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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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?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Identify a Spiderman TV episode in which the villain was a super-fast runner

I remember watching a Spiderman cartoon TV episode. The TV series was probably Spectacular Spiderman, but I am not sure. Here are the details I remember: The villain was in some kind of exoskeleton ...
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Why does J.Jonah Jameson hate Spider-Man?

I read online before that J.Jonah Jameson's wife was murdered by a man in a mask, so he hates anyone in a mask, which sounds a bit odd, is that supported in canon? Do we know exactly why he hates ...
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When Spider-man revealed his identity during the civil war, why did Osborn say he broke the rules?

Specifically, this moment (Civil War, Front Line #2) when he revealed his identity to the press and started to take questions. What makes this puzzling is that we see Norman get furious for a few ...
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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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How is Spider-Man's identity a mystery when Peter is seen performing unusual feats?

So in both first part movie of the Spider-Man 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 ...