Welcome to the world of Spider-Man! Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has been around since 1962, and since then, he has become one of the most beloved and iconic superheroes of all time. We’ll be taking a look at some of the Top 10 Facts about Spider-Man that you might not know. From his origin story to his amazing powers to his place in the Marvel Universe, there’s a lot to learn about this amazing hero! Let’s get started…
1. Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
You might recognise Stan Lee as he has made a lot cameos in Marvel movies!Embed from Getty Images
2. Spider-Man first appeared in 1962
Spider-Man first appeared in 1962.
Everyone’s favourite web-slinger first appeared in August 1962 in a comic called Amazing Fantasy #15. That means Spider-Man is nearly 60-years-old!
3. It’s Spider-Man, not Spider Man
It’s Spider-Man, not Spider Man.
Stan Lee specifically placed a hyphen between Spider and Man to avoid confusion with another super hero, Superman!
4. Spider-Man is loved by a former President
Spider-Man is loved by a former President.
Spidey is former U.S President Barack Obama’s favourite superhero!
5. There have been nine Spider-Man movies made
There have been nine Spider-Man movies made.
They are: Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (2018), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).Embed from Getty Images
6. Three more Spider-Man films have been announced
Three more Spider-Man films have been announced.
There’s not much information out there atm, other than the fact we can expect three more Spidey movies!
7. Peter Parker is the original Spider-Man
Peter Parker is the original Spider-Man.
Although in the comics and on the screen there have been other variants of the Wall-Crawler – such as Miles Morales.
8. Peter Parker gained his powers by being bitten by a radioactive spider
Peter Parker gained his powers by being bitten by a radioactive spider.
Being bitten by a radioactive spider gave Peter the following powers: Superhuman Strength.
Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Reflexes, Superhuman Durability, Healing Factor, “Spider-Sense” Alert, Heightened Senses, and Wall-crawling.
However, we really don’t recommend getting bitten by a spider in real-life!Embed from Getty Images
9. There was a Spider-Man musical
There was a Spider-Man musical called ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’. It was on stage on Broadway in New York from 2011 to 2014! If you could write a song about a superhero what would it sound like?
10. Spider-Man is the most popular superhero in the world
Spider-Man is the most popular superhero in the world. In a 2021 survey by GAME, Spider-Man was the most the favourite superhero of 57 countries! Wonder Woman was the second most popular hero, being the favourite in 15 countries!
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