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Subj: Re: How strong is Spiderman
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 10:04:53 am EDT (Viewed 21 times)
Reply Subj: How strong is Spiderman
Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 07:28:33 pm EDT (Viewed 165 times)
According to the old "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe" stuff, Spider-Man is capable of lifting 10 tons under optimal conditions. Post Avengers Disassembled and Thye Other, his strength level was boosted to being able to lift 25 tons.
However, he also rarely uses his full strrength. He is constantly pulling his punches in combat to avoid causing serious harm or killing an opponent.
Finding strength parallels is a bit fuzzy since many "strong" characters have been amped up in recent years. For example, Iron Man and Luke Cage both used to be about his strength level but each seems to be written as much stronger now. Obvious parallels are the Green Goblin (Norman) and Spider-Woman (Julia and Jessica both). Each member of the Wrecking Crew is also about the same strength level.
Here's a website that you might find useful:
I'm not sure on the sources for all their data, and keep in mind writers tend to be fluid with these things, but there you are.