Spider-Man is now 50 years old, and like most intellectual properties that are getting up there, it hasn’t always been an easy run. Sure, Spider-Man has had some great moments throughout his life like the Spider-Man cartoon of the ’90s, the Spider-Man: Blue story arc, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, the list goes on. But for every great moment that he had, there was at least one very terrible, very peculiar, and very odd moment. While this is in no way a definitive list of the weirdest moments that we’ve seen Spider-Man in, it’s definitely a good sampling. Prepare to scratch your head in amazement…
1. THE SPIDER-MOBILE
This is a no-brainer. Even Spider-Man himself thought his was a stupid idea to begin with, though we never stopped thinking it was dumb. The car was designed by the Fantastic Four’s Johnny Storm and offered to Spidey from Corona Motors to promote their new ‘non-polluting car engine.’ It took some convincing but the old web head came around and decided to use the car because he needed the money. While this does go along with the ‘regular guy’ aesthetic of Spider-Man, it’s still pretty silly when you think that the man had been getting around New York fine for 12 years.
Spider-Man and his buggy went through a lot in their short time together – he even lost the car in the river once due to Mysterio right around the time that Corona Motors decided they wanted the car back. He even had to fight his car when a modified version of it, built by The Tinkerer, attacked him.