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Time Out New York just tipped us off that Spider-Man himself is among the 40 people interviewed in their new issue, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Time Out London flagship publication by chatting up the 40 folks who’ve made a positive impact on NYC since TONY‘s inception 13 years ago. Click here for a peek at The New York 40, then read the interview with Spider-Man and tell me (A) if Spidey’s always been this funny and (B) which comic book heroes are this clever on the page.

A couple of excerpts:

TONY: What’s the future of New York? What are your hopes, and what needs to happen?
Spider-Man: We definitely need to curb our dependence on incredibly dangerous science experiments taking place right in the middle of the city near raving crackpots who hate me. That’s where I’d start.

If you could have a drink with our other Top 40 people — Patti LuPone, Kiki & Herb, Amy Sedaris, Jay-Z — who would you choose?
Spider-Man: I’d probably choose Jay-Z, since he’s the only one on the list who doesn’t strike me as a supervillain.

This is your chance to convert someone, comic book lovers. Take it…

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