If there's one thing everyone knows about Spider-Man, it's that he keeps his secret identity... well, secret. Very few people have known who he was over the years with many only revealing their knowledge of his true identity moments before they died.
While some of his enemies like Norman Osborn knew Peter Parker was his true nemesis and used that information to terrorize him, hardly anyone else knew. This kept Peter Parker somewhat separated from the people in his life, but it also kept them (mostly) safe from harm... despite all the shenanigans his Aunt May got into over the years.
Despite this, Peter Parker did something truly shocking in the pages of Civil War when he went in front of a bunch of cameras and revealed to the world that Spider-Man was, in fact, Peter Parker.
"My name is Peter Parker, and I've been Spider-Man since I was fifteen years old."
With those words, readers were completely shocked. This was a complete and total change for the character, which seemed like there would be no turning back from. There was a way back some issues later, but that's another story.
J. Jonah Jameson took the news particularly harshly and even tried to sue Parker for all the money he paid him over the years for taking shots of Spider-Man for the Daily Bugle. It was a major reveal and one of the most shocking moments in Spider-Man history.
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