Spider Man Paternity
Claimants or participants to Spider Man's Creation
Brief History of the 'Web Slinger'
The original Marvel Comics Spider Man was drawn by Jack Kirby, a five-page preliminary piece that Stan Lee decided was "too heroic" and the project was then shifted to Steve Ditko drawing and Stan Lee writing it. The then owner of Marvel, Martin Goodman, didn't like the approach of a skinny teenage kid with various problems being the title hero, but he let Stan Lee run the Ditko-Lee origin in Amazing Fantasy #15 - at which point the character started to take off.
The history books say the genesis of the character began with the Joe Simon "Spiderman" which appeared in 1959 in The Adventures of the Fly for Harvey Comics, in which the titular character was drastically different, and other than the use of the "spider" in the name there wasn't any particular connecting thread to what became Marvel's best-selling character.
Original Page June 2012 | Updated June 28, 2012