- 11:21 am - Fri, Jun 29, 2012
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The first Spider-Man in comics wasn’t Peter Parker
Another Spider-Man hit the scene 25 years before Peter Parker.
65 years ago in Whiz Comics #89 by publisher Fawcett Comics. He was invented by writer Otto Binder and illustrator Kurt Schaffenberger as a nemesis for Captain Marvel, a crime-fighter who would join DC Comics' stable of heroes.
This character — dubbed “Spider Man" (no hyphen) — was a completely unrelated bad guy who showed up in but a single issue. Meet the original, disgusting, and ratty Spider Man of 1947, a fur-suit-wearing crime lord who enjoyed shooting glue into stranger’s mouths. Via
*Commenter dlomax on the lower left panel, "This one seems more like the money shot to me."