After becoming Spider-Man, did the teenaged Peter still ride the bus to Midtown High School, or did he start web-slinging to get there? Was this ever established in the comics?

While I am interested in any depictions of such travel, I am primarily interested in the main universe of Earth-616, not the alternate universes, nor any of the non-Peter Spider-Men, nor any version where he is no longer in high school.

  • 4
    This seems like a rather broad set of answers are possible. As many comics and movies will differ etc...
    – Edlothiad
    May 4, 2017 at 22:55
  • 3
    Additionally, I assume the web-slinging just becomes an additional mode of travel that he may use sometimes. He probably doesn't want to blow his cover though.
    – Möoz
    May 4, 2017 at 23:00
  • 3
    Just opinion but probably to protect his identity he would try to maintain his status as a student and ride the bus.
    – c8irish
    May 5, 2017 at 4:14
  • 1
    Exactly! AFAIK they just don't depict it, so we can assume it's the boring answer. I expect that it would get old if he had to repeatedly explain how he missed the bus and still made it to school on time... And knowing that the upcoming movie will finally show him in high school, maybe we'll get some canonical answers there.
    – Arthulia
    May 5, 2017 at 15:20
  • 3
    @JDoe - If you think the question is so trivial to answer, may I suggest you answer it.
    – Valorum
    May 5, 2017 at 16:53

2 Answers 2


In Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Vulture Is a Bird of Prey, Peter wakes up late and can't get on the bus like he wanted to:

Peter: "Got less than a minute to catch my bus!"

He ends up webslinging onto the bus roof as Spiderman but then gets knocked off by a branch, forcing him to have to find his way to school:

At this point he is in college and the bus is a double decker public one, not a school bus. He ends up being late for class.

  • 2
    The question specifically states that the asker is not interested in post-high school. As such, this doesn't really answer the question on whether he caught the bus to high school.
    – Gnemlock
    Mar 1, 2019 at 4:50
  • @Gnemlock The question says "I am interested in any depictions of such travel". The more specific focus was added after the question was closed in order to get it reopened. Still, I think that it is pretty relevant even to the question of what he did in high school: if snow's out, it's going to be just as unpleasant webslinging to school and he's still going to have to change.
    – Laurel
    Mar 1, 2019 at 5:20
  • I would agree if the scope was narrowed after the fact, but the restrictions that disclude your answer were made almost two years prior to your answer. The rest of your argument is just speculation on what you think he would do.
    – Gnemlock
    Mar 1, 2019 at 5:25

It seems the Earth-616 version of Peter generally walked the distance between his home and Midtown High School.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #4

enter image description here

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #8

enter image description here

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #19

enter image description here

He was never shown riding a school bus during that period, nor did he appear to make a habit of traversing that distance on weblines, which makes sense, since the distance between his home and Midtown High was a mere three blocks according to Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 #1.

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.