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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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 uses a Cartridge fitted in his wrist or is that a secretion of his body due to the radio active 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 Superhero's 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 sabertooth. 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 Spiderman, is there an in-universe explanation why nobody would try to trace Spiderman via his purchase of Oscorp Biocable?

Per the Wiki site on Spiderman'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 ...
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Which Spider-man comic series aligns closest with the 1994 animated TV series?

I'm a huge fan of the 1994 Spider-man TV show. Which of the Spider-man comics align closest with this show?
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How much web can Spider-Man produce?

Especially if he is not using his artificial but organic web. Also what happens to the web that he leaves behind? Does it decay after certain time or lose it stickiness and drops off?
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Where was Spider-Man's “Spider Sense” when he was hit by a bullet?

In The Amazing Spider-Man movie, after Spider-Man revealed his real identity to Gwen's father and tried to jump to the top of the building, he was shot in the leg by a policeman. A few moments ago, ...
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What are the webs under Spidey's arms for?

In the older Spider-man comics (although it pops again every now and then) he is almost always drawn with webbing in his arm pits as part of his costume. Have these things been given any function ...
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Why do comic companies do cross-overs?

Why do comic companies do cross-overs, especially between universes that were originally separated to keep one simpler than the other? I'm thinking specifically of the Spider-Men cross-over, which is ...
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Why doesn't The Amazing Spider-Man have eight limbs and a spider's face?

In Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Conners gets a lizard-like tail, body and face after injecting himself with a serum made from lizard DNA. Why didn't Spider-Man get eight limbs and a face like a spider? ...
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Why does Venom's webbing come from above his wrists?

I am watching the 1994 Animated Spider-man series, It seems that in this version, Venom's webbing comes from the white areas on the top of his wrists, why is that? Shouldn't the webbing come from ...
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What does the Spider-man symbol on 1980's comic covers mean?

I've noticed a Spider-man symbol on several of my Marvel comics from the 80's. Any ideas on what it could mean?
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Where is the Oscorp Tower located?

Along the same vain as Where is Stark Tower located? from the Avengers movie. In The Amazing Spiderman the Oscorp tower seems to be towards the center of NYC around 54th Street (as they told people ...
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What are the differences between Spider-man and Ultimate Spider-man?

In Spider-men we see the normal and Ultimate universe Spider-mans meet. The normal Spider-man is surprised by Ultimate Spider-man's venom sting and electrified webs. What other differences in powers ...
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Why are “Batman” and “Superman” both one word but “Spider-Man” is hyphenated?

Batman and Superman are always spelt as all one word but Spider-Man is separated into two words. Is there any reason behind or is it just the way it is?
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Who is in the Amazing Spider-Man Post Credits Scene?

In the post credits scene in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The script is something like: Who was this mysterious person?
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What comic book line does The Amazing Spider-Man hope to follow?

Keen sets up in his answer Is The Amazing Spider-Man part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? that the new movie is a Sony, and as such does not have to fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which ...
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Spider man movies - how many exist? [closed]

How many spider man movies have there been? What about TV series? Are any coming to theaters soon?