Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spidey returns to the Macy’s Day Parade

That’s right folks, this Thanksgiving Day, after an absence of more than a decade. The original Spider-Man balloon had a landmark run that began in 1987 and ended in 1998. Since then, Spidey-philes have been eagerly awaiting the webcrawler’s return to the parade path, which will finally occur this year.

That’s right, kids. Spidey is back:

Marvel's legendary crime-fighting web-slinger made his Macy's Parade debut in 1987, becoming an instant classic. Hailed by spectators, amateur photographers and millions of the Super Hero's fans, the Spider-Man balloon became an icon of the Parade's signature giant character balloon line-up. Flown in the holiday spectacle for twelve years, the balloon was retired following the 1998 procession. The new Spider-Man balloon debuting in this year's Macy's Parade combines the classic pose of the previous giant—his arms outstretched in front of him and his legs bent behind in full crawling mode—but this time it will feature Spidey's classic web-slinging pose coupled with a more modern look. The Spider-Man balloon will be a part of the Macy's Parade through 2011.


I don’t know about the rest of you Alices, but I know where I’m going to be when the Parade is on, and that is parked right in front of the TV.

Oh yeah, and from what I understand, Amazing Spider-Man Assistant Editor Tom Brennan is going to be one of the balloon handlers. Now how cool is that?

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