Spider-Man is really a fictional superhero appearing in American comics authored by Marvel Comics. The type was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared from the anthology comic Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) in the Silver Day of Comics. Lee and Ditko conceived the being an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, so that as an adolescent, having to deal with the traditional struggles of adolescence along with that regarding a costumed crime-fighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, to be able to hang on to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his very own invention, that he calls "web-shooters", and answer danger quickly together with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes. And later on as part of his life founded his very own company call Parker Industries.
When Spider-Man first appeared noisy . 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated towards the role of sidekick for the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, the highschool 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 an sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes like Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man did not 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 in the final panel with the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively attributed to his guardian, the late Uncle Ben.
Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic strip series, creation longest-lasting of which is titled The spectacular Spider-Man. Through the years, the Peter Parker character has evolved from shy, nerdy high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married senior high school teacher to, inside the late 2000s, an individual freelance photographer. From the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel's flagship superhero team. Spider-Man's nemesis Doctor Octopus also took about the identity for a story arc spanning 2012-2014, carrying out a body swap plot in which Peter generally seems to die. Separately, Marvel has additionally published books featuring alternate versions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man 2099, showcasing the adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man for the future; Ultimate Spider-Man, which features the adventures of an teenaged Peter Parker in a alternate universe; and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which depicts the teenager Miles Morales, who occupies the mantle of Spider-Man after Ultimate Peter Parker's supposed death.
Spider-Man is amongst the most widely used and commercially successful superheroes.
As Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, he's got appeared in countless kinds of media, including several animated and live-action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, and in a few films. The type was portrayed in live action by Nicholas Hammond from 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 within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first appearing in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Reeve Carney starred as Spider-Man within the 2010 Broadway musical Spider-Man: Switch off the Dark. Spider-Man may be well received as a superhero and comic character which is usually ranked among the greatest comic strip characters in recent history alongside DC Comics characters for example Batman and Superman.