Peter Parker learns that with great power there must also always be great responsibility after his Uncle Ben, husband of Aunt May, is murdered by a thief.
Did You Know?
This episode is almost word-for-word lifted from the "updated" version of Spider-Man's origin presented in The Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1, which came out a few months before this episode aired. There are a couple of differences between this version and the one originally presented in Amazing Fantasies #15. The fight with the two thugs, during which Peter breaks a lamp post, does not occur in the Amazing Fantasies version (instead, Peter takes on a professional wrestler). Also, Peter's encounter with the escaping thief happens after his TV audition in Amazing Fantasies, rather than before. See more
In the scene where he encounters the hoodlums after being bitten by the spider, Peter Parker is referred to by one of them as a "four-eyed freak" even though he does not wear glasses for the entire series. See more
Yes, Uncle Ben is dead, and in a sense it was really I who killed him. Because I didn't realize in time that with great power there must also always be great responsibility, but I know it now, and so long as I live, Spider-Man will never shirk his duty again. Robbers, killers, beware. Spider-Man is here.