Indian Spider-Man (for reals!)

The story about Guarav Sharma really made me laugh; he’s a guy making headlines around the world for scaling buildings in Mumbai whilst being (partially) dressed as Spider-Man, all in order to canvas votes in a parliamentary election:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/24/world/asia/india-spider-man-politician/

 

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WARNING: GEEK ALERT!

The reason I chortled, is because Spider-man India was actually an obscure 4 issue Marvel comic run that had an Indian Spider-man!

The artwork and story bring a Bhagavad Gita twist to traditional Spider-man storylines; I have the originals at home and they’re amazing! (Guffaw). 

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Spider-Man’s alter ego in the comic is named Pavitr Prabhakar instead of Peter Parker.   Hyuk Hyuk Hyuk.

Also:
Meera Jain = Mary Jane Watson
Auntie Maya = Aunt May
Uncle Bhim = Uncle Ben

I was gutted that Spider-Man India only ran for 4 issues; I had a theme tune written in case they made a TV series and everything!

INDIAN SPIDER-MAN THEME

Indian, Spider-man
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a naan, any size
Spends his days, farming rice
Look out!
Here comes, Indian Spider-Man!!

Is he strong?
Listen bud bud
He’s got radioactive masala blood
Can he sew, with a thread
He’ll make you quality linen, for your bed
Hey there,
There goes Indian Spider-Man!!

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