When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko cooked up Spider-Man in the 60's there's no way they could have known what they were unleashing upon the world. Jillions of comic books, multitudes of cartoons and a recent movie where three different actors played Spidey, and it actually worked. Not bad, not bad at all.
That being said, even the greatest creations have their moments. And we're talking about the kind of moments that aren't memorable in the way they were intended to be. No, no, we're talking about the moments that make their way into internet features like this so you can enjoy a laugh or two or arch your eyebrows at the ridiculousness.
So, yeah - Spider-Man’s been through some stuff. In the movies he’s been to space, fought the Vulture, met himself, and all of that is not even close to all of what he’s done in the comics. Here are 14 moments of Spidey at his, ahem, best.
Spider-Man teamed up with the Transformers quite a bit
Spider-Man’s powers are mystical; he’s one in a long line of Spider Totems
Spider-Man got stuck in the suburbs, swinging nowhere -- adapted for Homecoming
Spider-Man keeps meeting Superman -- even battling Wonder Woman, while Spidey takes on the Hulk
Spider-Man meets another Spider totem and the two’s pheromones make each other bang constantly
Spider-Man’s brain was swapped by Doc Ock, and he took over for a while
Spidey became the flying brick Captain Universe a handful of times
Peter Parker and MJ retire to the suburbs when another Spider-Man takes over
What it Spidey got old? He’d lose everyone he loves and then get a weird costume and be hunted by Doom, Venom or just the cops. Good thing that’s never happening.
Spider-Man’s haunted by a centipede monster who turns out to be two deranged clones created by Norman Osborn
Spider-Man revealed his identity as part of a Make a Wish-esque routine
Mephisto erased Spider-Man’s marriage to stop their daughter, the only one who could beat him, from being born
Spider-Man was cloned into a girl, who later dated Johnny Storm
Spider-CEO loses everything after going on globe trotting adventures