The list of Spider-Men keeps growing.
By Jesse Schedeen
Like Spider-Verse before it, Marvel’s Spider-Geddon crossover is introducing several new incarnations of Spider-Man. These heroes are pulled from all corners of Marvel’s multiverse, joining in on the fight against the Inheritors. Keeping track of so many new and returning heroes is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve put together a helpful slideshow breaking down all the new additions to the Spider-Man lineup. We’ll keep updating it as more new Spider-people make their debut. The PS4 Spider-Man Technically, Spider-Geddon didn’t introduce the version of Spider-Man featured in the PS4 game, but it did officially induct that Peter Parker into the larger Marvel multiverse. This Spider-Man is one of several heroes recruited by Otto Octavius, and the two men quickly formed a bond stemming from the fact that this Peter had a much closer relationship with his world’s Otto than most. Spider-Byte If Spider-Man existed in the world of Ready Player One, the result would be Spider-Byte. This heroine is a high schooler named Margo who spends her time in between classes entering the VR realm and battling evildoers. That means she doesn’t have powers in the real world, but she could still be handy in a situation that calls for a little technical expertise. Spider-Ben & Spider-Pete This version of Spider-Man is actually a tag-team duo. In this world, Peter Parker was bitten by the radioactive spider a little earlier than normal. And when Uncle Ben was shot by a mugger, this Peter was able to give him a life-saving blood transfusion that also granted Ben spider-powers. Together they fight evil as Spider-Pete and Spider-Ben. Spider-Man (Norman Osborn) In most universes, Norman Osborn is one of Spider-Man’s greatest foes. But in one particular world, Osborn actually is Spider-Man. This Osborn is still as twisted as all the rest, however, with the death of his valued lab assistant Peter Parker teaching him that with great power must also come great sacrifice. Web-Slinger This version of Spider-Man draws inspiration from classic cowboy heroes like the Lone Ranger and Rawhide Kid. Web-Slinger roams the Wild West, battling evil wherever he goes and riding a horse who’s also decked out in full Spider-Man regalia. Because why not? Spider-Kid Spider-Kid hails from a grimmer version of the Marvel Universe, one where he’s less concerned with costumed supervillains than he is drug dealers and criminals making the streets of Queens unsafe. He’s also named Charlie Parker rather than Peter, likely in tribute to the famed jazz musician. Astro-Spider Little is known about this version of Spider-Man, apart from the fact that he seems to inhabit the same irradiated wasteland where the Inheritors were imprisoned after the events of Spider-Verse. Astro-Spider wears a full spacesuit that also helps protect him from the toxic environment of this world. The Savage Spider-Man Cross Spider-Man with Tarzan and this is what you get. In this world, Peter Parker crash-landed in the Savage Land as a baby and was adopted by a group of oversized spiders. Thanks to their care and various supernatural rituals, he’s grown up to become a super-powered hero who defends his jungle home from poachers like Wilson Fisk. Octavia Otto Octavia is an alternate version of Doctor Octopus rather than Spider-Man, but she’s thrown her lot in with the spiders all the same. In all the multiverse, she seems to be the one variation of Otto Octavius that is completely, genuinely good. She feels a bond with the Superior Spider-man, but she may not be thrilled to learn what crimes this hero committed before taking up the mantle of Spider-Man.
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