After a long hiatus, the boys rediscovered the coolness of Spider-Man over the weekend.
An Ipad game triggered interest in the character, but watching a couple episodes of "Ultimate Spider-Man
" sealed the deal. The snarky, slapsticky asides with the manga chibi version of Spidey remind them of the Teen Titans and are endlessly funny to the 9 and 5 year old mind.
Spider-Man was a pretty hot property around here several years ago. There were many, many Spidey napkins back in the days before I started posting on this blog, and at least two Halloween costumes were purchased. During the weekend web frenzy, the kids excavated these costumes from the closet, but discovered that they were way too small even for a determined 5 year old.
Archer said the pairing of Spidermonkey with Spider-Man was so obvious, how could we not do it? Ansel was mostly concerned that my rendition of Spidey was not going to look exactly like the "Ultimate" version.