Spiderman India

image (c) Gotham ComicsThis is somewhat interesting:

Spider-Man India interweaves the local customs, culture and mystery of modern India, with an eye to making Spider-Man’s mythology more relevant to this particular audience. Readers of this series will not see the familiar Peter Parker of Queens under the classic Spider-Man mask, but rather a new hero – a young, Indian boy named Pavitr Prabhakar. As Spider-Man, Pavitr leaps around rickshaws and scooters in Indian streets, while swinging from monuments such as the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal.

My own reaction was that it’s pretty interesting, despite the fact that this new creation was obviously not designed with me in mind (and despite the fact that I never caught on to Spider-Man comics in the first place).

There are any number of questions raised by it, however.

(None of which I intend to answer.)

Is it artistic evolution, an idea taken and expanded beyond its original scope? Is it capitalism at its most savagely imperialistic? Is it radical artistic creativity? Is it simply a “neat thing”? Is it even going to work?

Who knows.

(via memepool)