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Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
#15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. The character is conceived as an orphan within the Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe
named Peter Parker
Peter Parker
being raised by his Aunt May
Aunt May
and Uncle Ben in New York City
New York City
after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash. Lee and Ditko depicted the character as having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence and financial issues with a large array of supporting characters such as J. Jonah Jameson, Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle
editor and smear campaigner of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and classmates such as Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn
Harry Osborn
and romantic interests, Gwen Stacy
Gwen Stacy
and Mary Jane Watson. His origin story depicts him as being bitten by a radioactive spider and thus acquiring spider-related power and abilities, such as the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his own invention, which he calls "web-shooters", and react to danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his many superpowered foes, such as Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin
Green Goblin
and Venom. Also within the origin story, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
originally uses this power for stardom, but after letting a burglar escape who is responsible for shooting his uncle, he learns to use his power responsibly. When Spider-Man
Spider-Man
first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man
Spider-Man
series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student from Queens
Queens
behind Spider-Man's secret identity and with whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate.[9] While Spider-Man
Spider-Man
had all the makings of a sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
had no superhero mentor like Captain America
Captain America
and Batman; he thus had to learn for himself that "with great power there must also come great responsibility"—a line included in a text box in the final panel of the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively attributed to his guardian, the late Uncle Ben. Marvel has featured Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of which is titled The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker
Peter Parker
character has developed from shy, nerdy New York City
New York City
high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married high school teacher to, in the late 2000s, a single freelance photographer. In the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel's flagship superhero team. Spider-Man's nemesis Doctor Octopus also took on the identity for a story arc spanning 2012–2014, following a body swap plot in which Peter appears to die.[10] Separately, Marvel has also published books featuring alternate versions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man
Spider-Man
2099, which features the adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man
Spider-Man
of the future; Ultimate Spider-Man, which features the adventures of a teenaged Peter Parker in an alternate universe; and Ultimate Comics
Ultimate Comics
Spider-Man, which depicts the teenager Miles Morales, who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
after Ultimate Peter Parker's supposed death. Miles is later brought into mainstream continuity, where he works alongside Peter. Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes.[11] As Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, he has appeared in countless forms of media, including several animated and live action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, and in a series of films. The character was first portrayed in live action by Danny Seagren in Spidey Super Stories, a The Electric Company skit which ran from 1974 to 1977.[12] In films, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
(2002–2007), Andrew Garfield (2012–2014),[13] and Tom Holland, who has portrayed the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe
since 2016. Reeve Carney
Reeve Carney
starred as Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in the 2010 Broadway musical
Broadway musical
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.[14] Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has been well received as a superhero and comic book character, and he is often ranked as one of the most popular comic book characters of all time, alongside DC Comics' most famous superheroes, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

Contents

1 Publication history

1.1 Creation and development 1.2 Commercial success

2 Character synopsis

2.1 Fictional character biography 2.2 Personality and themes 2.3 Powers, skills, and equipment 2.4 Supporting characters

2.4.1 Enemies

3 Other versions 4 Cultural influence

4.1 Reception 4.2 Real-life comparisons 4.3 Awards

5 In other media 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links

Publication history Further information: List of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
titles Creation and development

Richard Wentworth a.k.a. the Spider
Spider
in the pulp magazine The Spider. Stan Lee
Stan Lee
stated that it was the name of this character that inspired him to create a character that would become Spider-Man.[15]

In 1962, with the success of the Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
editor and head writer Stan Lee
Stan Lee
was casting about for a new superhero idea. He said the idea for Spider-Man
Spider-Man
arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character with whom teens could identify.[16]:1 In his autobiography, Lee cites the non-superhuman pulp magazine crime fighter the Spider
Spider
as a great influence,[15]:130 and in a multitude of print and video interviews, Lee stated he was further inspired by seeing a spider climb up a wall—adding in his autobiography that he has told that story so often he has become unsure of whether or not this is true.[note 1] Although at the time teenage superheroes were usually given names ending with "boy", Lee says he chose "Spider-Man" because he wanted the character to age as the series progressed, and moreover felt the name "Spider-Boy" would have made the character sound inferior to other superheroes.[17] At that time Lee had to get only the consent of Marvel publisher Martin Goodman for the character's approval. In a 1986 interview, Lee described in detail his arguments to overcome Goodman's objections.[note 2] Goodman eventually agreed to a Spider-Man
Spider-Man
tryout in what Lee in numerous interviews recalled as what would be the final issue of the science-fiction and supernatural anthology series Amazing Adult Fantasy, which was renamed Amazing Fantasy for that single issue, #15 (cover-dated August 1962, on sale June 5, 1962).[18] In particular, Lee stated that the fact that it had already been decided that Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
would be cancelled after issue #15 was the only reason Goodman allowed him to use Spider-Man.[17] While this was indeed the final issue, its editorial page anticipated the comic continuing and that "The Spiderman [sic] ... will appear every month in Amazing."[18][19] Regardless, Lee received Goodman's approval for the name Spider-Man and the "ordinary teen" concept and approached artist Jack Kirby. As comics historian Greg Theakston
Greg Theakston
recounts, Kirby told Lee about an unpublished character on which he had collaborated with Joe Simon
Joe Simon
in the 1950s, in which an orphaned boy living with an old couple finds a magic ring that granted him superhuman powers. Lee and Kirby "immediately sat down for a story conference", Theakston writes, and Lee afterward directed Kirby to flesh out the character and draw some pages.[20] Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
would be the inker.[note 3] When Kirby showed Lee the first six pages, Lee recalled, "I hated the way he was doing it! Not that he did it badly—it just wasn't the character I wanted; it was too heroic".[20]:12 Lee turned to Ditko, who developed a visual style Lee found satisfactory. Ditko recalled:

One of the first things I did was to work up a costume. A vital, visual part of the character. I had to know how he looked ... before I did any breakdowns. For example: A clinging power so he wouldn't have hard shoes or boots, a hidden wrist-shooter versus a web gun and holster, etc. ... I wasn't sure Stan would like the idea of covering the character's face but I did it because it hid an obviously boyish face. It would also add mystery to the character....[21]

Although the interior artwork was by Ditko alone, Lee rejected Ditko's cover art and commissioned Kirby to pencil a cover that Ditko inked.[18] As Lee explained in 2010, "I think I had Jack sketch out a cover for it because I always had a lot of confidence in Jack's covers."[22] In an early recollection of the character's creation, Ditko described his and Lee's contributions in a mail interview with Gary Martin published in Comic Fan #2 (Summer 1965): " Stan Lee
Stan Lee
thought the name up. I did costume, web gimmick on wrist & spider signal."[23] At the time, Ditko shared a Manhattan studio with noted fetish artist Eric Stanton, an art-school classmate who, in a 1988 interview with Theakston, recalled that although his contribution to Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was "almost nil", he and Ditko had "worked on storyboards together and I added a few ideas. But the whole thing was created by Steve on his own... I think I added the business about the webs coming out of his hands."[20]:14

Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
#15 (August 1962) first introduced the fictional character. It was a gateway to commercial success for the superhero and inspired the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
comic book. Cover art by penciller Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
and inker Steve Ditko.

Kirby disputed Lee's version of the story and claimed Lee had minimal involvement in the character's creation. According to Kirby, the idea for Spider-Man
Spider-Man
had originated with Kirby and Joe Simon, who in the 1950s had developed a character called the Silver Spider
Spider
for the Crestwood Publications comic Black Magic, who was subsequently not used.[note 4] Simon, in his 1990 autobiography, disputed Kirby's account, asserting that Black Magic was not a factor, and that he (Simon) devised the name "Spider-Man" (later changed to "The Silver Spider"), while Kirby outlined the character's story and powers. Simon later elaborated that his and Kirby's character conception became the basis for Simon's Archie Comics superhero the Fly.[24] Artist Steve Ditko stated that Lee liked the name Hawkman
Hawkman
from DC Comics, and that "Spider-Man" was an outgrowth of that interest.[21] Simon concurred that Kirby had shown the original Spider-Man
Spider-Man
version to Lee, who liked the idea and assigned Kirby to draw sample pages of the new character but disliked the results—in Simon's description, " Captain America
Captain America
with cobwebs".[note 5] Writer Mark Evanier
Mark Evanier
notes that Lee's reasoning that Kirby's character was too heroic seems unlikely—Kirby still drew the covers for Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
#15 and the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Evanier also disputes Kirby's given reason that he was "too busy" to draw Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in addition to his other duties since Kirby was, said Evanier, "always busy".[25]:127 Neither Lee's nor Kirby's explanation explains why key story elements like the magic ring were dropped; Evanier states that the most plausible explanation for the sudden change was that Goodman, or one of his assistants, decided that Spider-Man, as drawn and envisioned by Kirby, was too similar to the Fly.[25]:127 Author and Ditko scholar Blake Bell writes that it was Ditko who noted the similarities to the Fly. Ditko recalled that "Stan called Jack about the Fly", adding that "[d]ays later, Stan told me I would be penciling the story panel breakdowns from Stan's synopsis". It was at this point that the nature of the strip changed. "Out went the magic ring, adult Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and whatever legend ideas that Spider-Man
Spider-Man
story would have contained". Lee gave Ditko the premise of a teenager bitten by a spider and developing powers, a premise Ditko would expand upon to the point he became what Bell describes as "the first work for hire artist of his generation to create and control the narrative arc of his series". On the issue of the initial creation, Ditko states, "I still don't know whose idea was Spider-Man".[26] Kirby noted in a 1971 interview that it was Ditko who "got Spider-Man
Spider-Man
to roll, and the thing caught on because of what he did".[27] Lee, while claiming credit for the initial idea, has acknowledged Ditko's role, stating, "If Steve wants to be called co-creator, I think he deserves [it]".[28] He has further commented that Ditko's costume design was key to the character's success; since the costume completely covers Spider-Man's body, people of all races could visualize themselves inside the costume and thus more easily identify with the character.[17] Commercial success A few months after Spider-Man's introduction, publisher Goodman reviewed the sales figures for that issue and was shocked to find it was one of the nascent Marvel's highest-selling comics.[29]:97 A solo ongoing series followed, beginning with The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#1 (cover-dated March 1963). The title eventually became Marvel's top-selling series[9]:211 with the character swiftly becoming a cultural icon; a 1965 Esquire poll of college campuses found that college students ranked Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and fellow Marvel hero the Hulk alongside Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
and Che Guevara
Che Guevara
as their favorite revolutionary icons. One interviewee selected Spider-Man
Spider-Man
because he was "beset by woes, money problems, and the question of existence. In short, he is one of us."[9]:223 Following Ditko's departure after issue #38 (July 1966), John Romita, Sr.
John Romita, Sr.
replaced him as penciler and would draw the series for the next several years. In 1968, Romita would also draw the character's extra-length stories in the comics magazine The Spectacular Spider-Man, a proto-graphic novel designed to appeal to older readers. It only lasted for two issues, but it represented the first Spider-Man
Spider-Man
spin-off publication, aside from the original series' summer annuals that began in 1964.[30] An early 1970s Spider-Man
Spider-Man
story led to the revision of the Comics Code. Previously, the Code forbade the depiction of the use of illegal drugs, even negatively. However, in 1970, the Nixon administration's Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
asked Stan Lee
Stan Lee
to publish an anti-drug message in one of Marvel's top-selling titles.[9]:239 Lee chose the top-selling The Amazing Spider-Man; issues #96–98 (May–July 1971) feature a story arc depicting the negative effects of drug use. In the story, Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn
Harry Osborn
becomes addicted to pills. When Spider-Man
Spider-Man
fights the Green Goblin
Green Goblin
(Norman Osborn, Harry's father), Spider-Man
Spider-Man
defeats the Green Goblin, by revealing Harry's drug addiction. While the story had a clear anti-drug message, the Comics Code Authority refused to issue its seal of approval. Marvel nevertheless published the three issues without the Comics Code Authority's approval or seal. The issues sold so well that the industry's self-censorship was undercut and the Code was subsequently revised.[9]:239 In 1972, a second monthly ongoing series starring Spider-Man
Spider-Man
began: Marvel Team-Up, in which Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was paired with other superheroes and villains.[31] From that point on there have generally been at least two ongoing Spider-Man
Spider-Man
series at any time. In 1976, his second solo series, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man
Spider-Man
began running parallel to the main series.[32] A third series featuring Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, launched in 1985 to replace Marvel Team-Up.[33] The launch of a fourth monthly title in 1990, the "adjectiveless" Spider-Man
Spider-Man
(with the storyline "Torment"), written and drawn by popular artist Todd McFarlane, debuted with several different covers, all with the same interior content. The various versions combined sold over 3 million copies, an industry record at the time. Several limited series, one-shots, and loosely related comics have also been published, and Spider-Man
Spider-Man
makes frequent cameos and guest appearances in other comic series.[32][34] In 1996 The Sensational Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was created to replace Web of Spider-Man.[35] In 1998 writer-artist John Byrne revamped the origin of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in the 13-issue limited series Spider-Man: Chapter One (December 1998 – October 1999), similar to Byrne's adding details and some revisions to Superman's origin in DC Comics' The Man of Steel.[36] At the same time the original The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
was ended with issue #441 (November 1998), and The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
was restarted with vol. 2, #1 (January 1999).[37] In 2003 Marvel reintroduced the original numbering for The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
and what would have been vol. 2, #59 became issue #500 (December 2003).[37] When primary series The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
reached issue #545 (December 2007), Marvel dropped its spin-off ongoing series and instead began publishing The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
three times monthly, beginning with #546–548 (all January 2008).[38] The three times monthly scheduling of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
lasted until November 2010 when the comic book was increased from 22 pages to 30 pages each issue and published only twice a month, beginning with #648–649 (both November 2010).[39][40] The following year, Marvel launched Avenging Spider-Man
Spider-Man
as the first spinoff ongoing series in addition to the still twice monthly The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
since the previous ones were cancelled at the end of 2007.[38] The Amazing series temporarily ended with issue #700 in December 2012, and was replaced by The Superior Spider-Man, which had Doctor Octopus
Doctor Octopus
serve as the new Spider-Man, having taken over Peter Parker's body. Superior was an enormous commercial success for Marvel,[41] and ran for 31-issue before the real Peter Parker
Peter Parker
returned in a newly relaunched The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man
#1 in April 2014.[42] Character synopsis Fictional character biography

The spider bite that gave Peter Parker
Peter Parker
his powers. Amazing Fantasy #15, art by Steve Ditko.

In Forest Hills, Queens, New York,[43] Midtown High School student Peter Benjamin Parker is a science-whiz orphan living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As depicted in Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
#15 (August 1962), he is bitten by a radioactive spider (erroneously classified as an insect in the panel) at a science exhibit and "acquires the agility and proportionate strength of an arachnid".[44] Along with super strength, Parker gains the ability to adhere to walls and ceilings. Through his native knack for science, he develops a gadget that lets him fire adhesive webbing of his own design through small, wrist-mounted barrels. Initially seeking to capitalize on his new abilities, Parker dons a costume and, as "Spider-Man", becomes a novelty television star. However, "He blithely ignores the chance to stop a fleeing thief, [and] his indifference ironically catches up with him when the same criminal later robs and kills his Uncle Ben." Spider-Man
Spider-Man
tracks and subdues the killer and learns, in the story's next-to-last caption, "With great power there must also come—great responsibility!"[45] Despite his superpowers, Parker struggles to help his widowed aunt pay rent, is taunted by his peers—particularly football star Flash Thompson—and, as Spider-Man, engenders the editorial wrath of newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson.[46][47] As he battles his enemies for the first time,[48] Parker finds juggling his personal life and costumed adventures difficult. In time, Peter graduates from high school,[49] and enrolls at Empire State University (a fictional institution evoking the real-life Columbia University
Columbia University
and New York University),[50] where he meets roommate and best friend Harry Osborn, and girlfriend Gwen Stacy,[51] and Aunt May
Aunt May
introduces him to Mary Jane Watson.[48][52][53] As Peter deals with Harry's drug problems, and Harry's father is revealed to be Spider-Man's nemesis the Green Goblin, Peter even attempts to give up his costumed identity for a while.[54][55] Gwen Stacy's father, New York City
New York City
Police detective captain George Stacy
George Stacy
is accidentally killed during a battle between Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and Doctor Octopus
Doctor Octopus
(#90, November 1970).[56] In issue #121 (June 1973),[48] the Green Goblin
Green Goblin
throws Gwen Stacy
Gwen Stacy
from a tower of either the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
(as depicted in the art) or the George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge
(as given in the text).[57][58] She dies during Spider-Man's rescue attempt; a note on the letters page of issue #125 states: "It saddens us to say that the whiplash effect she underwent when Spidey's webbing stopped her so suddenly was, in fact, what killed her."[59] The following issue, the Goblin appears to kill himself accidentally in the ensuing battle with Spider-Man.[60] Working through his grief, Parker eventually develops tentative feelings toward Watson, and the two "become confidants rather than lovers".[61] A romantic relationship eventually develops, with Parker proposing to her in issue #182 (July 1978), and being turned down an issue later.[62] Parker went on to graduate from college in issue #185,[48] and becomes involved with the shy Debra Whitman
Debra Whitman
and the extroverted, flirtatious costumed thief Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat,[63] whom he meets in issue #194 (July 1979).[48]

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#252 (May 1984): The black costume debute that returned from Secret Wars
Secret Wars
that brought controversy to many fans. The suit would later be essentially be revealed as a symbiote and paved the way for the creation of Venom. Cover art by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson.

From 1984 to 1988, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
wore a black costume with a white spider design on his chest. The new costume originated in the Secret Wars limited series, on an alien planet where Spider-Man
Spider-Man
participates in a battle between Earth's major superheroes and villains.[64] He continues wearing the costume when he returns, starting in The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man
#252. The change to a longstanding character's design met with controversy, "with many hardcore comics fans decrying it as tantamount to sacrilege. Spider-Man's traditional red and blue costume was iconic, they argued, on par with those of his D.C. rivals Superman and Batman."[65] The creators then revealed the costume was an alien symbiote which Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is able to reject after a difficult struggle,[66] though the symbiote returns several times as Venom
Venom
for revenge.[48] Parker proposes to Watson a second time in The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#290 (July 1987), and she accepts two issues later, with the wedding taking place in The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
Annual #21 (1987). It was promoted with a real-life mock wedding using models, including Tara Shannon as Watson,[67] with Stan Lee
Stan Lee
officiating at the June 5, 1987, event at Shea Stadium.[68][69] However, David Michelinie, who scripted based on a plot by editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, said in 2007, "I didn't think they actually should [have gotten] married. ... I had actually planned another version, one that wasn't used."[68] In a controversial storyline, Peter becomes convinced that Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider
Scarlet Spider
(a clone of Peter created by his college professor Miles Warren) is the real Peter Parker, and that he, Peter, is the clone. Peter gives up the Spider-Man
Spider-Man
identity to Reilly for a time, until Reilly is killed by the returning Green Goblin
Green Goblin
and revealed to be the clone after all.[70] In stories published in 2005 and 2006 (such as "The Other"), he develops additional spider-like abilities including biological web-shooters, toxic stingers that extend from his forearms, the ability to stick individuals to his back, enhanced Spider-sense and night vision, and increased strength and speed. Peter later becomes a member of the New Avengers, and reveals his civilian identity to the world,[71] increasing his already numerous problems. His marriage to Mary Jane and public unmasking are later erased in another controversial[72] storyline "One More Day", in a Faustian bargain with the demon Mephisto that results in several other adjustments to the timeline, including the resurrection of Harry Osborn and the return of Spider-Man's traditional tools and powers.[73] That storyline came at the behest of editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, who said, "Peter being single is an intrinsic part of the very foundation of the world of Spider-Man".[72] It caused unusual public friction between Quesada and writer J. Michael Straczynski, who "told Joe that I was going to take my name off the last two issues of the [story] arc" but was talked out of doing so.[74] At issue with Straczynski's climax to the arc, Quesada said, was

...that we didn't receive the story and methodology to the resolution that we were all expecting. What made that very problematic is that we had four writers and artists well underway on [the sequel arc] "Brand New Day" that were expecting and needed "One More Day" to end in the way that we had all agreed it would. ... The fact that we had to ask for the story to move back to its original intent understandably made Joe upset and caused some major delays and page increases in the series. Also, the science that Joe was going to apply to the retcon of the marriage would have made over 30 years of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
books worthless, because they never would have had happened. ...[I]t would have reset way too many things outside of the Spider-Man
Spider-Man
titles. We just couldn't go there....[74]

Following the "reboot", Parker's identity was no longer known to the general public; however, he revealed it to other superheroes.[75] and others have deduced it. Parker's Aunt May
Aunt May
marries J. Jonah Jameson's father, Jay Jameson.[76] Parker became an employee of the think-tank Horizon Labs.[77] In issue #700, the dying supervillain Doctor Octopus swaps bodies with Parker, who remains as a presence in Doctor Octopus's mind,[78] prompting a two-year storyline in the series The Superior Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in which Peter Parker
Peter Parker
is absent and Doctor Octopus is Spider-Man. Peter eventually regains control of his body.[79] Following Peter Parker's return, The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
was relaunched in April 2014, with Peter Parker
Peter Parker
becoming a billionaire after the formation of Parker Industries.[80][81] In December 2014, following the Death of Wolverine
Death of Wolverine
comic book, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
became the new headmaster of the Jean Grey School and began appearing more prominently in X-Men
X-Men
stories, taking Wolverine's role in the comic Wolverine and the X-Men.[82] Personality and themes

"People often say glibly that Marvel succeeded by blending super hero adventure stories with soap opera. What Lee and Ditko actually did in The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
was to make the series an ongoing novelistic chronicle of the lead character's life. Most super heroes had problems no more complex or relevant to their readers' lives than thwarting this month's bad guys.... Parker had far more serious concern in his life: coming to terms with the death of a loved one, falling in love for the first time, struggling to make a living, and undergoing crises of conscience."

Comics historian
Comics historian
Peter Sanderson[83]

As one contemporaneous journalist observed, " Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has a terrible identity problem, a marked inferiority complex, and a fear of women. He is anti-social, [sic] castration-ridden, racked with Oedipal guilt, and accident-prone ... [a] functioning neurotic".[43] Agonizing over his choices, always attempting to do right, he is nonetheless viewed with suspicion by the authorities, who seem unsure as to whether he is a helpful vigilante or a clever criminal.[84] Notes cultural historian Bradford W. Wright,

Spider-Man's plight was to be misunderstood and persecuted by the very public that he swore to protect. In the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, publisher of the Daily Bugle, launches an editorial campaign against the " Spider-Man
Spider-Man
menace." The resulting negative publicity exacerbates popular suspicions about the mysterious Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and makes it impossible for him to earn any more money by performing. Eventually, the bad press leads the authorities to brand him an outlaw. Ironically, Peter finally lands a job as a photographer for Jameson's Daily Bugle.[9]:212

The mid-1960s stories reflected the political tensions of the time, as early 1960s Marvel stories had often dealt with the Cold War
Cold War
and Communism.[9]:220–223 As Wright observes,

From his high-school beginnings to his entry into college life, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
remained the superhero most relevant to the world of young people. Fittingly, then, his comic book also contained some of the earliest references to the politics of young people. In 1968, in the wake of actual militant student demonstrations at Columbia University, Peter Parker
Peter Parker
finds himself in the midst of similar unrest at his Empire State University.... Peter has to reconcile his natural sympathy for the students with his assumed obligation to combat lawlessness as Spider-Man. As a law-upholding liberal, he finds himself caught between militant leftism and angry conservatives.[9]:234–235

Powers, skills, and equipment Main article: Spider-Man's powers and equipment A bite from a radioactive spider triggers mutations in Peter Parker's body, granting him superpowers.[85] In the original Lee-Ditko stories, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has the ability to cling to walls, superhuman strength, a sixth sense ("spider-sense") that alerts him to danger, perfect balance and equilibrium, as well as superhuman speed and agility.[85] The character was originally conceived by Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
as intellectually gifted, but later writers have depicted his intellect at genius level.[86] Academically brilliant, Parker has expertise in the fields of applied science, chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, mathematics, and mechanics. With his talents, he sews his own costume to conceal his identity, and he constructs many devices that complement his powers, most notably mechanical web-shooters to help navigate and trap his enemies along with a spider-signal as an flashlight and a warning beacon to criminals.[85] Supporting characters Main article: List of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
supporting characters

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
characters

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#121 cover featuring a collage of Spider-Man's supporting characters.

Variant cover
Variant cover
of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
(vol. 3) #1 depicting the heads of various Spider-Man
Spider-Man
villains in the background. Art by Kevin Maguire.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has had a large range of supporting characters introduced in the comics that are essential in the issues and storylines that star him. After his parents died, Peter Parker
Peter Parker
was raised by his loving aunt, May Parker, and his uncle and father figure, Ben Parker. After Uncle Ben is murdered by a burglar, Aunt May
Aunt May
is virtually Peter's only family, and she and Peter are very close.[44] J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson
is depicted as the publisher of the Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle
and is Peter Parker's boss and as a harsh critic of Spider-Man, always saying negative things about the superhero in the newspaper. Despite his role as Jameson's publishing editor and confidant Robbie Robertson is always depicted as a supporter of both Peter Parker
Peter Parker
and Spider-Man.[46] Eugene "Flash" Thompson is commonly depicted as Parker's high school tormentor and bully, but in later comic issues he becomes a friend to Peter.[46] Meanwhile, Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, is most commonly recognized as Peter's best friend but has also been depicted sometimes as his rival in the comics.[48] Peter Parker's romantic interests range between his first crush, the fellow high-school student Liz Allan,[46] to having his first date with Betty Brant,[87] the secretary to the Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle
newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson. After his breakup with Betty Brant, Parker eventually falls in love with his college girlfriend Gwen Stacy,[48][51] daughter of New York City
New York City
Police Department detective captain George Stacy, both of whom are later killed by supervillain enemies of Spider-Man.[56] Mary Jane Watson
Mary Jane Watson
eventually became Peter's best friend and then his wife.[68] Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, is a reformed cat burglar who had been Spider-Man's sole superhuman girlfriend and partner at one point.[63] Enemies Main article: List of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
enemies Writers and artists over the years have established a rogues gallery of supervillains to face Spider-Man. In comics and in other media. As with the hero, the majority of the villains' powers originate with scientific accidents or the misuse of scientific technology, and many have animal-themed costumes or powers.[note 6] Examples are listed down below in the ordering of their original chronological appearance:      Indicates a group team.

Supervillain
Supervillain
name / Supervillain
Supervillain
team name Notable alter ego / group member First appearance Creator

Chameleon Dmitri Anatoly Nikolayevich The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#1 (March 1963)[88][89] Stan Lee[88][89] Steve Ditko[88][89]

Vulture Adrian Toomes The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#2 (May 1963)[90][91] Stan Lee[90][92] Steve Ditko[90]

Doctor Octopus1 Doctor Otto Gunther Octavius The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#3 (July 1963)[89] Stan Lee[93][94] Steve Ditko[16][94]

Sandman William Baker / Flint Marko The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#4 (September 1963)[95][96] Stan Lee[95][96] Steve Ditko[95][96]

Lizard Dr. Curt Connors The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#6 (November 1963)[97][98][99] Stan Lee[97][98][99] Steve Ditko[97][98][99]

Electro Maxwell Dillon The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#9 (February 1964)[100][101] Stan Lee[102] Steve Ditko[102]

Mysterio Quentin Beck The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#13 (June 1964)[103] Stan Lee[103][104] Steve Ditko[103][104]

Green Goblin[105]2 Norman Osborn2 Harry Osborn[106] The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#14 (July 1964)[105] Stan Lee[105][107] Steve Ditko[105][107]

Kraven the Hunter Sergei Kravinoff The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#15 (August 1964)[108][109] Stan Lee[108] Steve Ditko[108]

Sinister Six[110] List of members The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
annual #1 (1964) Stan Lee[111] Steve Ditko[111]

Scorpion Mac Gargan The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#20 (January 1965) Stan Lee[112] Steve Ditko[112]

Rhino Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#41 (October 1966)[113] Stan Lee[114] John Romita, Sr.[114]

Shocker Herman Schultz The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#46 (March 1967)[115] Stan Lee[116] John Romita, Sr.[116]

Kingpin Wilson Fisk The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#50 (July 1967)[117] [118] Stan Lee[119] John Romita, Sr.[119]

Morbius[120] Michael Morbius The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#101 (January 1971)[121] Roy Thomas[121] Gil Kane[122]

Jackal[123] Miles Warren The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#129 (February 1974)[123] Gerry Conway[123]10 Ross Andru[123]

Black Cat Felicia Hardy The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#194 (July 1979)[124] Marv Wolfman Keith Pollard[124]

Hydro-Man[125] Morris Bench The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#212 (January 10, 1981)[126][127] Denny O'Neil John Romita, Jr.

Hobgoblin Roderick Kingsley The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#238 (March 1983) Roger Stern[128][129] John Romita Sr.[128][130]

Venom3 Eddie Brock3 The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#300 (May 1988)15[131][132] David Michelinie[133] Todd McFarlane[134]

Carnage Cletus Kasady The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#361 (April 1992)[135] David Michelinie[136][137] Erik Larsen[138] Mark Bagley[136]

Unlike a lot of well-known rivalries in comics book depictions, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is cited to have more than one archenemy and it can be debated or disputed as to which one is worse:[139]

^ Doctor Octopus
Doctor Octopus
is regarded as one of Spider-Man's worst enemies and archenemy. He has been cited as the man Peter might have become if he had not been raised with a sense of responsibility.[16][140] He is infamous for defeating him the first time in battle and for almost marrying Peter's Aunt May. He is the core leader of the Sinister Six and has also referred himself as the "Master Planner". ("If This Be My Destiny...!")[141] Later depictions revealed him in Peter Parker's body where he was the titular character for a while.[140] ^ Norman Osborn
Norman Osborn
using the Green Goblin
Green Goblin
alias is as commonly described as Spider-Man's archenemy.[139][142][143] Mostly after he is the first villain to uncover the hero's true identity, being responsible for setting up the death of Spider-Man's girlfriend in one of the most famous Spider-Man
Spider-Man
stories of all time which helped end the Silver Age of Comic Books and begin the Bronze Age of Comic Books.[139] He was thought to be dead after that but writers help bring him back from the 1990s and he returned to plague Spider-Man
Spider-Man
once more in the comic books (such as being involved of the killing of Aunt May) and other heroes (such as the Avengers[144]). He is also an enemy of Spider-Man sometimes just as himself and not just only as his Goblin persona.[145] ^ Another character commonly described as an archenemy is Venom. Eddie Brock as Venom
Venom
is commonly described as the mirror version or the evil version of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in many ways.[89][131][139] Venom's goals is usually depicted as trying to ruin Spider-Man's life and mess with Spider-Man's head when it comes to targeting enemies.[134] Venom
Venom
is cited as being one of the most popular Spider-Man
Spider-Man
villains.[146] This popularity has led him to be an established iconic character of his own with own comic book stories.[131][147]

Other versions Main article: Alternative versions of Spider-Man

The various Spider-Men that appear in the "Spider-Verse". Art by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

Within the Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe
there exists a multiverse with many variations of Spider-Men.[148] An early character included in the 1980's is the fictional anthropomorphic funny animal parody of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in pig form named Spider-Ham
Spider-Ham
(Peter Porker).[149] Many imprints of Spider-Men were created like the futuristic version of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in Marvel 2099 named Miguel O'Hara. In Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
2 imprint, Peter marries Mary Jane and has a daughter named Mayday Parker who carries on Spider-Man's legacy and Marvel Noir
Marvel Noir
has a 1930's version of Peter Parker.[150] [148] [151] Other themed versions exist within the early 2000's such as an Marvel Mangaverse
Marvel Mangaverse
version and an Indian version from Spider-Man: India named Pavitr Prabhakar.[152] [148] Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
was a popular modern retelling of Peter Parker. The version of Parker would later be depicted as being killed off and replaced by an Afro-Latino Spider-Man
Spider-Man
named Miles Morales.[153] The storyline "Spider-Verse" brought back many alternate takes on Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and introduced many new inspired ones such as an alternate world where Gwen Stacy
Gwen Stacy
gets bitten by a radioactive spider instead along with a British themed version named Spider-UK called Brian Braddock from Captain Britain Corps.[154] [150] Cultural influence

Graph image depicting Spider-Man
Spider-Man
as the leading superhero in merchandise retail sales worldwide in 2016[155]

In The Creation of Spider-Man, comic book writer-editor and historian Paul Kupperberg calls the character's superpowers "nothing too original"; what was original was that outside his secret identity, he was a "nerdy high school student".[156]:5 Going against typical superhero fare, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
included "heavy doses of soap-opera and elements of melodrama". Kupperberg feels that Lee and Ditko had created something new in the world of comics: "the flawed superhero with everyday problems". This idea spawned a "comics revolution".[156]:6 The insecurity and anxieties in Marvel's early 1960s comic books such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and X-Men
X-Men
ushered in a new type of superhero, very different from the certain and all-powerful superheroes before them, and changed the public's perception of them.[157] Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has become one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world, and has been used to sell toys, games, cereal, candy, soap, and many other products.[158] Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has become Marvel's flagship character and has often been used as the company mascot. When Marvel became the first comic book company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
in 1991, the Wall Street Journal announced " Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is coming to Wall Street"; the event was in turn promoted with an actor in a Spider-Man
Spider-Man
costume accompanying Stan Lee
Stan Lee
to the Stock Exchange.[9]:254 Since 1962, hundreds of millions of comics featuring the character have been sold around the world.[159] Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is the world's most profitable superhero.[160] In 2014, global retail sales of licensed products related to Spider-Man
Spider-Man
reached approximately $1.3 billion.[161] Comparatively, this amount exceeds the global licensing revenue of Batman, Superman, and the Avengers combined.[160]

U.S. President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
pretending to be webbed up by a boy dressed in a Spider-Man
Spider-Man
costume inside the White House

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
joined the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
from 1987 to 1998 as one of the balloon floats,[162] designed by John Romita Sr.,[163] one of the character's signature artists. A new, different Spider-Man balloon float is scheduled to appear from at least 2009 to 2011.[162] When Marvel wanted to issue a story dealing with the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the company chose the December 2001 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.[164] In 2006, Spider-Man garnered major media coverage with the revelation of the character's secret identity,[165] an event detailed in a full page story in the New York Post
New York Post
before the issue containing the story was even released.[166] In 2008, Marvel announced plans to release a series of educational comics the following year in partnership with the United Nations, depicting Spider-Man
Spider-Man
alongside UN Peacekeeping Forces
UN Peacekeeping Forces
to highlight UN peacekeeping missions.[167] A BusinessWeek
BusinessWeek
article listed Spider-Man as one of the top ten most intelligent fictional characters in American comics.[168] Rapper Eminem
Eminem
has cited Spider-Man
Spider-Man
as one of his favorite comic book superheroes.[169][170] In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
decided Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a case concerning royalties on a patent for an imitation web-shooter. The opinion for the Court, by Justice Elena Kagan, included several Spider-Man
Spider-Man
references, concluding with the statement that "with great power there must also come—great responsibility".[171] Reception

The culmination of nearly every superhero that came before him, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is the hero of heroes. He's got fun and cool powers, but not on the god-like level of Thor. He's just a normal guy with girlfriend problems and money issues, so he’s more relatable than playboy billionaire Iron Man. And he's an awkward teenager, not a wizened adult like Captain America. Not too hot and not too cold, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
is just right.

IGN
IGN
staff on placing Spider-Man
Spider-Man
as the number one hero of Marvel.[172]

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was declared the number one superhero on Bravo's Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens, and Villains TV series in 2005.[173] Empire magazine placed him as the fifth-greatest comic book character of all time.[174] Wizard magazine placed Spider-Man
Spider-Man
as the third greatest comic book character on their website.[175] In 2011, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
placed third on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book
Book
Heroes of All Time, behind DC Comics characters Superman
Superman
and Batman.[172] and sixth in their 2012 list of "The Top 50 Avengers".[176] In 2014, IGN
IGN
identified Spider-Man
Spider-Man
the greatest Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
character of all time.[177] A 2015 poll at Comic Book Resources
Comic Book Resources
named Spider-Man
Spider-Man
the greatest Marvel character of all time.[178] IGN
IGN
described him as the common everyman that represents many normal people but also noting his uniqueness compared to many top-tiered superheroes with his many depicted flaws as a superhero. IGN
IGN
noted that despite being one of the most tragic superheroes of all time that he is "one of the most fun and snarky superheroes in existence."[172] Empire noted and praised that despite the many tragedies that Spider-Man
Spider-Man
faces that he retains his sense of humour at all times with his witty wisecracks. The magazine website appraised the depiction of his "iconic" superhero poses describing it as "a top artist's dream".[175] George Marston of Newsarama
Newsarama
placed Spider-Man's origin story as the greatest origin story of all time opining that "Spider-Man's origin combines all of the most classic aspects of pathos, tragedy and scientific wonder into the perfect blend for a superhero origin."[179] Real-life comparisons Real-life people who have been compared to Spider-Man
Spider-Man
for their climbing feats include:

In 1981, skyscraper-safety activist Dan Goodwin, wearing a Spider-Man suit, scaled the Sears Tower
Sears Tower
in Chicago, Illinois, the Renaissance Tower in Dallas, Texas, and the John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center
in Chicago, Illinois.[180] Alain Robert, nicknamed "Spider-Man", is a rock and urban climber who has scaled more than 70 tall buildings using his hands and feet, without using additional devices. He sometimes wears a Spider-Man
Spider-Man
suit during his climbs. In May 2003, he was paid approximately $18,000 to climb the 312-foot (95 m) Lloyd's building
Lloyd's building
to promote the premiere of the movie Spider-Man
Spider-Man
on the British television channel Sky Movies. "The Human Spider", alias Bill Strother, scaled the Lamar Building
Lamar Building
in Augusta, Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
in 1921.[181] In Argentina, criminals that climb buildings and trespass into private property through the open balconies are said to use the "Spider-Man method" (in Spanish, "Hombre Araña").[182][183]

Awards

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From the character's inception, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
stories have won numerous awards, including:

1962 Alley Award: Best Short Story—"Origin of Spider-Man" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Amazing Fantasy
Amazing Fantasy
#15 1963 Alley Award: Best Comic: Adventure Hero title—The Amazing Spider-Man 1963 Alley Award: Top Hero—Spider-Man 1964 Alley Award: Best Adventure Hero Comic Book—The Amazing Spider-Man 1964 Alley Award: Best Giant Comic— The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
Annual #1 1964 Alley Award: Best Hero—Spider-Man 1965 Alley Award: Best Adventure Hero Comic Book—The Amazing Spider-Man 1965 Alley Award: Best Hero—Spider-Man 1966 Alley Award: Best Comic Magazine: Adventure Book
Book
with the Main Character in the Title—The Amazing Spider-Man 1966 Alley Award: Best Full-Length Story—"How Green was My Goblin", by Stan Lee
Stan Lee
& John Romita, Sr., The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#39 1967 Alley Award: Best Comic Magazine: Adventure Book
Book
with the Main Character in the Title—The Amazing Spider-Man 1967 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Costumed or Powered Hero—Spider-Man 1967 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Male Normal Supporting Character—J. Jonah Jameson, The Amazing Spider-Man 1967 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Female Normal Supporting Character—Mary Jane Watson, The Amazing Spider-Man 1968 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Adventure Hero Strip—The Amazing Spider-Man 1968 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Supporting Character—J. Jonah Jameson, The Amazing Spider-Man 1969 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Adventure Hero Strip—The Amazing Spider-Man 1997 Eisner Award: Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team—1997 Al Williamson, Best Inker: Untold Tales of Spider-Man #17-18 2002 Eisner Award: Best Serialized Story— The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
vol. 2, #30–35: "Coming Home", by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna

In other media

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in film

Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
(left), Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(center), and Tom Holland (right) have portrayed Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in film.

Main article: Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in other media Further information: Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in film, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in television, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in literature, and List of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
video games Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has appeared in comics, cartoons, films, video games, coloring books, novels, records, and children's books.[158] On television, he first starred in the ABC animated series Spider-Man (1967–1970);[184] Spidey Super Stories
Spidey Super Stories
(1974-1977) on PBS; and the CBS
CBS
live action series The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
(1978–1979), starring Nicholas Hammond. Other animated series featuring the superhero include the syndicated Spider-Man
Spider-Man
(1981–1982), Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and His Amazing Friends (1981–1983), Fox Kids' Spider-Man
Spider-Man
(1994–1998), Spider-Man Unlimited
Spider-Man Unlimited
(1999–2000), Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003), The Spectacular Spider-Man
Spider-Man
(2008–2009), and Ultimate Spider-Man
Spider-Man
(2012-2017).[185] A tokusatsu series featuring Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was produced by Toei and aired in Japan. It is commonly referred to by its Japanese pronunciation "Supaidā-Man".[186] Spider-Man
Spider-Man
also appeared in other print forms besides the comics, including novels, children's books, and the daily newspaper comic strip The Amazing Spider-Man, which debuted in January 1977, with the earliest installments written by Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and drawn by John Romita, Sr.[187] Spider-Man
Spider-Man
has been adapted to other media including games, toys, collectibles, and miscellaneous memorabilia, and has appeared as the main character in numerous computer and video games on over 15 gaming platforms. Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was featured in a trilogy of live-action films directed by Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
and starring Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
as the titular superhero. The first Spider-Man
Spider-Man
film of the trilogy was released on May 3, 2002; followed by Spider-Man
Spider-Man
2 (2004) and Spider-Man
Spider-Man
3 (2007). A third sequel was originally scheduled to be released in 2011, however Sony later decided to reboot the franchise with a new director and cast. The reboot, titled The Amazing Spider-Man, was released on July 3, 2012; directed by Marc Webb
Marc Webb
and starring Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
as the new Spider-Man.[188][189][190] It was followed by The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
2 (2014).[191][192] In 2015, Sony
Sony
and Disney
Disney
made a deal for Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[193] Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in the MCU film Captain America: Civil War (2016), before later starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017); directed by Jon Watts.[194][195] Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man
Spider-Man
for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War (2018).[196] A Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, began previews on November 14, 2010, at the Foxwoods Theatre
Foxwoods Theatre
on Broadway, with the official opening night on June 14, 2011.[197][198] The music and lyrics were written by Bono
Bono
and The Edge
The Edge
of the rock group U2, with a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.[199] Turn Off the Dark is currently the most expensive musical in Broadway history, costing an estimated $70 million.[200] In addition, the show's unusually high running costs are reported to be about $1.2 million per week.[201] See also

List of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
storylines List of Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
superhero debuts

Notes

^ Lee, Stan; Mair, George (2002). Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee. Fireside. ISBN 0-684-87305-2. He goes further in his biography, claiming that even while pitching the concept to publisher Martin Goodman, "I can't remember if that was literally true or not, but I thought it would lend a big color to my pitch." CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
interview with Stan Lee, quoted in The Steve Ditko Reader by Greg Theakston
Greg Theakston
(Pure Imagination, Brooklyn, NY; ISBN 1-56685-011-8), p. 12 (unnumbered). "He gave me 1,000 reasons why Spider-Man
Spider-Man
would never work. Nobody likes spiders; it sounds too much like Superman; and how could a teenager be a superhero? Then I told him I wanted the character to be a very human guy, someone who makes mistakes, who worries, who gets acne, has trouble with his girlfriend, things like that. [Goodman replied,] 'He's a hero! He's not an average man!' I said, 'No, we make him an average man who happens to have super powers, that's what will make him good.' He told me I was crazy". ^ Ditko, Steve (2000). Roy Thomas, ed. Alter Ego: The Comic Book Artist Collection. TwoMorrows Publishing. ISBN 1-893905-06-3.  "'Stan said a new Marvel hero would be introduced in #15 [of what became titled Amazing Fantasy]. He would be called Spider-Man. Jack would do the penciling and I was to ink the character.' At this point still, Stan said Spider-Man
Spider-Man
would be a teenager with a magic ring which could transform him into an adult hero—Spider-Man. I said it sounded like the Fly, which Joe Simon
Joe Simon
had done for Archie Comics. Stan called Jack about it but I don't know what was discussed. I never talked to Jack about Spider-Man... Later, at some point, I was given the job of drawing Spider-Man'". ^ Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
in "Shop Talk: Jack Kirby", Will Eisner's Spirit Magazine #39 (February 1982): " Spider-Man
Spider-Man
was discussed between Joe Simon
Joe Simon
and myself. It was the last thing Joe and I had discussed. We had a strip called 'The Silver Spider.' The Silver Spider
Spider
was going into a magazine called Black Magic. Black Magic folded with Crestwood (Simon & Kirby's 1950s comics company) and we were left with the script. I believe I said this could become a thing called Spider-Man, see, a superhero character. I had a lot of faith in the superhero character that they could be brought back... and I said Spider-Man
Spider-Man
would be a fine character to start with. But Joe had already moved on. So the idea was already there when I talked to Stan". ^ Simon, Joe, with Jim Simon. The Comic Book
Book
Makers (Crestwood/II, 1990) ISBN 1-887591-35-4. "There were a few holes in Jack's never-dependable memory. For instance, there was no Black Magic involved at all. ... Jack brought in the Spider-Man
Spider-Man
logo that I had loaned to him before we changed the name to The Silver Spider. Kirby laid out the story to Lee about the kid who finds a ring in a spiderweb, gets his powers from the ring, and goes forth to fight crime armed with The Silver Spider's old web-spinning pistol. Stan Lee said, 'Perfect, just what I want.' After obtaining permission from publisher Martin Goodman, Lee told Kirby to pencil-up an origin story. Kirby... using parts of an old rejected superhero named Night Fighter... revamped the old Silver Spider
Spider
script, including revisions suggested by Lee. But when Kirby showed Lee the sample pages, it was Lee's turn to gripe. He had been expecting a skinny young kid who is transformed into a skinny young kid with spider powers. Kirby had him turn into... Captain America
Captain America
with cobwebs. He turned Spider-Man
Spider-Man
over to Steve Ditko, who... ignored Kirby's pages, tossed the character's magic ring, web-pistol and goggles... and completely redesigned Spider-Man's costume and equipment. In this life, he became high-school student Peter Parker, who gets his spider powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. ... Lastly, the Spider-Man
Spider-Man
logo was redone and a dashing hyphen added". ^ Mondello, Salvatore (March 2004). "Spider-Man: Superhero
Superhero
in the Liberal Tradition". The Journal of Popular Culture. X (1): 232–238. doi:10.1111/j.0022-3840.1976.1001_232.x. ...a teenage superhero and middle-aged supervillains—an impressive rogues' gallery [that] includes such memorable knaves and grotesques as the Vulture... 

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Spider-Man
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Spider-Man
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Spider-Man
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The Amazing Spider-Man
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Spider-Man
exclaims, "The George Washington Bridge! It figures Osborn would pick something named after his favorite president. He's got the same sort of hangup for dollar bills!" Saffel states, "The span portrayed...is the GW's more famous cousin, the Brooklyn Bridge. ... To address the contradiction in future reprints of the tale, though, Spider-Man's dialogue was altered so that he's referring to the Brooklyn Bridge. But the original snafu remains as one of the more visible errors in the history of comics." ^ Sanderson, Marvel Universe, p. 84, notes, "[W]hile the script described the site of Gwen's demise as the George Washington Bridge, the art depicted the Brooklyn Bridge, and there is still no agreement as to where it actually took place." ^ Saffel, p. 65 ^ Conway, Gerry (w), Kane, Gil (p), Romita, John (i). "The Night Gwen Stacy
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#2 and created by Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and Steve Ditko, the Vulture was the first in a long line of animal-inspired super-villains that were destined to battle everyone's favorite web-slinger." ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 93: "Dr. Octopus shared many traits with Peter Parker. They were both shy, both interested in science, and both had trouble relating to women...Otto Octavius even looked like a grown-up Peter Parker. Lee and Ditko intended Otto to be the man Peter might have become if he hadn't been raised with a sense of responsibility. ^ a b Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). " Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 20. ISBN 978-0756692360. In this installment, Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko
introduced Sandman – a super villain who could turn his entire body into sand with a single thought. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b c Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). "Nothing Can Stop...The Sandman!" The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (September 1963) ^ a b c DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 95 ^ a b c Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). "Face-to-Face With...the Lizard!" The Amazing Spider-Man 6 (November 1963) ^ a b c Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 20. ISBN 978-0756692360. The Amazing Spider-Mans sixth issue introduced the Lizard. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 98 ^ Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). "The Man Called Electro!" The Amazing Spider-Man 9 (February 1964) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 24. ISBN 978-0756692360. Electro charged into Spider-Man's life for the first time in another [Stan] Lee and [Steve] Ditko effort that saw Peter Parker
Peter Parker
using his brilliant mind to outwit a foe. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b c Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). "The Menace of... Mysterio!" The Amazing Spider-Man 13 (June 1964) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 25. ISBN 978-0756692360. The Amazing Spider-Man
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#13 saw [Stan] Lee and [Steve] Ditko return to the creation of new super villains. This issue marked the debut of Mysterio, a former special effects expert named Quentin Beck. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b c d Albert, Aaron. " Green Goblin
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Profile". About.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2014.  ^ Beard, Jim. "SPIDER-MAN 3: THE SPIDER & THE GOBLIN". Marvel.com. Retrieved January 3, 2014.  ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 26. ISBN 978-0756692360. Spider-Man's arch nemesis, the Green Goblin, as introduced to readers as the 'most dangerous foe Spidey's ever fought.' Writer Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and artist Steve Ditko had no way of knowing how true that statement would prove to be in the coming years. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b c Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 26. ISBN 978-0756692360. [Stan] Lee and [Steve] Ditko's newest villain, Kraven the Hunter, debuted in this issue. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). "Kraven the Hunter!" The Amazing Spider-Man 15 (August 1964) ^ Valentine, Eve. "Who Are the Sinister Six? – An Introduction to Spider-Man's Supervillain
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Group". Collider. Retrieved June 14, 2015.  ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 27. ISBN 978-0756692360. Spidey faced his first true team of super villains in an oversized 73-pages extravaganza written by [Stan] Lee with art by [Steve] Ditko. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 28. ISBN 978-0756692360. Spider-Man
Spider-Man
felt the Scorpion's sting for the first time in another Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and Steve Ditko collaboration. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Lee, Stan (w), Romita, Sr., John (p), Esposito, Mike (i). "The Horns of the Rhino!" The Amazing Spider-Man 41 (October 1966) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 36. ISBN 978-0756692360. Now it was time for [John Romita, Sr.] to introduce a new Spidey villain with the help of [Stan] Lee. Out of their pooled creative energies was born the Rhino, a monstrous behemoth trapped in a durable rhinoceros suit. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Lee, Stan (w), Romita, Sr., John (p), Romita, Sr., John (i). "The Sinister Shocker!" The Amazing Spider-Man 46 (March 1967) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 38. ISBN 978-0756692360. [Stan] Lee and [John] Romita's second major Spidey villain appeared in the form of the Shocker, a criminal equipped with vibration-projecting gauntlets. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 122: " Stan Lee
Stan Lee
wanted to create a new kind of crime boss. Someone who treated crime as if it were a business...He pitched this idea to artist John Romita and it was Wilson Fisk who emerged in The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#50." ^ Lee, Stan (w), Romita, Sr., John (p), Esposito, Mike (i). " Spider-Man
Spider-Man
No More!" The Amazing Spider-Man 50 (July 1967) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1960s". Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 40. ISBN 978-0756692360. Although he made his debut in the previous issue, it was in this [Stan] Lee and [John] Romita tale [ The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
#51] that the Kingpin – real name Wilson Fisk – really left his mark on organized crime. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Yehl, April, Schedeen, Jesse. "Top 25 Spider-Man
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villains: Part 2". IGN. Retrieved April 19, 2014. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ a b Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1970s". Spider-Man
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Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 59. ISBN 978-0756692360. In the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
to be written by someone other than Stan Lee...Thomas also managed to introduce a major new player to Spidey's life – the scientifically created vampire known as Morbius. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Gross, Edward (2002). Spider-Man
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Confidential: From Comic Icon to Hollywood Hero. ISBN 0786887222.  ^ a b c d Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1970s". Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 72. ISBN 978-0756692360. Writer Gerry Conway and artist Ross Andru
Ross Andru
introduced two major new characters to Spider-Man's world and the Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe
in this self-contained issue. Not only would the vigilante known as the Punisher
Punisher
go on to be one of the most important and iconic Marvel creations of the 1970s, but his instigator, the Jackal, would become the next big threat in Spider-Man's life. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ a b Manning "1970s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 107: " Spider-Man
Spider-Man
wasn't exactly sure what to think about his luck when he met a beautiful new thief on the prowl named the Black Cat, courtesy of a story by writer Marv Wolfman
Marv Wolfman
and artist Keith Pollard." ^ Yehl, Joshua; Schedeen, Jesse. "Top 25 Spider-Man
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John Romita, Jr.
and John Romita, Sr.
John Romita, Sr.
introduced a new – and frighteningly sane – version of the [Green Goblin] concept with the debut of the Hobgoblin." ^ David and Greenberger, pp. 68-69: "Writer Roger Stern
Roger Stern
is primarily remembered for two major contributions to the world of Peter Parker. One was a short piece entitled 'The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man'...[his] other major contribution was the introduction of the Hobgoblin." ^ Greenberg, Glenn (August 2009). "When Hobby Met Spidey". Back Issue! (35). TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 10–23.  ^ a b c " Venom
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Spider-Man
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Venom
bonded to psychopath Cletus Kasady." CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Michelinie, David (w), Bagley, Mark (p), Emberlin, Randy (i). "Carnage: Part One" The Amazing Spider-Man 361 (April 1992) ^ Papageorgiou, Solon. "10 facts about Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man you didn't know". Moviepilot. Retrieved April 25, 2015. [permanent dead link] ^ a b c d Albert, Aaron. "Top ten comic book archenemies". About.com. Retrieved January 3, 2014.  ^ a b Hanks, Henry. "Events in landmark 'Spider-Man' issue have fans in a frenzy". CNN. Retrieved January 2, 2014.  ^ Cronin, Brian. "50 Greatest Friends and Foes of Spider-Man: Villains #1-3". Comic Book
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