Spider-Man I

Nick Name

Amazing Bag-Man

Bombastic Bag-Man

The Unknown Super-Hero

Civilian ID
Peter Benjamin Parker


Crime Fighter

Freelance Photographer

Part-time College Student


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Queens, New York, New York
Group Affiliation
Fantastic Four
Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 10"
170 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Radioactive spider bite resulting in a mutation enabling the proportional strength, speed, agility and stamina of a spider including the ability to stick to most surfaces and a precognitive sixth-sense "spider-sense" warning of danger.

Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with a fighting style possibly derived from spider-like attributes.

Above average intelligence with skills as a scientist and photojournalist.


Fantastic Four Uniform: Clothing made of unstable molecules which is resistant and conforms to the abilities of members.

Paper Bag: Grocery bag with eye holes for sight.

Web-Shooters: Wrist-mounted projectile device that fires a viscous high-tensile strength "web" fluid, stored in high-pressure cartridges mounted on the wrist housing, activated via triggers placed against the palm and activated by pressure from the middle fingers.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1
First Appearance

Spider-Man I

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962)


Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #258 (Nov. 1984)


Spider-Man I

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko


Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz


Spider-Man came in contact with the alien symbiote on the Beyonder's Battle World during the Secret Wars. When his familiar red and blue costume had became torn and tattered from battle he sought to replicate a new costume. He heard from other heroes of a machine that could replicate clothing. Not knowing exactly where the clothing replicator was Spider-Man mistakenly activated a machine that produced a little black ball which slithered over his body when he touched it covering him from head to toe in a black costume.

Returning to Earth, Spider-Man did not give much thought to the properties of his new costume, which could imitate any clothing, dimensionally store small items and had seemingly an inexhaustible supply of webbing. He became suspicious of its properties upon learning it was organic in nature. Taking an earlier offer from Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) to study the costume, he discovered that it is a symbiotic organism that was attempting to fuse itself to him both physically and mentally. Richards was able to use sonics to sever the bond and trap the symbiote within an environmental containment cell. Left naked by the retreat of the symbiote, Spider-Man was forced to don one of the Fantastic Four's uniforms and because the quartet do not have anonymous identities a the Human Torch rustled up a paper sack to disguise Spider-Man's face - giving birth to the brief career of the Amazing Bag-Man.

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