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Name: Spider-Man
Abbreviation(s): SM
Creator: Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Marvel Comics)
Date(s): 1962 - present,
2002-2007, 2012 - present (films)
Medium: comic books, cartoons, films
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Official Website
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Spider-Man is a Marvel Comics superhero, who has had various adaptations in film, television (live-action and animated), video games, and on Broadway. The main character is Peter Parker, the alter ego of Spider-Man, though other characters have also worn the mantle of Spider-Man. Miles Morales is currently Spider-Man in the Marvel Ultimates line. Peter B. Parker is an alternate universe version of Peter Parker appearing in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Marvel Comics

See also Marvel Comics, List of Marvel Universes, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, The Avengers (Marvel), Fantastic Four, X-Men.

Spider-Man first appeared in 1962, in Amazing Fantasy #15. His longest-running title is The Amazing Spider-Man; another major title is Ultimate Spider-Man, where Peter Parker is killed and succeeded by Miles Morales. At various points, Spider-Man has been a member of The Avengers, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.


Male slash predominates in the fandom; the most popular pairings are Peter Parker/Wade Wilson, Peter Parker/Johnny Storm, and Matt Murdoch/Peter Parker. However, Peter Parker/Harry Osborn (also known as Parksborn) has recently seen a resurgence. The most common het pairing is the canonical pairing of Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson, although he's also paired with Black Cat.

Peter Parker/Venom is a rare pair.

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Sam Raimi Movies

See Spider-Man (2002-2007) for canon and fandom information.

Marc Webb Movies

See The Amazing Spider-Man for canon and fandom information.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

See Spider-Man: Homecoming for canon and fandom information and see Spider-Man MCU Movieverse for a larger overview of the universe.

Sony Pictures Universe

See Sony's Spider-Man Universe

Animated Spider-Verse

See Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for canon and fandom information and see Spider-Verse for a larger overview of the universe.

Television Shows

Spider-Man has starred in a number of television shows, mostly animated series: Spider-Man (1967-1970), The Amazing Spider-Man (1978-1979, live-action), Spider-Man (1981-1982), Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1983), Fox Kids' Spider-Man (1994-1998), Spider-Man Unlimited (1999-2000), Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003), The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2009), and Ultimate Spider-Man (2012-present).

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  • Elving's Musings: While the articles mostly analyze the comics, they also analyze some adaptations.



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