superhero icons

Iconic comic book characters such as Spiderman and Batman are the strength of the industry. Like all good story telling, strong central and secondary characters are paramount to the success and longevity of comic book titles. Publishers like Marvel and DC comics have created a plethora of such characters, and many have taken on an almost mythological importance. The design of this Icons page will be to highlight some of these heroes (and villains) that have made the comic book medium the success that it is.


Real Name - Peter Parker
Height - 5'10"
Weight - 167 lbs.
Eyes - Hazel
Hair - Brown

Peter can cling to most surfaces, has superhuman strength (now capable of lifting 20 ton optimally) and is roughly 18 times more agile than a regular human. The combination of his acrobatic leaps and web-slinging enables him to travel rapidly from place to place. His spider-sense provides an early warning detection system linked with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him the ability to evade most any injury, provided he doesn't cognitively override the autonomic reflexes. His powers have recently been enhanced after his transformation from the Queen to include a stronger psychic alignment with his environment, especially with other arachnids and insects. He can now create organic webs from his wrists, limited by his body's health and nutrition. Various glands within his arms can produce different types of webs - from drag lines, to sticky nets, to cocoons. Whereas his artifical webs typically decayed within 2 hours, his organic webs can be more persistent (depending on the thickness and type of web) such that web lines may last a week and web sacs may last for months or more. Recent new abilities resulting from his rebirth after battling Morlun include night vision, increased sensory awareness via vibratory patterns transmitted on his web lines, and twin retractable stingers within his forearms. He can use the hairs on his body to detect subtle changes in the wind. His skin's adhesive ability, previously concentrated mainly on his palms and soles of his feet, is now more greatly present throughout his body including his face (previously used to prevent undesirable mask removal) and back.