By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

This weekend, the biggest movie extravaganza this side of "Star Wars" hits theaters when Spider-Man opens, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Little did the world know, however, that this is not the first superhero that Maguire has played. By nights during the NBA season, he emerges as Super-Fan, as he cheers on his beloved Los Angeles Lakers.

How do Spidey and Super-Fan compare? Page 2 breaks it down:

Spider-Man vs. Super-Fan
Category
Spider-Man

Super-Fan
Who wins
Alter ego Peter Parker Tobey Maguire Parker kinda bookish; Maguire a H'wood star.
Girl next door
Mary Jane

Dyan Cannon
A red-headed Kirsten Dunst as MJ? No contest.
Nemesis
The Green Goblin

Rasheed Wallace
'Sheed's 'tude too tough.
Home Queens, N.Y. Los Angeles Empire City
Competition Captain America Clip fan Billy Crystal Depends on how entertaining D-Miles becomes.
Relative Aunt May Shaq-Daddy May usually associated with adjective "frail." But we bet she can hit the free throws.
Role in media Photog for Daily Bugle Tabloid-gossip fodder We'd rather shoot than be shot.
Preferred music That cool '70s cartoon theme song "We Are the Champions" "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can ..." (Come on, you know the lyrics.)
Costume Tights (red and blue) Tight clothes (black) Can't get into clubs in Spidey suit.
Special power "Spider Sense" "Intuition that Derek Fisher will can a 3" Well, it certainly won't be Mitch Richmond!
Light reading Comic books? "Hoop" game program Comics offer more polished writing.
Preferred seat Vertical on the side of a building, a few dozen stories up Courtside Hmmm ... power to climb walls vs. Lakers courtside seats. Tougher choice than you think.
History Bit by radioactive spider Bit by hoops bug Unless you're watching Golden State, hoops less painful.
Future Movie franchise? Threepeat? Film has better chance than Lakers.
Buddy
Harry Osborne

Leo DiCaprio
Both are tough comp for the ladies.
Nickname "Web Head" "C-Webb Head" Just don't start calling Spidey's alter-ego "P-Park."

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays.




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