Spider-Man is a superhero that was once a nerd, which makes him relatable to fanboys. The nerd’s name is Peter Parker, and when he was a teenager he got bit by a radioactive spider that gave him superpowers. (In real life, when a nerd gets bit by a spider, he’ll usually just get a welt.) Even though he had some fun superpowers, Peter was negligent of crime and his uncle died as a direct result.
Haunted by his irresponsibility, Peter decided to use his powers as Spider-Man to fight crime. Spider-Man is fast, strong, and he can spin webs with his bottom, just like a real spider. He also has a “spider-sense,” which make him tingle. I think it helps him anticipate the future, just like psychic spiders.
Peter Parker is also a photographer, and he takes a lot of photos of himself as Spider-Man, which he sells to a newspaper. Additionally, Peter has trouble in his love life. He tries to date, but he never complains to the waiter if there is a fly in his soup. He usually just traps it in his webbing, which usually doesn’t entice women to try a second date with him.
(Drawing by Fanboy Wife, based on a picture by Jack Kirby)