Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko.  Wanda Maximoff Costume   He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. In 1962, with the success of the Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics editor and head writer Stan Lee was casting about for a new superhero idea. CCosplay   He said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character with whom teens could identify.