Peter Parker was
a bookish youth who lived with his aunt and uncle, and was often ridiculed
by the students at his high school. During a science demonstration, a spider
that had been bathed in radiation bit Parker on the hand. From the irradiated
spider, Parker gained the proportionate strength and speed of a spider.
Originally using his powers for personal gain, Spider-Man dedicated his
life to crime-fighting when his uncle was murdered by a burglar that Peter
could have apprehended earlier.
Keeping his identity secret, Spider-Man
has never hesitated to put his life on the line for the people of New York.
In his civilian identity, Peter works as a freelance photographer for the
Daily Bugle, taking pictures of himself in action. He is also married to
supermodel Mary Jane Watson, who has managed to come to terms with her
husbands dangerous profession. Despite public opinion that he is a menace,
Spider-an continues to fight for the side of good whenever he is needed. Venom
is his arch-nemesis.