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Marvel Comics
Creator(s) Stan Lee &
Steve Ditko
Notable Actor(s) Paul Soles
Nicholas Hammond
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Neil Patrick Harris
Josh Keaton
First Appearance Amazing Fantasy #15
First Appearance Date August 1962
First Medium comic book
First TV Appearance Spider-Man episode 1x01 - The Power of Doctor Octopus/Sub-Zero for Spidey
First Appearance Date September 9, 1967
Alternate Names Peter Parker
Associated Characters Spider-Woman
Uncle Ben Parker
Aunt May Parker
J. Jonah Jameson
Gwen Stacy
Mary Jane Watson
Green Goblin
Dr. Octopus

Spider-Man is a super-hero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in August 1962 for Marvel Comics. He is easily the most recognizable and popular super-hero from the Marvel Comics universe and may well be the most popular super-hero overall next to Superman and Batman. Because of his popularity, Spider-Man has spawned many spin-off endeavors including movies and TV shows.

A Spider-Man series has been featured on each of the five major US networks: ABC (Spider-Man), CBS (The Amazing Spider-Man), NBC (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), FOX (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) and The CW (The Spectacular Spider-Man). He has additionally been featured in syndication (Spider-Man) and two cable networks, MTV (Spider-Man: The New Animated Series) and Disney XD (The Spectacular Spider-Man).

Spider-Man has appeared in the following television series:


Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Spider-Man Animated ABC 1967–70
The Electric Company Variety PBS 1974–77
Spidey Super Stories segment only
The Amazing Spider-Man Live action CBS 1977–79
Supaidā-Man Live action Tokyo Channel 12 1978
Spider-Woman Animated ABC 1979–80
Guest star only
Spider-Man Animated Syndication 1981
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Animated NBC 1981–83
Spider-Man: The Animated Series Animated FOX 1994–98
Spider-Man Unlimited Animated FOX 1999
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Animated MTV 2003
The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated The CW 2008
Disney XD 2009
Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Disney XD 2011–17
Marvel's Spider-Man Animated Disney XD 2017