Spider-Man is a Marvel superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who first appeared in 1962. His alter ego Peter Parker is an orphan living with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Spider-Man was unusual in that teenagers in superhero comics in the early 1960s were sidekicks; Spider-Man being on his ...

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How did Superman and Spider-Man meet if DC and Marvel heroes don't exist in the same universe?

In 1976, Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man touted "The Battle of the Century" between these two superheros. In the comics, the two don't meet each other through alternate universe shenanigans or ...
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How old is Aunt May?

Over the various Spider-Man movies release we are treated with a new version of Aunt May From the Sam Raimi "Spider Man" series (2002-2007) we are given this lovely lady: Then we given the ...
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Where does the “Spidey” comic fit in Marvel's space-time?

Marvel Comics is presently (May 2016) publishing a comic titled "Spidey", which depicts a teen aged Peter Parker early in his superheroing career. The setting appears to be contemporary, in spite of ...
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Spider-man histories between Civil War and Secret Invasion

Reading New Avengers #27, We can see Peter using that black costume and reading The Amazing Spider man you just see him using that costume after its aunt was shot. I'm confused about it, because the ...
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Why does Peter Parker sell pictures to J. Jonah Jameson if his competitors pay more?

One of the staples of The Amazing Spider-Man is that Peter Parker sells pictures of Spider-Man to J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle for money. The irritable editor frequently underpays him, and ...
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Why didn't Spider-Man's spider-sense detect Ant-Man's attack?

In Captain America: Civil War, there was a scene where an ant-sized Ant-Man was on Captain America's shield while it is held by Spider-Man. Ant-Man then grew larger, sucker punched Spider-Man and took ...
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How was Spider-Man persuaded to join the side he did?

In Captain America: Civil War, when Stark recruited Parker to join the action, no mention was made of the cause for which they were fighting. All they talk about is how Stark could help Spidey ...
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When did Spider-Man acquire his powers?

I'm talking about Marvel Cinematic Universe. When Peter Parker talks with Tony Stark in Civil War, he mentions he got his powers 6 months ago. Where does that place it in the timeline? For example I ...
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Do we ever see Spider-Man's healing power in action?

Spider-Man is listed as having accelerated healing powers. I never knew he could heal faster than an average human. Do we ever see an clear examples of this in canon, his skin knitting back before or ...
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Is there anything to the idea of an “Uncle Ben” trope?

There seems to be a trend of Uncle Ben's who inspire a protagonist and then die, inspiring them some more. Spider-man's uncle Ben Luke Skywalker's "uncle Ben" Jon Snow's Uncle Benjen Are there ...
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Does Tony Stark break the 4th wall by calling Spider-Man “Underoos” in Civil War trailer?

In this answer, it says there is a reference to Spider-Man undergarments in Captain America: Civil War trailer. Are these undergarments (the Spider-Man ones in the answer I shared above) specific to ...
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In the Marvel Universe, what is the M-gene?

I'm reading the Disassembled story arc and came across something I hadn't seen before. In Spectacular Spider-Man v2 #19 they talk about using a nuke at Bikini Atoll to test the effects of radiation on ...
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Is Spider-Man CGI in the Captain America: Civil War?

Is Spider-Man CGI in Captain America: Civil War Something about his movements during the film seemed like they were CGI to me. For example, it seemed like CGI when he hopped onto that vehicle in ...
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How Did Carnage come back to life?

Carnage (Cletus Kasady) died at the end of the Axis story line when he decided to sacrifice himself to stop a bomb that the X-Men had created. His morality at that time was inverted so that he was a "...
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Has 616 Spider-Man ever had a cape?

Today, Facebook unearthed a post my father made in 2009 that questioned why Spider-Man now had a cape. I messaged him to ask about it and he said that he couldn't remember what he was talking about. ...
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How strong is Spider-Man?

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 ...
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Possible literary character influences for Peter Parker

As originally conceived Peter Parker is a tragic character with some key events happening in Amazing Fantasy 15 (death of his uncle), The Amazing Spider Man 121-122 (Gwen Stacy death). The following ...
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Where are the different Spider-men in this image from?

I'm trying to identify the different Spider-men in this image: Where are the different Spider-men in this image from?
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Spider-Man comic with several villains in it

A long time ago I read a Spider-Man comic of which I'm trying to find the name. One memorable quote was from a villain who was complaining that he "had millions, lost millions". Also, there was a ...
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When did Spider-Man lose his under-arm webbing?

In Spider-Man's first appearance, and most of the early comics that I have read, Spider-Man has some webbing underneath his arms that were purely ornamental: However, at some point he seems to have ...
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Why don't all heroes in the 1994 Spider-Man cartoon take out the bad guys together?

In the second season of the 1994 Spider-Man cartoon series, Spider-Man co-operates with the X-Men. Why is Spider-Man fighting against crime alone? X-Men fought thousands of sentinels and won. They ...
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How high can Spider-man jump?

In an answer about Spidey vs. Doc Ock, we learned that Spider-man is actually one of the stronger Marvel super-heroes. It's also often stated that he has the proportional strength of a spider, but ...
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Was Spider-Man granted his powers by a retrovirus like HIV?

I know this sound crazy, Actual I saw "Spider-Man Tech" TV program regarding the Spider-Man movies & comics etc... And they (the actors in the TV program) said that Spider-Man got a Retrovirus ...
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Why is Spider-Man's web different between the original and Amazing Spider-Man movies?

Why is it that the two Spider-Man film series (the original one and The Amazing Spider-Man) have different sources for Spider-Man's web? In the original, the web comes directly from Peter, while in ...
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Does Harry Osborn suffer from an illness in the comics?

In The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Osborn is suffering from an illness; is that in the comics? I (clearly) don’t read comics but I love watching Spider-Man movies. Thanks.
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What were the sequence of events which led to this line up for the Fantastic Four?

I just came across this Fantastic Four cover online. I don't know a huge amount about the Fantastic Four, but this line up looks odd to me... Can anyone tell me how this came to be?
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Identify a Spider-Man comic featuring Spider-Man saving Jameson's astronaut son

I remember reading Comic World by Diamond Comics (India) in 90s. This was a digest kind of comics featuring stories from lots of different comics (Indian and foreign both). It contained a Spider-Man ...
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How many heroes in the Marvel universe have used the 'Spider-' prefix?

I know Peter Parker was the original Spider-Man, but I've read about a few others, Spider-Man Noir for one. And recently that Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man. How many Spider-Men / Spider-Women (...
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Which continuity does the 2015 Amazing Spider-Man comic take part in?

I got the #1 issue of a comic magazine called "The Amazing Spider-Man". The publication date is December(!) 2015. This comes after the previous "Amazing Spider-Man" stopped, as most Marvel comics did,...
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How much does each cartridge of Spider-Man's web shooters weigh?

Given the fact that he can shoot a ridiculous amount of webbing from each cartridge, they have to be quite dense and must have a substantial amount of weight. Given Spider-Man's strength, we can ...
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How did Spider-Man originally control his camera effectively?

I seem to recall that Spider-Man originally typically put his camera in strategic spots near his battlefield. Previous to the advent of wireless remote controls in consumer cameras, how did Spider-Man ...
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Has J. Jonah Jameson ever received powers?

Practically every unpowered named individual in the Marvel Multiverse has received powers in some What-If-iverse at some point. I recently found out that Uncle Ben even became Spider-Man at one point. ...
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Has J. Jonah Jameson ever accused Spider-Man of being a mutant?

The Marvel universe has plenty of mutants (i.e. homo superior, like the X-Men) who are strongly hated by a sizable population. And Spider-Man on first glance isn't all that different from them. ...
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How commonly known is Spider-man's origin?

In Avengers: The Initiative #1, Gyrich remarks of superhero origins: How widely known was the origin of Spider-man (at this point - between Civil War and Secret Invasion) in the 616 universe? I ...
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How long can the Spider-Man's web stretch?

In The Amazing Spider-Man game sometime Spider-Man throws his web up in sky and is able to swing. Also he is able to stretch it over long distances. Is there any limit to how long the web can ...
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What material is Spiderman web made of? [duplicate]

Particular reference to Amazing Spiderman 1&2 movies is appreciated In movies, the web is too thin and it turns liquid after some time, It has very great Co-efficient of elasticity and it can ...
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Was there a one-off Spider-Man public awareness / anti-drug comic given away with chocolate pudding in the early 90s?

I seem to recall a one-off Spider-Man comic book issue or series that came out when I was much younger. This would have been between 1990 and 1992. I believe that it was actually a set of two issues,...
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What happened to the spider that bit Peter Parker?

Do we know what happened to the radioactive spider after it bit Peter Parker? Did it bite anyone else or did it just live out the rest of it's spider-life in peace?
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How is the timeline of Marvel established amid the multiverse, reboots, etc?

A bit of a vague question, I know. Stay with me. I like superheroes and comics, but I'm not a huge buff. One thing that I never seem to be able to figure out is how the timelines of comics (I'll ...
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Has Spider-Man ever wielded Mjolnir?

Spider-Man is always known to be Brave, Honorable, Selfless, Compassionate, and so on. Based on this, has he ever been deemed worthy to wield Thor's Hammer (Mjolnir)?
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Spider-man and the wrestling ring

In both 2002's Spider-man and 2012's The Amazing Spider-man Peter Parker somehow ends up in a wrestling ring. Is this based on a storyline in any of the Spider-man comics?
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Have Spider-man and The Flash ever fought? [closed]

Have Spider-man and Flash ever fought against each other? If so, who won (and how)?
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Are there any rules/guidelines regarding Spider-Man's appearance?

This question stems from the recent controversy over the new choice of Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are people who claimed it was unfair that they chose another white Spider-Man ...
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Have Spider-Man and The Hulk ever fought in the comics?

Just wondering if Spider-Man and The Hulk have ever fought in the comics, and who won if they have?
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Who would win in a fight between Spider-Man and Captain America?

Do we know who would win in a fight between Captain America and Spider-Man? Have they ever fought in the comics?
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Has Uncle Ben ever received super powers?

A common expression regarding comic book death was once “The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben”. - Wikipedia: Comic book death Uncle Ben's death is one of the ...
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In which comic did Spider-Man remove his mask to rescue a girl?

I saw a snippet from a Spider-Man comic in a post someone made online one time. In this comic, Spider-Man is attempting to rescue a little girl from a height, or a fire. She's afraid of his mask, so ...
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Why can Cindy Moon (Silk) produce organic webbing while Peter Parker can't?

Cindy Moon, Silk, was bitten by the exact same spider that gave Peter Parker his powers, as established in Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3. While they both possess almost identical powers, Cindy's Spider-...
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Can Spider-Man climb ice walls?

Can Spider-Man climb ice walls with his hands and/or his web? Are there examples where Spider-Man encountered ice, or other evidence of his superpower under cold conditions?
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Did the Venom symbiote inhabit the Hulk?

In the Marvel Comic universe, the Venom symbiote used Peter Parker as a host, thus learning Spider-Mans abilities. So when Venom later was hosted by Eddy Brock, they were able to do whatever a spider ...