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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 SPIDER-MAN/CBS/1978-79.


Nicholas Hammond as Peter Parker

Spiderman, aka Peter Parker

Peter Parker Spider-Man

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 bad guys.

"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 Man..

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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