Black Marvel I
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
|Peter Benjamin Parker|
High School Science Teacher
Part-time College Student
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Queens, New York, New York|
Wild Pack I
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Radioactive spider bite resulting in a mutation enabling the proportional strength, speed, agility and stamina of a spider including the ability to stick to most surfaces and a precognitive sixth-sense "spider-sense" warning of danger.
Additional genetic alterations resulting in organic web spinners located in the wrists and an expanded "spider-sense" creating a more sympathetic relationship with insects and arachnids.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with a fighting style possibly derived from spider-like attributes, augmented by martial arts training by Iron Fist.
Above average intelligence with skills as a scientist and photojournalist.
Motion Activated Camera: Specially designed 35mm camera activated to take photographs when motion is detected in the direction of the lens.
Note: Peter Parker uses his motion activated camera as a means to photograph himself as Spider-Man when he battles costumed criminals as a sources of income as a free-lance photojournalist of the Daily Bugle.
Spider-Mobile: Short-lived fiasco used as urban transportation.
Spider-Tracers: Small homing devices launched from the web-shooters that emit a frequency activating Spider-Man's sixth sense.
Spidey-Armor: Pseudo-steel plated uniform used to increase durability for battles against overwhelming odds.
Utility Belt and Flashlight: Belt used for carrying spare web-cartridges used by web-shooter and equipped with a flat low intensity flashlight projecting a web shaped halo.
Web-Shooters: Wrist-mounted projectile device that fires a viscous high-tensile strength "web" fluid, stored in high-pressure cartridges mounted on the wrist housing, activated via triggers placed against the palm and activated by pressure from the middle fingers.
Dr. Spencer Smythe
(The) Lobo Brothers
(The) Rose I
(The) Rose II
(The) Rose III
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2
Avengers Vol. 4
Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Peter Parker Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2
Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2
Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2
Spider-Man Unlimited Vol. 1 & 2
Untold Tales of Spider-Man
Web of Spider-Man
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man
Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962)
Note: Amazing Fantasy was formerly titled Amazing Adult Fantasy. Issue #15 was the first and last issue of Amazing Fantasy, until Amazing Fantasy #16 was published in 1995.
When Stan Lee presented the idea of Spider-Man to his publisher the character was considered too creepy. Knowing he had an idea that should not be wasted, Stan introduced the character in the final issue of a book slated for cancellation. The character would resurface roughly one year later in Amazing Spider-Man #1 (March, 1963).
|Stan Lee & Steve Ditko|
While attending a public exhibition on safe nuclear power; high school student Peter Parker was bitten by a spider that had been exposed to a deadly dose of radiation. Instead of dying from the bite Parker gained the proportionate strength and agility of a spider.
Capitalizing on his new found abilities Parker became a masked professional wrestler - a performance which attracted the attention of an entertainment agent. After completing a television performance in his masked identity Parker failed to stop a fleeing thief; a decision which would in the future haunt him.A few days later, Parker arrived at his Queens, New York home to discover that his uncle Ben had been killed by a burglar. Distraught by the death of his beloved guardian he vowed to capture the criminal. Easily apprehended the killer, Parker recognized the criminal as the thief he allowed to escape at the television studio.Realizing that his inaction inadvertently doomed his uncle, Parker took to heart the advice that with great power comes great responsibility. Vowing to honor Uncle Ben's memory Parker pledged his life to fighting crime and injustice. Armed with his superhuman abilities and scientific genius the reluctant superhero struggles with sinister villains, making financial ends meet, and maintaining some semblance of a normal life while fulfilling his destiny as the Amazing Spider-Man.