Notes

“Spider-Man before Spider-Man was born”

Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about Spider-Man, Steven Tyler and “comics-related carelessness” at Them Darn Superpeople. “So much of an autobiography’s magic lies in the way in which it beguilingly evokes the past with apparently intimate and accurate details. But once carelessness breaks the spell, a fatal degree of doubt emerges. Instead of surrendering to the tale’s logic, we begin to question the very same. If Tyler is telling us that he played at being Spider-Man long before Spider-Man was created, then where else are his recollections faulty?”

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