Spider-Man has been one of the most popular superheroes for a long time. He's received countless TV shows, video games, and movies. With all of this Spider-Man media to consume, the Internet has taken hold and created some hilarious memes. Whether they're based on the 60s cartoon or referencing his sad fate in Avengers: Infinity War, these memes have withstood the test of time. Odds are that you're familiar with most of them.
If you're looking for quality, funny, Spider-Man content, then you've come to the right place. No Spider-Man joke is off the table as we explore the 10 best Spidey memes on the Internet.
10 IN HD
One of the funniest Spider-Man memes was from the old cartoon. It featured a shot where two Spider-Men were looking at each other and pointing in a back alley. This became a blank canvas for all sorts of exciting and hilarious jokes.
The meme became so popular that Insomniac, the developers of Marvel's Spider-Man on the PS4, got in on the action. They recreated that meme using the engine and models from the game. Posting it on social media, Insomniac showed its fans that they were willing to have fun. It also showed that they were aware of what the fans wanted.
9 A BETTER NAME
Peter Parker is the man most of us associate with Spidey. He was the first one to don the suit and he has appeared more than the other characters who have taken the mantle. However, with impressive attributes and skills, there was a lot of potential for the character's superhero name.
One meme suggests that Peter Parker could've easily been named Peter Parkour instead of Spider-Man. Spidey is known for combining his wall-crawling and web-swinging for some of the best parkour to watch. As a result, naming him Spider-Man seems like a missed opportunity on Marvel's part! It'd be a bit on-the-nose, though.
8 IN THE STEPS OF GREATNESS
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a heavily praised film, taking home best animated feature at the Oscars. On top of bringing something to the animation industry, it also brought something to the Spider-Man memes. The shot of old Peter hatching a plan with Miles looking at him, trying to copy his every move, was quickly picked up by the Internet.
In this meme, it suggests that Elon Musk, one of the most ambitious men of the decade, took a lot of notes from Phineas and Ferb, trying to achieve even a fraction of their greatest accomplishments. We don't blame him either.
7 IT COULD BE WORSE
Spider-Man has had a long history in animation, spawning several fun cartoons. However, after the cancellation of Spectacular Spider-Man, things went appropriately downhill for the wall-crawler. Ultimate Spider-Man was a step down, but it at least achieved what it set out to be. The Spider-Man show after it, though, left much to be desired.
Among the negative changes, there was a silly costume that Peter wore with goggles and an open face. He could've worn a sweet design that combined a blue hoodie and the mask of Scarlet Spider, but instead, the show went for something a lot less interesting.
6 THAT'S A TWIST
Spider-Man snatching Captain America's shield and holding it up in Captain America: Civil War became one of the most iconic shots in a superhero film. However, the funny thing about Spider-Man's antics is always to see how they're interpreted by J. Jonah Jameson.
Jameson has yet to make an appearance in the MCU, but if he did, then one of his headlines would look something like this meme. Presenting Captain America as an aging World War II veteran would do a lot to make Spider-Man look like a raging menace. This meme makes us want to see the MCU bring in Jameson.
5 AVENGERS... ASSEMBLE?
There has been a lot of talk about Disney snatching up other studios to fit in under its wide umbrella. One of its most recent purchases was of FOX. This means that FOX's characters and franchises belong under the Disney umbrella now, including X-Men, Deadpool, and even The Simpsons.
While people speculated about certain mutants making it into Avengers: Endgame, this Spider-Man presenter knows the real deal. With Disney owning both Marvel and FOX, there was nothing stopping them from throwing the Simpsons into Endgame. Sadly, such an epic crossover didn't occur. Perhaps they'll be a major plot point in the next Avengers film.
4 WATCH OUT
There are some bizarre moments in the old Spider-Man cartoon. Among them was this shot of Spider-Man in some crazy web ball as he rolled around. As Spider-Man freed his arms, the resulting image was quite odd. Chances are that you won't see this as a mechanic in a new Spider-Man game or as an extra power in Spider-Man: Far from Home.
There is something so absurd about the way this looks that it makes for a great meme. As bizarre as it is, it's not even Spider-Man's final form. If you thought you were scared now, you haven't seen anything yet.
3 IS SOMETHING BURNING?
The beauty of the old Spider-Man cartoon is that is has so many shots where you can pause it and just insert your own narrative into the story. The show is packed with images like this, and each one is funnier than the last. With Spider-Man standing pensively while fire rages around him, of course there's nothing else he'd be thinking of than whether he turned the oven off or not.
It's the juxtaposition of a superhero like Spider-Man (in costume) with everyday tasks and mistakes we make that leads to the meme being so funny. Next time you leave the oven on, ask yourself: what would Spider-Man do?
2 I''LL JUST POUT
This is another example of how to take a harmless image from the old Spidey cartoon and add a caption so it's completely out of context. Spider-Man is sitting on his bed angrily with his eyes narrowed and his arms folded. In actuality, he's probably thinking about how to take down a new villain.
In this meme, though, the poor fellow has probably been grounded by Aunt May. Despite having all those powers, there's nothing he can do against his beloved aunt. Even Aunt May isn't afraid to discipline Spider-Man if he forgets to bring eggs home from the store.
1 NOT QUITE THE SAME
Spider-Man on the PS4 looked to be an exciting game. When it released, those who played were more than blown away by the slick movement of the character, the beauty of the open world, and the narrative impact of the story. PS4 owners were excited to have Spidey swinging around Manhattan in what must be the definitive Spider-Man game to date.
Xbox users have plenty of games to enjoy as well, and that includes their own Spider-Man game in a sense. They can play LEGO Marvel Super Heroes or the other two LEGO Marvel games to swing around New York as Spidey too. As much as they try convince themselves, though, it doesn't even compare.