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Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. Lee and Ditko conceived the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as a teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crime-fighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his own invention, which he calls "web-shooters", and react to danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes.

When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, the high school student behind Spider-Man's secret identity and with whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate. While Spider-Man had all the makings of a sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man had no superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman; he thus had to learn for himself that "with great power there must also come great responsibility"—a line included in a text box in the final panel of the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively attributed to his guardian, the late Uncle Ben.

Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of which is titled The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character has developed from shy, nerdy high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married high school teacher to, in the late 2000s, a single freelance photographer. In the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel's flagship superhero team.

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Amazing Spiderman Big Web Black T-Shirt

Fans will love this The Amazing Spiderman Web T-shirt for its audacious announcement that the webb..

$28.00

Amazing Spiderman in the Spotlight Black T-Shirt

Represent Spidey with this Black Amazing Spiderman Spotlight T Shirt. Features Spiderman under a spo..

$25.00

Marvel Carnage Heather Gray T-Shirt

Men's gray Carnage t-shirt. Made from a cotton/poly blend, this shirt features a large "Carnage" l..

$30.00

Marvel Earrings - Spiderman Silver Tone Red Enamel Stud Earrings

Spider-Man's red masked visage will make a statement with these silver tone enamel stud earrings!Fin..

$23.00

Marvel Necklace - Spiderman Silver Tone Spider Necklace

Wear Spider-Man's symbol around your neck with this silver toned necklace!Elegant and fun, features ..

$23.00

Marvel Spiderman Apron

Officially licensed Marvel Spiderman apron. Comes in black and features Spiderman on the front...

$27.00

Spider-man Classic Logo Women's V-Neck

Officially licensed Spider-Man women's v neck. Comes in charcoal and features red ..

$25.00

Spider-man Comic Morales Costume Sub Dye Shirt

Men's Spiderman t-shirt. Made from 100% cotton, comes in black. Spiderman costume image on the front..

$30.00

Spider-man Red and Blue Sublimated Costume T-Shirt

Men's sublimated Spider-Man red and blue costume tee shirt. Features two-sided Spider-Man costume ..

$32.00

Spider-man Red Spider Logo Black T-Shirt

Show off your geek chic side with this red Spider-Man spider logo on black, hinting at your darker s..

$25.00

Spider-man Spider Logo Women's V-Neck

Officially licensed Spider-Man women's v neck. Comes in charcoal and features red ..

$29.00

Spider-man Venom Logo Juniors T-Shirt

Officially licensed and features the white Venom design on the front. 100% cotton...

$25.00

Spider-man Venom Sublimated Costume T-Shirt

Officially licensed men's sublimated Venom costume t-shirt. Comes in black and features the costum..

$32.00

Spider-man Venom Suit T-Shirt

No Spiderman shirt collection is complete without this Spiderman T-shirt featuring the Venom logo. S..

$25.00

Spiderman Blue Graphic T-Shirt

Officially licensed Spiderman Costume Halloween Blue TShirt. Features a print on the front modeled a..

$25.00