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You really know this fact that Spider-man is hyphenated.

But why? Any grammatical rule?

Is he unique hero written with a hyphen, unlike Batman, Superman etc.?

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  • Batman was originally the Bat-Man. – snailplane May 9 '14 at 8:47
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it asks about the reasons authors have/had for making choices in using allowable English forms, rather than English. – Edwin Ashworth May 9 '14 at 8:50
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    I do not agree. It could have been for some English grammar reason, just because it was not does not mean it is off topic – mplungjan May 9 '14 at 8:58
  • I do not see why this is getting 4 close votes. The question is about grammatical reasons for hyphenating a word – mplungjan May 9 '14 at 16:06
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Seems he is unique and it was to offset his name from Superman:

Why Stan Lee put a hyphen in Spider-man

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There is no real reason actually! May be just to distinguish that name from other super hero names like Superman or Batman.

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  • beacuse at first glance maybe Spiderman can be misead as Superman as Superman was feed to our mind earlier than Spiderman. I guess this may be the reason. – Pooja Raja May 9 '14 at 8:38
  • Did you read my answer? – mplungjan May 9 '14 at 8:40
  • No, but when I answered the page reloaded and showed your answer. No offence :) – Pooja Raja May 9 '14 at 8:51

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