Can anyone compare Spider-Man to Superman?
Since they fought in 1975 and meet each other a few times in crossover comics, i was wondering if anyone can compare these heroes? compare Mary Jane to Lois Lane, Compare Perry White to Jonah Jameson, compare Bizarro to Venom, compare Spider-Woman to Supergirl and compare Kingpin to Lex Luthor.
Both work at a newspaper
Both wear red and blue costumes
Both fall in love with women that love Superman and Spider-man but don't
love Clark and Peter
Both are thought of as nerds at one point or other.
Both wore or wear glasses at one point or another
I would say Mr.Lee borrowed quite a bit from the Superman Mythos when he created Spidey.
Master of Funk!
The similarities between Superman and Spider-Man are so numerous, it'd probably be easier to point out the differences between them.
The primary difference that Stan Lee made to the Superman formula when crafting the Spider-Man mythos, and the thing that really made Spider-Man unique, was that he made the geeky loser alter ego the real person, rather than an act the hero plays in order to hide his identity. In simpler terms, at the time that Spider-Man was created, Superman was the real guy and mild-mannered Clark Kent was the disguise. Whereas mild-mannered Peter Parker was the real guy and the cocky wise-cracking Spider-Man was the disguise. This may not seem like a big deal now, but at the time, this was a revolutionary idea that changed super-hero comics forever.
AND both is their respective publishers biggest sellers.:D