As the 21st century began to loom over the world, everyone’s favorite Auntie’s boy seemed to have lost his sense of humor. Spider-Man jokes almost seemed like a thing of the past. He wasn’t as dour as The Punisher, but he cut out a lot of his silly quips, joined The Avengers (snooze), and died a couple of times - which is bound to kill anyone’s sense of humor. Thanks to Marvel’s desire to bring young readers into the fold, they’ve once again started writing your friendly neighborhood web slinger as a happy-go-lucky protagonist who would rather get a free lunch with She-Hulk than fight the Green Goblin for the 700th time.
Some of the jokes Spider-Man tells are very on brand for the wall crawler, while others seem like they were cooked up by comic book writers who had a chance to write for their favorite web head and didn’t want to waste the dialogue by having him pine for Mary Jane. These choice quips and funny spider-themed banter span Peter Parker’s 50-plus years as a superhero, and they prove that the wall crawler is at his best when he’s goofing off. Whether your favorite Spider-Man is Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Ben Reilly, or Doc Ock (long story), there’s a quip on here just for you.