47 Facts About Spider-Man


Spider-Man is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Spider-Man has since been featured in films, television shows, video games, and plays.

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When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist.

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The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student from Queens, New York, as Spider-Man's secret identity, whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" were issues to which young readers could relate.

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Spider-Man is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes.

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Spider-Man has appeared in countless forms of media, including several animated TV series, a live action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, and in multiple series of films.

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Spider-Man has been well received as a superhero and comic book character, and he is often ranked as one of the most popular and iconic comic book characters of all time and one of the most popular characters in all fiction.

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Spider-Man said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character with whom teens could identify.

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Spider-Man decided to insert a hyphen in the name, as he felt it looked too similar to Superman, another superhero with a red and blue costume which starts with an "S" and ends with "man" .

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Artist Steve Ditko stated that Lee liked the name Hawkman from DC Comics, and that "Spider-Man" was an outgrowth of that interest.

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Spider-Man 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.

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In 1972, a second monthly ongoing series starring Spider-Man began: Marvel Team-Up, in which Spider-Man was paired with other superheroes and supervillains.

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The launch of a fourth monthly title in 1990, the "adjectiveless" Spider-Man, written and drawn by popular artist Todd McFarlane, debuted with several different covers, all with the same interior content.

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Several miniseries, one-shot issues, and loosely related comics have been published, and Spider-Man makes frequent cameos and guest appearances in other comic book series.

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From 1984 to 1988, Spider-Man wore a black costume with a white spider design on his chest.

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The new costume originated in the Secret Wars miniseries, on an alien planet where Spider-Man participates in a battle between Earth's major superheroes and supervillains.

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Spider-Man ends up incarcerated in the Raft penitentiary, blaming his Goblin alter-ego for ruining his chance to protect the world.

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Later, a massive war ensued between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man to get Lily Hollister's and Osborn's son, in which Spider-Man found that the child was actually Harry's, who later leaves town to raise him.

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Spider-Man assisted the Avengers in defeating Doctor Octopus' army of Macro-Octobots.

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Spider-Man then faced a new Hobgoblin and the Kingpin, but days later, he lamentably lost Marla Jameson in a fight between Alistair Alphonso Smythe's Spider-Slayers.

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Spider-Man additionally took up the reins of Parker Industries, a small company founded by Otto after leaving Horizon Labs.

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Spider-Man tracked her down and freed her from a bunker owned by the late Ezekiel Simms, where Cindy had spent over a decade in voluntary confinement shortly after getting her powers, in order to avoid drawing Morlun's attention.

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Not long after rescuing Cindy, who went on to adopt her own superheroic identity as Silk, Spider-Man was approached by a contingent of spider-people from all over the Multiverse that banded together to fight the Inheritors, a group of psychic vampires and the family of Morlun that had begun to hunt down the spider-totems of other realities.

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Later, Spider-Man becomes plagued by visions of a mysterious villain known as "Kindred" who has seemingly been working with Mysterio.

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Spider-Man was tasked with finding Kraven the Hunter, whose ultimate goal through the hunt was to anger Spider-Man and lead him to kill him, ending his curse.

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Kindred uses the resurrected Sin-Eater's sins to create constructs that attack the ship Spider-Man is on underwater with Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman, Anya Corazon, and Julia Carpenter.

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Spider-Man admits that the Sin-Eater is not controlling his friends, but "Kindred" is.

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Spider-Man tells Doctor Strange that he will take on Kindred, but he needs Doctor Strange's help since demon possession is not what Spider-Man is used to fighting.

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Spider-Man's plight was to be misunderstood and persecuted by the very public that he swore to protect.

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From his high-school beginnings to his entry into college life, Spider-Man remained the superhero most relevant to the world of young people.

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Spider-Man has a healing factor that allows him to recover from injuries sustained during battle.

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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.

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The most notable Spider-Man villains are listed down below in the ordering of their original chronological appearance:.

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Ultimate Spider-Man was a popular modern retelling of Peter Parker.

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Storyline "Spider-Verse" brought back many alternate takes on Spider-Man and introduced many newly inspired ones, such as an alternate world where Gwen Stacy gets bitten by a radioactive spider instead, along with a British-themed version named Spider-UK called Billy Braddock from the Captain Britain Corps.

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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.

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When Marvel became the first comic book company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1991, The Wall Street Journal announced "Spider-Man is coming to Wall Street"; the event was in turn promoted with an actor in a Spider-Man costume accompanying Stan Lee to the Stock Exchange.

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Spider-Man is one of the highest-grossing franchise titles being the highest-grossing American comic book superhero worldwide.

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Spider-Man joined the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1987 to 1998 as one of the balloon floats, designed by John Romita Sr.

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In 2006, Spider-Man garnered major media coverage with the revelation of the character's secret identity, an event detailed in a full-page story in the New York Post before the issue containing the story was even released.

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The opinion for the Court, by Justice Elena Kagan, included several Spider-Man references, concluding with the statement that "with great power there must come—great responsibility".

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Spider-Man's got fun and cool powers, but not on the god-like level of Thor.

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In 2011, Spider-Man placed third on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time, behind DC Comics characters Superman and Batman.

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Spider-Man has appeared in comics, cartoons, films, video games, coloring books, novels, records, children's books, and theme park rides.

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Spider-Man 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 and drawn by John Romita Sr.

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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.

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Spider-Man was featured in a trilogy of live-action films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the titular superhero.

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