Today, August 15th, is Spiderman’s Birthday!
Spiderman first appeared in the Amazing Fantasy Comic in August 1962.
He quickly became one of the most popular comic book characters and is Marvel comics ‘flagship’ character.
Part of his popularity may be down to the likeability of the character and his ‘real world’ version as Peter Parker, the awkward teenager. This grounding has always kept Spiderman stories more down to earth* than many of the other more galactic adventures found in comic books.
He is still popular over 55 years later, with his latest incarnation appearing in cinemas in Spiderman Homecoming in Summer 2017.
* Or as down to earth as a teenager wielding radioactive spider-like superpowers can be.