Spider-Man is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a character created by writer Stan “the man” Lee and artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy in August 1962. The premise was that he was an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben as an ordinary teenager. He would deal with the normal struggles of being young as well as the struggles of being of a costumed crime fighter. His powers were super strength, agility, the ability to cling to almost every surface, the ability to shoot spider-webs using a device that he invented which he calls “web-shooters,” and reacting to danger quickly with his “spider-sense”, enabling him to combat many foes similar to that of a spider.
Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, when teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The series featured Peter Parker, a high school student who frequently suffered the same rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness, that most young readers could easily relate to 210 Unlike some teen heroes, such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man never had any adult mentors like Captain America and Batman to teach him to be a superhero. He had to learn for himself that “with great power comes great responsibility” — a quote that he would cherish from his late Uncle Ben.
Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man and Sensational Spider-Man over the years. Peter Parker has developed from shy high school student to troubled but outgoing college student to married high school teacher. But his most associated adult role is that of being a single freelance photographer. He has also been a member of both the New Avengers, and the Fantastic Four. Spider-Man has had a lot of nicknames over the years such as being referred to as “Spidey,” “web-slinger,” “wall-crawler,” or “web-head.” He is also called “arachnid” by some villains and calls himself “Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.”
Spider-Man has been one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes. Often considered to be Marvel’s flagship character and company mascot, he has appeared in many forms of media such as animation and movies and he has been played by actors such as Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, among others. Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far from Home.
Why do people love Spider-Man?
People like spider-man because he’s an everyman superhero. superpowers aside, he’s just a regular joe, trying to work a job/get through school, pay rent and bills, have a social life, you know, the same things most people deal with, it makes him relatable. heroes like batman and iron man aren’t as relatable since most of us aren’t super rich, they’re what we dream of being, even spidey idolizes tony stark.
When I was a kid, like around 4 years old, Spider-Man used to scare me, because I thought the big eyes on his mask looked angry. Then a little while later, when I was 5, the 90’s Spider-Man cartoon came out, and I decided to give it a watch. Spidey won me over with his funny wisecracks and the fact that, to my 5-year-old self, he looked like a ninja. Ever since then, he’s been my favorite superhero of all time.
I think 2 reasons.
First, in terms of powers, he’s got super abilities without being completely overpowered like Superman, and he invents cool gadgets without being super rich like Batman. This makes him relateable while still being extremely awesome.
Second, in terms of his regular identity, he was one of the first to just be an average Joe. He has regular problems like most people, and his comics really delve into those problems like paying rent, maintaining a social life, and getting through school.
So to summarize, it’s a combination of really cool powers that aren’t too OP to make fighting regular crime boring, and a regular life for his alter ego.
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Spider-Man has always been my favorite comic book hero, and that hasn’t changed for almost 35 years now.
Peter Parker is just super relatable as a person. He was kind of a nerd, but he always had a charm and wit about him. He didn’t always do the right things, like the whole thing that led to Uncle Ben’s death, but he never did the worng thing out of maliciousness, and he always made the effort to right his wrongs as best he could. He’s not rich or an alien. He’s just a dude who happened to get super powers by random chance, and now he has to balance his entire life (school, work, friends, relationships, ect.) with this new found power that allows him to help people. That dynamic leaves a lot to work with, and is very open to people from many facets of life to relate and see themselves in the shoes of that character.
Add in the fact that his powers and skill set is one of the most unique and fun in all of fiction (all dem acrobatics!!), and you just have a character that many people love to follow and support.
- He has a great set of powers that are fun to watch.
- He’s not OP. He’s strong enough to be able to give the Hulk a fight but not so strong that non-powered enemies don’t stand a chance against him
- He has the best selection of enemies next to Batman
- The whole power and responsibility thing. How he knows that he has all this power but still can’t save everyone. I think this game captures this perfectly
- His supporting cast. Jameson, Mary Jane, Flash Thompson etc they’re as interesting at times as the main superhero stories
- He screws things up. He has trouble balancing personal and super hero life. He’s flawed and it makes for one of the better characters in comics
- Given his flaws, when he finally does something amazing, it only becomes that much more awesome. Perfect example would be the train scene in Spider-man 2
Why do people like MCU’s Spider-Man so much?
I like spiderman because, being that he is a rather young super hero (teenage – mid twenties)
He’s right around the same age as me, and i feel like he is very relatable, the things he does feel like the things i too would also do and go through if i was just suddenly thrown into a world of super powers like him.
Also he has this very witty charm about him while crime fighting, he is a dude who cracks jokes and has fun while being a super hero, very charismatic, makes him look like a really cool dude to be around
Why do You love Spider-Man?
There are many reasons why Spider-Man is my favorite character. One reason would be his amazing personality. Another reason would his backstory. The last reason would be his spider-like abilities.
- The first reason why I like Spider-Man is because of his “amazing” personality. First, Spider-Man is described as the original “Mouthy Super Hero”. He has a tendency to make frequent wisecracks to either annoy the hell out of his enemies or just make some serious situations look light-harded. Second, Spider-Man doesn’t just do things completely right away, he has to plan it out first (like Batman). When facing his most notorious foes such as the pumpkin throwing Green Goblin, metal armed mad scientist Doctor Octopus, or the alien parasitic brute Venom, he has a think of a way to get their heads. Finally, what interests me about Spider-Man is his sense of responsibility. Spidey isn’t afraid to do what’s right for the people. He’ll do anything to save them, even loved ones like his Aunt May or Mary Jane.
- The second reason why I like Spider-Man is because of his origin story. First, Before he was Spider-Man, he was Peter Parker. Peter Parker was the stereotypical that everyone picked on. He had no fame or respect, just loneliness or disrespect. Haven’t we felt this way before? When we’re being bullied by others at school or the world? We’ve all experienced that. Second, After a demonstration of a radiation ray was being held, a spider was caught in the blast of the radioactivity. While irradiated, it finds young Peter’s hand and bites it. The spider somehow transferred it abilities to Peter Parker. You have to admit, that’s awesome! Sure, heroes like Captain America gained his power through a super-soldier serum or Hulk obtaining his from a gamma radiation. But come on, a radioactive spider bite is utterly both incredible and stupendous. Finally, the death of poor Uncle Ben was the most heart-breaking event in the origin of Spider-Man. Okay so, Batman and Iron Man may have lost their parents, but an old person dying is just the worst experience ever. Reasons why? Two words: selfishness and stupidity. Peter wanted to his newfound power for fame and fortune, but this caused him to lose his elderly relative. What we can learn this is that we can be less of a stupid and selfish person, and be more selfless and smart. If we continue our stupidity, then horrible things will happen to our lives. One thing I have to say is less stupidity and selfishness equals more good karma.
- The third and last reason why I like Spider-Man is none other than his “arachno-batic” abilities. First, he’s a combination of powerful strength, immense speed, and acrobatic agility. Spider-Man is strong enough to throw a car or punch a wall. He could even cause some tremendous damage with that amount of strength. He’s able to lift 10 tons with his spider-like strength. Spider-Man can be a quick fighter if he wants to, making a hard target to kill and a fast attacker. With his speed, Spidey can make some speedy combos in the ground and in mid-air. He’s fast enough to dodge any long-range or close-range attack. Spider-Man’s agility is simply “amazing”. With his agility, he can do gymnast flips or jump entire buildings. Combining his strength, speed, and agility gave him the ability of scaling walls. Second, Spider-Man cab anticipate and see through an enemy’s move by the use of his Spider-Sense. While utilizing this ability, he can sense multiple attacks from any direction or find imminent danger. Finally, one of his most famous and trademark abilities is his web-spinning ability. How he emits this web-like substance was with webshooters from his wrist. With his webbing, he can swing from building to building, wrap up enemies, fire shots of webbing, or use them for offensive and defensive maneuvers.
In conclusion, those are the reasons why Spider-Man is my favorite character. He’s the acrobatic trash-talker of the Marvel Heroes.Spider-Man is one of the greatest heroes of all time. He is my favorite superhero (tied with Batman). The reason why I like him is BECAUSE he is a geeky kid. He is not rich or cool as Batman is nor does he have powers as strong as Superman’s powers, Hulk’s powers, Iron Man’s powers, or Thor’s powers (I’m not saying Spidey isn’t strong; but compared with these guys, his powers are kinda weak). Unlike them, Peter Parker is just a guy whose life sucks. But even though he doesn’t have fame, power, or money, he still tries to protect people to the best of his abilities and never gives up. Even when he clearly knows he is no match for a certain villain, he will still go up against that villain. As Mr Rhythmic said, he has a lot of willpower. While Superman and Thor were destined to be great heroes, Spidey reached their level of heroism through hard work, willpower, and courage.
Spider-Man is also very unique from most super heroes because he is a character that is constantly evolving. Batman and Superman stay the same. And even though Iron Man always upgrades his armor to improve it, he is still the exact same character and has the exact same personality by the end of the day. Spider-Man is very different from them. Unlike most comics that tell the story of a hero, Spider-Man comics tell the story of a regular person as he slowly evolves into a hero. He doesn’t start out perfect but becomes perfect overtime. That is an idea I like a lot.
Spider-Man has shown that comic readers want their heroes superhuman, yet flawed. Readers turn to heroes for escapism, but they also want a dash of reality. Spider-Man reflects the longtime appeal of the flawed hero. Samson’s hair was his source of strength — and easy target for Delilah. Achilles had his heel.
6 Reasons Why We Love Spider-Man (And Won’t Ever Stop)
What do we (‘we’ meaning everyone), love about Spider-Man? Maybe it’s his resilience to bounce back after tragedies? Or the over-the-top supervillains he attracts? It could be his team-ups with just about every other character in Marvel Comics, right? How about his sense of humor? It’s almost definitely his powers. Or maybe we love Spider-Man for all those things and his ability to still be relatable to us despite what makes him super. No matter how we slice it, we love Spider-Man because he’s a person who could be our best friend, if our best friend were the greatest superhero of all time.
We Love Spider-Man Because He’s Relatable
Peter Parker could walk past us on the street or sit next to us on the subway, or on a bus, or in class, and we wouldn’t notice. Peter is a regular, kind of nerdy guy standing at 5′ 10” with a slinky build. He doesn’t look absurdly ripped or abnormal in any fashion. Peter is no different from any of us going through life, with trouble balancing relationships, work, and our own goals.
Starting out as a pizza delivery boy, Peter Parker is relatable to working class people everywhere, especially when you juxtapose him with his powerful, billionaire, superhero peers like Iron Man and Black Panther. There is an element of realism in Spider-Man because he needs to work while being a superhero. Also, when you compare him to godlike characters such as Thor or Superman, Spider-Man’s powers are more realistic and logical. While he does have the proportionate super strength of a spider, it’s proportionate to the size of an average human. Spider-Man retains his humanity because he has limitations on his superpowers, making him relatable to real-life humans with limitations. This realism and humanity in Spider-Man’s character are why he’s so relatable and why we love the web-slinger so much.
Who Doesn’t Love a Sense of Humor?
One thing everyone can adore is a sense of humor. Spider-Man may not have a dark sense of humor like Deadpool, but he’s great for comic relief. When the moment calls for it and we’re in need of a serious lift-me-up, Spider-Man’s there. It goes back to how relatable he is; can we seriously be friends with a Batman who’s serious 24/7? That’s where Spider-Man comes in. He cracks jokes while busting bad guys and uses his quick wit effortlessly. Not to mention, whenever there’s a mash-up with another superhero, the jokes are endless.
All jokes aside, literally and figuratively. Spider-Man’s comic relief is more telling than we might have assumed. Sure, he cracks jokes, but did you ever notice it’s almost always when he’s in a bad or awkward situation? His humor is a ‘tell,’ in a sense. If Spider-Man is able to make a joke out of a bad situation, then it’s something he can handle. Also, think about when he doesn’t take the opportunity to crack a joke — the situation is usually more serious. Plus, he usually lets us know when he’s out of trouble when he slides in a timely zinger. We love Spider-Man and his use of comic relief because with great humor comes great responsibility. Okay, that pun was awful, but don’t lie — we all know Spider-Man would have done it, and he probably would have done it better.
His Powers Are Pretty Cool
Spider-Man has the coolest powers ever created for a superhero. With all of the powers of a spider, he can cling to walls and acrobatically leap from place to place. He’s equipped with super strength, healing, and agility. Plus, we can’t forget to mention his spidey-senses, which enhance his human senses. Also, with a genius-level intellect, Spider-Man created one of the best tools used by a superhero, the web-shooter. If there’s one thing we love about Spider-Man’s abilities, it’s his use of the iconic web-shooter and his webbing itself.
While Spider-Man’s powers are cool and effective, as a superhero, he uses them creatively. Since he isn’t overpowered like some of his peers, Spider-Man has to be creative. Although he has a healing factor, bullets can’t bounce off of him like Luke Cage. He has to use a combination of his agility, aerobatics, and spidey-senses to dodge them. Let’s not forget he can’t fly; instead, Spider-Man uses New York City’s landscape to swing from place to place.
This all goes back to his relatability. Even as a superhero with powers, Spider-Man has limitations. Because of his lifelong mantra, “with great power comes great responsibility,” Spider-Man doesn’t act with reckless abandon. He takes the responsibilities of his powers seriously, and they sometimes carry guilt, too. Even though he can use his powers to save people, he knows he may not always succeed. For example, when Spider-Man uses his powers to try to save Gwen Stacy, he ends up snapping her neck, killing her. While he has superpowers, he knows what can happen if he uses them irresponsibly. Thus, he puts limitations on them.
He’s The Best Teammate/Mentor
We love Spider-Man as a solo act, but he’s also great as a partner and a teammate. Since his creation, Spider-Man has teamed up with just about every relevant superhero ever, including all of the Avengers, The Human Torch, Deadpool, most of the X-Men. He has even been able to team up with other heroes outside of Marvel, like Superman in the 1976 issue SUPERMAN VS. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Spider-Man’s team-ups may seem like pointless, mind-boggling fun, because they are. Even as a part of the Avengers, he’s a fun guy who provides comic relief in bad situations.
Part of being a mentor is taking the lead, working together, and accepting your partner. Peter Parker does these things well, especially with other Spider-Men like Miles Morales. Peter mentors Miles because he is a younger and inexperienced version of himself. Furthermore, Peter drops in to help Miles balance his own identity as a Spider-Man. This also speaks volumes because Peter and Miles’s relationship serves as an acceptance of Miles as an Afro-Latino. Peter doesn’t reject Miles as a Spider-Man; he embraces him and forms a bond with him. Thus, their relationship as Spider-Men teaches us a lesson about race relations: even though we may look different, we can still accept each other.
Spider-Man Attracts Absurd Villains
You can define each superhero by the litter of supervillains they attract. Compared to Batman, Spider-Man attracts undeniably absurd supervillains. However, similar to Batman, Spider-Man is absurd as a superhero who dresses in tights and fights crime while making jokes. His own absurdities attract absurd villains like a magnet.
Unlike the other characters in the Marvel Universe who have a villain problem, Spider-Man does not. In the Marvel Universe, there are too many heroes who don’t villainous counterparts the way Spider-Man has the Green Goblin. This is problematic because superheroes need archenemies to balance them out. Ask yourselves, do you know who Iron Man’s number one enemy is? Or the Hulk’s? Or Black Panther’s? Without a quick Google search, it’s hard to figure out. In fact, the Green Goblin is almost as popular as Spider-Man is because he matters as Spider-Man’s figurative counterpart. He is rich, irresponsible, and chaotic, while Spider-Man isn’t. They even know each other’s true identities, weaknesses, and backstories. Their relationship is a story of good and evil, not good versus evil.
It is also important to note that Spider-Man’s villains aren’t interchangeable with generic, traditional ones. They are unique with their own complex, morally ambiguous backstories. Whenever Spider-Man is tested by the resolve of a villain, he isn’t bogged down by simplistic binaries. This benefits Spider-Man by making him even more of a compelling and complex hero.
His Resiliency is Admirable
Peter Parker has experienced a lot of tragedies, but they have never stopped him as Spider-Man or dramatically changed him. We all know the Uncle Ben story, but we’re also aware that Peter Parker loses his parents twice. In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL VOL. 1 #5, he discovers they were CIA agents who saved the country by being proclaimed traitors. Peter goes to Algeria, thinking they are alive, only to find that they have been killed by the Red Skull. Knowing they died for their country, Peter clears their name, but the hope that he would be reunited with his parents has vanished. While this isn’t the worst tragedy he’s been through, it could certainly make anyone lose hope and become pessimistic. However, Peter Parker stays hopeful and honors his parents’ memory instead. That kind of resilience is admirable.
A darker tragedy that really proves Spider-Man’s resilience is the way he responds to the death of the love of his life. Gwen Stacy’s death is Spider-Man’s toughest tragedy to overcome. As previously mentioned, her death was partially caused by Spider-Man, who tried to save her but accidentally killed her by snapping her neck. However, he responds resiliently to his involvement in her death. Spider-Man doesn’t become a recluse or stop trying to save people. Instead, he acknowledges his limitations and never stops being a hero. He even finds love again by opening up and having an expanded relationship with Mary Jane. For that reason, we too will love Spider-Man.
We Won’t Stop Loving Spider-Man, Ever!
We love Spider-Man and everything about him. From his mentorship with Miles Morales to his resilience after the death of Gwen Stacey, he’s a stand-up guy. There are 3 film franchises, countless comics, and a Broadway play about our favorite web-slinger’s adventures. Let’s not forget his lasting battles with the Green Goblin and the time he met Superman. What’s most important about Spider-Man is that he’s relatable, like our best friend. He’s a superhero, but he’s also working man who’s hilarious, smart, and brave. For that reason, we’ll never stop loving Spider-Man.