Spider-Man has based his career on overcoming tragedies and continuing to stay the course of allowing those to define the man he is. It all started with the death of his Uncle Ben, which put him on the path to becoming a true superhero and has continued with loss after loss throughout his entire existence at Marvel.
Things came to a head recently at Marvel Comics with the “Last Remains” storyline, where the villain Kindred attempted to force Spider-Man to take responsibility for the deaths in his lifetime, pulling the corpses of all the dead from the graves. who died. Spider-Man to see. Despite this, Web-Crawler remains one of Marvel’s greatest heroes due to the way he takes great responsibility for all of his actions.
10 The marauder
The death of The Prowler is not in the main Spider-Man comics, but in the pages of Miles Morales’s version of Spider-Man. This is a tough question because Miles never had to deal with the losses Peter Parker was forced to deal with. The only death that really affected Miles was that of Peter, whom Miles did not even know personally.
However, in Miles Morales: Spider-Man # 21 by Saladin Ahmed and Marcelo Ferreira, Prowler sacrificed himself to save his nephew Miles from Ultimatum. It was very heartbreaking when Miles lost someone he totally loved.
9 George stacy
Peter Parker had a true love of his life from the beginning, and it was Gwen Stacy. However, this was complicated because his father was the Captain of the NYPD and he believed that Spider-Man was a threat. In Amazing spider man # 90 of Stan Lee and Gil Kane, part of a building fell and killed George during an attack by Doctor Octopus.
Before his death, he looked at Spider-Man and let him know that he knew it was Peter Parker and asked him to take care of Gwen. However, this led to a split between Peter and Gwen, who blamed Spider-Man for their father’s death.
8 Jean DeWolff
“The Death of Jean DeWolff” remains one of the best Spider-Man stories. In the comics, Captain DeWolff was a strong ally to Spider-Man and his closest friend in the police force. In Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man # 107 by Peter David and Rich Buckler, the police arrived to find her brutally murdered with no idea who killed her.
It turned out that the killer was a villain known as the Sin Eater. What was even harder to believe was that Sin-Eater was DeWolff’s former lover, Det. Stan Carter, and she was his first victim.
7 Ben reilly
The Ben Reilly story was a disaster. This was part of the Clone Saga, and Reilly was the man readers thought Peter Parker was for a long time. However, the real Peter Parker returned, thinking he was a clone, and the two attempted to coexist.
All of this ended with Reilly’s tragic death in Spiderman # 75 by Howard Mackie and John Romita Jr. The Green Goblin impaled Reilly. Spider-Man watched the man disintegrate, proving that Peter was the original and Reilly was the clone the entire time.
6 Harry osborn
Harry Osborn had a difficult life, with a father who neglected him and treated him as a failure. So when Harry found out that his father was the Green Golbin and blamed Spider-Man for killing his father, something in his mind snapped. Harry hated Spider-Man, and when he found out it was Peter Parker, he hated him even more, blaming Peter for Gwen Stacy’s death.
However, Harry came out as a hero in Spectacular Spider-Man # 200 by JM DeMatteis and Sal Buscema. He was trying to kill Spider-Man and create a way for both men to die together. However, Harry realized that his son and Mary Jane were there and saved them both. He then saved Spider-Man’s life, but died doing so, apologizing for everything as he died.
5 Ben parker
It’s hard to rank Uncle Ben higher than this because he died in Spider-Man’s first appearance. This means that fans had not had a chance to meet Ben Parker. In this first appearance in Amazing fantasy # 15, Uncle Ben died.
Uncle Ben was the man who helped raise Peter Parker and thought he was right and wrong. When Peter received his powers, he decided to use them for financial gain. As a result, he ignored a thief and that man killed Uncle Ben. After this, Spider-Man used tragedy and pain to become a true hero.
4 May parker
Aunt May’s death wasn’t real, but that didn’t make it any less heartbreaking. Forget the moment Peter Parker made a deal with Mephisto to save his life, and go back years before that, to the moment Peter saw May die.
In Amazing spider man # 400 by JM DeMatteis and Mark Bagley, Peter was with Aunt May while she was in the hospital after suffering a stroke. However, she failed and died in Peter’s arms. However, this was not the real Aunt May, and she was an actress who played May and died while the real May was held captive by the Green Goblin.
3 Ned leeds
Ned Leeds had a difficult life. He was a close friend of Peter Parker, and soon fell in love with Betty Brant, with whom Peter also had a close relationship. Peter was even the best man for Ned and Betty.
However, things went wrong when the Hobgoblin brainwashed Ned into believing that he was the villain, and he became an unwitting villain. When the real Hobgoblin leaked the news that Ned was the villain, the Stranger sent men to kill Ned. In Spider-Man vs. Wolverine # 1 by Jim Owsley and Mark Bright, Peter was the man who found her body.
two Spider-Man (Ultimate)
Moving on to the Ultimate Marvel world, and the most devastating death was Peter Parker himself. In this world, when a hero dies, he is not resurrected, which made Peter’s death a shock. In the war between the Ultimates and the Avengers, the Punisher was ordered to kill Captain America.
It would miss on purpose, but Spider-Man didn’t know it and swung between the two, taking the bullet. In The last Spiderman # 160 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, Spider-Man went to fight Green Golbin to save his friends and family. They were both killed in battle, and Peter told Aunt May that he couldn’t save Uncle Ben, but that he saved her and then died.
1 Gwen stacy
The most heartbreaking death in Spider-Man comic history has come Amazing spider man # 121 by Gerry Conway and Gil Kane. Spider-Man was in a battle with the Green Goblin, and Norman brought Gwen Stacy into the fight.
He took her to the top of the George Washington Bridge and then threw her off the bridge. Spider-Man fired his web to save her, but her neck snapped and she died instantly. It was tragic, as Spider-Man failed to save the woman he loved and she died in his arms.
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