15 Ways Spider-Man Has Changed in 60 Years

15 Ways Spider-Man Has Changed in 60 Years

Spider-Man is 60 this year, so now that his hit Every Spidey movies are out, let’s take a look back at how the characters have changed, from their comic appearance to their most recent live-action one. 

All the characters below (except for Venom and Morbius) were created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee -- but while we may love them and remember them for their weird and wacky personalities or menacing words, they’re mostly Steve Ditko’s. Venom is the work of Randy Schueller, Roger Stern,

Tom DeFalco, Mike Zeck, Ron Frenz, David Michelinie, and Todd McFarlane; and Morbius comes from Gil Kane and Roy Thomas — both are now in live-action motion pictures, so you can catch them in the Sinister Six team-up flick in five years or seven, if Sony reboots a third time — fingers crossed. 

From girlfriends to enemies to the man himself, here’s how the Spidey gallery has changed.


ARKER TIMID MAN Spidey TEEN- GER... WILL . MARVEL Amazing - THE ESOME BOTT OF. DER-MAN! Fantasy #15 1962 Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 From too-skinny kid pursuing wrestling to the greatest superhero(es) of all time. CRACKED.COM

Green Goblin

Green Goblin Amazing Spider-Man #14 1964 Into the Spider-Man: Spider-Verse No Way Home 2018 2021 Spider-Man's chief enemy. Father to his best friend (or sometimes his best friend). Killer of Gwen Stacy. CRACKED.COM


CRACKED.COM Mysterio Amazing Spider-Man #13 1964 I AM MYSTERIO! WHAT A GETUP! HE'S CORNIER- LOOKING THAN SPIDER- MAN! XXX Spider-Man: From what a getup Far From Home to one of Spider-Man's 2019 main villains.


CRACKED.COM SURPRISED? Sandman Amazing Spider-Man #4 1963 Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 A bank robber made of sand. The sympathetic backstory and ties to Spider- Man's whole deal were added for the movies.

Aunt May

Aunt May Amazing Fantasy #15 1962 Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 May just keeps getting younger, hotter, and more Italian. Look for her as Peter's sexy cousin in the next live-action reboot. CRACKED.COM

J. Jonah Jameson

J. Jonah Jameson KNEW! Amazing Spider-Man #1 1963 Jameson started as a professional newsman trying to take down the colorful vigilante. Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 Now he's become a shock jock dedicated to tormenting a teenager. CRACKED.COM


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