Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can! Spins a web any size, catches thieves, just like flies. Look out! Here comes Spider-Man! And he is back, this summer, with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming in July. Tom Holland’s revamping of the Amazing Spider-Man has fans of the webhead coming back out in droves, happier than ever and excited for the first time since the original Spider-Man trilogy (sorry, Andrew Garfield).
If you’re a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man fan like Costume SuperCenter, then you’re going to enjoy this infographic. Test your knowledge on the amazing Peter Parker and his history. Brush up on your facts about Stan Lee’s character before you start swinging your way across New York in a Spider-Man suit.
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- Stan Lee originally was planning on creating a superhero based on a fly or another insect before settling on spider. Martin Goodman, the head of Marvel at the time, was disapproving of the concept, claiming that people hated spiders.
- Spider-Man is strong enough to bench press 10 tons and achieve a top speed of 200mph. His webs are strong enough to contain even the Hulk; however, they dissolve after an hour.
- Spider-Man’s parents were first revealed as spies in 1968. In the 1990s, it was revealed that Mary and Richard Parker were actually spies working with S.H.I.E.L.D. to help take down Hydra.
- Neither Mary Jane Watson nor Gwen Stacy was Spider-Man’s first love interest. That honor fell to Betty Brant, a secretary at the Daily Bugle. In fact, Spider-Man also had a relationship of sorts with Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat.
- The same spider that bit Peter Parker and gave him his powers also bit a classmate of his: Cindy Moon. Cindy was taken by a man named Ezekiel Sims to be trained, becoming the superhero known as Silk.
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