11 December 2012 11:24 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

"The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were the two most financially successful movies of the year. Hot on their heels was another comic book flick — this one coming courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Even if "The Amazing Spider-Man" doesn't quite measure up to 2012's aforementioned superhero juggernauts, it's worth the price of admission for Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone alone, easily one of the most electric couples on screen (and off it) all year long. Throw in a gargantuan genetic nightmare and you have yourself one heck of a summer blockbuster.

If you missed out on the "Spider-Man" craze this year, fear not — that's what our "Amazing" Gif guide is here for!

1. This is the hero of our story. His name is Peter Parker.

2. He gets bit by a genetically-modified spider and becomes a superhero named Spider-Man. He looks like this:

3. Being Spider-Man is super-rad and gives Peter »

- Josh Wigler

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