Spider-Man, which is the alias of Peter Parker, is a fictional superhero part of the Marvel universe. His archnemesis is the Green Goblin.

Origin story: Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained spider-like abilities, such as clinging to surfaces and superhuman strength. His “spider-senses” alert him to danger.

Spider-Man is portrayed in comic books, movies and TV shows.

City of origin: Queens, New York City
Notable actors: Nicholas Hammond, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

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