Saturday, January 29, 2005

Spider-Man Created By Kirby?

Stan Taylor makes the case here.

Here's a look at Marvel's launch of an Indian Spider-Man.

In short, Devarajan's attempt to transform Peter Parker into Pavitr Prabhakar forces him to confront the age-old challenge of separating the universal aspects of human nature from the particular characteristics of a specific culture. The success (or failure) of Devarajan's effort matters, because it may tell us something important about the validity of Americans' faith in the universality of our most cherished ideals.


At 10:56 AM, Blogger QuietRiot said...

I love that article, thanks for spreading it.


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