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Why Do We Celebrate Spider-Man Day on (Probably) the Wrong Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Spider-Man Day on (Probably) the Wrong Day?

Every August 1, social media lights up in celebration of one of comics’ greatest heroes: the amazing, spectacular, ultimate, and every so often sensational Spider-Man. It does so because August 1 is “Spider-Man Day,” a celebration of the character’s debut in August 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15. But why do we…