Spider-Man is the greatest superhero evah

#1 Posted by nickzambuto (12919 posts) - - Show Bio

srs.

#2 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

He is my favourite superhero ever, since I was a kid.

But I don't feel that I can go out there and claim that he is the best there is. But yeah, he is awesome =).

#3 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Well the best is a matter of opinion. Other than Captain America and Wonder Woman all of my favorite characters are B listers. I would say he deserves second place after Superman.

#4 Edited by Strider92 (16111 posts) - - Show Bio

He's been my fav since I was like 3-4 and has stayed my favorite right up til now. Who's the greatest superhero is matter of opinion but there is no denying (even from people who aren't a fan) that he's reached a universal audience (plus i'm pretty sure he's still Marvels flagship character) so he's definitely one of the top creations in financial and successful terms.

#5 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

When I was little and movies came out he was my favorite.I started watching the Animated Series and then Spectacular SPider-Man but after reading some old Batman books and watching the Dark Knight,Spidey became second in my list.

#6 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (4891 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 couldn't have said it better myself. I feel the same way about Spidey. I've been a huge Spidey fan for over 30 yrs.

#7 Posted by ZenTzen (56 posts) - - Show Bio

he is the greatest, at least for me

#8 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17297 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZenTzen said:

he is the greatest, at least for me

#9 Edited by SpideyFan113 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Spidey IS the best (My username = no duh :P). I personally don't think Superman should be in the top 5 of anyone's list (he's top 5 in my list of worst superheros :P). He's very generic and bland. He's a stereotype hero who just saves everyone just to save everyone and he has little to no real character. Most people only like him cuz of how powerful he is. Batman is definetely my second fav hero eva.

But c'mon, Spidey whoops his butt in battle and character wise traits. I respect the guy who's had so many tragedies and sad experiences (probably more than Batman) at such a young age and still cracks jokes more than the grown man who has absolutely no sense of humor on the job after just one tragic event that happened to him when he was a kid. :P

#10 Posted by SpideyFan113 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool: I dare you to name someone better. :)

#11 Posted by SoA (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

i liked him growing up but i just cant get into his recent stories , venom, scarlet spider, and ult. not withstanding

#12 Posted by nickzambuto (12919 posts) - - Show Bio

@SoA said:

i liked him growing up but i just cant get into his recent stories , venom, scarlet spider, and ult. not withstanding

Hmm? Amazing Spider-Man has been fantastic the last few years. Or did you drop it even before than?

#13 Posted by DrEgonSpengler (509 posts) - - Show Bio

Spiderman is not the greatest superhero ever. I place Superman way above him. After all the term SUPERhero was coined after SUPERmans name to describe heroes with powers and abilities beyond those of humans.

#14 Posted by SoA (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto: 1997 lol ,picked up comics again in 2006 , read new avengers and ultimate universe before parker died but never really followed spidey like that .

#15 Edited by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

I love spiderman. But in my opinion I think Superman is the greatest

#16 Edited by Skunkstein (591 posts) - - Show Bio

He is differently up there and for me personally he is up there in the top 5. Objectively he is not the greatest that is without a doubt Superman, without him Spider-Man wouldnt even exist. Objectively he is up there with Superman and Batman.

@SpideyFan113 said:

I think Spidey IS the best (My username = no duh :P). I personally don't think Superman should be in the top 5 of anyone's list (he's top 5 in my list of worst superheros :P). He's very generic and bland. He's a stereotype hero who just saves everyone just to save everyone and he has little to no real character. Most people only like him cuz of how powerful he is. Batman is definetely my second fav hero eva.

But c'mon, Spidey whoops his butt in battle and character wise traits. I respect the guy who's had so many tragedies and sad experiences (probably more than Batman) at such a young age and still cracks jokes more than the grown man who has absolutely no sense of humor on the job after just one tragic event that happened to him when he was a kid. :P

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

#17 Posted by mewmdude77 (993 posts) - - Show Bio

I love spidey to death, and he is my absolute favorite hero, but if we're basing greatest hero off of how much influence they have, I'd put him at number two. Superman started the trend of superheroes, he was the first, so he's influenced all the other superheroes. but I put Spidey at number two, because Spidey was the first hero that was a teen, he was so relateble, he actually lost to villains, and he had all of our problems. It was so new, but so awesome. Batman is third cause he was the first darker hero, who hid in the shadows, and used fear to defeat villains. he was also the first hero to have a sidekick.

#18 Posted by JigglyJiggletowns (54 posts) - - Show Bio

@DrEgonSpengler: Yeah, but that doesn't mean he's the best, just cause "he came first". I'm pretty sure that the people who first played basketball aren't better than those who play now.

#19 Posted by DrEgonSpengler (509 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is greater in every way. He is a better hero because he has saved more people and will always be able to do more than spiderman. Superman is also more iconic than Spiderman. Think how many catchphrases their are for Supes that you can think of compared to Spiderman and look how many people wear Superman shirts. Now try humming the Spiderman theme, no way near as iconic as John Williams score. Now onto the logo. More people recognise the Superman logo than Spidermans. I think Supermans is one of the most recognised up there with mcdonalds.

#20 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, Superman is. 
 
 
But Spider-man will always be my # 2 fav ever.

#21 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
One of.
#22 Posted by spideyfan69 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

Only Superman is better

#23 Posted by Lapsus (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is just more iconic, that doen´t mean he´s better character.

For me, he is part of the Holy Trinity.

Superman, Batman and Spiderman, no matter the order.

#24 Edited by Strider92 (16111 posts) - - Show Bio

@DrEgonSpengler said:

Superman is greater in every way. He is a better hero because he has saved more people and will always be able to do more than spiderman. Superman is also more iconic than Spiderman. Think how many catchphrases their are for Supes that you can think of compared to Spiderman and look how many people wear Superman shirts. Now try humming the Spiderman theme, no way near as iconic as John Williams score. Now onto the logo. More people recognise the Superman logo than Spidermans. I think Supermans is one of the most recognised up there with mcdonalds.

I'm going to be completely honest here. I don't know any catch phrases for Superman. Out of interest what are they? I don't think i've ever heard the John Willaim's score (or if I have i've done it without knowledge of who he is) but I do agree with the rest. Superman's logo has passed beyond mere comics/films is basically part of pop culture.

The better hero part is debatable. Yes Superman has saved more people but thats because he's a nigh-invulnerable alien with incalculable strength and the ability to move at light speed. Honestly anyone with those abilities could do the same thing.

You can't really say who the better hero is because its like comparing apples with oranges. Spider-man's ability to help people is held back by his physical abilities. They are both very similar in who they are for example ask yourself this if they both had equal abilities is there anything Spider-man wouldn't do that Superman would? In my opinion no. They are both the epitome of how a traditional superhero should be selfless, loyal etc.... The only difference between the two is their powerset and their personality (Superman's more serious demeanor compared to Spider-mans more carefree jokey one) but their traits and morals are basically the same.

#25 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio
@Strider92: Catch phrases:
 
Spider Sense is tingling. 
 
Look up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane, no its Superman!
 
This looks like a job for Superman.
 
Up,up and away!

 
I'm sure theres more.
#26 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8884 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree!

#27 Posted by Strider92 (16111 posts) - - Show Bio

@SandMan_ said:

Look up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane, no its Superman!

Ok I take back my last comment! I had heard this one before but none of the others (except the Spider-man one).

#28 Posted by kasino (1525 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate the term B-Lister or street level, unless your able to single handily take on the wotld destroyers of the comic world why are having trouble with anything else or even why their is even a problem they all have the same ability to take down villains If you feel they are A-listers they are career losers who just have some big wins as for Spidey no way best ever but certainly top 10 possibly top 5. He has some major baddies but I'm still not impressed on the scale they use him. Doesn't have to save the world everyday but more then a robbery in his comics. more villains closer to taking over a city or crime war that he takes on. something that says i'm your neighborhood spiderman but hey my neighborhood is the largest neighborhood in America

#29 Posted by Razero (336 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup, he is.

#30 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpideyFan113 said:

@Deadcool: I dare you to name someone better. :)

I can't, but because my fanboyism...

#31 Posted by Overseer (404 posts) - - Show Bio

"The Best" is an objective term. "The Best" superhero can range anywhere from Captain America to the Tim Drake Robin depending on the person. For me, I grew up with Spider-Man the animated series, X-Men the animated series, Batman the animated series, X-Men Evolution and Superman the animated series. But out of all of them, Spider-Man was the one I knew the best. I was a geeky loner with few friends, a short temper and a sense of humor that was more for me than anyone else. I didn't have the most traditional of family structure and I related to Spider-Man. To some extent I believed I could be Spider-Man. To me Spider-Man was the greatest hero of all time because no matter how many times he was kicked down he always got back up, he was unstoppable, intelligent and to an extent, a close friend that I could always find comfort in.

Now that I'm older, I look back and relize Peter Parker (or at least my image of him) had grown with me. He'd gone from a teenager with the weight of the world on his shoulders because of his power and responsibility. No matter how many times fate, the world, his loved ones or even he himself, kick him down he came out the stronger person for it. He got married to Mary Jane, who became just as close in my heart as Petey. The rolling girl who always ran from her problems becoming the strong pillar Peter needed to keep his sanity, opening herself to pain of others rather than running at the first sign of trouble. And she wasn't all. Aunt May, Jameson, Robbie, Flash Thompson, Black Cat, Gwen Stacy, Betty Brant the list goes on of those faces that Peter came to know and help grow as he changed himself. Before I knew it my image of Spider-Man wasn't of a teenager quiping his way through superhero battles in red and blue spandex, it was of a boy becoming a man, and learning the true greatest responsibilty, not of his own power but of his family. Of the legacy he leaves for his daughter and of one Miguel O'Hara. That's when I realized, I'd grown up with him. Peter Benjamine "Spider-Man" Parker was my childhood, my teens, my present and will be my future. To some extent I probably still see a bit of myself behind those big white eyes of the red mask. Spider-Man to me now is the ultimate coming of age story.

I sympathize now with The SpoonyOne concerning Ultima 9 and Linkara concerning Cry For Justice. In the wake of Ultimate Spider-Man the tv series and now the news of the new "Superior Spider-Man", I feel everything I could ever count on is crumbling. Hopefully I will be proven wrong but until then, here are my cheers to the Web Slinger who so many grew with, to the Spider-Man who we all thought was stronger than Superman, smarter than Batman, more compationate than Wonder Woman, braver than Captain America, larger than Iron Man and better at whatever it was that Wolverine did. To those who loved Peter Parker and grew up with him. May his legacy transend time and space.

Peter Benjamine Parker/The Amazing, Spectacular, Sensational, Ultimate, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Amazing Fantasy #15----Spider-Man Edge of Time

#32 Posted by CapFanboy (4520 posts) - - Show Bio

@DrEgonSpengler said:

Superman is greater in every way. He is a better hero because he has saved more people and will always be able to do more than spiderman. Superman is also more iconic than Spiderman. Think how many catchphrases their are for Supes that you can think of compared to Spiderman and look how many people wear Superman shirts. Now try humming the Spiderman theme, no way near as iconic as John Williams score. Now onto the logo. More people recognise the Superman logo than Spidermans. I think Supermans is one of the most recognised up there with mcdonalds.

Spidey's main theme is the one from the 60s show if I had to pick, to me that is way more iconic than the supes one, I can't even remember the supes one and I watched it last week

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