Spider-Man is the most popular comic book character on earth. He’s more popular than DC characters Batman and Superman, and as Marvel’s flagship character he is the mascot of the company. Spider-Man merchandise sells more than any other superhero property and makes billions of dollars for Disney. Why is Spidey so popular? It definitely has something to do with the uniqueness of the Spider-Man mythos as well as his character traits.
Spidey is a comedian, he was the first teenage superhero, he constantly has money problems, he is often awkward, and has really bad luck with women. This has made him extremely relatable to many comic book readers. His origin is one of the most compelling in all of comics. The phrase “with great power comes great responsibility” is so profound that it sounds like something Winston Churchill said, but in fact it was Stan Lee who came up with this iconic mantra. Uncle Ben’s speech to Peter is what makes him commit to doing good and being a hero.
Peter Parker is Spider-Man, but did you know there are many different Peter Parkers in alternate universes? Not all of them became Spider-Man. In some alternate universes other characters became Spider-Man, or a hero similar to Spider-Man. Here’s a look at the 15 coolest alternate universe Spider-Men. Which one of these heroes is your favorite? Do you think any of them are better than the original Spider-Man?
14 Mile Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man
13 Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham
12 Miguel O’Hara: Spider-Man 2099
11 Spider-Man Noir
9 Zombie Spider-Man
8 Spider-Man 1602, Aka The Spider
7 Spider-Man in India
6 Mangaverse Spider-Man
4 Spider Punk
1 Superior Spider-Man
The Superior Spider-Man isn’t actually a Spider-Man from an alternate universe. In fact, he is simply an alternate Spider-Man who is in the main Marvel 616 Universe. This Spider-Man is Peter Parker – at least on the outside. On the inside he is actually Doctor Otto Octavius. Writer Dan Slott proved he was one of the most original voices in modern Spider-Man comics when he came up with the crazy idea to have Otto Octavius and Peter Parker switch minds and bodies. Otto Octavius’ body died when Peter Parker’s mind was trapped inside. This lead to Doc Ock’s mind being stuck in Peter Parker’s body. Doc Ock was the new and improved Superior Spider-man. He was now a hero, but he was much more brutal to Spider-man’s enemies and used his technological prowess to create an army of droid spiders that would patrol New York City. Peter Parker’s conscious still remained deep inside the Superior Spider-Man, and eventually Peter Parker would become Spider-Man once again. As innovative an idea as the Superior Spider-Man comic was, it simply couldn’t last forever, the classic 616 Peter Parker is the one true Spider-Man and that’s who fans love the most.
Sources: Marvel.Wikia, Wikipedia
Leave A Comment
Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheRichest?Get Your Free Access Now!