Marvel Comics & Manifest Destiny

Spider-Man is going to India. Just how universal are America's most cherished comic-book ideals?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/181egxmv.asp

on a related note, the hulk nearing creation:

Unlike regular nuclear bombs, positron bombs wouldn't eject plumes of radioactive debris. When large numbers of positrons and antielectrons collide, the primary product is an invisible but extremely dangerous burst of gamma [my emphasis] radiation.

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001137.html