Spiderman is one of the everyone’s favourite superheroes. He’s the cheeky one, the athletic one, the hopelessly dorky one but the one that also has some really cool powers, moves and abilities. We’re going to run down 15 facts you may never have known about Spiderman until reading this list (or having read every comic ever).
Martin Goodman, the old Head of Marvel, told Stan Lee that Spiderman was a “rotten idea”.
He also told Stan Lee that the idea would flop because people hated spiders.
The debut comic of Spiderman ended up being one of the best-selling debut comics of all time.
In 2011, a near-mint copy of the debut comic was sold at an auction for $1.1m.
Spiderman brought in a lot more teenage comic-book readers because he was the first young superhero who didn’t have a mentor training him.
In 1965, Spiderman was voted 3rd in Esquire’s poll of most influential revolutionary icons among college students.
In the 90s, THE Michael Jackson tried to buy out Marvel so he could make a movie about Spiderman and play the role himself.
Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark is the most expensive production in the history of theatre.
The villain Venom was actually a fan-based idea that Marvel bought for a mere $200.
Spiderman grew up on 20 Ingram Street In Forest Hills, Queens.
This is in fact a real address and the people living there were in fact called “The Parkers.”
In a live-action Japanese version of Spiderman, he has a car and a giant robot called “Leopardon”.
Spiderman’s parents were actually spies.
In the comic-book series, Spiderman currently works with the X-Men having left The Avengers.
He was once nearly a television star. After his match with Wrestler Crusher Hogan, he was offered a career on TV performing his acrobatics and strengths. However, after Uncle Ben’s murder he decided to be a superhero instead.