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Ranking Every Spider-Man in Comics

Updated October 13, 2018 4.3k votes 535 voters 6.1k views20 items

List RulesOnly comic book characters who have worn the Spider-Man suit and went by the name Spider-Man

Webheads unite! It's time to rank every Spider-Man in the Marvel comics universe. Along with all Spider-Man incarnations who appeared in the Spider-Verse storyline, this list also includes alternate versions as well as villains who became Spidey during some time in the comic books. We also did not include the best Spider-Women or Spider-Girls (except for one who took his place temporarily.) Who is your favorite Spider-Man?

Everyone knows the original web-slinger Peter Parker, but do you know the Indian Spider-Man or the Japanese Spider-Man? Several enemies have worn the suit and used the Spider-Man alias, like Kraven, Mac Gargan, and Doctor Octopus. Other comic book characters who were Spider-Man include Miles Morales, Miguel O'Hara, and Bruce Banner. 

Vote for the best Spider-Men in comics. This ranking of every Spider-Man displays pictures of the characters in costume and their comic book appearances. 

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  • Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as in a number of movies, television shows, and video game adaptations set in the Marvel Universe. In the stories, Spider-Man is the alias of Peter Parker, an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash....  more
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      Miguel O'Hara

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        Benjamin 'Ben' Reilly, also known as the Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man, and Spider-Carnage, is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in publications by Marvel Comics. He is a clone and ally of Peter Parker, and is prominent in the "Clone Saga" story arc. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 149....  more
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          Doctor Octopus, real name Dr. Otto Gunther Octavius and also known as Doc Ock, Doc Octopus and the Superior Spider-Man, is a fictional character, a supervillain that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A highly intelligent mad scientist, Doctor Octopus is one of Spider-Man's greatest foes. He is typically portrayed as a stocky, myopic man who utilizes four powerful, mechanical appendages, and is obsessed with proving his own genius and destroying Spider-Man. In his first several appearances, his last name was spelled "Octavious" while all stories since have spelled it "Octavius". The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games and is portrayed by...  more
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