Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books.
Lee and Ditko conceived the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as a teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crime-fighter.
Spider-Man’s creators gave him super strength and agility, 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 foes.
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.
The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student from Queens behind Spider-Man’s secret identity and with whose “self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness” young readers could relate.
While Spider-Man had all the makings of a sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man had no superhero mentor like 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.
General Questions on Spider-Man
1. How did Spider-Man get his powers?
Spider-Man got his powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider.
2. Who are Spider-Man’s enemies?
Spider-Man’s enemies include Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Venom, and the Sandman.
3. How many Spider-Man movies are there?
There have been five Spider-Man movies released so far.
4. Who has played Spider-Man in the movies?
Spider-Man has been played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the movies.
5. What is Spider-Man’s real name?
Spider-Man’s real name is Peter Parker.
6. Where does Spider-Man live?
Spider-Man lives in New York City.
7. What is the Spider-Man suit made of?
The Spider-Man suit is made of kevlar and Nomex.
8. How does Spider-Man shoot his web?
Spider-Man shoots his web using web-shooters that are attached to his wrists.
9. What are Spider-Man’s powers?
Spider-Man’s powers include super-strength, agility, and the ability to cling to surfaces.
10. What is the Spider-Man theme song?
The Spider-Man theme song is “Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can.”
Spider-Man’s famous comics
Some of the most famous Spider-Man comics include
- “The Amazing Spider-Man” #1 (1964),
- “The Amazing Spider-Man” #50 (1967), and
- “The Amazing Spider-Man” #100 (1971).