Spider-Man is alternate persona of Peter Parker – a fictional character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. When Peter was in high school, he was bitten by a radioactive spider, giving him metahuman powers and skills similar to a spider. Peter has several powers, including wall crawling and sensing danger when it’s about to come. Peter Parker lives with his Aunt May in Queens and wanted to use his powers to make money until the death of Uncle Ben. When he died, Peter made a decision that he has to use his abilities to help people, becoming more responsible for his powers.

Peter Parker had several romantic relationships throughout his publication history, the first of which being Gwen Stacy. As Stacy died, he eventually met Mary Jane Watson and went into a long-term relationship with her, even getting married at several points of their publication history. In many other stories, he also gets connected with several women like Black Cat and Silk. Spider-Man has many friends among superheroes, almost connected with many Marvel heroes. Spidey has as many friends as there are villains, chief among them being Green Goblin. His other enemies include Venom, Carnage, The LizardKingpin, The Scorpion, Kraven, and Doctor Octopus, just to name a few.

Spider-Man was created in 1962 by Stan Lee when he was first included in the Marvel Comics. Over the years, Spider-Man became part of many comic series but the most significant one is The Amazing Spider-Man. Spider-Man’s character developed during the years – at first he was a shy boy in high school, after that he was a college student with a outgoing personality,  a freelance photographer. The wall – crawler was included in superhero team The Avengers.

Spider-Man is one of the most popular Marvel characters. Spider-Man is a main character for big screen movies and comics, and is one of the most popular superheros in the world. A second Spider-Man named Miles Morales in Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series Spider-Man who was created by Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Miles first appeared was in Ultimate Fallout #4 in 2011 after Peter Parker’s death.

FIRST APPEARANCES

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books.

POWER and ABILITIES

A bite from a radioactive spider triggers mutations in Peter Parker’s body, granting him superpowers. Since the original Lee-Ditko stories, Spider-Man has had the ability to cling to walls. This has been speculated to be based on a distance-dependent interaction between his body and surfaces, known as the Van Der Waals force, but other sources, such as the 2002 Spider-Man film, suggest instead that his hands and feet are lined with tiny clinging cilia in the manner of a real spider’s feet. Spider-Man’s other powers include significantly superhuman strength, a precognitive sixth sense famously referred to as his “spider-sense” or “spidey-sense” that alerts him to danger, perfect balance and equilibrium, as well as superhuman speed and agility. The character was originally conceived by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko as intellectually gifted, but later writers have depicted his intellect at genius level.

ORIGIN STORY

In Forest Hills, Queens, New York, 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 #15 (Aug. 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”. Along with heightened athletic abilities, 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 tracks and subdues the killer and learns, in the story’s next-to-last caption, “With great power there must also come—great responsibility!”

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Spider-Man has one of the most well-developed rogues gallery in Marvel. These include the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Hobgoblin, Black Cat, Venom, Carnage, Rhino, and Doctor Octopus.

ALLIES

Avengers, Fantastic Four, Defenders, Future Foundation, Daily Bugle, Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, League of Realms, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Army / Web-Warriors

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