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 this present in the Spider-Man comics as well?

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    The neighborhood Spider-Man is a little too friendly if you ask me...
    – Zibbobz
    Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 19:54
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    To be fair he did start out as a hormonal teenaged boy.
    – Monty129
    Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 21:08
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    “stalking his love interest... to an unhealthy degree” — that’s why the end credits include a message imploring viewers to please stalk responsibly. It’s terrible when a few weirdos ruing stalking for us normal stalkers. Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 23:53
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    He also stalks himself with hidden cameras.
    – Izkata
    Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 0:56
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    @Monty129 what, stalkers normally miss the adolescent hormone surges on your planet?
    – Lexible
    Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 4:41

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Yes. He often surprised them by showing up out of nowhere.

Of course, stealth is his modus operandi. He often spies on bad guys, either to take pictures for the Daily Bugle, or to be able to beat them as Spider-Man. This seems to have become second nature to him, carrying over into his private life.

I remember him secretly snapping pictures of Mary Jane. (I'll see if I can find an example).

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    Which is doubly weird, since MJ knew about him being Spider-Man almost since the beginning (or was that ret-conned or re-ret-conned??) - so she must have been aware of him at least being able to do it. Maybe she even gave him the opportunities "totally by accident". Getting your picture taken, not that bad an idea for an aspiring actress...
    – BMWurm
    Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 20:13
  • Yeah, that she knew almost from the beginning was ret-conned, when that story was printed where she tells she knew almost from the beginning, she never knew in the comics from the beginning. (Untill it was ret-conned many many years and comics later)
    – Roy
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 0:16

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