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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Has Spider-Man ever sold or financially profited from his webbing?

It's a pretty incredible invention / discovery on Peter Parker's part, according to Wikipedia: Shortly after getting his powers, Peter Parker develops a special synthetic polymer adhesive that has ...
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Why did nobody stop the train during the Spider-Man 2 train scene?

I love the original Spider-Man 2 and I love the train fight scene. But there are a couple of things that I know I should just ignore but they annoy me. Why does nobody pull the passenger alarm once ...
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Spiderman's identity still a mystery?

So in both first part movie of the Spiderman series (includes 2002 Sam Raimi series and 2012 Marc Webb series) there always exists a moment when Peter Parker unintentionally tries his strength over ...
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Who is this person in the Age of Ultron trailer that looks like Spider-Man? [closed]

I am already aware that Spider-Man is not in Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, I was watching the trailer and I noticed something strange in the following scene: If you zoom the image in, it ...
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In Back In Black, did the Kingpin really underestimate Spider-man in a pure hand-to-hand fight?

In the Back In Black story arc (right after the Civil War), I understand that Peter's probably never been this angry before, but wouldn't Fisk (Kingpin) have anticipated an epic beatdown? The way he ...
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Why did Green Goblin ask Aunt May to complete the prayer?

In Spiderman (2002), when Green Goblin attacked Aunt May, she was chanting a prayer. Green Goblin asked Aunt May to complete the prayer before attacking her. Why did he do that?
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Is there an alternate timeline where Uncle Ben survives and Aunt May doesn't die?

Uncle Ben is one of the few characters who has never officially been brought back from the dead (I think). Which gave rise to the phrase: No one in comics stays dead except Uncle Ben There is a ...
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Has Wolverine ever practiced solo vigilantism?

I know this question is a bit subtle, but let me elaborate it. In all the canons I have read or seen, Spider-Man swings over the city and whenever wherever he sees the smallest of crimes happening or ...
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In Spider-Man's story line, is there any other newspaper except the Daily Bugle?

In all Spider-Man related canons that I have read or watched, the only newspaper seen is the Daily Bugle. Since all these canons revolve around Peter Parker, it is justified to have the highest ...
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Has Dr. Connors ever experimented with mutant DNA instead of lizard?

Dr. Connors is a scientist who is missing an arm. In various different forms of Spider-Man media, from the Amazing Spider-Man film to the comic books, he makes some kind of attempt to regrow his limbs ...
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Who or what is Mr. Mighty?

In the comic Spider-Verse #2, one of the tales follows Anansi. I'm vaguely familiar with Anansi, as an African trickster god, and was able to find some information on Shango, who appeared in the ...
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How did Doctor Octopus survive even one punch from Spiderman in Spiderman 2?

In Spiderman 2, Spiderman punches Doctor Octopus in the face a lot. Since Doctor Octopus is just a normal man with robotic arms attached to his back / spine, how is he able to endure all this super ...
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Where did the line “Don't tell Harry.” originate from?

I remember when the original Spider-Man movie hit theaters(the one with Toby McGuire), the line "Don't tell Harry." was spoken alot. When it was first spoken, I remember people giving that ...
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Is Anna Maria a child?

It is my understanding that when Otto Octavious' mind was in Peter Parker's body he fell in love with Anna Maria. This lead me to wonder approximately how old is Anna Maria supposed to be. I didn't ...
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Are there any stories where a Spider-Man with organic webbing runs out of webbing?

In a few parallel universes of Spider-Man, Peter Parker is given the power of organic webbing in addition to his other powers. I want to know whether any comic book story (or TV show, videogame etc) ...
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What's the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin?

So this is something I've always been wondering. So what is the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin? I honestly have not read a lot of the comics. Most of what I know is from the ...
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Is Peter Parker/Spider-Man a stalker in the comics?

In both the 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy and the newer Amazing Spider-Man trilogy, Peter Parker is seen stalking his love interest (Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy, respectively) to an unhealthy degree. Was ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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Why didn't Spider-Man gain natural spinnerets with his initial powers?

I know he had them for a time pre-Civil War, but why wasn't organic web spinning one of the powers Peter Parker got when he was initially bitten by the radioactive spider? His strength, agility and ...
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A fight between Dr Manhattan and Electro from spiderman [closed]

As the title suggests, in a fight between Dr Manhattan from The Watchmen and Electro from the recently released movie spiderman 2, who'd win and why?
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What issue is this MJ monologue from?

I've been looking for the quintessential MJ monologue from Spider-Man (if there is one), for a friend's script. Something well-written, evocative of MJ's character, and longer than "you just hit the ...
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Is the Green Goblin a split personality of Norman Osborne or a separate malevolent entity?

In the 2002 Spiderman movie, Norman "talks" to his alter-ego who gives him advice on how to kill Spiderman (strike at the heart) and it is obvious that he is part of Norman's fractured psyche. ...
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Who was the enemy of Spider-Man who acquired Spider-Man's powers and said “Where were these powers when I was in High School”?

About a decade ago, I saw in a Marvel encyclopedia-style book a frame from an issue of one of the Spider-Man series. In it, an enemy had pretty much defeated Peter Parker using the same powers as he. ...
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How can the Venom symbiote live off Electro?

In the video game Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, the Venom symbiote spreads all over New York City, infecting some of Spider-Man's villains; one of these is Electro. His boss battle requires you fight ...
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what is the difference between Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man movies

I would like a bit of history here, meaning I would like to know the difference in terms of creator, producers (or publishers of the comic if needed to explain the differences) and some explanation ...
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How does Spider-Man climb walls?

How does Spider-Man's "sticky" powers work? If his ability to climb walls works in the same way as spiders and most other insects (e.g. due to Van der Waal's force of attraction) then his hand should ...
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Is Roderick Kingsley supposed to be a dig at a Marvel Executive?

I've been catching up with Superior Spider-Man, and can't help but wonder if Roderick Kingsley, the original Hob-Goblin, is supposed to be an analogue for a real-life person within Marvel ...
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What’s the reading order for the Ultimate ‘Death of Spider-Man’ storyline?

I want to catch up with the story of Ultimate Spider-Man. What is the recommended reading order surrounding the Death of Spider-Man storyline? I know there are about 30 issues about Miles Morales, ...
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In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, why was Peter losing his spider powers?

I was watching Spiderman 2 and I saw Spiderman falling off the building, trying to shoot his web and failing. I asked myself what was happening. For all that time, he was doing his “spider job” well ...
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When (and why) was Spider-Man called the most important hero of them all?

I read some comic recently in which Spider-Man and Wolverine are fighting Cable with Cyclops somehow involved too. They were on a cave and the daughter of Cable was involved. (I’m not familiar with ...
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Why do different actors play different versions of Spider-Man?

First came the Spider-Man series starring Tobey Maguire. Now he's played by Andrew Garfield (in The Amazing Spider-Man). Why didn't they just make a new generation, such as the first Spider-Man's ...
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Does Peter Parker regain his body again in Superior Spiderman?

I just started reading the Superior Spiderman comics and I am not up to date with the latest issues. I was wondering if Peter Parker ever regains his body in or does Dr Oct take his body forever?
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After how much time does Spider-Man's web decompose? [duplicate]

Spider-Man can spin web from his wrist, and once he does so, uses it to swing. then he releases it and it is hanging all around the city buildings. So my question is: after how much time does ...
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Does Spider-Man use secreted web or web cartridges?

When Spider-Man spurts web from his wrist to swing through the streets, does he use a cartridge fitted in his wrist, or is that a secretion of his body due to the radioactive spider bite? In the ...
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What are the different ways that Spider-Man makes webs in the comics?

I've never really followed the comics too religiously, but I've read a few issues here and there, and a few of the spin-offs. I recall one explanation of Spider-Man's webs as being an invention of ...
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Why is there such a theme of a superheros’ friends becoming their enemy/frenemy?

For example, in Spider-Man (at least the film from 2002), Peter Parker is friends with Green Goblin (or his son?), and in X-Men, Wolverine's "brother" becomes Sabretooth. Why this is so popular?
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Need attribution of Spiderman quote-Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option

I need correct attribution of the quote "Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option." Was this only for the movie? Or did it come ...
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How did Spider-Man come to be working for the Future Foundation?

So I've been away from Spider-Man for best bit of a decade and am still trying to catch up after my other half brought me 'The Death of Spider-Man' the other month... although I believe that is ...
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How effective is “spider-sense” against different forms of teleportation?

In a nutshell, how well does spider-sense work against short range teleportation (like Nightcrawler) and how well against long range teleportation (like The Hood). I'm curious at what point, if at ...
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In The Amazing Spider-Man, is there an in-universe explanation why nobody would try to trace Spider-Man via his purchase of Oscorp Biocable?

Per the Wiki site on Spider-Man's webcasters, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web-shooters#Artificial_web-shooters In the original comic book Peter Parker develops the webcasters on his own as "an ...
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Spider-Man and the death of Gwen Stacy [closed]

Wouldn't Spider-Man be smart enough to know sling-shotting Gwen would break her neck?
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How does Spiderman's body work internally? [closed]

How does Spiderman's body work? Is he a combination of a spider/human or is he a human who has transformed into a spider? I'm interested to know how his body regenerates. As he doesn't seem to ...
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Does Spider-Man have a brother?

When I was a child, I read a Spider-Man comic where Spider-Man was not Peter Parker, but rather a guy with a beard and a costume that left his arms bare except for the wristbands and his web-slingers. ...
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What was Peter Parker’s college major?

In which area did Peter Parker major in at university? Did he ever show any computer hacking skills or other computer-related interests (computer science)?
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After Peter Parker was bitten, what happened to the rest of the radioactive spiders?

Did Peter Parker take part in, or have knowledge of what happened to the rest of the radioactive spiders? Were they disposed of or are they are still hanging around in a lab somewhere?
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How do regular people in the Marvel universe distinguish between mutants and mutates?

Some definitions: Mutants - Born with X-Gene and is hereditary. aka Homo Superior. Examples: X-Men, Magneto, Sabertooth, etc. Mutates - Superhumans who acquired their superpowers by exposure to ...
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Would the special silk spiders in The Amazing Spider-man have made anyone they bite super-powered?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter Parker is poking around Oscorp when he goes into a silk thread producing chamber. He disrupts the machine (or something) and all of the spiders fall to the ground. One ...
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Why did Spider-man have a six legged spider emblem on his costume?

I saw a funny panel Slytherincess posted in chat. It has a six legged emblem on Spideys costume. Is this a Stan Lee sanctioned version of the webslinger? Is there a ...
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What experiment were they running on the sand?

In spider-man three we see sandman transformed into sand and he then manages to reconstitute himself. This is all because some crazy scientists were running an experiment, that he got in the middle ...
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Why was the Sandman's locket not transformed into sand?

In Spider-Man 3, Sandman was created when a criminal fell into a science experiment that turned his whole body - including all his clothes - into sand particles. How come the locket that his daughter ...