Do you have any idea what he was like when he first came out? He wasn't like Green Lantern or Superman or Batman. He was a dark, scary, fear, totem. Everybody's initial reaction was "He's a sticky Mystery Man", because you couldn't see his mouth. Ignoring he was Peter Parker, an unobtrusive social outcast, Spider-Man sent chills up your spine, because the spiders connotation was to make you flee. Villains got the same effect as other people. He didn't swoop in like the flyers. He was sticking to a wall, with those big, menacing eyes, and staring you down. You didn't know how to take him, because you couldn't make eye contact. He was completely covered from head to foot in the colors of a poisonous, dangerous insect, spraying something out of his hands, so you couldn't move. You were immersed into the tiny insect world, with a giant sized spider patrolling the neighborhood, in the dark. It was the stuff of nightmares.