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Ben Parker was the uncle of Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962).


Ben Parker was the husband of May Parker and the uncle of Peter Parker. As Spider-Man, Peter failed to stop a burglar and he went to the Parker house and killed Ben. When Peter got home the police told him what happened and he went after him as Spider-Man. Spider-Man then realized that Ben's murderer was the same thief he failed to stop days earlier. It was then Peter learned that with great power comes great responsibility. 


  • Ben Parker is one of the only comic book characters that has stayed dead and not been brought back to life.