Questions tagged [spider-man]

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Is any version of Spider-Man motivated by thrill of action?

According to the fourth stanza of the lyrics in their song, Spider-Man, the eponymously named theme song of the 1967 cartoon show Spider-Man, composed by Paul Francis Webster and Bob Harris, it is ...
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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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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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Was the spider that bit Peter Parker in the Sam Raimi universe radioactive?

In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002), it's revealed during the class trip scene to Oscorp Labs that the spider that bit Peter Parker is an entirely new species created by combining all the best genetic ...
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Martial artist ally of Doctor Strange in a Spider-Man cartoon

This character appeared in an episode of the early-mid '90s Spider-Man cartoon, specifically the episode where Spider-Man teams up with Strange to stop Strange's enemy Mordo and rescue Mary Jane from ...
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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 happened to the spider that bit Peter Parker?

Do we know what happened to the radioactive spider after it bit Peter Parker? Did it bite anyone else or did it just live out the rest of its spider-life in peace?
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How does Spider-Man control which type of webbing he shoots?

In the cartoons, I've seen Spider-Man shoot a variety of webs from his web-shooters. The ones I can name now are: Globs of sticky webbing Lines of swinging webbing Sticky lines of webbing If these ...
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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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After Civil War, which Spider-Man storylines are required to catch up to Last Remains?

I have read the events of Civil War, and I have the Spider-Man comics for Ends of the Earth which I've also read through. I've recently learnt about Morlun, who appears in later comics, the last of ...
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Possible literary character influences for Peter Parker

As originally conceived Peter Parker is a tragic character with some key events happening in Amazing Fantasy 15 (death of his uncle), The Amazing Spider Man 121-122 (Gwen Stacy death). The following ...
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What do I read before diving into 2016 Spider-Man/Deadpool crossover comics?

I've wanted to get into the comics side of things so I decided to start with the two characters I know best out of all of them, but I don't know what I should read beforehand. Should I read all of the ...
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Looking for a Spider-Man comic from the 1970s where a telepathic man-child controls a town, is defeated when Spidey "deafens" him?

Plot Details/Summary The villain in this one was a man who had been born something of mutant (in a more traditional, non X-Men sense of the word). He looked rather freakish/monstrous, and possessed ...
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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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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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An episode from Spider-Man animated series (1994-1998) in which he has a dream sequence or an hallucination about being an actual spider

I'm practically sure this was part of an episode from the Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-1998), although I can't remember anything else from that episode. The way I remember it, there was a ...
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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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Identify a Spider-Man TV episode in which the villain was a speedster

I remember watching a Spider-Man cartoon TV episode. The TV series was probably Spectacular Spider-Man, but I am not sure. Here are the details I remember: The villain was in some kind of exoskeleton ...
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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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Are there full scripts available for all episodes of season 2 of "Spider-Man Unlimited"?

Just wanted to know if there is any site that has, or if the script writer has made public, the full scripts of all episodes of season 2 of Spider-Man Unlimited which got cancelled.
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Looking for comic where Spider-Man faces a lawsuit over him leaving his webs everywhere

If I am not wrong, the earlier Spider-Man comics had him use only his webs for transportation. Later on though, when he got his Spider-Cycle, he almost abandoned using his webs for transportation ...
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What is the context of the quote "With great power comes great responsibility"?

Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous quotes from Spider-Man. I think that in the movie, it's Uncle Ben who says it. However, was the quote also present in the comics? More importantly, what ...
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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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Is there an in-universe explanation why nobody traced Spider-Man via his purchase of Oscorp Biocable?

Per the Wikipedia article on Spider-Man's webcasters, in the original comic book Peter Parker develops the webcasters on his own as "an extremely intelligent and creative" scientist. Per ...
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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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What is the formula for Spider-Man's base web fluid?

In any incarnation where Peter's webs are non-organic, he basically engineers both the web formula, and the delivery system (the web shooters) that he can use to weaponize it. Most data on it says the ...
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Spider-Man comic with him complaining about New York

Looking for a comic with Spider-Man riding in or on a cab or car (holiday theme as well). He's had a terribly stressful day and asks, "God why do you hate New Yorkers?" Late 80s early 90s?
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How exactly is Miles Morales (1610) camouflage power explained to work in-universe?

That's about it: I'm asking about the possible mechanics of Miles’ power, as they explain it in comic canon. Also curious as to the "Real world" possible explanation, but trying to basically ...
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Did the events of "One More Day" erase Mary Jane's pregnancy from the timeline?

The controversial One More Day storyline from 2008 famously altered Marvel Earth-616 history so that Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson were never married. In the revised timeline, a random mishap ...
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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 ...
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When was the Battle Fever J Stage Show at 3 Heroes Korakuen Yuenchi presented?

In the course of providing an answer to Did the Japanese Spider-Man ever have a TV crossover with any other Super Sentai characters?, I found that there was a stage show which involved the "...
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Has Mary Jane Watson ever deviated from her standard appearance?

MJ typically appears with striking red hair Has she ever had any noticeable changes to her appearance in the last 50-ish years?
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Did the Japanese Spider-Man ever have a TV crossover with any other Super Sentai characters?

The main reason I'm asking this is because I plan to start watching the Japanese Spider-Man with my fiancee, and while doing research, I found that there was apparently another Marvel inspired 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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Has Spider-Man ever sold or financially profited from his webbing?

It's a pretty incredible invention / discovery on Peter Parker's part, according to Wikipedia: Shortly after getting his powers, Peter Parker develops a special synthetic polymer adhesive that has ...
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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 did Peter Parker travel to high school?

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 ...
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Has Peter ever shared his secret web formula with the other Spiders?

I'd assume that Spider-Girl (or sometimes also called as Spider-Woman and is the daughter of Peter and MJ Parker) may have received the formula from her dad. However, speaking of the other spiders (...
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How old is Aunt May?

Over the various Spider-Man movies release we are treated with a new version of Aunt May From the Sam Raimi "Spider Man" series (2002-2007) we are given this lovely lady: Then we are given the ...
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Does Miles Morales' invisibility power come with limits or tradeoffs?

I have not read the Miles Morales Spider-Man books. I just watched Into the Spider-Verse. Does the invisibility power come with limits or tradeoffs? It seems like a plot-breaker if he could just stay ...
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When did Spider-Man lose his under-arm webbing?

In Spider-Man's first appearance, and most of the early comics that I have read, Spider-Man has some webbing underneath his arms that were purely ornamental: However, at some point he seems to have ...
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Has Peter Parker ever received any awards for his photography?

Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, has been a photographer for the Daily Bugle newspaper since he was about 15 or 16 years old. The paper has paid a lot of money to him over the years for many of ...
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When has Peter ever changed his Web-Formula?

In The Amazing Spider-Man 320, we see Peter working on a new and improved webbing formula. Which other times has he changed said formula? And I'm not talking about let's say ice webs or acid webs, I'm ...
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Why does Peter Parker sell pictures to J. Jonah Jameson if his competitors pay more?

One of the staples of The Amazing Spider-Man is that Peter Parker sells pictures of Spider-Man to J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle for money. The irritable editor frequently underpays him, and ...
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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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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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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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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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How does Spider-Man track chemical trails?

In Spider-Man PS4, Peter Parker has the ability to identify and track certain chemicals he comes across. The identification process is most likely a form of spectroscopy, probably Raman. But after ...
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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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