Things We Saw Today: Happy Spider-Man Day!

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It’s August 1st, which means it’s time to celebrate one of our favorite nerd holidays, Spider-Man Day. On this day, the iconic web-slinger made his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. 58 years later, Spider-Man remains one of the most popular superheroes of all time.

Created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, Spider-Man quickly set himself apart from his fellow superheroes. Nerdy teen Peter Parker became a deeply relatable character with fans, who identified with his loneliness and alienation. Spider-Man was a true underdog character, who struggled to reconcile his powers with his everyday foibles. Along the way, he learned that “with great power there must also come great responsibility”, a lesson that would reverberate in countless comics, films, television series, games, musicals, etc.

Many took to Twitter to celebrate the anniversary of Marvel’s flagship character:

(via, image: Marvel/Sony)

  • We will never not love A League of Their Own. (via Jezebel)
  • We’re digging this ranking of every Mission: Impossible mask reveal. (via Variety)
  • Here are the winners of the 2020 Hugo Awards. (via io9)
  • Happy National Mutt Day to these truly excellent doggos!
  • These Instagram comic auctions are raising lots of money for COVID-19 relief. (via Syfy Wire)
  • Did you know that Dave Bautista auditioned to play Bane? (via CBR)
  • The Mandalorian original novel has been pushed back to fall 2021. (via /Film)
  • We stan Ayanna Pressley!

Happy Saturday and Eid Mubarak, Mary Suevians!

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