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Questions tagged [spider-man]

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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Which dimensions from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse exist in other works?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features versions of Spider-Man from various parallel dimensions. Are all of these "new" dimensions, or are they intended to be existing-dimensions within the Marvel ...
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Why did Venom keep spider thread after separating from Peter Parker?

In the 90's Spider-Man animated series Venom bonds with Peter Parker/Spider-Man. After their separation and after bonding with Eddie Brock Venom still creates spider webbing. Since Venom is an alien ...
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Why is Jefferson Davis-Morales working for PDNY (instead of NYPD)?

The movie Spider-man: into the Spider-verse focus on Miles Morales as the new Spider-man. What surprised me when watching the movie is that his father Jefferson Davis-Morales is a policeman working ...
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Do Spider-Man's web shooters ever trigger accidentally?

One thing has always bothered me about Spider-Man. Most people, I think, are aware that Spider-Man's wrist-mounted web shooters are activated with a small lever that he presses with his middle two ...
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Did the Radioactive Spider Bite Give Earth-616 Peter Parker Muscle Definition, Like in the 2002 Raimi Trilogy?

As anyone who's watched the Raimi 2002 Spider-Man trilogy may remember, Peter wakes up the morning after the spider bite with a ripped body, standing in stark contrast with the scrawny body we'd seen ...
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What’s this Spider-Man comic, and did it inspire a scene in Avengers: Infinity War?

I recently came across this image of Spider-Man which is very similar I'm looking for the exact source of this snap-shot (intended pun here); the comic-book issue etc. Also, is this the original ...
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What does the Venom symbiote subsist on?

The comics always seemed handwavey about this in my memory, saying that the symbiote was absorbing the life energy of its host or some such twaddle. Fine. But when Spider-Man (and then eventually ...
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Does Spider-Man’s webbing dissolve in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy?

Classically, Peter Parker designed his webbing so that it would dissolve after an hour or so, but before then would be stronger than steel. This was done so that cops arriving on the scene could ...
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What's the significance of all the masks in the Osborn mansion?

Does it continue the running theme throughout the film? The things I can think of are: Don't ever be ashamed of who you are -Norman and Then why does he wear a mask? What's he got to hide? -...
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Does Spider-Man's webbing have a distinctive odour?

As mentioned by numerous contributors on Quora (not to forget his character in the MCU, the animated series etc. etc.), Spider-Man made his own webbing using a bunch of chemicals. Although I was not ...
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Order of watching Spider-Man movies

What is the order for watching the Spider-Man movies? I tried finding it online, but it included all the "failed projects" and animated TV shows. Could someone please make a list of the (live-action) ...
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Can Spider-Man change the color of his webbing?

I was playing the new Marvel's Spider-Man game for PS4 and was looking at all his new suits and it came to mind, is it possible for Peter Parker to change the color of his webbing? For example, from ...
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What happens to Spider-Man's webs? [duplicate]

A favorite view of Spider-Man (at least in movies and games) is of the hero web-slinging his way through the streets of New York City. But what becomes of all the web ropes that Spider-Man discards as ...
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How does Spider-Man manage to hold on to his webs?

When Spider-Man web slings across town, the general procedure is shoot web, hold it, swing, airtime, repeat. For good grip, the end of the web line he's holding should be well below the center of his ...
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Did any official comic Spider-Men not appear in Spider-Verse?

The original Spider-Verse event was touted as featuring "every Spider-Man ever." Due to the sheer number of Spider-Man adaptations, this isn't actually true. Is it true that every official (as in ...
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How far can Spider-man shoot his web with his web-shooters?

In recent gameplay demo of Marvel Spider-man ps4, I noticed that when he web zipping the web went pretty far (actually, incredibly far). Is that really true that his web can shoot really far? Is there ...
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Is Spider-Man's blood really radioactive?

The theme-song for the 1967 Spider-Man TV show has this part: Is he strong? Listen bud, He's got radioactive blood. I assume that "radioactive" in this case means that it is currently ...
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Is Maw Peter's First Kill?

So I know that Spider-Man is a 'no kill' hero, and in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter is really freaked by instant kill mode. In Avengers: Infinity War, Maw is shown to die after Peter comes up with a ...
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How did Spider-Man regain his secret identity after Civil War?

Spider-Man from Marvel comics reveals his secret identity in public during the events of Civil War. He is not the only one who did it; other examples are Iron Man, Wonder Man and Captain Marvel (Miss ...
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Why was Spider-Man the only person to feel any physical sensation from this event in Infinity War?

Near the end of Infinity War... While other characters showed emotional feelings about this event, Spider-Man was the only one to show signs of physical distress. Why?
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Did Professor Xavier ever show regret for altering Spider-Man’s memories?

In Secret Wars #3, Professor Xavier modifies Spider-Man’s memories because he overheard plans the X-Men had made to leave the group of heroes. In issue #4, Professor Xavier tells Magneto that what he ...
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Which 1970s Spider-Man cartoon had sentient alternate dimension plants?

As a kid I have distinct memories of watching a Spider-Man cartoon on television. Given the house it was in, it could have been as late as 1981, but I'm pretty sure it was really the late 1970s. I ...
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How did Spider-Man get web-fluid back in his web-shooters?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, after the plane crashes, and Peter tries to save Toomes' life, he realizes that web-fluid in his web-shooters is depleted Anyways, he saves him after pulling out, but ...
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How strong is Spider-man's webbing?

Everyone is familiar with the friendly neighborhood Spider-man's webbing: both organic as shown in Sam Raimi's Spider-man, or the Web-shooters version from every other Spider-man incarnation. My ...
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The Amazing Spider Man 2 iOS game prologue

I need explanation on the cutscenes, specifically; Why there is cellphone device with a hologram inside the flying robot? Where did the green thing comes from when he is on the top the truck and ...
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Has Spider-Man ever run out of webs?

In the comics, Spider-Man shoots out webs from web shooters (unlike the first three movies). As they are actual devices, they must have a finite amount of webs stored in them. Therefore, Have Spider-...
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Why was “Spider-man unlimited” canceled?

The animated series of "Spider-man Unlimited" was one the best Spider-man series after Spider-man TAS. The concept of Counter-earth and the beastials was great. But the show ended on a cliffhanger ...
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In Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy, how many years passed in the storyline between each film?

The only info I could find was from Wikipedia, which did not cite their source, but states that two years pass between the events of Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004). No passage is stated for ...
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What kind of sense is spider-sense?

Spider-Man's spider-sense is usually described as a tingling sensation he gets when in danger, non-specific about the nature of the danger but able to identify its direction. Marvel.com states: ...
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Have the Spider-Man sketches from The Electric Company ever been referenced in more “canonical” media?

In the 1970s, the Children's Television Workshop produced a show called The Electric Company, aimed at improving reading skills for elementary school students. It featured many recurring sketches, ...
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What were the original purpose(s) of Doc Ock's auxiliary gadgets in his mechanical tentacles?

In the Sam Raimi-directed film Spider-Man 2, Doctor Octavius creates his iconic harness of mechanical tentacles for the purpose of manipulating and controlling his fusion experiment. In addition to ...
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Could Spider-Man have used his web to get to the source of the suspicious blue blast faster?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter is outside a party, practicing his entrance as Spider-Man, when he sees a suspicious blue explosion in the distance. He takes off to investigate and prepares to launch ...
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Why didn't Peter look for a medical help when he was bitten by a spider?

In Spider-Man (2002), we can see that his bitten hand is very swollen and he was feeling bad, to the point of losing his consciousness. Why didn't he call an ambulance or something? Didn't he ...
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How does Spider-Man defy the rules of gravity and structural engineering?

Throughout the movies, cartoons, comics and tv series Spider-Man is shown walking on, hanging from and swinging from all sorts of structures, surfaces, ceilings and walls. I understand how he does ...
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Why did Peter Parker work as a poor photographer given that he was a top science student who could earn much more in Silicon Valley?

In the Sam Raimi movie series, Peter Parker was a loser, at least in the financial sense, as a photographer who even needed some financial help from his aunt after graduation. He should be financially ...
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Who are the most Sinister Six?

The Sinister Six is one of the most famous groups of Spider-Man's enemies, with different compositions over the years, and across media. What I'd like to know, is which six characters have been part ...
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What is the motivation for this character to hide Spider-Man's true identity in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

In the Spider-Man: Homecoming, discovers the true identity of Spider-Man. (Psst.. it's After things do not go well for him and he gets arrested because of Spider-Man, he doesn't reveal the true ...
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Did Peter Parker always attend Midtown High School?

In modern comics, I believe, and in the movies for certain, Peter Parker is shown attending "Midtown High School" in Manhattan. Was it always so? Did early comics show him attending school in Queens, ...
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How old does Peter Parker get?

In some incarnations, we see Peter Parker as a high school student. In other incarnations we see him as a college student at Empire State University. And in yet other incarnations we see Peter as a ...
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Why didn't the Venom Symbiote turn Peter Parker into a monster like it did with Eddy and Cassady?

I been wondering this since I started watching the Spider-Man cartoons in the '90s. When the symbiote took over Peter, all it did was mold itself over the Spider-Man suit, thus turning it black while ...
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Do Ned and Liz have equivalents in the Spider-Man comics?

Spider-Man: Homecoming has two major supporting characters: Ned, Peter's best friend, and Liz, his crush. I didn't recognize either of these names. Do they have equivalents in the Spider-Man comics ...
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Does Spider-Man ever save his empty web cartridges?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming he discharges his empty web canisters and reloads them. When they pop out he doesn't bother picking them up (litter bug!). I don't know how easy/expensive they are to make, ...
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How does Tony Stark know Spider-Man's web shooter formula?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, How did Tony know the formula for making the webs? I thought that the formula was a secret that Peter's father had hidden from OsCorp at the cost of his own life. Is ...
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Since when has Spider-Man's armpit-webbing been used for gliding?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man is seen to have armpit-webbing that's used for gliding, apparently (fast forward to 0:10s): In other words: Was this just a ...
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Who is Crocket?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, after Peter Parker said that he was going to personally take down the Vulture, Tony Stark says to him, "Easy now, Crocket. That is way above your pay grade." Who is ...
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Have there been any other official foreign remakes of Marvel characters besides Supaidāman?

The Japanese TV series of Supaidāman, produced by Toei, ran for 41 episodes with the full blessing of Marvel. Although it was based around the American Spider-Man, it went way further than just ...
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Why does Spider-Man's suit have this feature in Homecoming?

The suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming has an "instant kill" mode that keeps coming up, and it's only used for comedic purposes in the movie. From what I know Peter Parker doesn't seek to kill anyone, and ...
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What are Spider-Man's goggles for?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we're introduced to Peter's new suit, given to him by Tony Stark, which has goggles over the eyes that can change shape and color. At the end of the movie, So what do they ...
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Does Aunt May ever (permanently) learn that Peter is Spider-Man?

Seems like Aunt May's ability to be rather astoundingly ignorant of the fact that her nephew is Spider-Man was one of her more endearing traits and she'd be somehow less of an interesting character if ...
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Which year does Spider-Man: Homecoming take place in?

The first scene of the movie is presumably set in the immediate aftermath of The Avengers. The movie then fast-forwards to '8 years later'. But Spider-Man already appeared in Civil War as a high ...