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The superhero Spider-man first appeared in the August 1962 comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 by Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider-man was one of the first teen superheroes who wasn't a sidekick. He had to learn how to deal with growing up and at the same time having super powers.
Who is Spider-man's alter ego?
What are his super powers?
Spider-man has super strength and spider-like abilities. He can easily climb most anything including glass walls or tall buildings. He has "spider-sense" that alerts him to enemies or danger. He also can shoot spider webs from his wrist allowing him to create webs to trap criminals, grab items from a distance, and swing from building to building.
How did Spider-man get his powers?
Peter Parker was on a school field trip to a science lab when he was bitten by a radioactive spider. The next day he woke up with spider powers. It took Peter some time to figure out all his powers and what to do with them. First he wanted to get revenge on those who killed his Uncle Ben. Later, he remembers his Uncle's words "with great power comes great responsibility" and he decides to use his powers for good to protect the people of New York from crime. He also designed the Spider-man costume to protect his identity.
Teenager Peter Parker is Spider-man's alter ego. Peter works as an independent photographer for the Daily Bugle newspaper trying to help his Aunt May pay the bills. His boss at the newspaper, J. Jonah Jameson, does not like Spider-man and is out to discover his identity. Peter Parker falls in love with Mary Jane Watson.
Who are Spider-man's enemies?
Spider-man has had a number of enemies he must defeat over the years. Like Spider-man, most of his enemies gain powers as the result of scientific accidents or experiments gone wrong. Some of his most notorious enemies include the Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, the Chameleon, Kingpin, the Sandman, Venom, and the Scorpion.
List of Spider-man movies
In these three movies actor Tobey Maguire starred as Peter Parker in the lead role.
- Spider-man (2002)
- Spider-man 2 (2004)
- Spider-man 3 (2007)
There is also another movie coming out in 2012 that is just called Spider-man again. Actor Andrew Garfield will be the new Peter Parker.
Fun Facts about Spider-man
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- There is a Broadway Musical about him called Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark.
- He was married to Mary Jane Watson in issue #290 of The Amazing Spider-man.
- His nicknames are Spidey and Web-head.
- Harry Osborne is his best friend, but also the son of his arch-enemy, the Green Goblin.
- If you go to the Sony building in New York City, there is a giant Spider-man hanging upside down in the lobby.
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