Spider-Man is really a fictional superhero appearing in American comics published by Marvel Comics. The character was made by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) within the Silver Day of Comic Books. Lee and Ditko conceived the character being an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, so when an adolescent, dealing with the traditional struggles of adolescence as well as that relating to a costumed crime-fighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, the opportunity to hang on to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of their own invention, that he calls "web-shooters", and answer danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes. And then in his life founded his own company call Parker Industries.
When Spider-Man first appeared noisy . 1960s, teenagers in superhero comics were usually relegated towards the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, the highschool student behind Spider-Man's secret identity with whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate. While Spider-Man had each of the makings of your sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man didn't have any superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman; he thus needed to learn for himself that "with great power there must also come great responsibility"-a line included in a text box from the final panel with the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively caused by his guardian, the late Uncle Ben.
Marvel has featured Spider-Man in many comic series, the longest-lasting of which is titled The spectacular Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character has evolved from shy, nerdy high school student to troubled but outgoing pupil, to married secondary school teacher to, within the late 2000s, one particular freelance photographer. Inside the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel's flagship superhero team. Spider-Man's nemesis Doctor Octopus also took on the identity for a story arc spanning 2012-2014, using 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, featuring the adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man into the future; Ultimate Spider-Man, which features the adventures of an teenaged Peter Parker in an alternate universe; and supreme 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 popular and commercially successful superheroes. As Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, he has appeared in countless forms of media, including several animated and live-action tv series, syndicated newspaper math comic strips, plus a number of films. The smoothness was portrayed in live action by Nicholas Hammond in the 1977 television movie Spider-Man. In films, Spider-Man has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire (2002-2007) and Andrew Garfield (2012-2014), while Tom Holland portrays the smoothness 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: Switch off the Dark. Spider-Man continues to be well received as being a superhero and comic strip character which is usually ranked as among the greatest comic characters in recent history alongside DC Comics characters such as Batman and Superman.