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:
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).
Spider-Man’s alter ego in the comic is named Pavitr Prabhakar instead of Peter Parker. Hyuk Hyuk Hyuk.
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
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a naan, any size
Spends his days, farming rice
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
There goes Indian Spider-Man!!