What The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't get about Peter Parker's heroism

A conversation I had with Lightninglouie on his post about Slate's Amazing Spider-Man 2 review got me thinking a little more about an aspect of the Spider-Man mythos that the movie changes- and how this reinventing of Peter Parker is making him less of an interesting character. Mild TASM2 Spoilers below the cut! » 4/27/14 4:39pm 4/27/14 4:39pm

Peter Parker is coming back to prove Amazing Spider-Man > Superior

Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Writer Dan Slott is finally bringing Peter Parker back to the Marvel universe this April and putting him back inside his own body as god/Stan Lee and Jack Kirby intended. The days of the Superior Spider-Man are numbered — but Peter's resurrection isn't coming without a price. » 1/13/14 7:40am 1/13/14 7:40am

The Severest Ethical Breaches of Superhero Journalists

Self-plagiarism? Please. When it comes to questionable journalistic ethics, Jonah Lehrer is small fry. Clark Kent. Peter Parker. Lois Lane. These are the real culprits — the "stand up" citizens and "superheros" who make a mockery of the journalistic profession with their flagrant disregard for objectivity,… » 7/09/12 1:18pm 7/09/12 1:18pm