Sorry we had to break off in the middle of the posting this morning, but we had to dash off to the American Museum of Natural History where a Spider-Man Week event was taking place, as star Tobey Maguire had to fight off a horde of radioactive spiders!
No not really, but he did appear with Dr. Norm Platnick. The dynamic duo rapped about spiders, their webs, their venom and their taxonomic status — they are ARACHNIDS not INSECTS! — to an eager audience of tots, many clad in Spidey threads. Seriously, our inner nerd was geeking out at the idea of recreating one of the greatest moments in comics history, while surrounded by cages full of GIANT BIRD-EATING SPIDERS.
Some more pics in the jump, but after hearing the room full of kids chanting “Go Spidey!” one must ask…WHY AREN’T THERE MORE SPIDER-MAN COMICS FOR KIDS? Really!
Not just Spider-man…Confider-man!
A tale of two Spider-men.
The REAL Spider-wrangler…he allowed that all the fuss with the media and whatnot hadn’t really upset this tarantula but once in a while they can get riled up.
Giant spiders on the march!
The event took place in one of our favorite sections of the museum, the New York State section, which hasn’t been updated in 40 years or so, and has the look of a Golden Encyclopedia illustration.
Coming soon…Manskeeto 2.