Spider-Man is really a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books created by Marvel Comics. The type was made by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) inside the Silver Day of Comic Books. Lee and Ditko conceived the type being an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as an adolescent, suffering the conventional struggles of adolescence in addition to that regarding a costumed crime-fighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super agility and strength, the opportunity to hang on to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his or her own invention, that he calls "web-shooters", and respond to danger quickly regarding his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes. And later on in his life founded his or her own company call Parker Industries.
When Spider-Man first appeared noisy . 1960s, teenagers in superhero comics were usually relegated for the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, the high school student behind Spider-Man's secret identity sufficient reason for whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate. While Spider-Man had all the makings of your sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes for example Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man didn't have any superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman; he thus had to learn for himself that "with great power there also needs to come great responsibility"-a line part of a text box within the final panel from the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively related to his guardian, the late Uncle Ben.
Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, creation longest-lasting being titled The spectacular Spider-Man. In the past, the Peter Parker character is rolling out from shy, nerdy secondary school student to troubled but outgoing student, to married high school graduation teacher to, in the late 2000s, an individual freelance photographer. In the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel's flagship superhero team. Spider-Man's nemesis Doctor Octopus also took around the identity for the story arc spanning 2012-2014, carrying out a body swap plot through which Peter seems to die. Separately, Marvel has published books featuring alternate versions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man 2099, which features the adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man for the future; Ultimate Spider-Man, featuring the adventures of an teenaged Peter Parker within an alternate universe; and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which depicts the teenager Miles Morales, who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man after Ultimate Peter Parker's supposed death.
Spider-Man is among the most favored and commercially successful superheroes. As Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, he's got appeared in countless types of media, including several animated and live-action tv series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, and in some films. The smoothness was portrayed in live action by Nicholas Hammond in the 1977 television movie Spider-Man. In films, Spider-Man continues to be portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire (2002-2007) and Andrew Garfield (2012-2014), while Tom Holland portrays the character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first appearing in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Reeve Carney starred as Spider-Man in the 2010 Broadway musical Spider-Man: Let down the Dark. Spider-Man continues to be appreciated being a superhero and comic character and it is usually ranked as among the greatest comic strip characters of them all alongside DC Comics characters including Batman and Superman.