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6th May '16 9:57:03 AM MarkLungo
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One of Marvel's most popular superheroes, Spider-Man is a comic book character created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/SteveDitko. He first appeared in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 (August, 1962), which contained his origin story. Geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Peter Parker attends a scientific demonstration and is bitten by a spider made radioactive by the experimental device, passing on the proportionate strength, speed, agility, and senses of a spider. At first [[PersonalGainHurts he uses his power for self gain]]. After his Uncle Ben is shot by a mugger that Peter could have stopped, he learns that with great power must also [[ComesGreatResponsibility come great responsibility]], and becomes the amazing Spider-Man!

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One of Marvel's Creator/MarvelComics' most popular superheroes, Spider-Man is a comic book character created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/SteveDitko. He first appeared in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 (August, 1962), which contained his origin story. Geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Peter Parker attends a scientific demonstration and is bitten by a spider made radioactive by the experimental device, passing on the proportionate strength, speed, agility, and senses of a spider. At first [[PersonalGainHurts he uses his power for self gain]]. After his Uncle Ben is shot by a mugger that Peter could have stopped, he learns that with great power must also [[ComesGreatResponsibility come great responsibility]], and becomes the amazing Spider-Man!



Of course, he persevered, and with his powers, his native intelligence, and his nifty [[AppliedPhlebotinum web-shooters]], he went on to battle a bevy of strange supervillains. One of the best parts of Spider-Man's clashes with villainy was his [[TalkingIsAFreeAction nonstop fight patter]]. Even in the most dire of straits, Spidey could be counted on to deflate the {{mad scientist}}'s ego with a cutting remark, which made him everything from a DeadpanSnarker to a master of LampshadeHanging. Spider-Man was in many ways JackOfAllStats of the Marvel Universe. While he wasn't the fastest, strongest, smartest or most skilled hero there was, Spidey possessed enough of all these qualities to be able to handle a wide variety of situations and villains.

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Of course, he persevered, and with his powers, his native intelligence, and his nifty [[AppliedPhlebotinum web-shooters]], he went on to battle a bevy of strange supervillains. One of the best parts of Spider-Man's clashes with villainy was his [[TalkingIsAFreeAction nonstop fight patter]]. Even in the most dire of straits, Spidey could be counted on to deflate the {{mad scientist}}'s ego with a cutting remark, which made him everything from a DeadpanSnarker to a master of LampshadeHanging. Spider-Man was in many ways JackOfAllStats of the Marvel Universe.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. While he wasn't the fastest, strongest, smartest or most skilled hero there was, Spidey possessed enough of all these qualities to be able to handle a wide variety of situations and villains.
17th Feb '16 11:52:13 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-->-- Ending verse of ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'''s TitleThemeTune
12th Feb '16 9:29:23 AM Manny20444
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23rd Jan '16 10:09:41 AM nombretomado
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One of Marvel's most popular superheroes, Spider-Man is a comic book character created by Creator/StanLee and SteveDitko. He first appeared in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 (August, 1962), which contained his origin story. Geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Peter Parker attends a scientific demonstration and is bitten by a spider made radioactive by the experimental device, passing on the proportionate strength, speed, agility, and senses of a spider. At first [[PersonalGainHurts he uses his power for self gain]]. After his Uncle Ben is shot by a mugger that Peter could have stopped, he learns that with great power must also [[ComesGreatResponsibility come great responsibility]], and becomes the amazing Spider-Man!

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One of Marvel's most popular superheroes, Spider-Man is a comic book character created by Creator/StanLee and SteveDitko.Creator/SteveDitko. He first appeared in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 (August, 1962), which contained his origin story. Geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Peter Parker attends a scientific demonstration and is bitten by a spider made radioactive by the experimental device, passing on the proportionate strength, speed, agility, and senses of a spider. At first [[PersonalGainHurts he uses his power for self gain]]. After his Uncle Ben is shot by a mugger that Peter could have stopped, he learns that with great power must also [[ComesGreatResponsibility come great responsibility]], and becomes the amazing Spider-Man!
21st Jan '16 7:02:19 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Spidey's first appearance, August 1962.]]
25th Dec '15 7:45:36 PM nombretomado
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''Never'' before had a superhero failed to save their [[DistressedDamsel girlfriend]] from the villain's DeathTrap. Unlike many supporting cast deaths, this one had actual consequences. Peter's next door neighbor, kind and feisty Party Girl Mary Jane Watson, who had been one of Gwen's best friends, [[CharacterDevelopment became more serious and sensitive]], and drifted toward a romance with Peter; (though it was later revealed she had always loved Peter from a distance before they even met) the Green Goblin was dead, having accidentally impaled himself as he fought the furious Spider-Man afterwards. For the comics industry as a whole, this was pretty much ''the'' sign that the SilverAge was over.

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''Never'' before had a superhero failed to save their [[DistressedDamsel girlfriend]] from the villain's DeathTrap. Unlike many supporting cast deaths, this one had actual consequences. Peter's next door neighbor, kind and feisty Party Girl Mary Jane Watson, who had been one of Gwen's best friends, [[CharacterDevelopment became more serious and sensitive]], and drifted toward a romance with Peter; (though it was later revealed she had always loved Peter from a distance before they even met) the Green Goblin was dead, having accidentally impaled himself as he fought the furious Spider-Man afterwards. For the comics industry as a whole, this was pretty much ''the'' sign that the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} was over.
18th Dec '15 8:18:25 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Considered to be Marvel's greatest superhero (or, at the very least, the "face" of the company), Spider-Man is a comic book character, created by Creator/StanLee and SteveDitko. He first appeared ''"Amazing Fantasy''" #15 (August, 1962). The issue contained his origin story. Geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Peter Parker attends a scientific demonstration and is bitten by a spider made radioactive by the experimental device, passing on the proportionate strength, speed, agility, and senses of a spider. At first [[PersonalGainHurts he uses his power for self gain]]. After his Uncle Ben is shot by a mugger that Peter could have stopped, he learns that with great power must also [[ComesGreatResponsibility come great responsibility]], and becomes the amazing Spider-Man!

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Considered to be One of Marvel's greatest superhero (or, at the very least, the "face" of the company), most popular superheroes, Spider-Man is a comic book character, character created by Creator/StanLee and SteveDitko. He first appeared ''"Amazing Fantasy''" in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15 (August, 1962). The issue 1962), which contained his origin story. Geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Peter Parker attends a scientific demonstration and is bitten by a spider made radioactive by the experimental device, passing on the proportionate strength, speed, agility, and senses of a spider. At first [[PersonalGainHurts he uses his power for self gain]]. After his Uncle Ben is shot by a mugger that Peter could have stopped, he learns that with great power must also [[ComesGreatResponsibility come great responsibility]], and becomes the amazing Spider-Man!
8th Dec '15 4:46:39 PM pepsimax
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He's been played by three actors in three different film franchises to date: Creator/TobeyMaguire in the original ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', Creator/AndrewGarfield in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'', and Creator/TomHolland in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
26th Sep '15 8:21:40 PM nombretomado
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'''OneMomentInTime''': A followup story (or ''[[FunWithAcronyms OMIT]]'', if you're so inclined), that showed exactly what happened on what was supposed to be Peter and MJ's wedding day, as well as how things fell apart between them after ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.

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'''OneMomentInTime''': '''ComicBook/OneMomentInTime''': A followup story (or ''[[FunWithAcronyms OMIT]]'', if you're so inclined), that showed exactly what happened on what was supposed to be Peter and MJ's wedding day, as well as how things fell apart between them after ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.
25th Sep '15 4:24:28 PM nombretomado
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'''Green Goblin Reborn!:''' In 1971, the U.S. Department of Health approached Marvel and asked them to do an anti-drug storyline. But there was one little problem: UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode forbade drugs anywhere, both good and bad. Marvel decided to write a three-parter where Harry Osborn was shown to be popping pills and ignore Comics Code approval for those three issues. Along with ''ComicBook/GreenLantern[=/=]GreenArrow'' doing a heroin storyline the same year, this was one of the first signs of transition to the socially- and politically-conscious [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age of Comics]].

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'''Green Goblin Reborn!:''' In 1971, the U.S. Department of Health approached Marvel and asked them to do an anti-drug storyline. But there was one little problem: UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode forbade drugs anywhere, both good and bad. Marvel decided to write a three-parter where Harry Osborn was shown to be popping pills and ignore Comics Code approval for those three issues. Along with ''ComicBook/GreenLantern[=/=]GreenArrow'' ''ComicBook/GreenLantern[=/=]ComicBook/GreenArrow'' doing a heroin storyline the same year, this was one of the first signs of transition to the socially- and politically-conscious [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age of Comics]].
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