Comic Book Question of the Week VOTING: Why Do You Love Spider-Man?

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Posted by k4tzm4n (36452 posts) 2 months, 2 days ago

Poll: Comic Book Question of the Week VOTING: Why Do You Love Spider-Man? (235 votes)

The costumes! Can't love a character if they look lame. 2%
His morals and willpower! The dude's a true hero. 43%
His lighthearted personality always entertains. 27%
His powers and webbing are just too awesome. 9%
Don't tell Spidey, but I mostly like him because of his great villains/supporting characters. 8%
Sorry, I don't love Spider-Man. 11%

Unfortunately, true believers, this is Spider-Man's final week as the Character of the Month (click here to vote for the next character). We've asked you plenty about Spidey's world (favorite writer, villain, movie, etc), but now we're going to ask you a very simple question: why do you love Spider-Man? Might as well celebrate him during his final week, right? Do you love his ability to crack a joke even when his back is against the wall? Do you respect his drive? Do you admire his physicals and the way he web-slings above New York's streets? There's a few options on the poll, so give it a good amount of thought and then cast your vote!

Can't vote right away? Well, there's no need to worry because voting will remain open until Thursday morning (ET). After you select your choice on the poll, jump into the comments and get your elaboration on. Why'd that option earn your support? What does Spider-Man mean to you? Make your post full of enough awesomeness and there's a chance we'll highlight it in the updated feature!

Feel free to make future Question of the Week suggestions in the comments below or via Twitter! Want to continue celebrating Spidey? He's currently in the Batman Battle of the Month (go vote!!!) and we posted his Best Battles, Must Read Stories, and Best Covers. Don't forget to vote for the next Character of the Month, too!

#1 Posted by averywetfrog (144 posts) - - Show Bio

not really sure what to pick. its not just one thing that makes me love him. isnt there an everything and more option?

#2 Posted by k4tzm4n (36452 posts) - - Show Bio

not really sure what to pick. its not just one thing that makes me love him. isnt there an everything and more option?

I considered it, but I'd much rather make you realllllllllllly think about it and then give a narrow nod to one quality.

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#3 Posted by ColaNicole (574 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't "love" Spiderman like I did when I was a kid. He was one of my childhood heroes alongside Supes and Batman so there will always be a little love there.

#4 Posted by MideonNViscera (344 posts) - - Show Bio

I had to go way back to 1993 and remember why I liked him in the first place. After all these years it's just kind of a part of me. I'm fairly certain he became my favorite because he was funny.

#5 Posted by Aros001 (363 posts) - - Show Bio

He always was able to make me laugh when I first started reading him. He always felt like the best kind of hero to me: fighting for what he knows is right and making everyone feel like it's going to be ok (even if he has made some bad choices in modern times (save him Dan Slott! Make him more than the teen he keeps getting typecast as.)).

#6 Edited by PunyParker (8993 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure he appeals to people because of his excellently designed costume,and the fact that he's a wise cracker.

But...

Spider-Man's an everyday guy.Spider-man is someone far away from perfect,and someone who always pays for his mistakes......but that doesn't stop him from trying to prove to the world that doing the right thing is good.He struggles to balance his life as Peter Parker and Spider-Man everyday,and faces obstacles on his every step.

He's a good guy with a strong will and personality.

And the most important thing of all,the moral lesson of Spider-Man is something that can be applied to every human being on the planet,and is the most right thing to do at any given situation you face in your life.

With great Power,comes Great responsibility.

#7 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2687 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say his morals and willpower, Spidey never gives up in the face of adversity. Remember when he fought members of P5 in Magiks realm that was a shining example of willpower.

#8 Posted by Spideysense44 (3014 posts) - - Show Bio

All of the above except the laast one

#9 Posted by Billy Batson (57784 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man's an everyday guy.Spider-man is someone far away from perfect

How so? He's smart, most people love him in comics, he doesn't have any problems with women and he's rich now.
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#10 Posted by PunyParker (8993 posts) - - Show Bio

@punyparker said:

Spider-Man's an everyday guy.Spider-man is someone far away from perfect

How so? He's smart, most people love him in comics, he doesn't have any problems with women and he's rich now.
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The fact that most people love him in the comics,is the reason this thread was created.

And i'm talking aboutt he core of the character,since his creation.
He wasn't rich when he was created.....and people don't complain that he's in good financial shape ,now,because they are happy that THIS guy is making it great.
About the women......he's a fictional character,who's "out of suit" life base,is women,so it's natural that women will be a great element in his life.........
Besides there's only 3 of em.....MJ,Felicia and Gwen....these are the main Parker love interests.The rest are not well known,or recieved.

#11 Edited by Hellfox (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always loved Spider-Man, he is my all time favorite hero, he can do almost anything he puts his mind to (within his limits).

#12 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (4921 posts) - - Show Bio

All of the above.

#13 Posted by Knightsofdarkness2 (1392 posts) - - Show Bio

All of the above except the last one lol.

#14 Posted by Fallschirmjager (15277 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by TimeLordScience (770 posts) - - Show Bio

@punyparker: yeah, and they're all slamming hot. Mary Jane is a model. Peter Parker is not an average guy at all. He's actually pretty much perfect.

#16 Posted by AWeekInGeekdom (228 posts) - - Show Bio

All of the above except the last one :), he's always been my hero.

#17 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17344 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting is a real pain, because most of the characteristics said here are all essential to why I love this guy. It's I guess when it comes down to it, he's just an up beat guy, even in the face of danger he can still put a damn smile on your face. He is condemned by everyone but still manages to squeeze some joy out most( not all, obviously) his experiences. Moreover, his honest and awesome morality make him all the more amazing(no pun intended), he's just a good person who suffered because of a mistake all unexperienced teenagers would make, that's what makes him relatable. Plus, when a guy as kind as Peter Parker, you start to wonder what would happen when you get on his bad side...

#18 Posted by PunyParker (8993 posts) - - Show Bio

@punyparker: yeah, and they're all slamming hot. Mary Jane is a model. Peter Parker is not an average guy at all. He's actually pretty much perfect.

Well,even she said that he "hit the jackpot"..........

#19 Posted by hart7668 (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

This right here.

Despite the fact there are far more powerful people that I like (Superman, Goku, Thanos,) Spider-Man's powers have always seemed sooo cool to me. Who doesn't want to stick to walls and "fly" on webs? Also, Spider-Sense doesn't hurt either. He shows that you can be super-powered (even super-powerful) without being a "god" (here's looking at you Thor).

#20 Posted by kriminal (643 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure he appeals to people because of his excellently designed costume,and the fact that he's a wise cracker.

But...

Spider-Man's an everyday guy.Spider-man is someone far away from perfect,and someone who always pays for his mistakes......but that doesn't stop him from trying to prove to the world that doing the right thing is good.He struggles to balance his life as Peter Parker and Spider-Man everyday,and faces obstacles on his every step.

He's a good guy with a strong will and personality.

And the most important thing of all,the moral lesson of Spider-Man is something that can be applied to every human being on the planet,and is the most right thing to do at any given situation you face in your life.

With great Power,comes Great responsibility.

saved me typing time. lol

#21 Posted by PunyParker (8993 posts) - - Show Bio

@kriminal said:

@punyparker said:

Sure he appeals to people because of his excellently designed costume,and the fact that he's a wise cracker.

But...

Spider-Man's an everyday guy.Spider-man is someone far away from perfect,and someone who always pays for his mistakes......but that doesn't stop him from trying to prove to the world that doing the right thing is good.He struggles to balance his life as Peter Parker and Spider-Man everyday,and faces obstacles on his every step.

He's a good guy with a strong will and personality.

And the most important thing of all,the moral lesson of Spider-Man is something that can be applied to every human being on the planet,and is the most right thing to do at any given situation you face in your life.

With great Power,comes Great responsibility.

saved me typing time. lol

Thanks.

#22 Posted by baneofdemon22 (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-man's morals and willpower is what got me interested in the character. Spider-man and Batman are the only heroes that live completely selfless lives, and because of that, I always argue for them as being the greatest heroes. I'm sure people would argue that it isn't as heroic to be motivated by guilt, but I disagree. I think it inspires people to be more sympathetic and conscientious of those around them. The fact that Peter deals with a nut job aunt like May Parker, and still remains such a heroic character, is incredibly inspiring to me! "The Kid Who Collects Spider-man," is a showcase for how compassionate of a character he is, and no matter what direction Marvel takes him in the comics, I'll always love him, because of it.

#23 Posted by theodixon9 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter was my first favourite superhero. Before buying the beginning of the Amazing Spider-Man I didn't used to read comics, so the Wall Crawler introduced me into the world of guys with powers in costumes. Although my tastes have moved onto slightly darker characters, there will always be time to flick through the Web-Slinger's books. For some reason, even though I don't particularly love him any more, I can never give up on Spider-Man (which is why I love him). As that's not an option, I've gone with the villains and supporting cast. You've got to admit, folks like J.Jonah Jameson and Flash Thompson are some of the greatest side characters ever. This is probably because, unlike many other series, time is spent focusing on these guys as well.

#24 Edited by RustyRoy (11119 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by matanui123 (306 posts) - - Show Bio

I love him for all the aspects listed but the one that amazes me most is the ability to relate to him. I voted for powers they are cool. But his ability to crack jokes is good as well.

#26 Edited by superior_prime_maybe (301 posts) - - Show Bio

Why can we only choose one?! Not fair.

#27 Posted by BuNKiTZ (160 posts) - - Show Bio

I love everything about Spider-Man, but it's definitely got to be his morals and willpower. It's just so incredibly inspiring and amazing how he never gives up no matter how impossible the odds, and how he always manages to stand back up again after enduring so much pain and loss in his life. I just love Spider-Man so, so much; he's so funny and he's got the coolest powers (I'm more fond of characters with enhanced physicals rather than god-like status like Superman or Batman, so to speak), but this is really what I love the most about him :)

#28 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3105 posts) - - Show Bio

@hart7668 said:

This right here.

Despite the fact there are far more powerful people that I like (Superman, Goku, Thanos,) Spider-Man's powers have always seemed sooo cool to me. Who doesn't want to stick to walls and "fly" on webs? Also, Spider-Sense doesn't hurt either. He shows that you can be super-powered (even super-powerful) without being a "god" (here's looking at you Thor).

#29 Posted by Rainja (290 posts) - - Show Bio

I admire spider's will power but i absolutely HATEE(double E's to express my feelings even more) his morals, I hate his and Superman's(Not recently because of doomed)because to me they are totally unrealistic. As spiderman i like his awesome physicals and the sarcastic jokes he makes but what i Love the most is his rogues between him and Batman, they have the best rogues in comics. My personal fav's are Venom(Classic),G.Goblin,H.Goblin,Scorpion,Kraven,Shocker,Hydroman,Sandman,Vulture,Dr. Octopus and Rhino. Just to name a few, These are the only reasons why i even bother with him in the first place. Other than that and his physical prowess and cool suit, peter parker is just as lame as any fictional character can get.

#30 Posted by mattman909 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

None of the above. The best thing about Spidey is that he's a relatable character. Yeah he's got cool powers and a strong ideology but at the end of the day he's at his best when he struggles with real-life problems as well as being a super hero.

#31 Posted by Radx_Konkin75 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish i could vote multiple, but I voted for his powers. He's just too awesome! :)

#32 Posted by nicksmi56 (151 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely his morals. Spidey showed me that no matter how badly life treats you, the most important thing is to keep going and always try to do the right thing by others :-)

#33 Edited by TheCannon (17942 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely his morals. Spidey showed me that no matter how badly life treats you, the most important thing is to keep going and always try to do the right thing by others :-)

This.

#34 Posted by AmazingWebHead (1654 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess I like him because he's one of the heroes I grew up with.

#35 Posted by eldestrisk (632 posts) - - Show Bio

I went with moral and willpower. Spider-Man greatest feature to me at least will always be his origins.

#36 Posted by MASTER_OF_SUPRISE (457 posts) - - Show Bio

It was a tough call between choice two and choice three for me. I ultimately went with number two because without it we wouldn't have choice number three. He's very relatable and his Morals are what keep him being a hero. If he was an anti-hero his humor wouldn't be the same and he wouldn't have that light hearted personality. It's what makes him your friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

#37 Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18 (386 posts) - - Show Bio

@timelordscience:

That's my problem with Peter. I like Spider-Man and to an extent i like Peter but overall their goal with Peter is to make this average day relatable guy and pretty much instantly in the comics he stops being relatable because he is completely perfect. What's wrong with Peter? What he's screwed up by causing death to love ones? But overall traits how is Peter not perfect? He's smart, he's good looking, he gets alot of girls hot model girls, he makes great money, he is funny, and because of the Spider bite he's super strong and has great reflexes. Now if Peter is just perfect whatever that's the character he's pefect i wouldn't care that Peter is perfect if it wasn't for the fact that comics and fans try to tell you he's not perfect when Peter is pretty damn perfect.

#38 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6152 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry, I don't love Spider-Man.

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#39 Posted by Sighburr_Punk (221 posts) - - Show Bio

As of right now, 10% of CV voters have no souls.

#40 Posted by tigerex78 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted but I really think that there is more than the choices listed. To me the true reason I like Spider-man is he is the everyman. He has issues that normal people have(girl trouble, paying bills, etc.) and still has superpowers. This was a concept that was unheard of in comics until Stan Lee introduced it. It makes him real in a number of ways. He's not like Superman who is from another planet and has a great life, he's not Batman and incredibly rich and able to afford all the gadgets that he uses. He's much more real than those two. He has missed graduation because he forgot to take a class, he has been fired, and many other things. He has to save up for cameras, new webbing material, needs an advance on this month's rent and so on. He faces hatred from so many who are close to him. He does all of this and still does what he does because he knows it is right and does it with a sense of humor. You won't find another hero like him and that is why he is my favorite superhero.

#41 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (4921 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by hart7668 (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@rulerofthisuniverse said:

Sorry, I don't love Spider-Man.

Why are you in this thread then?

Because it's an option that k4tz has listed. His comment is an exact quote from the option he most likely picked. So he voiced his opinion. The real question is, why are you in this thread?

loljk

#43 Posted by vandinejd_1991 (259 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not my absolute fave character (that would go to Captain America) but he's a pretty cool dude to read in comics, watch movies about, and play video games on.

#44 Posted by Bezza (3401 posts) - - Show Bio

..Morals and Willpower....

#45 Posted by Outsethero (121 posts) - - Show Bio

The reason I love Spider-Man is because he is probably one of, if not the most relatable character I've had the pleasure of growing up with. There is so much about Peter Parker and Spider-Man that I've been able to relate to and, at the same time, can see reflected in everyone around me. Peter Parker himself has so many aspects to his personality that I am sure anyone can find something in him they can relate to, whether it's his quirkiness, his humour, his morals, his intellect, his willpower, his past, and so forth. Not only is he just your every day guy, but the fact that he's so relatable on its own makes it all the more impacting just how much anybody could be Spider-Man, and that's just absolutely amazing.

Spider-Man's origin and his story is one that stands the test of time. You can reimagine or reinterpret it countless times or even put it in a completely different setting and time and it'll give off just a big of an impact as it originally did and keep its core essence. Spider-Man, as has probably been said before, is an ideal. One that shows us that he could be anyone at all, and is proven even more so by the many different "Spider-Men" [Eg. Miles Morales, Miguel O'Hara, etc] who are all their own, separate person with their own set of circumstances and even their own separate time, yet are still Spider-Man through and through!

I may have grown up with Peter Parker, but anyone who has or will grow up with Miles, Miguel, Kaine or any other are and can be just as big of a Spider-Man fan than I am. Spider-Man is an ideal, one that anyone can relate to and feel comfortable with, and that's what I love about him.

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