Art imitates life: Spiderman

Just when we thought entertainment would shield us from reality comes this from

“Spider-Man’s alter ego cannot escape the harsh realities of the current economic times and will lose his job in an issue of the Amazing Spider-Man hitting stores this week.

Peter Parker, official photographer of the mayor by day and New York City crime fighter by night, is going to face new challenges, including unemployment.

“He’s going to struggle with unemployment and trying to save the city while he can barely afford to keep a roof over his head,” said Steve Wacker, Marvel Comics senior editor.” (click for full article)

So, here’s 5 jobs for an unemployed Peter Parker:

  1. Haunted House decorator (admittedly, it’s seasonal, unless he can get on at Disney)
  2. Clothing designer (he’s surely had some practice)
  3. Carney (it worked for all those people in Heroes this season); he could do the bungee jump
  4. High-rise window washer
  5. And, of course, the staple of many Communication graduates: wedding photographer. Of course, he’d have to give up most of his Fridays and Saturdays (which are notoriously high crime days) … but, hey, a man’s gotta eat!

Whatever he does, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olson should take note: after all, the newspaper industry certainly isn’t immune in Metropolis!

Random (after)thought: Do you think Peter Parker’s a blood donor? That’s be some kinda blood, don’tcha think?

What other jobs could Peter Parker handle?


2 thoughts on “Art imitates life: Spiderman

  1. Wow! Even the Amazing Spider Man isn’t immune to the recession. There are several television shows, like “The Office,” following suit. I guess they are not all meant to be escapist entertainment. As for a possible career change, I would suggest Peter Parker franchise his alter ego. Maybe open a Twitter account, start a blog, and sell merchandise online.

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