When high school student Peter Parker visited a science lab on a school trip his life was changed forever after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Peter soon discovered the bite had given him the proportional strength, speed and agility of a spider, as well as the ability to climb walls and an extraordinary precognitive “spider-sense” that allowed him to sense whenever danger is near.
Armed with web-shooter devices of his own design as well as a flashy, homemade costume, Peter thought he could use these new abilities to become a rich and successful celebrity, but fate had other plans for the youngster.
While leaving a pro-wrestling event at which Peter was performing at, he allowed an armed robber to escape, thinking it was not his business to get involved. Later on in the evening Peter discovered that his beloved Uncle Ben had been fatally shot during a home invasion.
When Peter discovers that it was the very same criminal that he allowed to escape earlier, the web-slinger learned the now infamous motto, “with great power, comes great responsibility”, and dedicated his life to stopping any criminal wrongdoer he possibly could as the Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man!
For over 50 years this hero created by comic legends, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, has captivated the entire world as a true pop-culture icon via comics, animation, television, video games, motion pictures and every sort of merchandise imaginable. - Dave Michaels, ENR Columnist