August 1 is the day we celebrate one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time, Spider-Man!
Spider-Man entered the comic book universe in August 1962 and has been a major player ever since. The groundbreaking story turned heads when it featured an awkward, antisocial teenager as its superhero — a description typically associated with sidekicks. But this bold move turned out to be a boon for creator Stan Lee, who touched the hearts of a generation of kids who felt lonely, rejected or had difficulty making friends. Spider-Man proved anyone can be a superhero and even after 57 years, he’s as popular as ever.
National Today — the internet's #1 authority on holidays — suggests having a Spider-Man movie marathon to celebrate. Depending how far back in time you want to go and which producers/directors you prefer, you could easily spend an entire day watching movie adaptations of Spider-Man comics.
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