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1) What comic book did Spider-Man first appear in?

Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962).

2) Who was the first super-villain Spider-Man ever encountered?

In Amazing Fantasy #18, Spider-Man battled Supercharger, the living battery. Previously, he had battled mostly small-time crooks.

3) What super-villain kidnapped and murdered Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy?

In Amazing Spider-Man #121, the Green Goblin kidnapped Peter Parker's then-girlfriend Gwen Stacy and dropped her off a bridge. Peter tried to save her, but when his webbing caught Gwen, the whiplash broke her neck, and she died instantly.

4) Which character bullied Peter Parker in high school?

Flash Thompson was a star football player who mercilessly bullied his high school classmate Peter Parker but greatly admired Spider-Man, an irony in which the superhero took some gratification.

5) When Spider-Man was first offered membership in The Avengers, he was required to catch what super-powered being as a test?

In Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3, Spider-Man was offered membership in The Avengers if he could capture the Hulk and return him to Avengers headquarters. Although he did manage to capture the Hulk, Spider-Man was suspicious of what the Avengers wanted with the green-skinned monster. Feeling pity for the creature, Spider-Man decided to release him instead of turning him over to the Avengers, thus failing the test.

6) What did Spider-Man bring home from the first "Secret Wars"?

Spider-Man brought a new black costume back from the first "Secret Wars". Unfortunately, his nifty new threads turned out to be an alien symbiote that wanted to bond with him permanently! With Mr. Fantastic's help, Spider-Man was able to separate himself from the costume. Apparently feeling a little rejected, the symbiote would eventually bond with Eddie Brock and become the dangerous super-villain known as Venom.

7) Who was the guest speaker at Peter Parker's high school graduation?

When Peter Parker graduated from high school in Amazing Spider-Man #28, the guest speaker at his graduation ceremony was none other than Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson.

8) Why did Stan Lee reject Jack Kirby as the original Spider-Man artist?

When Kirby showed Lee the first six pages he'd drawn, Lee recalled, "I hated the way he was doing it! Not that he did it badly--it just wasn't the character I wanted; it was too heroic". Instead, Lee turned to Steve Ditko, who developed a visual style Lee found satisfactory.

9) What was the first Spider-Man spin-off series?

The Spectacular Spider-Man was a proto-graphic novel designed to appeal to older readers. It only lasted for two issues, but it represented the first Spider-Man spin-off publication.

10) What color is Mary Jane Watson's hair?

John Romita, Sr. has stated that in designing Mary Jane, Peter Parker's love interest, he took Ann-Margret from the movie Bye Bye Birdie as a guide, using her coloring, the shape of her face, and her red hair.