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Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Problems of Magic Bullet Heroism

Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Problems of Magic Bullet Heroism

While I admire the decision to try to help each of Spidey’s foes—particularly since the Avengers have never met a problem they don’t try to punch their way out of—the curative ideal that Spiderman peddles tells us a lot about how the US in particular addresses public health problems, the medical and social ills that the country chooses to “cure” or address through vertical, top-down tactics.