Everything Spider-Man discussed by Select Blinds
So, Spider-Man is probably one of the best-loved fictional superheroes and one that brings back many childhood memories for a lot of us, from reading the comics, watching the cartoon when we got home from school or going out to the cinema to watch a Spider-Man or Marvel film. However old you are, everyone knows who spiderman is and what his superhero powers are.
Spiderman was created by Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes of them all.
Peter Parker AKA Spiderman, secret identity is a nerdy, shy high school student who feels lonely and isolated in his school and home life. Peter’s character is an orphan who lives with his elderly relatives; Aunt May and Uncle Ben in Queens, New York after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash. As Peter Parker, he appears lonely and out of touch with the real world, suffering from self-obsession and rejection which a lot of young readers could relate to. In the original story from August 1962, Peter is at a science fair and is bitten by a spider that had received a dose of radioactivity. This gave him superhero powers when he transformed into Spiderman, acquiring spider-related abilities including; clinging to surfaces, shooting spider-webs from wrist-mounted devices, and detecting danger with his “spidey-sense”.
The character and stories show Peter dealing with the struggles of adolescence in his early life, growing into self-obsession, rejection and inadequacy in his later life. Many supporting characters were created to work alongside him, including; J. Jonah Jameson, Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson who he was linked romantically with as well as his rivals Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin and Venom.
Although Spider-Man had lots of supporting characters he didn’t have one partner like a lot of the superheroes did and he never had a mentor like some of the others did and this carried on the theme of loneliness and self-doubt from Peter’s childhood into adulthood. Because of this Spiderman had to learn for himself that, with great power comes great responsibility.
Peter graduated from high school and earned a science scholarship to the Empire State University (ESU) for achieving the highest scholastic average in Midtown High’s history. Since then and during the 50 years of him being a superhero, Peter had several jobs including; taking pictures of himself as Spider-Man for the Daily Bugle when he was in High School. After graduating he then became a freelance photographer and then further into the story, a chemistry teacher.
Spiderman also appears in the American Comic books published by Marvel Comics as well as films, cartoons, video games and The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at Universal Studios which is a Motion Simulated, 3-D/4-D Ride and still one of the most popular rides.
Stan Lee was born in New York City on 28th December 1922 and worked for the company Atlas Comics that eventually became Marvel Comics. Stan worked with the artist Jack Kirby and in 1961 launched the superhero team, the ‘Fantastic Four’. He was also soon responsible for creating the popular characters in the X-Men, as well as Hulk and Thor.
In 1962, following the success of the Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics editor and head writer Stan Lee was looking for a new superhero idea. He said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character with which teenagers could identify with. At the time teenage superheroes were usually given names ending with “boy”, however, Lee is quoted as saying he chose “Spider-Man” because he wanted the character to age as the series progressed, and moreover felt the name “Spider-Boy” would have made the character sound inferior to other superheroes.
Jack “King” Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzbergon 28th August 1917 and was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor. Jack grew up in New York and as a young child traced cartoon characters from comic strips, learning to create and draw his own characters. He and writer-editor Joe Simon created Captain America in the times of Timely Comics and he regularly teamed with Simon to create other characters in the 1940s. In the 1960s he worked with Stan Lee to create the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Hulk and Thor.
Steve Ditko was born 2nd November 1927 and after studying under Jerry Robson the Batman artist at the Cartoonist and Illustrators School in New York he became a successful comic artist who co-created the superheroes Spiderman, Doctor Strange and many of the Marvel characters alongside Stan Lee.
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Ride at Universal Studios
You can blast Into Action With Spider-Man and strap on your 3-D glasses and join the world’s most famous web-slinger in a high-flying virtual reality ride at Universal Studios. The villains of the Sinister Syndicate have stolen the Statue of Liberty and it’s up to Spidey to save the day. You’ll face a cast of Marvel characters as you soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers and battle bad guys left and right. The high-definition 3-D graphics are so vivid, you might catch yourself counting the stitches on Spider-Man’s gloves. Just watch out for the 400-foot freefall, that will really make your senses tingle.
The Marvel Brand
Marvel is the brand name of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group who are the most renowned publisher of American Comic books, series, video games and films. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment which is Marvel Worldwide’s parent company.
Marvel started as Timely Comics in 1939 and later became Atlas Comics in the early 1950s. The Marvel name started in 1961 and this is the brand name that has stuck ever since and was the time in which the Fantastic Four was launched. Spiderman is Marvel’s flagship character and company mascot and has appeared in countless forms of media.
The Loved Marvel Superhero Characters
- Captain America
- Iron Man
- The Hulk
- Black Panther
- The Silver Surfer
- The Punisher
- Ghost Rider
The Loved Marvel Superhero Teams
- Fantastic Four
- The Avengers
- Midnight Sons
- Guardians of the Galaxy
The Loved or Not Loved Marvel SuperVillains
- Green Goblin
- Doctor Octopus
- Doctor Doom
- Red Skull
The Marvel character stories are written around a single reality which is the Marvel Universe with most of the story locations based in New York and some other real-life places.
Spider Man’s Superhero Powers and Skills
A bite from a radioactive spider triggered mutations in Peter Parker’s body, granting him superpowers. In the original stories, Spider-Man has the ability to cling to walls, has superhuman strength, a sixth sense (“spider-sense”) that alerts him to danger, perfect balance and equilibrium, as well as superhuman speed and agility. The character is intellectually gifted, but later writers depicted his intellect at genius level. Academically brilliant, Parker has expertise in the fields of applied science, chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, mathematics, and mechanics. With his talents, he sews his own costume to conceal his identity, and he constructs many devices that complement his powers, most notably mechanical web-shooters to help navigate and trap his enemies along with a spider-signal as a flashlight and a warning beacon to criminals.
Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of which is The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character developed from a shy, nerdy New York City high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married high school teacher to in the late 2000s, a single freelance photographer. In the 700th and final issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, writer Dan Slott’s controversial story saw Spider-Man’s mind switched with that of his dying arch-foe Dr Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man became no more, however, he still lives on in the Marvel Films.
In the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel’s flagship superhero team. Spider-Man’s nemesis Doctor Octopus also took on the identity for a story arc spanning 2012–2014, following a body swap plot in which Peter appears to die. Marvel has also published books featuring alternate versions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man 2099, which features the adventures of Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of the future; Ultimate Spider-Man, which features the adventures of a teenaged Peter Parker in an alternate universe; and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which depicts the teenager Miles Morales, who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man after Ultimate Peter Parker’s supposed death. Miles is later brought into mainstream continuity, where he works alongside Peter.
Spiderman was first portrayed in live action by Danny Seagren in Spidey Super Stories and The Electric Company skit which ran from 1974 to 1977. In films, Spider-Man has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland and Reeve Carney starred as Spider-Man in the 2010 Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Spider-Man has been well received as a superhero and comic book character, and he is often ranked as one of the most popular and iconic comic book characters of all time.
Here is the chronological order of the Spider-Man films:
Toby Maguire Series
Andrew Garfield Series
Tom Holland Series
- (Spider-Man appears as only a secondary character in this film)
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the new Marvel Comic Spiderman film being released in 2019, produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is set to be the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming from 2017 and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. It stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. It follows Parker and his friends as they go on a school trip to Europe and set to be as dramatic and exciting as all the other Marvel films.
Select Blinds & Spider-Man
At Select Blinds we are able to make you made to measure blinds in any type of design, material or colour to match your child’s bedrooms colours or theme. We are the industry specialists in doors and window coverings. and our professional and reliable service across Scotland will help you transform your child’s room, be it Spider-Man or any other Character that they love.
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If you are seeking energy efficiency, style, versatility or colourful additions for your child’s bedroom or playroom then Select Blinds can help you with our Made to Measure Blinds. All our blinds are uniquely manufactured to your precise dimensions and requirements and our team of professionals will measure, manufacture and install your blinds to make sure that you get the perfect fit every time.
We will bring our vast collection of samples to your home for a free consultation and can advise on the best type of blind for your child’s needs, whether its roller blackout blinds to assist with the daytime naps and summer evenings/mornings, or funky Venetians for your teenager.
As well as bright and vibrant colours to match any child’s room colour scheme, we also have a range of blinds from Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel Films, Marvel Comics and Star Wars. These include popular characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Marvel Avengers, Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Disney Princess, Lightning McQueen, Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, Yoda, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo.
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If you’ve converted the attic into a bedroom or playroom, the chances are you’ll have a skylight or two. We supply great value blinds to fit all the major manufacturers’ windows, with a vast choice of designs and patterns in blackout material.
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Keeping your little ones safe is a priority at Select Blinds and this is why all of our blinds either have a cord-free mechanism or come with a safety device in line with the latest European regulations.
Our quality blinds are independently manufactured in our Coatbridge factory and we cover all areas of central Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, Stirling & Falkirk.
If you are looking for Spider-Man Blinds or any other child-themed window coverings then contact us on 0808 271 1866 and one of the team will be happy to help or book in your free home measuring service.
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