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** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. While the comic does try to present Ditko's tendency towards WriterOnBoard, the comic used {{Flanderized}} versions of Ditko's characters to make it's points, making it this trope.

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** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. While the comic does try to present Ditko's tendency towards WriterOnBoard, the comic used {{Flanderized}} versions of Ditko's characters to make it's its points, making it this trope.


** The SecretIdentity before Spider-Man was generally understood to be an ExcusePlot. At the time, there was never any confusion that Superman was the real guy and Clark Kent was just something he did when he wasn't Superman, or that Batman wasn't the real guy and Bruce Wayne some boring rich dude with time and money. Spider-Man insists that Peter is the central focus, and that both are inter-related: this is near-stated outright at the end of Issue 33, where the doctor states that the Peter Parker identity is the real hero kids should look up to rather than the cool Spider-Man. Later superhero comics(Superman and Batman included) inspired by Spider-Man made their heroes into more complex figures, mining the double-life and the tension it brings for dramatic effect.

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** The SecretIdentity before Spider-Man was generally understood to be an ExcusePlot. At the time, there was never any confusion that Superman was the real guy and Clark Kent was just something he did when he wasn't Superman, or that Batman wasn't the real guy and Bruce Wayne some boring rich dude with time and money. Spider-Man insists that Peter is the central focus, and that both are inter-related: this is near-stated outright at the end of Issue 33, where the doctor states that the Peter Parker identity is the real hero kids should look up to rather than the cool Spider-Man. Later superhero comics(Superman comics (Superman and Batman included) inspired by Spider-Man made their heroes into more complex figures, mining the double-life and the tension it brings for dramatic effect.


* FirstInstallmentWins: This run is still considered ''the'' high point of the series. Many later writers and artists noted that, while there were plenty of great stories which came after, things weren't quite the same after Ditko left. John Romita Sr. admitted that he was [[ToughActToFollow nervous of following Ditko]], even viewing his early issues as just placeholding until Ditko came back.[[note]][[CaptainObvious He never did.]][[/note]] Luckily Romita Sr. proved more than capable of picking up the torch, creating his own classic run of Spider-Man in the process.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: This run is still considered ''the'' high point of the series. Many later writers and artists noted that, while there were plenty of great stories which came after, things weren't quite the same after Ditko left. John Romita Sr. admitted that he was [[ToughActToFollow nervous of following Ditko]], even viewing his early issues as just placeholding until Ditko came back.[[note]][[CaptainObvious He [[note]]He never did.]][[/note]] [[/note]] Luckily Romita Sr. proved more than capable of picking up the torch, creating his own classic run of Spider-Man in the process.


** Ditko's eye for design and character creation of Spider-Man's rogues was so iconic and unique that it's considered a major achievement for Spider-Man artists and writers to create a villain as iconic as Ditko's. Comparing the [[ShortLivedBigImpact short time he worked on the book]] (five years) to the fifty plus years that followed, such instances are rare. Post-Ditko breakout-rogues include Rhino and ComicBook/TheKingpin (Both Lee and Romita Sr., though the latter owes largely to Creator/FrankMiller), Comicbook/BlackCat (Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard), The Hobgoblin (Creator/RogerStern and Romita Jr.), ComicBook/{{Venom}} (David Michelinie and Todd [=McFarlane=]) and most recently [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan Mr. Negative]] (Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez).

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** Ditko's eye for design and character creation of Spider-Man's rogues was so iconic and unique that it's considered a major achievement for Spider-Man artists and writers to create a villain as iconic as Ditko's. Comparing the [[ShortLivedBigImpact short time he worked on the book]] (five years) to the fifty plus years that followed, such instances are rare. Post-Ditko breakout-rogues include Rhino Rhino, Shocker and ComicBook/TheKingpin (Both Lee and Romita Sr., though the latter owes largely to Creator/FrankMiller), Comicbook/BlackCat (Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard), The Hobgoblin (Creator/RogerStern and Romita Jr.), ComicBook/{{Venom}} (David Michelinie and Todd [=McFarlane=]) and most recently [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan Mr. Negative]] (Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez).


* BreakoutCharacter: Arguably, Spider-Man himself could be considered one of Marvel's first. Spider-Man started out as a one-shot story for a failing anthology comic and received his own comic book series only a few months later due to sheer fan-demand for more Spider-Man stories.


** The one most people bring up, and which was recreated in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'' is the sequence from the Master Planner arc, "If this be my destiny" where Spider-Man lifts up the pile of machinery by HeroicWillpower.

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** The one most people bring up, and which was recreated in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'' ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is the sequence from the Master Planner arc, "If this be my destiny" where Spider-Man lifts up the pile of machinery by HeroicWillpower.


* BreakoutCharacter: Arguably, Spider-Man himself could be considered one of Marvel's first. Spider-Man started out as a one-and-done story for a failing anthology comic and received his own comic book series only a few months later due to sheer fan-demand for more Spider-Man stories.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Arguably, Spider-Man himself could be considered one of Marvel's first. Spider-Man started out as a one-and-done one-shot story for a failing anthology comic and received his own comic book series only a few months later due to sheer fan-demand for more Spider-Man stories.


** Ditko's eye for design and character creation of Spider-Man's rogues was so iconic and unique that it's considered a major achievement for Spider-Man artists and writers to create a villain as iconic as Ditko's. Comparing the [[ShortLivedBigImpact short time he worked on the book]] (five years) to the fifty plus years that followed, such instances are rare. Post-Ditko breakout-rogues include Rhino and ComicBook/TheKingpin (Both Lee and Romita Sr., though the latter owes largely to Creator/FrankMiller), Comicbook/BlackCat (Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard), The Hobgoblin (Roger Stern and Romita Jr.), ComicBook/{{Venom}} (David Michelinie and Todd [=McFarlane=]) and most recently [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan Mr. Negative]] (Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez).

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** Ditko's eye for design and character creation of Spider-Man's rogues was so iconic and unique that it's considered a major achievement for Spider-Man artists and writers to create a villain as iconic as Ditko's. Comparing the [[ShortLivedBigImpact short time he worked on the book]] (five years) to the fifty plus years that followed, such instances are rare. Post-Ditko breakout-rogues include Rhino and ComicBook/TheKingpin (Both Lee and Romita Sr., though the latter owes largely to Creator/FrankMiller), Comicbook/BlackCat (Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard), The Hobgoblin (Roger Stern (Creator/RogerStern and Romita Jr.), ComicBook/{{Venom}} (David Michelinie and Todd [=McFarlane=]) and most recently [[ComicBook/DanSlottSpiderMan Mr. Negative]] (Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez).

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** It's genuinely amazing how Aunt May doesn't recognize infamous criminal Doctor Octopus or the fact that she and Betty are being held hostage. Becomes even more ridiculous when Peter implies this is all a DelayedReaction and she somehow just hadn't realized what happened yet.


** Comicbook/{{SpiderGwen}}'s Peter Parker borrows heavily from this interpretation in his brief appearance, where a jealous and resentful Peter (who in this version did not receive the spider-bite) creates a serum in order to gain powers (possibly out of jealousy of Spider-Gwen) in order to take revenge on the bullies who picked on him.
** [[Comicbook/DanSlottSpiderMan One horror-themed story]] from Comicbook/{{Spiderverse}} portrays a Peter who, upon getting his powers[[note]]In this version causing him to grow hair and multiple sets of eyes[[/note]], proceeds to murder his family and love interest, playing up the misanthropic elements of the Ditko-Inspired Peter and playing him as a pseudo [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Columbine-shooter]]. In Ditko's run, Peter's "misanthropic" attitude never extended to his family and loved ones, whom he always strived to protect and support financially, and felt guilty when he was unable to.

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** Comicbook/{{SpiderGwen}}'s ''Comicbook/SpiderGwen's'' Peter Parker borrows heavily from this interpretation in his brief appearance, where a jealous and resentful Peter (who in this version did not receive the spider-bite) creates a serum in order to gain powers (possibly out of jealousy of Spider-Gwen) in order to take revenge on the bullies who picked on him.
** [[Comicbook/DanSlottSpiderMan One horror-themed story]] from Comicbook/{{Spiderverse}} ''Comicbook/SpiderVerse'' portrays a Peter who, upon getting his powers[[note]]In this version causing him to grow hair and multiple sets of eyes[[/note]], proceeds to murder his family and love interest, playing up the misanthropic elements of the Ditko-Inspired Peter and playing him as a pseudo [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Columbine-shooter]].Columbine-shooter]][[note]]Which is itself based on a highly contested and problematic idea of picked-on-kids being potential school shooters which many real-life law-enforcement officials and activists repeatedly debunk as pointed out by Dave Cullen author of ''Columbine'': "Everybody knows who commits these kind of murders. They're outcasts, typically goth or other sorts of kids that dress funny and live on the fringes. That's well known. It's also wrong."[[/note]]. In Ditko's run, Peter's "misanthropic" attitude never extended to his family and loved ones, whom he always strived to protect and support financially, and felt guilty when he was unable to. Likewise, Peter never had any vengeful streak since on getting powers, he uses them to become famous as a performer and celebrity rather than getting back.


** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. While the comic does try to present Ditko's tendency towards WriterOnBoard, the comic used {{Flanderized}} versions of Ditko's characters to make it's points, making it this trope. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.

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** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. While the comic does try to present Ditko's tendency towards WriterOnBoard, the comic used {{Flanderized}} versions of Ditko's characters to make it's points, making it this trope. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.


** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. However, while the main character is used to tear apart Radian philosophy, the comic fails to site any examples of Spider-Man spouting (overt) Objectivist ideas during Ditko's run, making said interpretation come off as a {{StrawMan}} portrayal. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.

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** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. However, while the main character is used to tear apart Radian philosophy, While the comic fails does try to site any examples of Spider-Man spouting (overt) Objectivist ideas during present Ditko's run, tendency towards WriterOnBoard, the comic used {{Flanderized}} versions of Ditko's characters to make it's points, making said interpretation come off as a {{StrawMan}} portrayal.it this trope. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.


** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. However, while attempting to tear apart Radian philosophy, it failed to site any examples of Spider-Man spouting (overt) Objectivist ideas occurring during Ditko's run, making it this trope. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.

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** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the main character being based on this era's Spider-Man. However, while attempting the main character is used to tear apart Radian philosophy, it failed the comic fails to site any examples of Spider-Man spouting (overt) Objectivist ideas occurring during Ditko's run, making it this trope.said interpretation come off as a {{StrawMan}} portrayal. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.


** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the comic being based on this era of Spider-Man. However, while attempting to tear apart Radian philosophy, it failed to site any specific examples of objectivism which occurred in a Spider-Man comic from Ditko's run, making it this trope.

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** ''The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man'', created in 2002 by underground comic artist Peter Bagge, was specifically created as a TakeThat against Steve Ditko and a {{Deconstruction}} of Objectivism as a whole, with the setting and design of the comic main character being based on this era of era's Spider-Man. However, while attempting to tear apart Radian philosophy, it failed to site any specific examples of objectivism which occurred in a Spider-Man comic from spouting (overt) Objectivist ideas occurring during Ditko's run, making it this trope. While Ditko was very passionate about his beliefs, and did base Peter Parker on himself, his turn towards comic-as-AuthorTract didn't occur until the 1970's, after he'd already left Spider-Man.

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