SPIDER-MAN Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Spider-Man                                                                     
Spider-Man (Peter Benjamin Parker) is a fictional superhero in the Marvel             
Universe. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, he first         
appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), and has since gone on to become one     
of the most popular, enduring and commercially successful superheroes worldwide,     
and is arguably Marvel's most famous character. When Spider-Man first appeared       
in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to     
the role of sidekick to the series' main character -- Robin to Batman, Aqualad       
to Aquaman and Speedy to Green Arrow. The Spider-Man series broke ground by           
featuring Peter Parker, a teenage high-school student to whose "self-obsessions       
with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate.               
Spider-Man has since appeared in various media, including several animated and       
live-action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips and a               
successful series of films.                                                           
Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several differently-titled comic book series,       
the first titled The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker             
character has developed from shy high school student to troubled college student     
to a married teacher and a member of the superhero team the New Avengers. A           
BusinessWeek article listed Spider-Man as one of the top ten most intelligent         
fictional characters in American comics. In the Spider-Man film series, the           
character is portrayed by actor Tobey Maguire.