How will you celebrate Spider-Man Day? As August 1 arrives, it’s important to remember one thing: with great power comes great responsibility. Now you, a Spider-Man fanatic, have all the power in the world to celebrate one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time, so don’t take this responsibility lightly. This is your gift and your curse!
Spider-Man entered the comic book universe in August 1962 and has been a major player ever since. The groundbreaking story turned heads when it featured an awkward, antisocial teenager as its superhero — a description typically associated with sidekicks. But this bold move turned out to be a boon for creator Stan Lee, who touched the hearts of a generation of kids who felt lonely, rejected or had difficulty making friends. Spider-Man proved anyone can be a superhero and even after 57 years, he’s as popular as ever.