This week, Marvel Studios released new ads for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a movie that might just become the best live-action adaptation of Marvel’s web-slinging wonder. But did you know that Spider-Man, introduced in 1962, wasn’t the first web-using or arachnid-based hero in comics and related media? There are several who preceded him. Let’s take a look!
Aside from wall-crawling, Peter Parker’s most famous feature is his webbing. While other heroes fly or run across rooftops with grappling hooks, Spider-Man swings on web-lines, zooming through New York at up to 40 MPH. But just what is this webbing and its true nature?
Peter Parker’s “spider-sense” is arguably his most famous power. It’s been called a “spider-sense” a “danger-sense” and even a “spider instinct.”It gets referenced throughout all corners of pop culture. If someone has a bad feeling, there’s a fair chance they’ll say “my spider-sense is tingling” or “my fill-in-the-blank-sense is tingling!” But what exactly is it? […]