Marvel Superstar #1: Spider-Man.

July 27, 2009



We do not know what characters will be included in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, but we can make some educated guesses. Top of the list has got to be Spider-Man.

Each superhero that we study in this way will start with the comic book that includes their first appearance. That is the original web-head cover, from way back in August of 1962.

Why is Spider-Man the biggest superstar in Marvel Comics history? That’s an interesting question. It can’t be the bug, people don’t like real spiders much. It isn’t the powers, although shooting webs and spider senses would be very cool abilities to have. It must be the little-guy factor.

See, Peter Parker is a nerd. He is weak in more ways than one. We relate to him, since he is one of us. Then he becomes Spider-Man and he beats any villain they put in front of him.

Marvel Superstar #1 is Spider-Man.



  1. Good start. I hope this game rocks!

  2. I’m hoping the Runaways get some love (either in the initial game or in the first few expansions, as they do have a movie in production (it doesn’t come out until 2011, but still…)

    At the very least, it would be great to have Molly Hayes in the initital Superstars set, as she’s the public face of the Runners, even being included in the Marvel 75th anniversary covers (bottom left), as well as being the Runaway used for their own 75th anniversary cover (Runaways #13).

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