With spider-like abilities, science genius Peter Parker swings above it all as Spider-Man, costumed champion of the innocent who lives and fights with the wisdom of “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!”
High school student and child prodigy Peter Parker submerged himself in his passion for science to avoid the taunts and threats of his fellow classmates and stumbled into a world beyond his imagination. While visiting a public exhibition of new breakthroughs in radiation manipulation and genetics, Parker feels the bite of a common house spider exposed to a particle beam and falls immediately ill from it, little realizing how much his life would change in the coming hours.
On the way home, the teenager unconsciously avoids a wayward automobile by making an incredible leap to the wall of a nearby building, finding himself miraculously able to stick to it by his hands and feet. Quickly realizing he had somehow acquired the abilities of a spider, he begins testing his newfound powers and marvels at their width and breadth. Parker tests his spider abilities in the ring of a local wrestling competition and, wearing a mask to hide his identity, easily bests the reigning champion.
Parker, an orphan, lives with his kindly Aunt May and Uncle Ben and becomes wary of exposing them to the public scrutiny that would surely ensue if he revealed his powers to the world. To protect them, he adopts a suitable costume and the name of “Spider-Man” to hide his true identity. He also designs and crafts two wrist-worn “web-shooters” to approximate a spider’s web-spinning capability, and with them swiftly becomes a smash television personality. Now with money to take care of his guardians and acclaim to salve puny Peter Parker’s wounds from classmates, the young man grows cold to everything but his media-darling career.