These Spider-Man Memes Do Whatever A Spider Meme Can

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Spider-Man, not Spiderman, is among the most popular of all comic superheroes, and has been since his introduction way back in 1962. We narrowed our favorite Spider-Man memes to fifteen because Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy, issue #15.

What Do Spider-Man Memes Mean?

Spider-Man fights New York's most notorious super-villains. But take off the mask and he's still the young Peter Parker, struggling to find love, pay the rent, and satisfy the unrealistic demands of his boss. Spider-Man memes explore this juxtaposition of hidden powers and common problems.

How Spider-Man Memes Are Used

Spider-Man is an accidental superhero. He isn't always certain what's the best action to take. He often fails, but he never quits. Spider-Man memes reflect these competing traits. Many also acknowledge the fact that spider powers are a bit creepy. 

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The 60s, Man

Spider-Man is popular and that's why there are so many Spider-Man memes.
Spider-Man is popular and that's why there are so many Spider-Man memes.

Let's get this out of the way. Kids today may applaud Spider-Man's appearance in the latest Marvel blockbuster, but he was created back when Baby Boomers were themselves younglings. Those early low-budget cartoons were decidedly trippy. Spider-Man memes embrace this old school wackiness. 

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Spider-Man Spider-Man Does What?

Spider-Man is actually just a boy.
Spider-Man is actually just a boy.

We carry supercomputers in our pockets and can connect with the world, so how come we often feel so powerless? Spider-Man memes help ease our pain. Even our favorite superhero gets grounded. 

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Just A Man Like One Of Us

Life is hard for Spider-Man and for everyman.
Life is hard for Spider-Man and for everyman.

A core theme of Spider-Man is that he's an everyman. He has a hard time getting a date, paying his bills, meeting a deadline – oh, and saving hundreds of lives on a subway careening out of control. Spider-Man memes know exactly what that feels like.

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Deadpool Is Not Spider-Man

Spider-Man only looks like Deadpool.
Spider-Man only looks like Deadpool.

The web loves to juxtapose the raunchy humor from Deadpool with the casual heroics of Spider-Man. The two masked heroes look alike, but certainly don't act alike. There's a slew of similar Deadpool meets Spider-Man memes out there, most less discreet than our favorite. 

 

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Spider-Man At Hogwarts

Spider-Man does not go to Hogwarts.
Spider-Man does not go to Hogwarts. ​

He's a man. He's a spider. He's a...Gryffindor? Netizens love mashing up their favorite superhero with their favorite wizard, Harry Potter.  Both lost their parents at a young age and both had tragic missteps while learning to harness their powers. Spider-Man meets Harry Potter was bound to be turned into a meme. 

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Spidey Powers Are Weird

Being a spider-man is weird.
Being a spider-man is weird.

He comes out at night, sneaks around, leaps about, spins a web, all like a spider. Superpowers are great, but the life of a superhero can get weird. Ever notice? The Internet has. 

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Spidey Villains Are More Weird

Spider-Man villains are weird.
Spider-Man villains are weird. ​

A spider-man may seem weird to some, but the villains who populate Spider-Man's world are especially weird. Count on the Internet to make it weirder. 

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Which Spider-Man Is Which

Many actors have played Spider-Man for Sony and Marvel.
Many actors have played Spider-Man for Sony and Marvel. ​

When you think Iron Man, you think Robert Downey, Jr. Captain America is always played by Chris Evans. But, Spider-Man? The Spider-Man movies have featured Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. He's played by still another actor on Broadway. This doesn't even take into account the different incarnations of Spider-Man in comic book form. (No, it's not always Peter Parker.) Spider-Man memes happily play with this merry-go-round of spider-men.

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It's My Money And I Need It Now

Spider-Man is a superhero but always in need of some quick cash.
Spider-Man is a superhero but always in need of some quick cash.

Take off the mask and Spider-Man is more struggling artist than conquering superhero. He's always broke and life in the big city isn't cheap. Spider-Man memes have the solution: call J.G. Wentworth. Now!

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Spider-Man Villains Also Have Day Jobs

Even Spider-Man villains like Green Goblin sometimes have to behave.
Even Spider-Man villains like Green Goblin sometimes have to behave.

Just like Peter Parker when he takes off the Spider-Man mask, many Spider-Man villains also have day jobs. Spider-Man memes understand. Everyone's got a boss.

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O Captain My Captain

Spider-Man finally appears in a Marvel film, but it's about Captain America.
Spider-Man finally appears in a Marvel film, but it's about Captain America. ​

It took Marvel so long to secure the film rights to its own creation that two Spider-Man actors outgrew the role. Then after years of fan anticipation, Spider-Man finally appears in a big budget Marvel film –about Captain America. Spider-Man memes are not amused. 

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All Man But Not All Spider

Spider-Man is more man than spider.
Spider-Man is more man than spider.

Peter Parker was bit by a radioactive spider. This endowed him with numerous spidey powers. But what else? The Internet is curious.

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Spider-Man Cries A Lot

Tobey Maguire cries a lot in Spider-Man movies.
Tobey Maguire cries a lot in Spider-Man movies. ​

Everywhere Peter Parker turns, there's a reminder that his beloved Uncle Ben is dead. Also, Toby Maguire cries a lot in the Spider-Man movies. Spider-Man memes smell opportunity.

 

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Haters Gonna Hate

J. Jonah Jameson is not a nice boss.
J. Jonah Jameson is not a nice boss. ​

News editor J. Jonah Jameson, Jr. doesn't care much for Peter Parker and he positively can't stand Spider-Man. Also, he looks like...Hitler? Maybe Spider-Man creator Stan Lee never cared much for his real-life boss? Spider-Man memes sure don't. 

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Tony Stark Makes You Feel (Like A Woman)

Spider-Man needs a father figure.
Spider-Man needs a father figure.

Peter Parker craves a father figure. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, is there to help. The Internet is there to make fun of all this, particularly after Tom Holland, the current Spider-Man, dressed as a woman for the popular TV show, Lip Sync Battle. Poor, Tom. The Internet never forgets.