10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Spider-Man

Everyone's heard of Spidey and his everyman counterpart, Peter Parker. But do you know how long his web goo lasts? How about his middle name? And were you aware that before Spider-Man was even a twinkle in his parents' eyes he teamed up with Wolverine? 'S'true. 

In the 1960s, readers had thought that Peter Parker grew up in a relatively normal household. That was until the 1968 release of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ #5 changed everything. In it, writer Stan Lee and his brother, artist Larry Lieber, revealed that Peter’s parents, Richard and Mary Parker, had been spies for the US government before their fiery death in a plane crash. Even more unlikely, years later in 1997’s ‘Untold Tales of Spider-Man’ #Minus 1, a flashback tale by writer Roger Stern and artist John Romita Sr. keyed readers into the fact that Spider-Man’s parents had once saved the life of a fellow agent referred to as Agent-Ten. Later in the issue it was revealed that Agent-Ten was none other than Spidey’s future Avengers teammate, Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine.

Who knew (aside from superfans)? For more Spidey miscellania, check out the list on The FW. Link | Image

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