Ever since his inception in 1962, Spiderman has remained a celebrated cultural icon. His TV series and comics skyrocketed his fame to greater heights and his current presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just made him untouchable.
Now, with all the talk about Spiderverses merging (a never-ending Will They, Won’t They saga featuring Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holand), our neighborhood friendly Spidey’s popularity continues to soar and manifest in different ways — merch, online debates and memes.
Yep, the memes. Like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spidey has plenty of memes.
Whether you’re a fan or not, there’s no escaping the thousands of Spiderman memes on the Internet. Apart from celebrating Spiderman, these memes are great for humor and follow-up on online jokes. They make you laugh and tingle your love for Spidey. Why they’re so popular, the reasons are endless. But if there’s one thing notable about these Spiderman memes is how they’re perfect for your “OMG MOOD” moments.
Yes, even the Spiderman pointing meme can reflect your frustration or joys in life.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best Spiderman meme photos out there, why they’re such A+ memes and which IRL moments they describe.
Justice for Uncle Ben, Please!
He may have been the person behind one of the greatest lines in the franchise (“With great power comes great responsibility”), but he was also the one who got killed first — no matter what Spiderverse you’re in. Uncle Ben’s tragic death at the hands of a petty criminal has been depicted in almost all versions of Peter Parker’s story. His death can rival the death of Batman’s parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. His death is so iconic, it became a part of a saying: “Nobody stays dead in comics apart from Bucky Barnes, Jason Todd and Uncle Ben.”
Unfortunately for Uncle Ben, Bucky Barnes and Jason Todd came to life while he stayed dead. So the news of another Spiderman movie may bring up his death yet again.
Fortunately, after Maguire and Garfield’s take on Peter Parker, the producers stopped making origin stories of Spiderman and proceeded with Holland’s “Spiderman Homecoming.” Because let’s face it: we’re tired of watching origin stories.
This Spiderman meme is us whenever a superhero movie announces they’re releasing yet another origin story. Nobody wants to watch a superhero realize his powers over and over again. In fact, nobody wants to watch Uncle Ben die repeatedly, too.
So please, this is a shout out to all superhero movie producers out there: PLEASE STOP WITH THE REBOOTS.
Nobody Gives a F*ck, Not Even Spidey
Sometimes, you don’t want people bothering you. If not sometimes, most of the time. But being the decent human being that you are, you pretend that you care — even though you don’t give two f*cks.
Spiderman gets you. Think about it: he’s a teenager who has to balance time between his studies and saving the city. Most of the time, he deals with petty criminals who are wasting his time (sounds familiar?). Instead of finishing his schoolwork, he’s stuck finishing criminals. So when they dare make fun of him or taunt him, he delivers the sucker punch of “I don’t give a f*ck.”
You can do that, too. Although punching is discouraged, ignoring the annoying people is one of the best ways to just go about your day.
Say Not Fake News, Everyone
Even more than Venom or the Green Goblin, Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson has been one of Spiderman’s longest and most bitter anti-fans since Peter started his career. The annoying journalist never trusted for whatever reason he has. He devoted a majority of his career libeling and defaming our favorite neighborhood Spiderman — as perfectly captured by this cartoon meme.
The meme is a take on Spiderman’s memorable moment from Civil War: the moment he snatched Captain America’s shield. Run through a Jameson meme, there’s no doubt the Daily Bugle editor would certainly come up with this fake news.
In real life, there are plenty of Jamesons out there carrying fake news. Whether it’s COVID-19 conspiracy theories or just Trump trying to get back to the White House, it’s best to stay away from fake news, folks. We don’t need more Jamesons in our lives.
Making Star Wars References During a Fight
There was a memorable short cross-over in the form of a Star Wars insert during the airport battle in “Civil War.” Ant-Man wards off the Team Iron Man people by becoming a giant. Spiderman defeats him by binding his legs with webbing. Our teenage superhero show-off how Gen Z he is by asking his older teammates if they’ve seen “The Empire Strikes Back,” since his technique is eerily similar to the film’s opening scene.
This Spiderman meme expresses a feel: don’t you just love it when the younger generation uses film references to make a point in trying situations. It’s so typical of Spidey to make a Star Wars reference during a fight with the other superheroes. Typical.
And it reminds you of the times when someone makes movie references during inconvenient times.
Who is The Best Spidey of Them All?
Whether you’re a fan or not, if you’ve seen all the film versions of Spiderman, you know the debate on “Who portrayed Spiderman the best?”
Currently, we have three choices: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland. Having all three actors in the same film would make every Spidey fan’s dream come true (as well as fans of the popular pointing Spiderman memes). But before Holland joined the mix, there was a never-ending debate of who the best Spiderman is. The arguments ranged from petty arguments over beer to intense YouTube videos analyzing the pros and cons of both Garfield and Maguire.
This Spiderman meme isn’t much of a mood, but it represents populations of the fandom. It’s an argument similar to Team Iron Man vs. Team Captain America.
Are you pro-Maguire or would you rather have Garfield?
Spiderman memes from the ’60s TV shows are always winners. Apart from the Spiderman pointing memes, the sexy Spiderman with the “HAY” caption tops the list of best Spidey memes.
After all, who doesn’t think Spideman is hot?
Think about it: the way those tights fit him in all his curves, how his blank eyes behind the mask can pull off the seductive stare. If Spidey can be a total hunk, you can be one, too! Plus, you can send this meme to your significant other to let them know tonight is Netflix and Chill (without the Netflix, as much as possible. Just more chill).
My Body is Ready
“MY BODY IS READY!”
It’s a phrase that varies from one person to another. Most people use the term to emphasize their excitement to do something (e.g. dance the night away, meet someone new or shop away) or to declare that they already have the energy to do something they don’t like (e.g. face another day of work after a week’s worth of absence).
Much like the rest of the human population, Spiderman won’t do anything until he’s in prime condition. When he’s ready to beat up the neighborhood’s criminals, he’ll emerge from his confines and fight. It doesn’t matter where he just stayed — whether it’s in his bedroom or in a confined space with a mummy.
Most people will say that “Love makes the world go round” and two out of three Spidermans would agree. After all, a majority of the Maguire and Garfield’s Spiderman films touched on each guy’s love story with MJ and Gwen, respectively. Most of the scenes involve Spiderman wondering when to confess to MJ or Gwen, making googly eyes at his girlfriend OR saving his girlfriend from the villain.
So Tom Holland’s Spiderman is a breath of fresh air. And this Spiderman meme is the epitome of people who don’t think love makes the world go round — being a part of the Avengers does!
The Pointing Spiderman Meme
Of course, the Pointing Spiderman meme is part of this list. There are many variations of this superhero meme, but this one HITS THE SPOT, especially for those struggling with existential crises. Imposters are running around. There are plenty of Spidermen out there; who’s who? Is your insomnia due to anxiety? Or vice versa? Help??
No matter what or how you’re feeling, Spiderman has memes for all of your moods. Trust your friendly neighborhood Spiderman to relate to you whenever, wherever.