When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko sat in the offices of Marvel Comics all the way back in the early 1960s, it’s hard to imagine they could ever picture their character of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, would go on to be a part of a major movie franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man has gone on to become one of the most beloved superheroes of all time, with many readers loving the character because of their ability to identify with the stories the hero found himself in. Parker was a teenager when the stories began and aged as time went on, much like the readership.
It was because of this, in addition to Lee’s writing and Ditko’s artwork, that the character became so successful and found itself on TV, in the movies, video games and even in a Broadway play. People couldn’t get enough of the wall-crawler.