Euro Media Forum and Eden Cinemas present The Amazing Spider-Man: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s webcrawler has inspired the geek pop culture and science forever! on Thursday April 17th at 6.00 p.m. at Europe House – 254, St Paul Street, Valletta. This event coincides ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening on Friday 18th April at Eden Cinemas.

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, the Amazing Spider-Man first swung into comic strip in 1962 and the rest as they say is history. Everyone’s favourite webslinger soon leapt off the comic page and into the mainstream media. From that classic 1960s animated TV series whose signature theme still resonates till this day to the live action TV series. Spidey’s giant web of international stardom would leap to a higher level when Hollywood gave the green light to the big budget films starring Tobey Maguire and with the now much acclaimed reboot series starring Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man shows no signs of retiring anytime soon as the webcrawler’s successful reinvention is a crowning web force to be reckoned with.

Comic Book researcher David Pace and Film researcher Justin Camilleri will give an insight into what made Spider-man’s comic books so appealing to teenagers in the 1960s and how now many teenagers and adults all over the world identify with Spider-man’s real alter ego Peter Parker. Both speakers will delve into how Peter Parker spawned the geek pop culture from the Big Bang Theory to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire. The speakers will also explore how Spider-Man is a very distinguished media icon and how his popularity is inspiring science and technology.

To spice up the evening there will also be a Spider-Man quiz, with the opportunity to win great prizes. So quiz participants keep your eyes open for clues! The event is also being supported by Eden Cinemas, Giotto restaurant – St Julians and DESA. Entrance is Free, however limited seating is available. Booking is recommended either through email euromediaforum@gmail.com or an sms to 99454066, or log in http://www.facebook.com/Euro.Media.Forum

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