Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man made his first appearance in the comic anthology Amazing Fantasy #15. We know where it all started.
Peter Parker, raised by Aunt May and Uncle Ben, was bitten by a radioactive spider that gave him wall-crawling, danger-detecting and, quite a few acrobatic moves to boot. Backed by a good number of supporting characters, Peter struggled not only with supervillains, but also with that aspect of life called adolescence.
Spider-Man has been more than that since his 1962 incarnation. His mantle has been taken by fresh new names, each with new struggles and goals in life. Even the villains have grown in number too – and developed new tools in hopes to swat the wall-crawler.
This also meant him popping out of comic book pages and into other media such as animated television series, movies and, video games. His commercial success has also spawned several other interpretations of the “friendly neighborhood spider-man” – with some sporting powers and abilities the original never had.
For those who wish to re-create Spider-Man themed personal projects, you can download Homoarakhan, a free lettering that looks a lot like the typeface used in its movie posters. If you’re after the 70s comic look, then try The Amazing Spider-Man by SpideRaYsfoNtS, which is also free.