How Tall is Spider-Man?

How Tall is Spider-Man?

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So, how Tall is Spider-Man? Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is 5’10. While he may sometimes appear taller or shorter based on his age, his official comic height has been consistent where Peter Parker is concerned.

Spider-Man’s height was officially provided in Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook #1. It was produced in a series of handbooks providing information on Marvel characters from the 1960s to the 1990s and officially published by Marvel.

From lesser-known villains to iconic heroes, this guide is highly informative for Marvel fans. Debuting in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy #15, the web-slinging wallcrawler has been a fan-favorite for years, making his stats consistent and well-known.

Did Peter Parker’s Spider Bite Affect His Height?

When he was fifteen, Peter was bitten by a radioactive spider, which gave him spider powers and allowed him to become Spider-Man. He gained super strength, wall-crawling abilities, super speed, increased stamina, super durability, super agility, super reflexes, a healing factor, spider-sense, and increased resistance to toxins and disease.

Though the hero gained muscular attributes from the bite, he did not gain additional height. Peter was young enough when he was bitten to continue to grow in height as he naturally ages.

Marvel Hero Height Comparisons

Marvel Hero Height Comparisons

These heights are taken from Earth-616, meaning that variants of these heroes could have differing sizes. At 5’10, Spider-Man is around average height for an American male. By comparison, Captain America is 6’2, Iron Man is 6’1, and Doctor Strange is 6’2, making Spider-Man one of the shortest Avengers.

One of the tallest Avengers is Thor, at 6’6. The tallest is unsurprisingly the Hulk, who stands 7 ft when transformed. Hulk can be surpassed by Ant-Man in giant form, who can grow to 25 feet high for a limited time.

Surprisingly, Hawkeye is taller than not just Spider-Man, but also Captain America at 6’3. Vision is also 6’3, standing as tall as Clint Barton. However, Spider-Man is decently taller than Wolverine – known for being short – at 5’3.

Avengers (team from the MCU with Earth-616 heights) from Tallest to Shortest

  • Hulk: 7 ft.
  • Thor: 6’6
  • Hawkeye: 6’3
  • Vision: 6’3
  • Captain America: 6’2
  • Doctor Strange: 6’2
  • Falcon: 6’2
  • Iron Man: 6’1
  • Ant-Man (Hank Pym): 6’0
  • Ant-Man (Scott Lang): 6’0
  • Black Panther: 6’0
  • Spider-Man: 5’10

Spider-Man on Screen

Fans have seen numerous iterations of Spider-Man on the big screen, which begs the question: have they measured up to the comics? Tobey Maguire is 5’7, so his iteration of the hero is just a little shorter than his comic counterpart.

He is currently the shortest Spider-Man in film. Contrarily, Andrew Garfield is 5’10, putting him at precisely the right mark in terms of height. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s current Spider-Man, Tom Holland, is approximately 5’8.

Considering Peter Parker has been both a high school and college student in the comics, it stands to reason that while Garfield is the most accurate height on-screen, the other two iterations could still grow a little more as they age in their respective fictional universes.

Spider-Man Actors, Tallest to Shortest

  • Andrew Garfield: 5’10
  • Tom Holland: 5’8
  • Tobey Maguire: 5’7

Height Comparisons of Spider-Verse Heroes and Iconic Spider-Man Foes

Spiderman and Miles Morales

Spider-Verse Allies

Spider-Man has fought various foes, and he has a lot of allies throughout Marvel’s Multiverse. So how does he measure up compared to them? Miles Morales is two inches shorter than Peter, though his age when he was bitten has varied in different projects.

In the comics, Miles was 13 when he was bitten, while the PS4 game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales made his age 16. Miguel O’Hara from Earth-928, known as Spider-Man 2099, is the same height as Earth-616’s Peter Parker.

Contrary to the proportioning of the hero in Into the Spider-Verse, according to Marvel Legacy: The 1980s Handbook #1, he is 5’2.

However, numerous Spider-Ham/Peter Porker variants exist, allowing the film’s iteration to be very small in stature relative to his older 1983 counterpart. Yet in terms of comic heights, he’d stand just a few inches shorter than Gwen Stacy’s Ghost Spider from Earth-65. 

Spider-Verse Heroes from Tallest to Shortest

  • Spider-Man (Earth-616): 5’10
  • Spider-Man 2099: 5’10
  • Miles Morales: 5’8
  • Ghost Spider: 5’5
  • Spider-Ham: 5’2


Spider-Man has an iconic rogue gallery consisting of villains like Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Rhino, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lizard, Venom, and Carnage. His villains are numerous, but these are some of the most iconic and best-known.

Most of Spider-Man’s iconic villains are taller than him, with Doctor Octopus only an inch shorter. This makes his match-ups rather exciting and makes sense for his character. He usually gets the upper hand in fights using his speed and agility.

These height differentials and the varied abilities his foes possess force him to use his intellect to be victorious, not simply his fists. Where other Marvel heroes can occasionally outfight their foes in combat, such as Captain America, Spider-Man has to be more strategic and cunning to emerge victorious.

Spider-Man Villains from Tallest to Shortest

Spiderman vs The Lizard
  • Lizard: 6’8
  • Kingpin: 6’7
  • Rhino: 6’5
  • Venom [variable] (Eddie Brock base height): 6’3
  • Sandman: 6’1
  • Carnage [variable] (Cletus Kassady base height): 6’1
  • Kraven the Hunter (original): 6’0
  • Green Goblin (Norman Osborn): 5’11
  • Electro: 5’11
  • Doctor Octopus: 5’9


Question: Have any Spider-Man Actors been Accurate to Spider-Man’s Height?

Answer: Yes, Andrew Garfield is 5’10.

Question: Is Spider-Man the shortest Avenger?

Answer: Compared to the original male members, Spider-Man is definitely the shortest, with Hulk being the tallest. However, Spider-Man is taller than many of the team’s female members.

Question: Is Peter Parker taller than Miles Morales?

Answer: Yes! Peter is two inches taller than Miles. Peter Parker is 5’10 while Miles Morales is 5’8.


While there are numerous heroes in Marvel’s multiverse, Peter Parker and the Avengers are some of the best-known. It’s interesting to see where we measure up compared to our favorite heroes – and villains!

Spider-Man is 5’10, but his smaller size allows him additional dexterity and flexibility that his heroic counterparts aren’t as well known for. Still, his spider-bite improvements don’t pack as much of a boosted punch as Captain America’s super soldier serum in terms of stature.

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