As welcome as a turd in a pool
Marvel Comics and Gotham Entertainment Group are introducing a new version of Spiderman regionalized for South Asian audiences. In the Indian version, Peter Parker becomes Pavitr Prabhakar; instead of fighting the Green Goblin he'll battle Rakshasa, a mythical Indian demon. He's wearing a sarong-like garment, and he has unstoppable spiritual powers of asskickage. Link. (Thanks, Robin Pen)
I strongly encourage you to follow the link to Gotham Comics above and see this idiocy for yourself. Unbelievable! First the Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst sleep inducer. Now this. I wonder what Stan Lee has to say about the decline of his creation. I grew up in India and like all the other 80s kids I knew there, I too was into Spidey comics. We watched open mouthed, his every move in the weekly animation series on network television; supreme admiration written large on our faces. We spent many a boring hour at school doodling Spiderman's action sequences in the back of our notebooks. We didn't know Spiderman had a romantic side or a spiritual one. We didn't care! That's why this new avatar of Spiderman is as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool. But maybe its all about pandering. Maybe its all about the money.