why does everyone like Spider-man?

#1 Posted by THORSON (2441 posts) - - Show Bio

what's so good about him?

why is he your favourite?

why is he marvel's poster boy?

#2 Edited by ComicFan93 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

If you asked me before Amazing Spider-Man #700, I would say that he's an average nerd, yet he's been through many trials and hardships, stood up to the toughest dangers in his universe, and ultimately knows what it means to be a hero, all while maintaining the same humanity as the rest of the world.

Ask me after, and he's just some villainous nut who possessed Spider-Man, killed him, and stole his life.

#3 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

As opposed to Thor?

#4 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicFan93 said:

If you asked me before Amazing Spider-Man #700, I would say that he's an average nerd, yet he's been through many trials and hardships, stood up to the toughest dangers in his universe, and ultimately knows what it means to be a hero, all while maintaining the same humanity as the rest of the world.

Ask me after, and he's just some villainous nut who possessed Spider-Man, killed him, and stole his life.

This.

Also, the fact is that as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, he had to overcome all sorts of insane challenges, especially for a teenager. He had to deal with drugs, peer pressure, love, marriage, life and death, basically, the ups and downs of life, which is what propelled his fame through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and once he became an established character, that's pretty much set.

#5 Posted by RogueJuggernaut (92 posts) - - Show Bio

Every body likes him and he is everyone's favorite because He is Spider-Man.See what I did there.

#6 Posted by DarkDay (634 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13268 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

@ComicFan93 said:

If you asked me before Amazing Spider-Man #700, I would say that he's an average nerd, yet he's been through many trials and hardships, stood up to the toughest dangers in his universe, and ultimately knows what it means to be a hero, all while maintaining the same humanity as the rest of the world.

Ask me after, and he's just some villainous nut who possessed Spider-Man, killed him, and stole his life.

This.

Also, the fact is that as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, he had to overcome all sorts of insane challenges, especially for a teenager. He had to deal with drugs, peer pressure, love, marriage, life and death, basically, the ups and downs of life, which is what propelled his fame through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and once he became an established character, that's pretty much set.

this. factor in his awesome costumes and powers,he unique sense of humor, his supporting cast and you've pretty much go it.

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#8 Posted by jesusdisciple001 (546 posts) - - Show Bio

d only marvel character to have one costume for 50 yrs even though he changes up sometimes till #700 WWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i miss amazing spiderman and spectacular spiderman both replaced by cheap things (ultimate and superior spiderman)

#9 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

He was funny, easy to relate to and (in my opinion) the perfect hero.

#10 Posted by TDK_1997 (14899 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is full on jokes that are really funny,he is relatable and he has interesting stories and villains.

#11 Posted by BAUagent (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone loves their Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man.

He's fun, personable, really smart, and gets around with the ladies.

#12 Posted by Qpzmg (976 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like him.

#13 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33619 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Spider-Man has been relatable in a long long time 

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#14 Posted by Earth616 (174 posts) - - Show Bio

He doesn't kill- he is pretty much the personification of pure good within the Marvel Universe. He is hilarious. He is easy to relate to. Ah yeeeaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#15 Posted by EdBlank (536 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, much like Bat Man, they got lucky enough to be able to create Spiderman at a time when all the cool motifs weren't taken yet. He's just a guy who can wall walk, some extra strength, and great balance/agility. Clear, to the point. If they make a spider themed character tomorrow they have to figure out how to differentiate him from Peter Parker so they'll add some detail which muddies up the basic motif. I like his personality alot. Just started watching the Ultimate Spider Man cartoon and there's nothing better than seeing PP in action quipping all the way.

#16 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

He's just a nice guy. Not "relatable" by a long shot, but just a nice guy. Spidey is who got me into comics, even though I don't read much Marvel anymore (aside from Spider-Man).

#17 Posted by Earth616 (174 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone says he's not relatable- How is he not relatable??????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

#18 Posted by AssertingValor (5393 posts) - - Show Bio

He is an amazing combatant.

#19 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

We love Spiderman, cause we love Peter. Wait...Spiderman ain't Peter. He's OTTO! F..k...

#20 Posted by BAUagent (26 posts) - - Show Bio

If it ain't Peter Parker its just wont work.

#21 Posted by Earth616 (174 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: Teehee YUP

#22 Posted by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicFan93: Spiderman was made by repenting due one selfish act that leads to massive consequence. In his dieing breath Spiderman gave Octavious his memories. Now it is Doc Octs turn now has allot of repents. It works Mach and songbird. Let Pete rest he has done enough.

That villainous nut now has to deal Spiderman problems if want to be Spiderman. The memories going to be one hard hit for him.That is going to be heavy. He will hear the line "With great power comes great responsibility" a lot and wait till he remembers the clones. He is going to have one heck of identity crisis

#23 Posted by Nightwingiscool (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Spider-Man but everyone likes him because he is likely the most popular marvel character for 3 reasons1. He was amazingly written 2. His jokes and four his publicity

#24 Posted by PunyParker (11351 posts) - - Show Bio

i hear Ultimate Comics Spiderman are going great,and i cinda hate that Miles Moralez is doing good,and not Peter.....that makes me a dick?

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#25 Posted by iHailCarlo (94 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly don't like him, and think is pretty lame!!

#26 Posted by Strider92 (16602 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's awesome?

#27 Posted by Bulllz123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the greatest reason is that spidey's a "teenage SUPERHERO", not a "teenage SIDEKICK IN TRAINING". Most people who read spidey are teenagers, and they easily relate to that. And also the Death of Gwen Stacy kinda started the maturing of comics

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