Does whatever a cartoon can

When it comes to superheroes, you really can’t do much better than Spider-Man. In fact, I checked it out with an expert.

Me: Son, tell me a good superhero.
Him: Spider-Man!
Me: Yeah? What’s good about him.
Him: Well, Mama, he can climb up walls, you know.
Me: I see.
Him: Plus he can shoot those webs out of his wrists, which he can use for all sorts of things!
Me: Really?
Him: Yes! He can catch bad guys, or set up traps, or even pull a snack across the room if he’s hungry and too tired to get up.
Me: Wow.
Him: That’s why they call him the AMAZING Spider-Man.
Me: Clearly.

But hey—don’t take my kid’s word for it. The Kids’ WB knows that Spidey is where it’s at:

“The Amazing Spider-Man,” from Sony Pictures TV’s Culver Entertainment shingle, will launch sometime in early 2008 on the CW’s Saturday morning Kids’ WB block.

The toon will focus on the start of the Spider-Man mythology, beginning with Peter Parker coping with his newfound powers as he enters his junior year of high school. Greg Weisman (“The Batman”) will serve as supervising producer, while Victor Cook (“Hellboy: Blood and Iron”) is producer/supervising director.

“We’ll have plenty of resonant material for the Spider-Man fan, while engaging the Spider-Man novice with the same thrills we experienced when we were first exposed to the character,” Weisman said.

“Resonant material?” Seriously? We are talking about a dude who’s part spider, right? I mean, I love Spidey as much as the next person, but it does amuse me when people try to make the story sound so deep.

But that’s okay; whatever works, I suppose. If it brings us Saturday morning Spider-Man, I’m down all for it. I hear he can do all sorts of neat things with snacks.

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