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One of the most enduring comic book series existing until today is Spiderman, created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The character is an orphan named Peter Parker who grew up with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As a growing teenager, he experienced the regular adolescent pressures. In the 1960s, the prevailing theme for action hero comic series is those of the hero-sidekick tandem. Spiderman, being a lone hero with acquired superpowers became a ground breaking and critically received series. The character has been in several series, the longest running is The Amazing Spiderman.
When talking about the most successful commercial superhero characters, this web slinging hero does not fail to impress the crowd. He is the flagship character of Marvel and has ventured out of the comic book realm to take over numerous media like TV series, comic strips and of course, movies. When it comes to cultural influence, Spidey has really captured a massive following. A lot of experts across various fields recognize the unique superhero cum nerdy teenager as an intelligent twist. Publications also consider Spiderman as one of the most intelligent characters from American comics.
Of course, this series would not be complete without the supporting characters and nemesis that have become part of the claim of the entire franchise. Characters like Aunt May and Uncle Ben are Peter Parker’s pillars of strength. Then there is Mary Jane Watson who eventually became his wife. Who could forget the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Carnage and all other key story makers in the violence driven city. From the 1960s up until now, the character and the series are still getting a lot of awards and acclaim that solidifies its status as a classic American icon in popular culture.