When I was a child, My most vivid memories revolve around two characters: Godzilla and Spider-Man. I identified with both of these icons for very different reasons. Spider-Man, although powerful, was a tangible, real person that had real problems. Godzilla, on the other hand, was so powerful that no amount J. Jonah Jameson’s ridicule would touch him – he leveled entire cities daily with a mere thought.
As I grew up, Other characters and influences came and went, but, always, unflappably, there was always the G-Man and Pete. Both of these icons greatly influence my self-image to this day. The imagery reminds me that no problem is insurmountable, and that I am not alone.