Originally Posted by ThaVirus
Exactamundo, sir. Spider-Man is the biggest superhero cashgrab outside of Batman at the moment. EVERYONE knows who Spider-Man is.. Le sigh. It's all about the paper...
EDIT: I guess I can give them points for attempting to flesh out Parker's parents and that whole relationship dynamic... But the more I think about it, no. No, I can't. I won't pretend to have read every Spidey comic, but I am a Spidey fiend. As far as I'm aware, Parker's parents have never been a factor, in any incarnation.
In the animated series in the 90s, I remember there being a big arc about how his parents were American spies in the Soviet Union... what came of that, I don't remember. But it was a fairly big deal if I recall correctly.