This day in geek history: August 10

1962

 First appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15

First appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15

Publishing date for Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man. One of the most popular comic book superheroes, Spider-Man's unique appeal was his every day struggles as a teenager despite having super powers.

http://marvel.com/comics/issue/16926/amazing_fantasy_1962_15

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-man