Marvel's Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first gave the world the character of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15, first released all the way back in 1962. The pair would go on to produce thirty-eight editions of the Wall-crawler's adventures over the next three years before Ditko left. The seeds of becoming the world's most popular superhero had already been sown however, and Spider-Man soon rocketed into the mainstream's attention under the careful watch of Lee and co.
Spider-Man's comics are usually seen as the more wholesome, light-hearted approach to superhero media. Peter Parker's nerdy persona and high school issues are a long way away from some of the far-flung, dramatic battles waged by other characters in the Marvel universe, and his constant wisecracking and joking around is a trait not every hero can claim to have.
However, where there is great power there must also come great responsibility, and there are more than a few instances of the weight of being a superhero catching up with Peter and Spidey over the years.
From emotional outbursts getting the better of him, to losing the ones nearest and dearest to him, dark moments have plagued the web-slinger right throughout his time in the world of comic books...