Morlun vs. Morbius!
Heroes of the Spider-Verse will fight Morlun and an inter-dimensional Sinister Six with a helping hand from Morbius, the Living Vampire in the latest update of “Spider-Man Unlimited,” available now on iOS and Android!
The latest update includes new rarity-based collections and a revamped Spider-Tiers system. In addition to the bloodthirsty Morbius, meet the devastatingly strong Mattie Franklin in her battle costume from Spider-Woman #9!
- CLASH OF VAMPIRES: Morlun, the Inheritor is no pushover, so fight this vampiric villian with a fanged friend of your own and add Morbius to your team of Spider-Verse heroes!
- NEW RARITY-BASED COLLECTIONS: Collect and level up your characters to receive great new abilities.
- REACH NEW SPIDEY TIERS: Unlock Ultimate Spidey Tiers by collecting and leveling up characters.
- TITAN RARITY SPIDEYS: Electro-Proof Spider-Man, Bullet-Points Spider-Man,
- Ends of the Earth Spider-Man, Big Time Spider-Man (Sonic), Battle-Damaged Spider-Man and Spider-Armor are now available in Titan Rarity!
- COLLECT INFINITE CARD PIECES: Unlock Agent Venom in the Symbiote World event!
- UI IMPROVEMENTS: Enjoy the long-awaited Inbox filter.
Pick up “Spider Man Unlimited” on Google Play and iTunes and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more news and interviews.
Unraveling The Tangled Web Of Spider-Women
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 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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.