Stan Lee put a hyphen in Spider-Man so people wouldn’t confuse him with Superman

Peter Parker’s “dad”, when creating his alter-ego, decided to put a hyphen in Spider-Man so people wouldn’t confuse him with the already-famous Superman.

Since Spidey’s colors, blue and red, were the same as the Man of Steel’s, and their names both started with an S, Lee decided to separate the words a bit.

Still, he says many bullpen letterers forget about it and, as he’s stated in his tweets regarding this subject:

They’ll never make Sergeant in my brigade!

Oracle

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