A look at Gwen and Anya and the women who voice them before Sunday's new episodes on Disney XD!

Peter Parker has some formidable friends on the animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” and a new behind the scenes video puts the focus on Gwen Stacy and Anya Corazon.

Check out the video above to hear what Laura Bailey (who voices Gwen) and Melanie Minichino (who voices Anya) have to say about the strength and intelligence of Spider-Gwen and Spider-Girl.

You can see Gwen and Anya in action on “Marvel’s Spider-Man” this weekend in the episodes “Spider-Island Parts Three-Five” airing Sunday, February 11th at 9:00-10:30am ET/PT on Disney XD.

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Celebrate all the women and girls who followed in Peter Parker's steps as arachnid-themed masked protectors!

Spider-Man might be the frontrunner when it comes to arachnid-themed heroes in the Marvel Universe, but plenty of women felt the same compulsion to put on super-suits and use their amazing abilities. Three of those characters find themselves banding together in the crossover Spider-Women: Jessica Drew, Silk and Spider-Gwen (also known as Spider-Woman on her alternate Earth).

The story starts off in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 then slings through two months’ worth of SPIDER-GWEN, SILK and SPIDER-WOMAN issues and ends with SPIDER-WOMEN EVENT OMEGA #1. In it, the dimensionally displaced heroines work with Gwen to figure out why they’re stuck on Earth-65 and what it all has to do with S.I.L.K.

With three of the Spider-Women taking center stage, it seems more than appropriate to run down their respective histories along with all the other women who have taken to slinging webs of various kinds and risking their lives in super exploits, though not all in the name of good.

Jessica Drew

Jessica Drew

Jessica Drew
Jessica Drew jumped at the chance to become the very first Spider-Woman back in 1977’s MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #32 before swinging into her own solo series. Like Spider-Man, she’s incredibly strong and agile and can stick to walls as a result of experiments performed on her mother while Jess was in utero. She also secretes pheromones and can zap her enemies silly. Though she’s worked for everyone from S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra to the Avengers, she spends her time these days raising her newborn and working as a private investigator when not stranded on alternate universes.

Julia Carpenter
The second Spider-Woman didn’t have much say in her powers either. An unwitting science experiment, Julia Carpenter found herself wrapped up in the 1984 mega event SECRET WARS in which she first appeared. From there, the psi-web-spinning heroine joined teams like Avengers West Coast and Force Works and changed her name to Arachne before eventually becoming the new Madame Web after the original ended up on the wrong end of the family Kravinoff’s wraith. The defender of the Great Web’s whereabouts remain unknown up to this point in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.

Madame Web
Speaking of the original Madame Web, the character also known as Cassandra Webb first appeared in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #210 in 1980. Actually a mutant with incredible psychic abilities, Madame Web appeared from time to time to help the Wall Crawler with cases including the time he battled the Juggernaut with epic results. Cassandra’s granddaughter became a villain going by the name Spider-Woman and also passed her mutant abilities on to Julia when near death.

Madame Web

Madame Web

Charlotte Witter
Madame Web’s granddaughter didn’t exactly follow in gran’s heroic footsteps. Not content to ruin just one good name, Charlotte Witter also decided to take on the Spider-Woman monicker and become a villain as you can see in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #5. Charlotte hooked up with Doc Ock who granted her powers by taking them from the existing Spider-Women. Her claim to the name ends when newcomer Mattie Franklin battles the villain and walks away with the combined spider-powers of all her predecessors.

Mattie Franklin
Granted her own spider-related powers after taking her dad’s place in Norman Osborn’s Gatherings of Five, teenager Mattie Franklin actually took over for Spider-Man when he retired for a bit in the late ’90s. Before long, she fought Charlotte Witter’s evil Spider-Woman alongside Madame Web and Jessica Drew, defeated the baddie and wound up absorbing aspects of her fellow Spider-Women’s powers for a time in the pages of her own SPIDER-WOMEN series. The young woman fell on hard times as seen in the pages of ALIAS and joined a hero team in LONERS, but eventually fell to the Kravinoff family, just like Madame Web.

Anya Corazon
Originally going by Araña, Anya Corazon fell into spider powers after getting caught in the mystic crossfire of The Spider Society and The Sisterhood of the Wasp. Since then, she’s used her abilities to help fight the good fight, taking on the name Spider-Girl in the process. Still kicking, the young lady continues to prove herself in events like Spider-Island, Spider-Verse and as a member of the Web Warriors team both during and after Secret Wars.

Silk

Silk

Cindy Moon
Remember that radioactive spider that bit high schooler Peter Parker, turning him into Spider-Man? Well, before it died, it also chomped on Cindy Moon. Unfortunately, she had trouble keeping her powers in check, so Ezekiel had little trouble convincing her folks that he could take care of her. Instead, he locked her up for 13 years. Eventually freed and displaying her own powers, Cindy became Silk and has since earned a pair of ongoing series’ written by Robbie Thompson. In SPIDER-WOMEN she finds herself stuck in Spider-Gwen’s world along with Jessica Drew and faced with the alternate reality Cindy Moon, Agent of S.I.L.K.

Gwen Stacy
Hailing from Earth-65, Gwen Stacy came to readers’ attention during Spider-Verse. Instead of biting Peter Parker, her reality’s radioactive spider gnawed on a teenage girl who likes to play drums in The Mary Janes. Wildly popular, the character dubbed Spider-Gwen proved essential during Spider-Verse and now appears in her own book as well as WEB WARRIORS. Her home world plays host to the Spider-Women crossover.


Spider-Gwen

Spider-Gwen


Make sure to pick up SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 on April 6! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on the Marvel Universe.

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Team with Spider-Woman and more against Marvel's resident evil scientists!

Cocoons and bee keepers run rampant this week in “Marvel Mighty Heroes.” Don’t know what we’re talking about? DeNA Executive Producer Justin Lambros dropped by to clue us in on all of A.I.M.’s shenanigans in Inhumanity and what players can expect from the evil scientist collective.

Marvel.com: First we had Doc Ock trying to take the newly-cocooned Inhumans, now it’s Monica Rappicini and her A.I.M. soldiers attempting to steal them away. What is so important about these cocoons?

Justin Lambros: Inside these cocoons are Inhumans transforming into their evolved and more powerful forms. I think every scientist on the planet wants to get their hands on one and see how it works. It’s like the super soldier serum that transformed Captain America, everyone wants to figure out how to reproduce the process and apply it to their own evil schemes.

Marvel.com: In the comics heroes always look so satisfied whomping on A.I.M. scientists, the baddies in yellow beekeeper suits. Is it just as fun in “Marvel Mighty Heroes?”

Justin Lambros: A.I.M. scientists in those classic yellow outfits are one of the staples of Marvel gaming. Not only are they iconic, but they make for easily visible targets in our game as well. While being the world’s most famous evil scientist organization might make it hard to recruit, it seems like there’s a never ending amount of people willing to go toe-to-toe with super heroes all in the name of evil science. 

Marvel.com: And it looks like players will be fighting A.I.M.’s Scientist Supreme at the end of this mission. With all the technology at A.I.M.’s disposal, there’s no way that’ll be an easy fight for folks.

Justin Lambros: In addition to fighting your way through the mobs of A.I.M. scientists, you’ll have to deal with Scientist Supreme’s newly created toxic clouds, derived from her early work on the terrigen cocoons. You’ll have to avoid those noxious clouds while doing damage to her to bring her down. 

Marvel.com: Who would you want by your side in this week’s battles? Does any hero stand out as having a distinct advantage over the baddies here?

Justin Lambros: The event characters this week are derived from the AVENGERS ASSEMBLE Inhumanity tie-in comics that featured Spider-Girl working with a bunch of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. So, in addition to the awesome black and white Spider-Girl costume, we also have Black Widow in her classic gray costume. But the big new addition this week is Spider-Woman in her new Marvel NOW! costume. This is her most powerful version—5 stars!—and also just an amazing redesign of the classic 70’s Spider-Woman look.

Marvel.com: And players can win Medusa this week by climbing to the top of the leaderboards. What does the queen of the Inhumans bring to the table?

Justin Lambros: Medusa was a powerful boss to beat in week one, so she’ll be a powerful and important ally in week three’s confrontation. Her powerful hair attack and high damage dealing ability make her a sure fire front line hero moving forward in the Inhumanity event.

Marvel.com: Anything else we need to know before taking on A.I.M. this week?

Justin Lambros: This is the second to last week of our Inhumanity event, so be sure to stay at the top of the leaderboards, as you won’t want to miss our leaderboard reward for issue #4 of Inhumanity. It’s going to be a real awesome surprise. See you online!

Play “Ready, A.I.M., Fire” this week and get set for more events! Stay tuned for more “Marvel Mighty Heroes” new and interviews!

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Anya Corazon dons a new look in the Spider-Man mobile game!

This week in Gameloft’s “Spider-Man Unlimited,” Anya Corazon is going back to her roots. For this teenage web-head it’s time to transform into something that offers a bit more protection, especially now that Silver Sable is on the prowl with a lethal arsenal at hand!

Armored from head to toe and equipped with flashy bug-eyed goggles, Exoskeleton Araña debuts today in the game’s featured weeklong event. You’ll need to prove your worth and secure a top spot on the highscore leaderboard in order to recruit her to your team. Make sure to use the buffed characters and boost your score to keep up with the competition. For a chance to summon her and other unique Spideys, check out the Armored Up portal which also contains Spider-X, Cyber Scarlet Spider, and Clone Hunter Spider-Man.

Plus, next week the ultimate event battle returns to “Spider-Man Unlimited.” The Amazing Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man face-off once again and players can join the clash! Prepare to join Team Amazing or Team Superior in the new Spidey Showdown event. All week long you’ll need to work together and collect the most totems in order to reign supreme. Huge prizes are up for grabs, plus the winning team’s portal will be activated afterwards and feature all your favorite team members from the Spider-Verse comics! Stay tuned for more news and a schedule of Totem Frenzy events, which could turn the tide for one team.

For the latest news and updates, check out the game’s official Facebook page and Marvel.com!

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The Spider-Man mobile game's third major update brings with it Anya Corazon, fresh Inheritors, exciting events, and more!

While the Spider-Verse event may be winding down in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, “Spider-Man Unlimited” from Gameloft has only just begun their multi-dimensional epic adventure! With the third major update to the popular mobile game, new heroes, deadly Inheritors, elaborate storylines, and exciting events add to the intrigue!

And that’s just the tip of the webbed up iceberg! We spoke to Tatiana Nahai from Gameloft for more details, plus hit up Spider-Man Editor Nick Lowe for his thoughts on the latest additions…

Spider-Man Unlimited

Spider-Man Unlimited

Marvel.com: What’s the overview on Update 3? What’s being added and what are you most looking forward to?

Tatiana Nahai: Where to start! This update has got me so excited just for the pure epic-ness that is Spider-Verse. The update features eight new Spider-Men—seven of which we’re giving playable game debuts to—including Anya Corazon, Earth X Spider-Man, and Spider-Punk! In addition to that, Jennix and Daemos have joined Morlun and Karn in the hunt for the Spiders, which will also take place in the new Subway environment. But what I love the most is how much deeper we’re going into Spider-Verse this time, with storylines and references directly from the comics, including a new rivalry between our original Amazing Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man.

Spider-Punk in Spider-Man Unlimited

Spider-Punk in Spider-Man Unlimited

Marvel.com: What parts of this update were planned from the start and just took time to roll out, and then which are responsive to feedback you’ve gotten from fans playing the game?

Tatiana Nahai: We always planned on having an ambitious three-part series to Spider-Verse in the game; I suppose you could call this Part Two. If we saw that fans weren’t enjoying the Spider-Verse playable experience, we might have considered shortening it, but thankfully that has not been the case at all. The progressive narrative events and multi-day events have been met with such excitement. Players have especially enjoyed seeing their favorite Spiders that they’ve been reading in the comics living and breathing in a 3D form in the game. With that said, players have been requesting new event types, which we will be providing in this update: non-score-based leaderboards, events with unlimited revives, and events with limited runs will be added to the game to give players a unique experience for each event. In addition, based partly on player feedback, we changed the requirements in Story Mode to be focused on the player’s team multiplier, or “Spidey Power,” rather than level.

Jennix in Spider-Man Unlimited

Jennix in Spider-Man Unlimited

Marvel.com: What kinds of new threats do Jennix and Daemos present as Inheritors?

Tatiana Nahai: Jennix and Daemos are amazing new bosses to add to the game, in part due to their reverse personalities, much like Karn and Morlun. While Jennix is the brain, a scientist willing to skip a meal and dissect a Spider, rather than devour it, Daemos is the brawn, a devourer who focuses on base debauchery, gluttony, and hedonism, due to a prophecy that told him he would die before his father. The thinness of Jennix and, well, “fleshed out” Daemos allow for an interesting contrast, and their arrival certainly makes it difficult for the Spiders. A nice addition to the update is the brotherly rivalry seen between Daemos and Morlun.

Nick Lowe: When it comes to the Inheritors, you can see if you fare any better than all the dead Spiders in Spider-Verse!

Daemos in Spider-Man Unlimited

Daemos in Spider-Man Unlimited

Marvel.com: What can you say about the team-up stories featuring the Leaders, Clones, and Spider-Women?

Tatiana Nahai: The leaders are our Amazing Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man. While Spider-Man is driven by the heroic and righteous path, Superior Spider-Man wants to do whatever is necessary to win. It creates an awesome rivalry between the two, and extends to the other main Spiders in the story. Silk and Spider-Gwen support Spider-Man where needed, and help save the new Spiders that are entering our dimension from the wrath of the Inheritors. Meanwhile, Scarlet Spider and Ben Reilly as clones are found to be uniquely targeted by the Inheritors.

Marvel.com: Anya Corazon joins the game this week—what does she bring to the table? What do you like about the character?

Spider-Girl (Anya Corazon) in Spider-Man Unlimited

Spider-Girl (Anya Corazon) in Spider-Man Unlimited

Tatiana Nahai: Anya Corazon Spider-Girl is awesome! She has been one of our most demanded characters for the game yet, so I’m really glad we finally get to release her! The update starts with the Inheritors going after her, and introduces the rivalry between Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man, as she is the first Spider they fight over saving and recruiting for their plans. The update also features Spider-Punk, who will be featured in our first Multi-Day event! The event last seven days long, with a new cut scene each day to showcase a progressive story to the players.

Nick Lowe: The Anya Corazon addition to Spider-Man Unlimited is just in time for her greater importance to Spider-Verse in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13-15!

Marvel.com: What can we look forward to next?

Tatiana Nahai: If players want to see the entire Spider-Verse story, they should be sure to play each event to see the story progress over the next couple months! There are tons of easter eggs, new Spider-Men, and awesome rewards being provided in these events.

Play “Spider-Man Unlimited” now and follow the latest news on the game and Spider-Verse here on Marvel.com and through our social channels!

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Meet the men, women, pigs, and more looking to protect the multiverse from Morlun and his family!

With the multiverse under assault and every Spider Totem across various worlds in deadly danger, every Spider-Man—and Woman—ever must band together in Spider-Verse!

As the saga unfolds, you’ll be meeting a variety of arachnid warriors, some familiar, others not so much. Here at Marvel.com, we’ll provide a weekly guide to the players, with information and additional resources, including digital comic spotlights available on Marvel Unlimited!

UPDATED with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #10 and SPIDER-WOMAN (2014) #1

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1

  • Published: April 30, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: October 27, 2014
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-MAN (Peter Parker) (Earth-616)
The Spidey we know and love, Peter Parker became a hero after being bitten by a radioactive spider and then learning the lesson that “with great power comes great responsibility.” He has endured through triumphs and tragedy, most recently reclaiming his body and mind from longtime foe Doctor Octopus
Digital Spotlight:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #1

SILK(Earth-616)
Bitten by the same spider as Peter Parker, Cindy Moon has lived in seclusion most of her life, sheltered by the mysterious Ezekiel who had his own agenda for opposing Morlun. Recently freed by Spidey and taking on the costumed identity of Silk, Cindy has begun using her powers and training in earnest.
Digital Spotlight:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #4

Spider-Woman: Origin (2005) #1

Spider-Woman: Origin (2005) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-WOMAN (Jessica Drew) (Earth-616)
Experimented on by her father as a child, Jessica Drew would develop unique powers and later gain supplemental skills as an agent of both HYDRA and later S.H.I.E.L.D. Eventually putting her dark early years behind her, Jessica became a private investigator and later part of the Avengers as Spider-Woman.
Digital Spotlight:
SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #1

Spider-Girl (2010) #1

Spider-Girl (2010) #1

  • Published: November 17, 2010
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 08, 2013
  • Writer: Paul Tobin
  • Penciller: Clayton Henry
What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-GIRL (Anya Corazon) (Earth-616)
A mystic order called the Spider Society recruited young Anya Corazon as their avatar, Arana, imbuing her with powers so she could fight in their war against the Sisterhood of the Wasp. After encountering Spider-Man and gaining former Spider-Woman Julia Carpenter as a mentor, Anya took up the mantel of Spider-Girl.
Digital Spotlight:
SPIDER-GIRL (2010) #1

Spider-Man 2099 (2014) #1

Spider-Man 2099 (2014) #1

  • Published: July 09, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: January 12, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Peter David
  • Cover Artist: Simone Bianchi
What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-MAN 2099 (Earth-616)
In the year 2099, scientist Miguel O’Hara underwent a dangerous procedure that mutated him in order to safeguard it from his corporate employer, Alchemax. Recently, Spider-Man 2099 traveled back in time to save the life of his own grandfather and ended up stranded in our present.
Digital Spotlight:
SPIDER-MAN 2099 (1992) #1

SPIDER-UK (Earth-833)
Recruited by the Captain Britain Corps to serve his world, Billy Braddock mixes two heroic legacies and has begun recruiting allies across the Omniverse in the wake of the Inheritors’ murder spree.
Digital Spotlight:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7

Spider-Girl (1998)

Spider-Girl (1998)

  • Published: October 05, 1998
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Rating: All Ages
  • Writer: Tom Defalco
  • Penciller: Ron Lim
What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-GIRL (May Parker) (Earth-982)
The teenage daughter of Peter and Mary Jane Parker, May “Mayday” Parker inherited her father’s powers and followed in his footsteps as Spider-Girl, one of Earth’s foremost heroes. After Daemos killed her parents, May saved her infant brother, Ben, and escaped her dimension with Spider-UK.
Digital Spotlight:
SPIDER-GIRL (1998) #0

Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special (2010) #1

Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special (2010) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-HAM (Earth-25)
Originally an ordinary spider on a world of talking animals, Peter’s life changed forever when scientist May Porker irradiated herself with nuclear power and bit him, transforming the arachnid into a super-powered pig. Taking May’s last name, Peter became the adventurer Spider-Ham and has recently been recruited by his other-dimensional counterparts to battle the Inheritors.
Digital Spotlight:
SPIDER-HAM 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1

Scarlet Spider (2011) #1

Scarlet Spider (2011) #1

  • Published: January 11, 2012
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: February 23, 2013
  • Writer: Chris Yost
What is Marvel Unlimited?

SCARLET SPIDER (Kaine) (Earth-616)
A flawed clone of Peter Parker, Kaine has long lashed out to escape the shadow of his “brother,” but ultimately sought to do the right thing. Adopting the Scarlet Spider name and costume in tribute to another Parker clone, Ben Reilly, Kaine became the hero of Houston for a time and has now joined the New Warriors.
Digital Spotlight:
SCARLET SPIDER (2011) #1

Bullet Points (2006) #4

Bullet Points (2006) #4

What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-MAN (Bruce Banner) (Earth-70105)
After a gamma bomb of his creation led to Peter Parker becoming The Hulk, Bruce Banner obsessively searched for a cure, and in the process gets bitten by a radioactive spider, becoming the Spider-Man of his world.
Digital Spotlight:
BULLET POINTS #4

OLD MAN SPIDER (Earth-4)
Little has been revealed as of yet about the enigmatic “Old Man Spider.”

Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2

Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2

What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-WOMAN (Gwen Stacy) (Earth-65)
Teenager Gwen Stacy, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, names herself Spider-Woman and becomes a costumed vigilante against the wishes of her police captain father. When Peter Parker becomes The Lizard and then dies in battle, Gwen redoubles her efforts; later, Spider-UK recruits her to his cause.
Digital Spotlight:
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2

SPIDER-MAN (Ben Reilly) (Earth-94)
Apparently a clone of Peter Parker who has taken up his role of Spider-Man as he did on our world, this alternate Ben Reilly has a further back story yet to be told.

COSMIC SPIDER-MAN (Earth-13)
A version of Peter Parker who never gave up the powers of Captain Universe, this Spider-Man has provided a safe haven for his counterparts, as the Inheritors fear battling him on his home world.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1

  • Published: September 14, 2011
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 02, 2012
  • Rating: T+
What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-MAN (Miles Morales) (Earth-1610)
Following the death of Peter Parker on his world, young Miles Morales discovered that he possessed similar powers and stepped into the role of Spider-Man. Despite the deaths of his uncle and mother, as well as estrangement from his father, Miles has continued his noble path with the help of Peter’s friends and family, and encountered the Spider-Man of our world.
Digital Spotlight:
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1

All-New Ultimates (2014) #2

All-New Ultimates (2014) #2

  • Published: May 14, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 10, 2014
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Cover Artist: David Nakayama
What is Marvel Unlimited?

BLACK WIDOW (Jessica Drew) (Earth-1610)
Cloned from the Peter Parker of her Earth, the young woman who would take the name Jessica Drew originally also took up the identity of Spider-Woman, but after serving with the Ultimates became the latest Black Widow.
Digital Spotlight:
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #98

Spider-Man Noir (2008) #1

Spider-Man Noir (2008) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-MAN NOIR (Earth-90214)
During the Great Depression, a horde of spiders from an ancient statues attacks Peter Parker, with one biting him and providing a bizarre vision and equally strange abilities. Donning a mask as The Spider, Peter works to take down the criminals and corruption rampant in society before being hunted by the Inheritors.
Digital Spotlight:
SPIDER-MAN NOIR #1

SIX-ARMED SPIDER-MAN (Earth-92100)
Designing a serum meant to “cure” him of his spider powers, Peter Parker instead grows four extra arms, becoming even more of a “Spider-Man.”

Spider-Man: Legend of Spider Clan (2002) #1

Spider-Man: Legend of Spider Clan (2002) #1

  • Published: December 01, 2002
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 08, 2010
What is Marvel Unlimited?

MARVEL MANGAVERSE SPIDER-MAN (Earth-2301)
The last surviving member of the Spider-Clan ninjas, Peter Parker trained in secret to avenge the murder of his sensei, Uncle Ben, at the hands of Venom, who acted on the orders of The Kingpin. Later reconciling with Venom following the death of his Aunt May, Peter returned to the home of the Spider-Clan to be recruited into the events of Spider-Verse. 
Digital Spotlight: SPIDER-MAN: LEGEND OF THE SPIDER CLAN #1  

STEAMPUNK LADY SPIDER (Earth-803)
A scientist with an advanced grasp of technology and frustration over her role in society due to gender living in 1895 New York City, Lady May Reilly developed a technological apparatus duplicating arachnid abilities and allowing her to combat emerging “techno-freaks” like the Six Men of Sinestry as Lady Spider.

PENELOPE PARKER (Earth-11)
Young Penelope Parker had enough social anxiety to deal with before getting bitten by a radioactive spider, but luckily her Aunt May has encouraged her to push past her fears and use her new abilities for heroic ends.

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #14

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #14

  • Published: July 24, 2013
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: January 20, 2014
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
What is Marvel Unlimited?

“SUPERIOR” SPIDER-MAN (“Peter Parker”) (Earth-616)
As part of a master plan, longtime villain Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus, implanted his own mind into Peter Parker’s body, allowing himself to become Spider-Man. Over the subsequent months, despite using questionable methods, Octavius would attempt to become a hero and a “Superior” Spider-Man. Before his tenure as the webslinger ultimately came to an end, he would be transported to the year 2099, during which time he would become entrenched in the events of Spider-Verse.
Digital Spotlight: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1

What If? Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine (2008) #1

What If? Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine (2008) #1

  • Published: January 30, 2008
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: December 29, 2008
What is Marvel Unlimited?

ASSASIN SPIDER-MAN (Peter Parker) (Earth-8351)
After traumatic events, Peter Parker elects to curtail his activites as a super hero and become a spy and assassin, working alonside Wolverine and new lover Alex. “Superior” Spider-Man recruited this Spider-Man for his army after saving him from the Inheritors.
Digital Spotlight: WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE #1

SPIDER-PUNK (Earth-138)
Little has been revealed about this quirky adventurer, save for a unique appearance, brusque manner, and loyalty to “Superior Spider-Man.

Marvel Apes: Amazing Spider-Monkey (2009) #1

Marvel Apes: Amazing Spider-Monkey (2009) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

SPIDER-MONKEY (Earth-8101)
On an Earth where apes have become the dominant species, this Peter Parker shares many qualities with his counterparts, but has looser morals when it comes to murder in keeping with his genetic make-up. He has been recruited into “Superior” Spider-Man’s army as part of Spider-Verse.
Digital Spotlight: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #1

Spider-Woman (Ashley Barton) by Steve McNiven

Spider-Woman (Ashley Barton) by Steve McNiven

SPIDER-WOMAN (Ashley Barton) (Earth-807128)
Granddaughter of Peter Parker and daughter of Hawkeye, Ashley Barton inherited the family powers to become Spider-Woman and go up against her world’s version of The Kingpin. However, after killing Kingpin, Ashley filled his position herself, taking over his criminal territory. During Spider-Verse, she has become one of the top lieutenants to “Superior” Spider-Man
Digital Spotlight: WOLVERINE (2003) #68

Check back next week and get to know all the heroes of Spider-Verse!

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Kelly Sue DeConnick steers Spider-Girl through the aftermath of Infinity with Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

Avengers Assemble #22.INH cover by Jorge Molina

By Ben Morse

Empowered by Inhumanity, will Toxic Doxie finally destroy the Avengers?

That’s the dilemma facing Spider-Girl, as A.I.M. and the former Dark Avenger catch her in a crossfire this December when co-writer Warren Ellis and artist Matteo Bufagni join Kelly Sue DeConnick on AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #22.INH.

“She’s out of her league and she knows it,” DeConnick says of Anya Corazon’s upcoming situation. “To get what she wants, she’ll have to team up [with] and learn from some of the Avengers’ heaviest hitters: Spider-Woman, The Hulk, Black Widow and Wolverine to name a few.

“And maybe they’ll learn a trick or two from her too.”

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The creators steering Spider-Girl, Shang-Chi and Cloak & Dagger talk about bringing their Spider-Island adventures to a close

By Tim Stevens                                

While Spider-Man may be at his wit’s end with the epidemic ravaging New York City in Spider-Island, he does not struggle alone. Three limited series—SPIDER-ISLAND: THE AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL, SPIDER-ISLAND: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU, and SPIDER-ISLAND: CLOAK AND DAGGER—focus on capturing how the madness affects other heroes in the city as well.

“It’s Manhattan,” explains SPIDER-GIRL writer Paul Tobin, “It’s always brimming with familiar faces. Of course, some of those familiar faces might be playing unfamiliar roles, but that’s all part of the grim fun of Spider Island.”

SPIDER-ISLAND: THE AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #3 preview art by Pepe Larraz

That would be in keeping with the theme of Spider-Island, which has seen most of New York City’s population gaining spider abilities, and that’s hardly the only example of life going pear shaped in the Big Apple.

In SPIDER-GIRL, for instance, Tobin and artist Pepe Larraz put the titular hero in a position to team-up with two unlikely allies she would rather be busting than helping: The Kingpin and Hobgoblin. However, with Manhattan isolated and her old enemies the Society of Wasps dedicated to wiping the population out, Anya Corazon’s new “friends” represent the lesser of two evils.

“I think the alliance is a mixture of desperation and realization,” Tobin asserts. “Does she like The Kingpin? No. Does she trust him? No. Does she think he can help her do what needs to be done? Yes. Does she really have any choice if she wants to help save Manhattan in the wake of Spider Island? No. Not really. She has this side that knows when she has to push her own boundaries for the greater good. In effect, she has the responsibility to protect, and it can lead to some decisions she wouldn’t want anyone else to have to face.

“Anya hates Hobgoblin. She needs to ally herself with Kingpin, and Hobgoblin is a hideous part of that deal. They are never going to be friends. She’s never going to like him, and he’s always going to be a killer. It creates a wonderful friction whenever he’s interacting with Spider-Girl, who would sacrifice her life for someone that Hobgoblin wouldn’t bother to spit on.”

While villains become allies for Spider-Girl, in the pages of SPIDER-ISLAND: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU from writer Antony Johnston and artist Sebastian Fiumara, Shang-Chi finds himself fighting people who would otherwise be friends. The martial arts master has to battle and survive against the one group of martial artists that may be more than his equal: Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons.

“[The Immortal Weapons] have those supernatural qualities, whereas Shang-Chi is entirely human,” Johnston notes. “I think that makes for a great dichotomy.”

SPIDER-ISLAND: THE AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #3 preview art by Pepe Larraz

Even with spider powers evening the odds, the mystery of why the Immortal Weapons have gone after Shang-Chi must be solved, both for his own good, and the safety of New York City at large.

“The implications if Shang-Chi fails to get to the bottom of this mystery are pretty dire, and widespread,” Johnston warns. “Suffice to say that Shang-Chi remains important to Spider-Man, and Spider-Island, as a whole.”

Alliances also come into question in the pages of writer Nick Spencer and artist Emma Rios’ SPIDER-ISLAND: CLOAK AND DAGGER. Here, readers witness the duo pulling in opposite directions: Cloak towards nonprofit super heroics and Dagger secretly embracing “normalcy” at night school. The partnership should survive, observes Editor Alejandro Arbona, but it will be no easy task.

“In this series, we started out with each of them struggling with profound emotions and wants that are familiar to all of us, and that’s what informed and grounded their attitudes as super heroes,” he states. “If anything, we’ll end up with a partnership that’s far more unified than it was in issue #1, but unified by hardship and difficulty.”

The biggest source of that hardship will no doubt be the mob boss and survivor of the same experiment that made Cloak and Dagger who they are, Mister Negative.

“Mister Negative couldn’t have made his play at a worse time,” Arbona reveals. “With the island of Manhattan reduced to a deadly biohazard and a pitched war zone, Negative sets this challenge before Cloak and Dagger. By the time the third and final issue wraps, you’ll see it won’t just be Tandy who’s in danger at the hands of Mr. Negative. It’ll be the whole world that’s in danger from forces unknown.”

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Track the infestation and outbreak across Manhattan

Map as of 9/8/11

Something’s not right in New York City.

No, I’m not talking about the traffic or the trash or another bedbug epidemic—though that last one may be close. I don’t even mean the big brawls between the good guys and bad guys in spandex and armor, though I have a hunch they may have something to do with it.

Things have been happening across Manhattan; weird things, even weirder than usual. At first it seemed liked isolated incidents, but the more I connect the dots, it seems like a web of conspiracy.

It seems like an infestation.

Ordinary people seem to be doing stuff I thought only Spider-Man could do. They’re climbing on walls, flipping around and showing, I dunno, the proportionate strength of a spider. And everywhere I look, I’m seeing bugs.

It’s creepy.

Who knows what’s going on, but if there’s any chance of sorting it out, I’m gonna give it a shot. I’ve put together this map and will be tracking anything out of the ordinary as it goes down. Follow along with me and let me know if you’re catching something I’m missing.

I can’t reveal my name right now, there are too many unanswered questions, but you can contact me on Twitter @Marvel, just use the hashtag #SpiderIsland.

1. First Contact

716 Broadway Ave, New York, NY (Broadway Ave. and Washington Pl.)

A whole bunch of people in this general vicinity reported various bug-related incidents within hours of one another. Bugs in air vents, bugs in shower drains—bugs everywhere! Lots of people getting bitten as well—too many for this to just be because of the weather or something. To make things even spookier, some folks in the area swear they saw a monster sitting next to a gargoyle…

2. School Violence

Maria Stark Academy, 20 E 128th Street, New York, NY (E 128th St. Between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.)

The NYPD has been trying to cover this up, but there was some sort of incident that took place at this high school going beyond your usual bullying. From what I’ve been able to gather, one student pulled a gun on a group of his classmates and another kid managed to diffuse the situation—by leaping halfway across a hallways and practically putting the gunman through a locker with one hand. Does the athletic department need stronger drug testing or is there more to this? I tend toward the latter…

3. House Fire

6359 83rd Place, Middle Village, NY (83rd Pl. Between 63rd Ave. and Penelope Ave.)

A family residence caught fire and fortunately Spider-Man arrived in time to pull the children trapped inside from the burning structure. On the surface, this doesn’t really get my conspiracy sense tingling, but there’s more: I’ve got a buddy who lives nearby and he swears the whole time there was a guy who looked like he was itching to dive in and do Spider-Man’s job for him. Not a fireman, not another super hero, just some guy. Ultimately he didn’t make the leap, so maybe it’s nothing, but was that just a concerned citizen or another piece of the puzzle?

4. Cloak & Dagger vs ???

450 W 41st St, New York, NY (W 41st St. Between 10th Ave. and Dyer Ave.)

The vigilantes Cloak & Dagger broke up some street crime in Hell’s Kitchen, but they only managed to nab one of the two perps. The second guy? Did half a dozen somersaults out of their grasp and disappeared over the other side of a building. Last I checked, there’s no shortage of weirdoes in NYC who could do something like that, but most are wearing costumes, not an overcoat and fedora. Supposedly the guy was pretty surprised himself, too…

5. Police Brutality

501 W 47th St, New York, NY (W 47th St. Between 10th Ave. and 9th Ave.)

Carlie Cooper of the NYPD Crime Scene Unit helped apprehend a burglar at this location who had been previously caught by Spider-Man but escaped the Wallcrawler’s patented webbing. A typical day for one of New York’s Finest, right? Not so fast. Officer Cooper did not utilize a gun or billy club to make the best, but instead felled the larger criminal with an unaided backhand that knocked him flat. Raising my red flag even further: Cooper is romantically involved with Peter Parker, the guy who has made his living taking photos of Spider-Man. What’s the connection?

6. Moving Up

581 2nd Ave, New York, NY (2nd Ave. Between 34th St. and 35th St.)

Some contacts I’d rather not divulge filled me in on one Leonard Kornfeld, degenerate gambler and all around an individual I’d prefer not to spend words on if not for what recently occurred. It seems Kornfeld was cornered by two weapon-wielding heavies looking to collect a debt owed their boss when this stringy-haired weasel managed to take the pair out with a split kick that would make most Olympic gymnasts jealous. Even more bizarre, Kornfeld then took off over a several story wall, but not before chatting with—and I’d like to note again that I’m getting this secondhand—a “dude covered in green fur and a monster in a hoodie.” Need to double check these sources…

7. Emergency Ward

St. Luke’s Hospital, 1111 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY (Amsterdam Ave., between W 133th St. and W 114th St.)

Picked this one up from the blog of former DB reporter Betty Brant: She was on the scene when an entire ward of patients went nuts, complaining of bizarre symptoms ranging from objects sticking to their hands, enhanced sight and a strange substance discharging from their wrists. Additionally, she reports many of the “ailing” patients exhibited tremendous strength. That’s quite the laundry list of medical oddities, but put them all together and it doesn’t sound unlike a room full of Spider-People.

8. Riot at Bryant Park

Bryant Park, 461 5th Ave, New York, NY (5th Ave. Between W 42nd St. and W 40th St.)

This is what I’ve been trying to warn you all about! It’s happening! One minute folks are having a peaceful afternoon kicking back, eating lunch and tossing the Frisbee at Bryan Park—the next minute, it’s invasion of the friggin’ arachnids! Goons in Spider-Man costumes of all sorts came out of the proverbial woodwork and caused pandemonium, overturning cars and menacing citizens. When did he even have a neon outfit? Regardless, I was right!

9. Suspicion Confirmed

George Washington Bridge, New York, NY

Once again, the strands of this web are coming together just as I predicted as news reports place Officer Carlie Cooper on the upper level of the GWB and then swinging back toward Manhattan “Spider-Cop” style. I knew there was a connection! Only moments after Cooper took off, another Spider-Man appeared not far behind—the real deal or another imposter?

10. Avengers Assemble

Bryant Park, 455 5th Ave, New York, NY (5th Ave. Between W 42nd St. and W 40th St.)

With the situation worsening at Bryant Park, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes thankfully sprang into action, with Cloak providing transport for Hawkeye, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel and more. Spider-Woman was with them as well, but best I can tell, she’s not tied up in the craziness other than to help us normal folks out—I hope.

11. Spiders and Wasps

527 W 26th St, New York, NY (W 26th St. Between 11th Ave. and 10th Ave.)

Speaking of Spider-People, Spider-Girl, who I could have sworn until recently was just a kid in a costume, was not only exhibiting powers but clashing with a group of overgrown insectoid-types calling themselves Wasps. What were they fighting over? A baby crawling up the side of a building! Spiders, Wasps and rug rats becoming bedbugs—what’s next, a team of grasshoppers dropping by Madison Square Garden to challenge the Knicks? Ok, I’m not much of a sports guy…

12. Citizen’s Arrest

Bryant Park, 1091 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY (Avenues of the Americas between W 42nd St. and W 40th St.)

Something must be in the water at The DB, because not only did Betty Brant get that early scoop on the infestation epidemic, but Randy Robertson, son of the paper’s editor-in-chief Robbie Robertson, displayed some impressive spider powers in flash fashion not far from the Bryant Park riot, unleashing a decidedly more-than-human right hook on the villainous Hobgoblin and then holding the baddie at bay with stingers and webbing. Is there any rhyme or reason to who this madness is affecting?

13. Bridge Traffic

George Washington Bridge, New York, NY

Another wild card with spider ties joined the fray, as the new Venom joined young heroes Gravity and Firestar in subduing a monstrous figure sporting venomous pincers of his own atop the George Washington Bridge. Not much is known about the latest guy to sport the black and white, but supposedly he has ties with the U.S. government and proved pretty efficient in taking down the creature. The military couldn’t have anything to do with this, could they? I’m not that much of a conspiracy nut…

14. Call to Action

Bryant Park, 1091 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY (Avenues of the Americas between W 42nd St. and W 40th St.)

Should have known Peter Parker would get involved in this sooner or later, but I have to say, I’m glad he did. Spider-Man’s longtime unofficial photo-biographer has gained powers much like that of his meal ticket and immediately took to the Internet where he delivered what even this cynic must admit was a rousing call to arms imploring empowered New Yorkers to demonstrate a sense of responsibility and help stem the outbreak of anarchy. Where did this kid learn to give a speech? And come to think of it, where is the real Spider-Man?

15. I Love New York

Bryant Park, 455 5th Ave, New York, NY (5th Ave. Between W 42nd St. and W 40th St.)

New York received the message loud and clear, with a cadre of typically ordinary—I assume—citizens-turned-webslingers playing cavalry to the Avengers with Parker leading the charge. The riot at Bryant Park seems to be under control and now we’ve at least got some good guys swinging through the sky in addition to the miscreants. It’s darn inspirational and makes you proud to live in this city. I may not have powers of my own—yet—but I’m going to keep updating this space; this may have started as a paranoid way of tracking oddities, but now I’ve got a responsibility to use my own power the right way, and I intend to do it.

Keep up to date at the Spider-Island event page!

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