Spider-ManSpider-Man first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Amazing Fantasy in 1962. The following year, he was given his own comic-book series, The Amazing Spider-Man. This was soon Marvel's top-selling title, and the character became a cultural icon.
The enduring success of Spider-Man has resulted in the character becoming a hot property among toy manufacturers. With countless mini action figures, LEGO® playsets and other gifts for kids, available, it seems Spider-Man is as popular as ever.
Spider-Man and Peter Parker, the teenage Marvel superhero.
With lasting respect for the high-tech heroics of Iron Man (Tony Stark), Spider-Man developed a friendship with the billionaire inventor – though the teenager’s rebellious nature does sometimes cause friction between the pair. Spider-Man makes periodic appearances with his fellow superheroes, but he is usually happiest when fighting crime solo on the streets of his own neighborhood. Here he encounters a number of small-time villains as well as his arch-antagonist, the Vulture.