Spider-Man is an American superhero whose adventures were first published in 1962, over 50 years ago!
He had 2 dads: the writer Stan Lee and the illustrator Steve Ditko.
So did they do all the comic books?
No, because comics have several writers and illustrators.
Marvel, the company that publishes Spider-Man, and also the Hulk and the Avengers, produces lots of comics every month.
So that makes it impossible for one writer or illustrator to do everything.
Since 1962, lots of famous American comic book stars have told the adventures of Spider-Man, in their own way.
Spider-Man has become such a legendary character that people are always inventing new adventures for him.
A bit like the gods from Greek mythology Zeus or Athena, who represent thunder and wisdom…
… Spider-Man, represents the teenage hero, and the theme running through all his stories is: “With great power comes great responsibility”.
Put simply: when we grow up, we are free to make choices. And our actions have consequences.
There are many versions of Spider-Man. A young girl, Spider-Gwen, a boy from the future, Spider-Man 2099, and even a spider-pig!
But they all talk about making the right choice, sticking to what we think is right to become the adult we want to be. Not bad for a spider, right?