Created by:

Joe Simon

Real Name:

Tommy Troy

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

Spiderman is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders

First Appearance:

Harvey Comics proposal February 8, 1954


Young Tommy Troy finds a magic ring, when he polishes it, a genie appears and grants him one wish, to become a superhero.


Joe Simon prototyped Spiderman in the early 1950s. Spiderman was Tommy Troy, a young boy who morphs into a full-grown superhero after wishing on a spiderweb-covered mystical ring that he finds in the attic of an old house. Joe Simon had plans to do a reproduction of this historic character. The curious lineage of The Silver Spider, The Fly, and Spider-Man makes for a mysterious thread of comic book history, weaving among the talents of Joe Simon, CC. Beck, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. For the full story on the Silver Spider and the birth of Spider-Man, see The Comic Book Makers as well as Jack Kirby’s interview in Will Eisner’s Spirit magazine.

Powers & Weapons:

web pistol


The Comic Book Makers

TEXT BY: Joe and Jim Simon’s the Comic Book Makers

ART BY: Jack Kirby top, Joe Simon below

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