I wish I had a Google Image Search for my brain because a Fred Hembeck gag strip where he does just that is floating to the surface of my memory --- then again, it's probably just a delusion paired to whatever particular type of semi-aphasia makes me think it makes sense to string 53 sentences together into a single paragraph.
Oh, I could totes imagine Hembeck drawing such a drawing, but "valid" was the gatekeeper in my declaration of a stogie-free Spidey.
a sixth Spider-Man movie so exciting I have such high hopes for it; I bet it'll make Spider-Man 2 (2004) look like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Wow, those ARE high hopes!
Casting news generally bounces right off my wait-and-see veneer, but I like the idea of going with a much younger Spidey, provided we don't have to endure countless scenes of him being lectured by the other Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes like they're his stepdads. Something about one of Marvel's oldest, proudest heroes being condescended to by characters who owe their very existence to his success just irritates me in a meta sort of way. The reason I dropped Ultimate Spidey years ago is because I couldn't handle a universe in which Spidey is the junior-league wannabe hero expected to accept nagging about youth and inexperience from second-stringers like Iron Fist and Moon Knight. Ha ha ha ha ha no.