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Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the superhero Spider-Man first appeared in the comic book Amazing Fantasy in 1962. Part of the Marvel Universe, Spider-Man is the alias of Peter Parker, an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben who received spider-related abilities (or a "spider-sense") after being bitten by a radioactive spider.

Other major supporting characters to join Spider-Man include Harry Osborn, Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and Max Modell, while villains include Green Goblin, Venom, and Doctor Octopus. In the 2010s, Spider-Man joined The Avengers.

Spider-Man is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes of all time and has been featured in several TV shows, books, and movies. On film, Spider-Man has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland.

Full Name: Peter Benjamin Parker

First Appearance: Aug. 1962

Abilities:

  • Superhuman strength
  • Ability to cling to surfaces
  • Genius IQ
  • Accelerated healing
  • Spider-sense ability
  • Wrist-mounted "web-shooters"

Spider-Man movies:

Net Worth: $2 billion

Latest Spider-Man News and Updates

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    Entertainment

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • The Spot as he appears in 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'
    Entertainment

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    What are the Spot's powers? The Spidey villain will soon make his cinematic debut in 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' in 2023.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
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    Entertainment

    Will There Be a ‘Spider-Man’ College Trilogy in the MCU? Here's What We Know so Far

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    By Jamie Lerner
  • Doctor Strange
    Entertainment

    Spider-Man Has a Connection to 'The Darkhold' — Here's How

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    By Kori Williams
  • Tobey Maguire in 'Spider-Man'
    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man 4' Could Be the Title for One of Two Different Films— Inside the Rumors

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    By Anna Garrison
  • Bad Bunny
    Entertainment

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    By Chris Barilla
  • 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One'
    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Has Officially Been Delayed to June 2023

    The highly anticipated sequel to 'Into the Spider-Verse' known as 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' is almost here. What is the release date?
    By Anna Garrison
  • Zendaya and Tom Holland
    Television

    Zendaya and Tom Holland Look So Good Together in 'Spider-Man' –– Is He Appearing in 'Euphoria' Now Too?

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    By Stephanie Harper
  • Richard Parker 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
    Entertainment

    ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Had a Shocking Deleted Scene About Peter Parker’s Parents

    The MCU wisely avoided delving into Peter Parker's origin story again, but fans want to know: What happened to his parents?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Spider-Man with his web-shooters
    Entertainment

    Spider-Man Has Had All Kinds of Different Web Shooters in the Comics and Movies

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    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man
    Entertainment

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    By Pippa Raga
  • Andrew Garfield Red Carpet
    Entertainment

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' post-credits scene
    Entertainment

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    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Andrew Garfield 'Amazing Spider Man 2'
    Entertainment

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Spider-Man in the Black Suit
    Entertainment

    Where Does Spider-Man's Black Suit Come From? The Suit's Origins and Its Future in the MCU

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    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Ned and Peter in 'Spider-Man'
    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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  • Wanda Maximoff
    Entertainment

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    By Kori Williams
  • Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
    Entertainment

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Changes the Marvel Cinematic Universe as We Know It [SPOILERS]

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    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Electro, Sandman, and Lizard in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'
    Entertainment

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  • Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (2019)
    Entertainment

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    By Allison DeGrushe
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    Entertainment

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Tobey Maguire Andrew Garfield No Way Home
    Entertainment

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'
    Entertainment

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  • 'Spider-Man: No way Home'
    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Entertainment

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer
    Entertainment

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Spider-Man dons a black and gold suit in 'No Way Home'
    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Reveals a New Suit for the Titular Web-Slinging Hero

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Tom Holland's Brother
    Entertainment

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    By Stephanie Harper
  • Miles Morales
    Entertainment

    Miles Morales Is Coming Back in 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)'

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    By Kori Williams
  • Will Venom be in 'No Way Home'?
    Entertainment

    Alleged Post-Credit Scene Leaked for ‘No Way Home’ Shows Venom

    After watching the second 'Venom' flick, fans want to know: Will Eddie Brock and his symbiotic powers appear in 'No Way Home'?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Spider-Man
    Entertainment

    These Lovely Actresses Have All Played Spider-Man's Love Interests in Movies so Far

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    By Stephanie Harper
  • Jamie Foxx returns as Electro in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'
    Entertainment

    'No Way Home' Teases the Return of Electro — Wait, Didn't He Die in 'TASM 2'?

    With the return of one of Spider-Man's most iconic villains, fans are curious to know if Electro died in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'
    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Lizard in the 2012 film, 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
    Entertainment

    The New 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer Confirms the Return of the Lizard

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.'
    Entertainment

    Is 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Based on the Comics Arc 'One More Day'? Let's Examine

    One popular fan theory suggests that the plot of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' could be based on the comics arc 'One More Day.' Here's what we know.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Entertainment

    How to Watch the 'Spider-Man' Films in Order to Prep for 'No Way Home'

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    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Sandman in 'No Way Home'
    Entertainment

    One 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Villain Actually Might Not Be Destined to Die

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    By Jamie Lerner
  • Kirsten Dunst
    Entertainment

    Is Kirsten Dunst in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'? She Just Revealed the Truth

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    By Stephanie Harper
  • Marvel Studios 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'
    Entertainment

    A New 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer Is Coming, and It's Going to Break the Internet

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Tom Holland and Zendaya in 'Spider-Man'
    Entertainment

    Spider-Man's Future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Is, Once Again, in Question

    'No Way Home' will reportedly cap off a trilogy for Spider-Man in the MCU, but what does the future of the character hold in store? Details inside.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • Venom and Spider-Man
    Entertainment

    Why Does Venom Hate Spider-Man? Here's What We Know About Their Rivalry

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    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Andrew Garfield in 'Spider-Man'
    Entertainment

    Andrew Garfield Says the 'Spider-Man' Leak Is Just "Photoshop"

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    By Chrissy Bobic
  • Charlie Cox as Daredevil
    Entertainment

    Charlie Cox Speaks Out About Those 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Rumors

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    By Anna Garrison
  • The Sandman in 'Spider-Man 3'
    Television

    Marvel Fans Think the Sandman Will Be in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home,' but Is It True?

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    By Jamie Lerner
  • Doc Ock in 'Spider-Man 2'
    Entertainment

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    By Chrissy Bobic
  • Willem Dafoe
    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Features Villains From the Multiverse — So What About Green Goblin?

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    By Chrissy Bobic
  •  ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ Trailer
    Entertainment

    The Leaked ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer Might’ve Forced Sony’s Hand

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Kraven the Hunter
    Entertainment

    Sony to Continue 'Spider-Man' Solo Villain Movies With 'Kraven the Hunter'

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Tom Holland as Spider-Man
    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Will Be the Ninth Spider-Man Movie Made

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    By Sara Belcher
  • 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'
    Entertainment

    The 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Cast Could Be a Reunion of Epic Proportions

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    By Anna Garrison
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Entertainment

    Will ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Ever Be on Disney Plus?

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    By Abi Travis
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    Entertainment

    'Spider-Man 3' Is Rumored to Include All Three Spider-Men

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    By Sara Belcher
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    Entertainment

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    By Gabrielle Bernardini
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    Entertainment

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    By Katie Garrity
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    Gaming

    Can You Play as Spider-Man in the New 'Avengers' Game?

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    By Devan McGuinness
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    Entertainment

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    By Reese Watson
  • miles morales
    Gaming

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    By Katie Garrity
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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    By Brittany Vincent
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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    By Mark Pygas
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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
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