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10 Ways The Amazing Spider-Man Proved The Benchmark Of Superhero Comics

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Thanks to legendary storytelling and memorable moments, the Amazing Spider-Man became the gold standard of superhero comic books.

Key cornerstones and benchmarks define the history of superhero comics. Among these are bravery, courage, overcoming tremendous odds, the ability to meet a historical moment, and more. Certain superhero comic titles fulfill these benchmarks effortlessly with innovative storytelling and creative character exploration.

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The Amazing Spider-Man, launched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, created benchmarks with ease and regularity. Future comic series emulated stories and arcs that Spider-Man titles popularized. Since the first issue released in 1962, Amazing Spider-Man transcended the boundaries of superhero comics with stories that showcased what could be accomplished with this medium.

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"If This Be My Destiny...!" is considered The Amazing Spider-Man's finest hour. Peter Parker realizes an important lesson about the business of the superhero: strength ultimately comes from within. Spider-Man is the benchmark superhero of overcoming impossible odds as the underdog.

No superhero reflects this cornerstone more than Spider-Man, and no story arc does it better than this one. Much of Spidey's popularity stems from the fact that he's relatable. Fans of all ages and backgrounds face struggles. Spider-Man overcomes his by drawing strength from his loved ones and his responsibilities to them.

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