A bite from a spider somehow gave Science Student Peter Parker its arachnid powers, and instead of doing them for private gain, he chose to serve others with them. An orphan living with his aunt, May Parker, the boy decided to use a mask while fighting evil so as not to burden her with his actions.
Naming himself Spider-Man and sporting a pair of web-shooting devices he’d built, Parker wound up in internet videos, which attracted the notice of Tony Stark. The billionaire businessperson deduced Spider-Man’s secret identification and requested Parker at his and May’s home in Queens, New York, with a request for aid from the hero in an upcoming confrontation with Captain America and a group of other rogue Avengers and friends. Parker was initially hesitant to even admit his secret career as Spider-Man. Still, the thrill of experience and Stark’s talk of stability drew him in, and he allowed the invitation, as well as a new, high-tech outfit and web-shooters.