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Unlike other superheroes, he is generally depicted as skinny and unimposing physically. Due to the constantly changing strength classifications of super heroes I've lost track of where he fits in.

I remember back in an 80s comic he's shown crushing a steel handrail on a bus by just squeezing it and was depicted as roughly equal to the Thing in raw strength. Where does he fit in now?

Edit: We already know he's much stronger than non-superheros so this is not a duplicate about how Doc Oc can survive his punch. As that answer points out that he pulls his punch. That doesn't answer the question posed here.

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That question has only one of the answer that only partially address this question, and that is only one half of one sentence burried in the text. It basically says that Spiderman has to hold back against non-superhero opponents. No reference or mention at all about how he stacks up against other superheros. – Morgan Feb 17 at 23:13
Seven. He is seven strong. – Wad Cheber Feb 17 at 23:33
In the 80's animated series, when Spidey is first infected with the Venom symbiont, he mentions that before it he'd have trouble lifting a small car. – Joe L. Feb 18 at 0:38
@wadcheber - Wrong. He's 4 strong. See below. – Valorum Feb 18 at 8:00

According to the official Marvel power-grid for Spiderman, he is classed as "super-human" (placing him in a category with those able to lift between 800lbs and 25 tons).

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Although his raw strength is portrayed pretty inconsistently in the comics (including feats of lifting up to 40+ tons), he's usually expected to be able to lift somewhere between 10-20 tons with relative ease.

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I'm guessing that panel isn't recent – AncientSwordRage Feb 17 at 22:18
@AncientSwordRage - Nope. It's from the 80's as far as I can recall. There's another panel where he lifts an entire building at one point. I generally ascribe these to over-eager writers and insufficient canon control – Valorum Feb 17 at 22:33
Between 800 pounds and 25 tons?! That's like saying a house cat is roughly as tough as an African lion. – Morgan Feb 17 at 23:25
@Richard great research as usual but this doesn't tell us how he stacks up strengthwise against other superheroes/villains. From the looks of it he may be one of the weaker ones, barely ahead of 'normal' people. – Morgan Feb 18 at 0:03
@ruakh - My strike is a refusal to support the ongoing moderation of the site (e.g. editing, reviewing, flagging). – Valorum Feb 18 at 7:16

In the original Marvel Super Heroes role-playing game, Spider-Man had Incredible (40) strength, which was described as the ability to press 10 tons.enter image description here

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In the movie with T. Maguire, Spidey stops a subway train with his net and his arm while standing on front (stupid to think the net wouldn't crush the wall) and not trying to cut of the power.

So he is standing there and is trying to stop an accelerating train. Some math?

Or someone did it before

So it would need 300.000kN of Force. Or something at 300 metric tons.

Ok inconsistent, as someone said above he is ranged around - 10-20t normally.

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Without knowing how tensile his web is, those figures are largely guesswork. – Valorum Feb 18 at 13:22

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