Jack Kirby actually drew the first ever Spider-Man cover on Amazing Fantasy #15. But it was Steve Ditko who defined the early look of Marvel's iconic hero.
After Ditko left Amazing Spider-Man, John Romita, Sr. came on the book and made it his own. Romita's take on Spider-Man defined the character for decades.
After keeping the same costume for over two decades, it was time for a change in the '80s! Spidey picked up his cool Black Costume during Secret Wars. But this alien costume turned out to be alive.
Even after separating from the symbiote, Spidey kept the Black Costume look until Venom came along. In that way, the legacy of this costume continues to this day.
Todd McFarlane's take on Spider-Man revitalized Peter Parker's world in the '90s.
McFarlane went on to launch the best-selling Spider-Man #1 before co-founding Image Comics. But McFarlane's influence lasted for years afterwards.
Long before the Spider-Verse came along, Marvel introduced the Spider-Man of the future: Miguel O'Hara.
Spider-Man 2099 has outlasted the other Marvel 2099 heroes. He also had a cameo in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated movie.
In Web of Spider-Man #100, Peter went into battle with a special suit of Spider-Armor. It didn't last long, but it's been immortalized as toys and in video games.
This is not Spider-Man. It's his clone, Ben Reilly. Trust us, it would take too long to explain. But when Ben went into action, he had his own identity as the Scarlet Spider.
Ben and Peter were tricked into believing that Ben was the one true Spider-Man. So, Ben took over the role of Spider-Man and had his own take on the classic costume.
Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mark Bagley re-envisioned Spidey for a new generation in Ultimate Spider-Man. This alternate timeline Spider-Man was once again a teenage hero.
When Spider-Man finally joined the Avengers, Tony Stark took him under his wing and created a new costume for him. The result was the Iron Spider armor, a significantly upgraded outfit.
After the apparent death of Human Torch, the Fantastic Four rebranded themselves as the Future Foundation. Torch's best friend, Spider-Man, was invited to join the team in his place.
Spidey also took on a custom FF costume during his time with the team.
In the Ultimate Marvel universe, young Peter Parker died. But Miles Morales was inspired by Peter's life, and he became the new Spider-Man.
Miles proved to be so popular that he now co-exists with Peter in the main Marvel Universe.
During the "Ends of the Earth" storyline, Spidey came up with armor designed to fight every member of the Sinister Six.
It's a little bulky compared to Spidey's other costumes, but it got the job done.
After "Ends of the Earth," Doctor Octopus got his revenge by stealing Peter Parker's body. However, Doc Ock was inspired to become a hero by Peter's example.
As the Superior Spider-Man, Doc Ock created his own upgrades for Spidey. But he lacked the true heart of a hero.
After reclaiming his body from Doc Ock, Peter found himself as the head of his own company. He subsequently became a tech mogul who hired Spider-Man to be his bodyguard as a cover.
Spidey also upgraded his own costume this time. But with less brutal options than the Superior Spider-Man
In the current Amazing Spider-Man series, Spidey has returned to his traditional costume.
But if the past is any indication, Spider-Man will eventually have new costumes in the future!