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"Spider-Man" is the signature main character from Marvel Comics. He is the alter-ego of Mr. Peter Parker, a science student at a New York City university. While Peter was conducting a radiology experiment, he was bitten by a spider that had been exposed to the radidation. He then discovered he had acquired the spider's wall-scaling, leaping, and extra-sensory abilities. He also gained much more strength and endurance. Peter then makes himself a red and blue costume and made himself something that allowed him to spin webs, thus being able to move swiftly and quickly from building to building high above the streets of Manhattan. When Peter's Uncle Ben is murdered, Peter would not help the police stop the fleeing criminal, who ran past Peter when he was at a TV Station exhibiting his spider-abilities. Because he neglected to help, Peter was in some way responsible for his Uncle's death. It is then that Peter, dressed in his Spiderman guise, catches the murderer using his abilities, and comes to realize his powers were given to him to do good, and decides to be this new fighter of crime. In order to support his now widowed aunt, he decides to take a job as a photographer at a local newspaper, but still fights crime as Spiderman. Peter keeps his new duty a secret from everyone. Spiderman was created by Stan Lee, founder of Marvel Comics. This is one of the earliest superheros featured in illusttrated comic books. A TV show was created and aired from 1967 to 1970. Its opening theme song was written by Paul Francis Webster. Bernard Cowan was the dialogue director, he was the narrator, and provided some voices to the supporting characters. Peter Parker was voiced by Paul Soles, who used a lighter voice for Peter Parker, and a deeper, stronger voice for Spiderman. This was an animated series, and led to a multitude of marketing items and toys, and started the trend of superheros being portrayed in weekly cartoon shows on television.