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Spider-Man Lives On

Spider-Man, the hugely popular superhero character, made his introduction in The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series in August of 1962. He was a groundbreaking character, since he was the first teenager (with all of his insecurities and shyness) to become a superhero, rather than appear as simply the superhero’s sidekick.

Nearly 40 years later, in the year 2000, Marvel Comics began the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series.  This was a more modern reinvention of the Peter Parker/Spider-Man story written for a new generation of readers. Spider-Man was the first superhero to be featured in the revamped Marvel Ultimate series and was soon joined by the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

It was revealed this month by Marvel comic book execs that Spider-Man’s alter ego, Peter Parker, would be killed off in the final edition of the Ultimate Spider-Man series being released this month. But this is only true in the Ultimate comic book series. The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series will continue with Peter Parker very much alive. The high school student turned superhero (courtesy of a radioactive spider) will still appear in Marvel comics, but only in the classic Amazing version.

The exciting and successful Spider-Man movies will continue to be made. The next movie, Amazing Spider-Man, will be released on July 3, 2012 and will feature Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. And for television watching Spider-Man fans, Josh Keaton will be starring in the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series planned to run from 2011-2012.

Fans of Spider-Man can find a variety of great Spider-Man collectibles and gift ideas at RetroPlanet.com, including Spider-Man Tin Signs, Magnets and Drinking Glasses. Other wall décor includes a Spider-Man Mirror and exciting Shadow Box. Be sure to view our selection of great Spider-Man gifts and home décor.