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.
In 1972, Spider-Man’s popularity was used to raise the profile of other superheroes and villains with the Marvel Team Up series of comics, in which the young web-slinger was paired with a different character every issue.
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.Peter Parker is an orphaned schoolboy who lives with his Aunt May. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, he displayed amazing spider-like abilities. As Spider-Man, he uses these powers to help others – while struggling with more familiar teenage issues as his ordinary self. Spider-Man’s spider gifts include super strength, endurance and an ability to leap around with supreme agility and grip to almost any surface. With his wrist-worn web-shooters, he can fire out synthetic, high-strength ‘web’, with which he can swing from building to building and immobilize bad guys.
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.
LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man 76115 Spider Mech vs. VenomLEGO® Marvel Spider-Man 76115 Spider Mech vs. Venom is an action-packed playset with 4 minifigures: Spider-Man, Ghost Spider, Aunt May and Venom, the ruthless alien. The set also includes 2 high-powered mechanical giants, a Spider-Man mech and a Venom mech.
Spider-Man’s Aunt has been taken by the evil Vulture. Kids place the Spider-Man and Venom minifigures into the opening cockpit of their respective mechs – and the 2 poseable mechs battle it out.
Ghost Spider (Spider-Woman) comes to Spider-Man’s aid. With so much thrilling play potential, this set makes a great superhero gift for kids and fans of LEGO Marvel.