be revealed, go away!