Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and writer JM DeMatteis discuss how the introduction of Spider-Man changed comics forever.
After Spider-Man burst onto the scene within the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), nothing was ever the same in comics.
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The character quickly became one of the biggest and most important players in the Marvel Universe, and since his debut, he has been associated with virtually every notable hero in thousands of books.
A big part of that success is due to how groundbreaking Spider-Man was at the time, and Marvel Executive Editor and Vice President Tom Brevoort knows exactly how and why this Stan Lee/Steve Ditko creation changed everything.
The sensational origins of Spider-Man
Brevoort also noted that most of the characters were adults without much of a personality outside of their superheroes. However, that all changed when Spider-Man debuted, building on a precedent set by the Fantastic Four in 1961.
“The story is not about Spider-Man. The story is about Peter Parker… Civil identity wasn’t just something to put a character in a place where he put on his costume and the rest of the story is about him fighting whatever. You were going through the early issues of Spider-Man, and Peter Parker would only be Peter Parker for half of the comic. And that looked crazy”.
“Like, no kid is going to want to read about this guy doing laundry and being picked on by his bully and trying to scrape together two cents to pay rent or whatever. But that was all that made people care and care about Spider-Man and his struggles and struggles and made him feel much more like a real person than any superhero had ever been up to that point.”.
JM DeMatteis, who wrote great Spidey stories like Kraven’s Last Hunt and was also part of the conversation on “Spider-Man’s Sensational Origins,” added that humanity and identification were part of what made him fall in love with the character.
Lee and Ditko chose to focus more on Peter as an individual than was common at the time, and the character’s popularity skyrocketed as a result.
In the years that followed, Spider-Man created a domino effect in which the personal lives of comic book heroes were examined and explored more than ever before, culminating in a spectacular legacy.
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