In 1962, Stan Lee debuted Spider-Man to the world! In 1963, Spidey got his very own comic book – and the world was never the same. August 1st is every Spider-Man fan’s gift and our curse – to celebrate National Spider-Man Day! While we are in the business of decking out every man, woman and child (and dog!) we can in their web slinging crusader get-up of choice, we all know (thanks to Uncle Ben) that ‘With great power, comes great responsibility’. So in tribute to this day, we share with you, what we believe to be, The Top 5 Coolest Facts about our ‘friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man’!
1. Ground Breaking Character Cool Fact:
When Stan Lee birthed the character Spider-Man to the comic book world he certainly turned heads – not because of the superhero he created, but because of the webslinger’s unlikely alter-ego. Peter Parker is an awkward, often anti-social, albeit funny-in-a-quirky-way teenager. He keeps us entertained with his dorky one liners and quips during battle and while he snags Mary-Anne – he is not exactly known as being super strong with the ladies…. These were the character traits usually pigeon-holed to the sidekick (sorry Robin!) NOT the front man.
2. Comic Book Spidey Cool Fact:
He once managed to ‘defeat’ The Hulk by telling a joke that caused him to calm down and turn back into Bruce Banner so could laugh!
Spidey: Knock Knock
Hulk: GRRRRRRR *swinging a punch*
Spidey: I’ll take that as a “Who’s There?”
No ‘Hulk Buster’ suit required here, sorry Tony Stark.
3. Spidey on the Big Screen Cool Fact:
Despite years of TV shows, cartoons, etc. Spider-Man got his big screen, full length feature film debut in 2002 with the coveted role played by Toby Maguire. Since then, there have been a total of 7 stand-alone Spidey movies played by 3 actors – AND thanks to Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios striking a deal in 2015, he also appears in 3 Marvel Avengers films between 2016 & 2019 that saw the endearing relationship unfold between unlikely friends Peter Parker/Spider-Man and billionaire playboy & engineering genius Tony Stark/Iron Man.
4. Spidey Hits Broadway Cool Fact:
HE SINGS AND DANCES TOO! In June 2011, ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ opened on Broadway! With book and score written by Bono & The Edge, this musical incarnation of the superhero included highly technical stunts including aerial combat scenes and real-life swinging and suspension from ‘webs’. Dubbed the most expensive production in Broadway history with its $75 million budget – after a series of unfortunate cast injuries and negative reviews saw the cult favourite close in January 2014. Poor Spidey!
5. Relatable Spidey Cool Fact:
He wears a mask! In this current climate – masks are the ‘in thing’ and help us all get that step closer to being our own heroes. Now ok, he may wear a mask to hide is identity, or as Stan Lee has stated, so Spider-Man’s enemies can’t see him appear afraid – but the argument is strong that the mask wearing mixed with the ability to shoot a web to ‘grab what you need from a distance abilities’ of our arachnid bitten buddy, could be a premonition in to skills we all could use ourselves in 2020! Like grabbing the remote without leaving the couch!?
Jump online and check out our huge range of Spider-Man & Spider-Girl costumes for the whole family and have some fun this National Spider-Man Day! To help you celebrate – we are offering 20% off all MARVEL costumes and accessories between 1/08/2020 – 7/08/2020 – Just apply the code SPIDEY20 at checkout and keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win the NEW Spider-Man Venomized Deluxe Costume for Kids (size 5-7 years).
Most importantly – have fun, be safe and stay well.
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The Team at Costume Super Centre