By doing whatever Spider-Man could do, Spider-Man achieved the greatest comic book career of all time. With some great stories, great superpowers, and intuitive villains all around, superheroes don’t enjoy this web-slinger much. So it should come as no surprise that before Robert Downey Jr.’s smooth talk of going public, Spider-Man was the face of miracles. With its much-anticipated sixth film and its soon-to-be-released first single entry in the official MCU, Spider-Man: Return promises glory and an exciting new phase in superhero films.
However, despite swinging back and forth for almost sixty years, Spidey still has some surprises hidden under those web powders. Now that the release of the first trailer of the upcoming film has made our spider’s senses serious, what better time to reveal some amazing facts, amazing weird stories, and untold stories.
1. Peter Parker Was The Second Spider-Man
The Marvel chief thought that the real concept of a spider-man is ridiculous because people hate spiders, teenage girls are just as good as the good guys, and superheroes should have something weird. So Stan Lee and Steve Ditko did what any good employee would do and secretly ignored the role of their boss in the final issue of the recently canceled Surprise Concepts. As fans demanded more, Goodman asked Lee to work with him and give his series to Marvel’s new heroin advance. Thus, in 1963, the world got the amazing Spider-Man 1.
Peter Parker’s first Marvel role was not the first spider. During the 1950s, monsters and sci-fi comedy were all the rage. So it was not surprising that the journey Stove Mystery # 73 featured a domestic spider that transformed into a walking spider through radioactive rays. Sadly, he died in the process, paving the way for a better and longer generation. Since then, there have been more than 13 spiders besides Peter, including Gwen Stacey and Deadpool. Of course, there comes a time when he turned into a real spider. Which sounds weird, but not so much when you remember his height as a pig known as a spider ham.