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Top 10 Facts About Spider-Man!

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!

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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).

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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!

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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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