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 Amazing Fantasy 15

Amazing Fantasy #15: The 1st Appearance of Spider-Man


Spider-Man- (Peter Parker) --1st Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)--When a radioactive spider bit Peter Parker, a high school student with a penchant for science, little did the world know that a new hero would be born. With the radioactive spider bite affecting significant changes on Peter Parker's body, he soon realized that he now possessed powers and abilities far beyond those of a normal human. His strength increased, he developed tiny hairs upon his hands and feet that enabled him to cling to walls and ceilings. He developed a preternatural sixth sense, which he dubbed "Spidey Sense," enabling him to detect danger before it reached him. Thus empowered, the young Peter Parker created a spider-themed costume for himself, and hit the streets as...a professional wrestler!

"Huh? No no... Peter Parker became Spider-Man, the superhero, right?"

No, he did not. For young Parker, who did adapt the wrestling name of Spider-Man, was a selfish young man, who sought money to help himself and his elderly Aunt May and Uncle Ben, with whom he lived, as his parents had perished some years earlier.

It took the death of his beloved Uncle Ben, a death which was a direct consequence of "Spider-Man" not stopping a thief because he felt he did not need to get involved in someone else's problem, that forced Peter Parker to re-examine his life and his responsibilities. At this point, Spider-Man the crime-fighter was born.

The 2012 movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Spider-Man's girlfriend Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen as the doomed Uncle Ben, and Sally Field as a not too elderly Aunt May, is the latest re-imagining of the Spider-Man myth for the big screen.



Peter Parker and Spider-Man

Peter Parker Leaves Spider-Man Behind in this iconic John Romita panel


Spider-Man and the VultureThe Vulture

The Lizard (Dr. Curt Connors) The Lizard (Dr. Curtis Connors; First Appearance in \The Amazing Spider-Man #6 -November 1963),

Spider-Man and the Enforcers The Big Man and The Enforcers




Spider-Man Character, Creator, and Publication History: 

First Appearance of Spider-Man: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)

Spider-Man Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Spider-Man Alias: Peter Parker

Spider-Man Family and Relatives:

Ben Parker-Uncle

May Parker-Aunt

Richard Parker-Father

Mary Parker-Mother

Mary Jane Watson-Wife

Spider-Man's (Peter Parker) Personal Relationships:

Gwen Stacy-Girlfriend

J.Jonah Jameson-Boss at Daily Bugle

Robbie Robertson-Supervisor at Daily Bugle

Harry Osborn--Friend

Eugene "Flash" Thompson-Fellow student at High School








Sources and Links on Spider-Man:

 Spider-Man at 50: The strange tale of ‘Amazing Fantasy’, June 8, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man Movie


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