Spiderman features on Broadway in $75 million production which combines theatre with circus with rock opera.

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The past few months have seen a series of movies with the usual array of Superheroes: Spiderman, the Batman, the Avengers, etc. And more are in the pipeline – prequels and sequels. What is it with our fascination with these mythical characters, because Marvel Comics is cashing in big time?

The Dark Knight Rises signals the redemption of the Batman in this franchise, and the sequel will no doubt feature Bruce Wayne and see the rise of Robin, with another starring role for Catwoman.

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