This isn't the Spider-Man rpg. This is the Kick-Ass rpg.
The pdf is 37 pages counting covers, legal text, dedications/acknowledgements, and such. Like The Black Hack, the rules are a stripped down and stream-lined version of original D&D with a few new rules (such as Usage Die) and some familiar thing from modern games (Advantage/Disadvantage). Other than (optionally) villain damage, the players do all the dice rolling in this game. Armor doesn't make a character hard to hit, it reduces damage. While I don't really want to use the original Black Hack to game because that's now how I want to D&D, these rule modifications make for excellent non-powered vigilante play. There are a few different ways to play the game. For example, damage can be determined by class or by weapon. Also, there is a nice house rule about advantage and disadvantage.
You might be wondering about characters in this game. As mentioned they're regular folks that have no powers. They can choose from several classes though. Here are those classes (with comic book examples).
- Archer - Green Arrow
- Dark Avenger - Batman
- Martial Artist - Elektra
- Mercenary - Deathstroke
- Protégé - Robin
- True Vigilante - Kick-Ass
The book then gives a page of goons, mooks, and thugs with relevant stats. Because of the simplicity of the system these are super light. After this we get some named villains. These are presented with HD, backstories, weapons of choice, and other useful info. A few have other abilities and one or two are something more (or less than human). These villains feel like Batman villains and that works just fine.
I've yet to play the game, but it seems like a lot of fun. I'm imagining my campaign setting borrowing from many different sources. While the characters will be in an original city (or perhaps the city mentioned in the gamemaster supplement), they won't be the only costumed vigilantes in the world. My city will exist along with Gotham, Bludhaven, and Star City. Plus I'm seeing vigilantes like Daredevil, Casey Jones, and Kick-Ass all existing in the world's version of NYC. Frank Castle's roams America and The Boondock Saints are probably in Boston (or prison given the end of the second film).
You can purchase The Vigilante Hack here.