Bitten by a radioactive spider, and taught from a young age that with great power comes great responsibility, there are few comic book heroes that are better known than the amazing Spider-Man. Yet, while Spider-Man is one of the most popular of the Marvel superheroes, not every aspect of the character is well known by fans. According to the comics, Spider-Mans webbing is designed to dissolve entirely after an hour, leaving no permanent damage to the buildings or people who’ve been caught in their way.
1) In the original comic, Spidey shoots a web down after Gwen to try to stop her fall, but the sudden stop from the web causes a ‘Swik’ sound in the comic, which has been interpreted as Gwen’s neck snapping.
2) In the original comic, Spidey shoots a web down after Gwen to try to stop her fall, but the sudden stop from the web causes a ‘Swik’ sound in the comic, which has been interpreted as Gwen’s neck snapping
3) Young Peter Parker experiments with a variety of chemicals to create his own synthetic webbing. Stan Lee has explained that the reason he wanted Peter to invent his webs rather than simply being gifted with them was because he wanted to show Peter’s capability as an intelligent and scientific hero.
4) The comics have shown Spider-Man using his webs to bind the strength of the Hulk, and the webs are also fireproof enough to withstand the Human Torch’s flames under normal conditions.
5) Another alteration Spider-Man has made to his webs at times is making his web-shooters voice activated. When Peter says the words ‘web barrage’, his shooters fire off a quick succession of web bullets, saying ‘wide net’ causes his shooters to drop a large sheet of webbing, and ‘recoil strand’ tells his shooters to retract the strand of webbing they’re releasing.