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Is Tom Holland or Tobey Maguire the best Spider-Man ever?

Ahead of the superhero debut, at least three noteworthy “Spider-Man” stories were posted, two, courtesy of the Washington Post and Variety, ranking the eight “Spider-Man” films from worst to best, and another, by Men’s Health, ranking the leading men who have donned the skin-tight red-and-blue costume.

All eight Spider-Man movies, ranked from worst to best

With Marvel Studios and Sony cruising along and sharing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; more sequels with star Tom Holland likely, and the animated, Oscar-winning “Spider-Verse” just getting started, this list is likely to change again soon.

Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a home run

This is a journey about Peter surrendering to his destiny, leaning in to what it means to be a “superhero” in the wake of the Avengers. If “Into the Spider-Verse” explored all the different ways to be Spider-Man, “Far From Home” dives into the heart of what it means to be hero, a responsibility that isn’t always easy. Good thing Spidey is one of the best.

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

The animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $35.4 million, followed by Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” in second place with $17.2 million.

Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ injects new life, joy into franchise

“Spider-Man” is the superhero franchise that may suffer the most from reboot fatigue. In the past 16 years, there have been six Spider-Man movies starring three different actors as Peter Parker, with another on the way. Could we really stand yet another Spider-Man movie? Animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is here to prove new life can be injected into the franchise by reminding us all where Spider-Man comes from: the comic books.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.

Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90

Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90.

Review: This ‘Spider-Man’ is high school hero

One of the brilliant things about “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (and there are several) is that it doesn’t even try to be an origin story, as both 2002’s “Spider-Man” and 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” did. Peter Parker bitten by a radioactive spider? It’s only mentioned in passing. All that by now unnecessary set-up is jettisoned to get to the fun stuff.

Spiderman 2 more competent than ‘Amazing’

If there’s a tie that binds most of the characters of the Marvel Universe together, it’s the mutability of the supposedly immutable human body. Characters are poisoned by radiation, zapped by electricity, bitten by spiders, broken, crushed, ruined or whatever. And as Spider-Man cracks in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” just “shake it off. It’s just your bones, muscles ...”