Julie Taymor, director of both a gorgeous, moving new film of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the now-previewing Broadway musical, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," told me yesterday, "All of the comic books that Marvel has put out, and especially 'Spider-Man,' are based on mythology -- in this case, the origin of the Spider, Arachne, the Greek myth. It is about hubris. Peter Parker is the chosen: he has no hubris, so he is the perfect Spider-Man. But all his villains -- all of them -- he never kills directly. They all die of their own hubris."