Monday, August 01, 2011
What kind of spider bit Peter Parker, giving him the powers that made him Spider-Man? Peter Parker was on a high-school field trip when he was bitten by a radioactive common house spider.
He immediately began to feel the effects of the bite: extraordinary strength and agility, the ability to cling to most kinds of surfaces and what he called "spider-sense," a sensitivity to approaching danger.
Spider-Man made his debut in Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy issue #15 on August 1, 1962. His appearance spun into his own comic book series, which grew into an animated TV show and a series of three films, starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi.
When Raimi and producers of a potential fourth installment in the series disagreed over the story line, Raimi pulled out of the project. Maguire left with him and a search was on for a new Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield was chosen for the role in the film, scheduled for release in July 2012.
Quote: "With great power comes great responsibility." — Peter Parker, Spider-Man