Spider-Man is ranked as one of the greatest superheroes of all time, but I still feel like he is underrated. He should be ranked as the greatest superhero by far. Spider-Man is the most exciting super hero to watch in action because he’s cool under pressure, has amazing powers, and never gives up. Tons of teenagers can relate to him because he lives a fairly normal teenage life as Peter Parker.
Bitten by a genetically modified radioactive super-spider, Peter Parker gained incredible abilities. He was suddenly able to scale walls and stick himself to things just like a spider. He was able to punch through a solid concrete wall with his spider-strength. He gained spectacular agility and a sixth sense that warns him of oncoming danger (which he refers to as his “spider-sense”). Using his superior intellect he developed a web-shooter. This mechanism ejects an advanced adhesive, releasing web-fluid in a variety of configurations, including a single rope-like strand to swing from, a net to bind enemies, and a simple glob to foul machinery or blind an opponent. He can also weave his webs into helpful objects such as a shield or a parachute.
The story of Spider-Man is set in New York, a real-life place unlike Superman’s Metropolis or Batman’s Gotham city, which makes the story more real. Peter Parker is the school's biggest nerd at Midtown High, especially when it comes to science. Even if he isn’t an average person, he has the same struggles as most teenagers. He stresses about school, friends, and home life, while also having the burden of being Spider-Man. He is constantly torn from his regular life into exciting adventures. Although he always saves the day, the New York press makes people think he’s a menace and a threat, so the people of New York never appreciate what he does for them. This has caused him to temporarily retire on one or two occasions, but his want to do right always brings him back. Spider-Man is very cool under pressure. He always has something clever or sarcastic to say, which really annoys his enemies, and makes it more enjoyable to watch him in action.
Some people might think that Spider-Man is a boring character because he’s just a nerdy teenager who got lucky. Maybe he is a nerd who has normal life struggles, doesn’t look like the “hero type”, and isn’t ever appreciated by the people he serves. But in my opinion, that makes him even better. He is so easy to relate to for many teenagers, and his story becomes almost believable the deeper you get into it. He definitely has some awesome powers and a pretty cool looking suit. He is definitely a superhero that people can look up to for his bravery, endurance, and desire to do good. Spider-Man is the best superhero ever.