Spider-man - Secret identity of Peter Parker
(Nicholas Hammond), a young college science major and part-time photographer for
the Daily Bugle newspaper on the fantasy series THE AMAZING
Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker received the powers of super
strength (in proportion to a spiders) and the ability to climb walls
effortlessly. With his new powers, Peter Parker devoted his life to fighting crime after his Uncle
Ben was killed by a burglar.
Using his scientific know-how, Peter devised a web shooting device
which he strapped on his wrist. It shot a light-weight webby strand with
steel-like sturdiness which he used to dangle from buildings and to subdue the
"Well, here goes. I hope I get
the job. Of course, with my spider-power, I could get all the money I'd
ever need, but that wouldn't be honest. I'm a crime-fighter now. Gotta
avenge Uncle Ben!"
||-- Peter Parker, Spider-man
Spider-Man who wore a red, black and blue costume, confounded the
police and his boss, newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson (Robert F. Simon) both
who wanted to discover the true identity of this wall climbing web-head.
TRIVIA NOTE: The
Spider-Man character debuted in the Marvel Comics No.15 issue of Amazing Fantasy (August
1962). The animated cartoon series
SPIDER-MAN/ABC/1967-70, SPIDER-WOMAN/ABC/1979-80 (Spidey's female counterpart);
SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS/NBC/1981-82/1984-86; THE INCREDIBLE HULK AND
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/NBC/1982-83; THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND THE INCREDIBLE
HULK/NBC/1983-84; and SPIDER-MAN/FOX/1995 and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED/FOX/1999
continued his adventures.
In 2002, Tobey Maguire resurrected the Spider-Man
character in the theatrical release Spider-Man (2002) and its sequels
where in he battles such villains as The Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus and The Sand
As of the year 2002 the Marvel Comics Peter Parker
character is running the "WEB" site edition of the Daily Bugle Newspaper. He
is their Webmaster.
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