Questions tagged [spider-man]

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How much web can Spider-Man produce?

Especially if he is not using his artificial but organic web. Also what happens to the web that he leaves behind? Does it decay after certain time or lose it stickiness and drops off?
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Does Spider-Man shoot spider silk?

In the comics, Spider-Man shoots synthetic 'webbing' that he created from wrist devices called web-shooters. Is this the same (but scaled up) as spider silk, or is it stronger/different in anyway?
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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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Is The Amazing Spider-Man part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Spider-Man is a Marvel franchise, just like Avengers and X-Men. When they rebooted the Hulk in 2008 it was to incorporate the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Amazing Spider-Man ...
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Why does Spider-Man shoot webs from his wrist in the movies?

From what I remember, in the original comics, Spider-Man shot webs from his wrist because Peter Parker used his science background to design mechanical web shooters. In the Sam Raimi movies, however, ...
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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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In Back In Black, did the Kingpin really underestimate Spider-man in a pure hand-to-hand fight?

In the Back In Black story arc (right after the Civil War), I understand that Peter's probably never been this angry before, but wouldn't Fisk (Kingpin) have anticipated an epic beatdown? The way he ...
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How does Spider-Man climb walls?

How does Spider-Man's "sticky" powers work? If his ability to climb walls works in the same way as spiders and most other insects (e.g. due to Van der Waal's force of attraction) then his hand should ...
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What are the webs under Spidey's arms for?

In the older Spider-man comics (although it pops again every now and then) he is almost always drawn with webbing in his arm pits as part of his costume. Have these things been given any function in ...
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Does Spider-Man use secreted web or web cartridges?

When Spider-Man spurts web from his wrist to swing through the streets, does he use a cartridge fitted in his wrist, or is that a secretion of his body due to the radioactive spider bite? In the ...
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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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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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When did Spider-Man fight against the X-Men?

I remember reading some of my uncle's old comics a long time ago - these were from the 80s or earlier. One scene that stands out is a scene where a bunch of Marvel heroes were in a large alien base. ...
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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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Is there anything to the idea of an “Uncle Ben” trope? [closed]

There seems to be a trend of Uncles Ben who inspire a protagonist and then die (or at least appear to), inspiring them some more: Spider-Man's Uncle Ben Luke Skywalker's "uncle" Ben Kenobi (uncle in ...
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Is Spider-Man CGI in Captain America: Civil War?

Is Spider-Man CGI in Captain America: Civil War Something about his movements during the film seemed like they were CGI to me. For example, it seemed like CGI when he hopped onto that vehicle in the ...
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Why didn't Spider-Man's spider-sense detect Ant-Man's attack?

In Captain America: Civil War, there was a scene where an ant-sized Ant-Man was on Captain America's shield while it is held by Spider-Man. Ant-Man then grew larger, sucker punched Spider-Man and took ...
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In The Amazing Spider-Man, is there an in-universe explanation why nobody would try to trace Spider-Man via his purchase of Oscorp Biocable?

Per the Wiki site on Spider-Man's webcasters, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web-shooters#Artificial_web-shooters In the original comic book Peter Parker develops the webcasters on his own as "an ...
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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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How much does each cartridge of Spider-Man's web shooters weigh?

Given the fact that he can shoot a ridiculous amount of webbing from each cartridge, they have to be quite dense and must have a substantial amount of weight. Given Spider-Man's strength, we can ...
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Was there ever a villan who collected Spider-man's discarded webbing or stole his cartridges/webshooters?

I feel like enough of Spider-man's enemies have had enough of a background in chemistry and technology to have been able to analyse and replicate spider-man's spider webs. Especially if they stole his ...
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What is the difference between Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man movies

I would like a bit of history here, meaning I would like to know the difference in terms of creator, producers (or publishers of the comic if needed to explain the differences) and some explanation ...
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Spiderman not in Avengers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Hulk in the Avengers the same as in the other movies? Why wasn't Spiderman featured in the movie 'Avengers',even though he's an ace superhero of the Marvel Universe? ...
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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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What was Peter Parker’s college major?

In which area did Peter Parker major in at university? Did he ever show any computer hacking skills or other computer-related interests (computer science)?
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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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Why doesn't Spider-Man's web stick to his hands?

Why does Spider-Man's web stick to objects, but not to Spider-Man's hands? When he shoots a strand out, it sticks to buildings. He grabs the strand and swings, and is able to let go. How is this ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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How does Spider-Man control his webbing?

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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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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What are the different ways that Spider-Man makes webs in the comics?

I've never really followed the comics too religiously, but I've read a few issues here and there, and a few of the spin-offs. I recall one explanation of Spider-Man's webs as being an invention of ...
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How much air does Johnny 'burn'?

In the amazing spider-man #682, Spider-man is constantly nagging the Human Torch not to flame on (leading to the amazing line "Flame nearly on!"), so as not to use up the oxygen. Normally when ...
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Why didn't Spider-Man gain natural spinnerets with his initial powers?

I know he had them for a time pre-Civil War, but why wasn't organic web spinning one of the powers Peter Parker got when he was initially bitten by the radioactive spider? His strength, agility and ...
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Why does the Symbiote no longer set off Spider-Man's spider-sense?

One of the most dangerous aspects of Venom is that he doesn't set off Spider-Man's spider-sense. The explanation for this was always that it had once been his costume and being in proximity to him, ...
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Is there an alternate timeline where Uncle Ben survives and Aunt May doesn't die?

Uncle Ben is one of the few characters who has never officially been brought back from the dead (I think). Which gave rise to the phrase: No one in comics stays dead except Uncle Ben There is a ...
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Has Uncle Ben ever received super powers?

A common expression regarding comic book death was once “The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben”. - Wikipedia: Comic book death Uncle Ben's death is one of the ...
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How long can the Spider-Man's web stretch?

In The Amazing Spider-Man game sometime Spider-Man throws his web up in sky and is able to swing. Also he is able to stretch it over long distances. Is there any limit to how long the web can ...
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Why is Spider-Man's web different between the original and Amazing Spider-Man movies?

Why is it that the two Spider-Man film series (the original one and The Amazing Spider-Man) have different sources for Spider-Man's web? In the original, the web comes directly from Peter, while in ...
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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 ...