To celebrate the theatrical release of Spider-Man: No Way Home and the return of some of Spidey’s most iconic villains over the years, we thought this would be a great time to take a look back at some of our favorite web-slingers. from Spider -Man’s long history in comics, television, games, and movies. However, we thought it would be even better if YOU help us decide who is the best version of Spider-Man ever.
Are you a fan of Peter Parker’s comedic version of Earth-616? Or is Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland on the big screen your first choice? We’ve handpicked 96 of the best Spider-Man versions to go head-to-head. Will you choose Miles Morales from Into the Spider-Verse over Spider-Ham? Or Spider-Man Noir rather than Miguel O’hara’s Spider-Man 2099? The choice is yours …
(And don’t forget, you can skip a face-to-face if you don’t know a character by simply refreshing the page for new characters to appear.)
What is a face-to-face?
As the name suggests, a Face-Off pits two things against each other and you decide which is the superior of the two. In this case, you are voting to determine who is the best version of Spider-Man. It is possible to see certain characters more than once so that you can continue to vote for your favorites to ensure that they rank higher than the others. IGN’s resident team of Spidey experts shortlisted 96 Spider-Man variations to choose from from comics, TV, games, and movies. These are matched at random and each time you pick a winner it is tracked.
How is the winner determined?
When voting ends on December 22nd, we count the total number of “wins” and “losses” for each version of Spider-Man, and create a ranked list based on your choices that goes live on December 23rd. The Spider-Man who wins the most encounters will be crowned the âwinnerâ and in the event of a tie for âwinsâ, the character with the fewest âlossesâ will take first place. If you keep voting for your favorite web maintainer, they’ll have a better chance of getting high on the list. You can vote as many times as you want until the close of the Face-Off.
How do I know when I’ve clicked on everything?
It’s hard to know when you’ve seen all of the Spider-Man variants included as they are randomly associated and there are so many possible matches. Playing until you vote for all of your favorites or making sure certain characters don’t fit into the winner’s circle are different options you can choose from with a face-off. By deciding on the winner throughout these clashes, you ensure that your picks for the best version of Spider-Man have a fighting chance to reach the top of the list.
What versions of Spider-Man have you included?
The list of Spider-Man variants was decided by the staff at IGN, and we’ve tried to include a wide variety of web-slingers from Spider-Man’s long history in comics, television, and movies. . Any version of Spider-Man was fair game except for the rare few times someone was just masquerading as Spider-Man and, while it might seem obvious, it goes way beyond the best Peter Parker, because many types of people from all walks of life have taken on the role of the friendly neighborhood hero!
For more, check out our Spider-Man: No Way Home review and our No Way Home end and end credits explained.