Questions tagged [spider-man]

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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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Is there any precedent for Aunt May being Spider-Man's techie/helper?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Aunt May in Miles' universe is shown to not only know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man (ie - not asking about this), but also that she apparently designs ...
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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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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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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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Can or has the Spider-Sense ever been used offensively?

Rated as a mental power, Peter Parker's Spider-Sense rates as a 3 or 4 out of 7, depending on the card series. There have been discrepancies in explanations of how it works exactly, with someone ...
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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 Spider-...
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How does MJ still know Peter's alter ego?

In the events of Amazing Spider-Man #Brand New Day and after it becomes clear, that Peter somehow erased the knowledge of his secret identity from literally everyone. Neither villains nor heroes know ...
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How does Spider-Man's spider tracer work?

I had always assumed the spider tracer was a gadget invented by Peter Parker, one that sends a signal to some receiver that Spider-Man carries around when he wants to track a tracer. However, I ...
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Aside from Spider-Man, who else has had the Captain Universe powers?

I was wondering if there were any other significant instances of heroes or simply other sentient beings being granted the Captain Universe powers for an extended period of time in the Marvel Universe.
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Identify a Spider-Man comic featuring Spider-Man saving Jameson's astronaut son

I remember reading Comic World by Diamond Comics (India) in 90s. This was a digest kind of comics featuring stories from lots of different comics (Indian and foreign both). It contained a Spider-Man ...
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Looking for the comic book where Spider-Man was [mistakenly] addressed as Super-Man

I recently saw this snippet from what seems like an old Spider-Man comic where he's battling Doctor Octopus. Here, Doctor Octopus is able to snap out of Spider-Man’s webbing after which he says: ...
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How high can Spider-man jump?

In an answer about Spidey vs. Doc Ock, we learned that Spider-man is actually one of the stronger Marvel super-heroes. It's also often stated that he has the proportional strength of a spider, but ...
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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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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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Fan fiction about Peter Parker getting kidnapped on the way to a camp thing and being experimented on for around 4 days

Tony Stark and Natasha Romanova find Peter. He’s got pods implanted in his arms that hurt him if moves them. He’s got special handcuffs on. He’s had to leave supervised phone messages for his Aunt May ...
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How many types of webbing does Spider-Man have?

I know this may not be an easy question to answer, but it occured to me... Over the years, Peter Parker has made a number of different types of webbing. Considering that the webbing is, more or less, ...
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Has J.J.Jameson ever found out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?

I haven't read the comics, only seen some Spider-Man movies and The Animated Series, so I wonder if J.J.Jameson has ever found out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?
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Does Peter Parker regain his body again in Superior Spider-Man?

I just started reading the Superior Spider-Man comics and I am not up to date with the latest issues. I was wondering if Peter Parker ever regains his body, or does Doctor Octopus take his body ...
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Spider-Man and Fantastic 4 crossover comic with Double Identity Scene

I recently found this question while browsing the site, and the accepted answer says the image never came from the comic books. However, I clearly remember that my first comic book issue had that ...
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Has Peter Parker ever eaten bugs?

After being bitten by the spider, has Peter Parker ever eaten or craved eating bugs as a side effect?
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Why was Peter's “Peter Tingle” not working at the start of the events of “Far From Home”?

At the start of Spider-Man: Far From Home May throws a banana at Peter which he fails to notice coming which hits him. She then states that his "Peter Tingle", Spidey sense, was not working. This ...
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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 Miles Morales's shoes fit after he gets bitten?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles experiences a significant growth spurt after being bitten, which means that his pants no longer fit him (see around 14:05). However, he's shown wearing his ...
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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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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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In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, why was Peter losing his spider powers?

I was watching Spider-Man 2 and I saw Spider-Man 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” ...
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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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What were the Kingpin's plans for Spider-Man?

In an issue of Spectacular Spider-Man in the Birth of Venom collection, A lieutenant of the Kingpin called the Rose puts a contract on Spider-Man's life. In a later issue when the Kingpin learns of ...
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Has Spider-Man ever wielded Mjolnir?

Spider-Man is 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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What is the motivation for this character to hide Spider-Man's true identity in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

In 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 identity ...
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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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Is there ever any indication in the MCU as to how Spider-Man got his powers?

Is there ever anything in MCU that hints at how Spider-Man got his powers? I know that he first appeared in Captain America: Civil War, and he already had his powers. I was wondering if there is ever ...
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How was Spider-Man persuaded to join the side he did?

In Captain America: Civil War, when Stark recruited Parker to join the action, no mention was made of the cause for which they were fighting. All they talk about is how Stark could help Spidey ...
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Why are there 2 Spider-Men in this picture?

I've seen this picture on social media and was wondering why there are 2 Spider-Man (Spider-Men?). What's the storyline of this issue?
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Do the Marvel symbiotes canonically drain the life force from the user?

In Marvel's What If #4, ‘What if the alien costume had possessed Spider-Man?’ (published in 1989), the end result was that the Venom symbiote drained Spidey's life force and left him for dead because ...
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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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Was this incident in Captain America: Civil War officially confirmed to be a consequence of Spider-Man’s Spidey sense?

When Spider-Man is fighting Bucky and Falcon during the airport scene in Captain America: Civil War, Bucky (apparently) throws door at Spider-Man. Spidey instinctively ducks avoiding the door from ...
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Why did this character become a villain in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?

So apparently, in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, My question is, how could
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How fast does the web fluid exit Spider-Man's web shooters?

As I was watching Spider-Man swing and grab, swing and grab, as he traveled post haste across the big screen, I thought his commute time was quite impressive. How fast does the web fluid exit from ...
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What happened to Doctor Octopus?

I'm used to Doctor Octopus looking like this: Except in the most recent comic I've seen featuring him, he appears more disfigured, with a breathing mask and tubes: I realise that he was diagnosed ...
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How did Doctor Octopus survive even one punch from Spider-Man in Spider-Man 2?

In Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 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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Why did Otto Octavius use tentacles mounted on himself instead of remote controlled robots?

To be able to manipulate radioactive substances, Otto Octavius created a device with four tentacle-like, mechanical arms. I've not read the original comic books, but I've seen Spider-Man 2. The Marvel ...
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How does Peter Parker get to school?

After getting bitten by the radioactive spider, does Peter still ride the bus to school, or does he start web-slinging to get there? Is this ever established in the comics? (While I am interested in ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...