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  • "There are some days I hate that with great power comes great responsibility."


    I can't remember when I first fell in love with the Spider-Man comics, but I can easily tell you which storyline made me cry the most. Spider-Man: Blue.

    I guess it is easy to figure out why this limited series touched me the most. It tells the heartbreaking story of how Peter Parker fell in love with Gwen Stacy, only to lose her... an impossible love... and every time I read it, I feel the same way as Peter Parker does every Valentine's Day: a deep, melancholic, blue.

    Spider-man has been my favorite comic book hero since I can remember. To me he is the most human of all super heroes. He is just a boy, struggling with his personal life, trying to make some money, having a hard time to deal with girls... and at the same time having to cary this tremendous burden that "with great power comes great responsibility". He always has to remind himself of Uncle Ben's powerful words... and then take the hard way.

    I guess I relate to it because it feels so much like in the real world, where it is always harder to follow the path of greater responsibility... and many times, just as in the comic books, doing the right thing can bring you a lot of pain and no glory. And yet you still know this is the only way to go.
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