Peter was orphaned when his parents were killed in an airplane crash and lived with his uncle and aunt; the boy was bright and became an honors student at Midtown High but his shyness and scholastic interest often made him a social outcast. While attending a public exhibition, he was bitten by a spider. Making his way home, he discovered he had somehow gained spider-like traits. Designing a costume and some wrist-mounted web-spinners, Parker became Spider-Man, becoming an immediate sensation. Following his first TV appearance, Peter failed to stop a thief, claiming it was not his responsibility. One night, he returned home to find his uncle had been murdered. Learning the police had the burglar holed up, Peter captured him only to discover it was the thief he allowed to escape. Filled with remorse, he realized that with great power comes great responsibility.
Spider-Man, by Justin Murray.