Sunday, May 23, 2010

Geek Hero #7: Spiderman

Before he became the celebrated web-slinger, Spiderman was Peter Parker, high school science geek extraordinaire. Parker gains his powers after been bitten by a radioactive spider (during a scientific experiment, no less). Now equipped with wall-climbing abilities, super strength and agility, and home-made web launchers, Spiderman uses both his spider powers and his scientific knowledge in his fight against evil.

Geek Cred:
  • Originally a science geek before becoming a superhero
  • Early in his career (around the age of fifteen), he creates an ultra-strong synthetic polymer with web-like properties, allowing him to swing between buildings, creates nets, etc.
    • Subsequently he designs homemade web launchers to shoot said webbing
  • Expert at one-liners
Day-Saving Ability:
  • Early in his career as Spiderman, he learns the hard way that "with great power comes great responsibility"
  • Routinely grapples with iconic villains, including the Green Goblin, Venom, and J. Jonah Jameson
  • Deals with superhero-scale issues, as well as normal teen life
  • Does whatever a spider can:
    • Spins a web, any size
      • Catches thieves just like flies
    • Is he strong?
      • Listen bud: he's got radioactive blood.
    • Can he swing from a thread?
      • Take a look overheard!
  • Despite this, he's still not as cool as Batman


  1. I laughed really hard at
    -spins a web any size
    ---catches thieves just like flies.

    I look forward to more of these!

  2. how did you come up with the numbers from the ratings?
    also spiderman is better than 6/11 ... not much better.. but def better. =]