Note: Superior Spider-Man #1 spoiler below
Peter Parker is a nerd with an aptitude for science. He gained his powers because of a scientific experiment gone awry. He invented his web-shooters, which are a marvel of engineering and chemistry. A majority of the villains in his rogues gallery also received their powers due to laboratory accidents. Spider-Man typically defeated them by employing scientific methods. Spidey's best friend got his powers while rocketing through space with the smartest man on the planet.
Five years ago, a DEMON used MAGIC to erase Peter's marriage.
Today, Peter haunts his greatest foe as a GHOST.
What the hell is going on at Marvel Comics?