Marvel Comics today released its most revealing teaser for the upcoming Spidergeddon event. That teaser includes 15 members of the Spider-Verse who will likely play major roles in the mysterious event. Spidergeddon was first announced last month with a similar image threatening “Spidergeddon is nigh,” though that teaser was set against a simple, black backdrop. The latest tease adds a plethora of Spider-Men and Women in addition to the foreboding phrase.
So, who are the many Spider-Verse inhabitants teased in this new artwork? As it turns out, they come from all over the Marvel Multiverse. There are some heavy-hitters and small-timers in the bunch, so let’s get to breaking down who these Spider-People are, where they’re from and what their respective histories look like.
Peter Parker, Miles Morales & Spider-Gwen
This is a trio that needs no introduction, so let’s keep it brief. Peter Parker is a mystery to no one at this point. Debuting in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, Peter has been Spider-Man for 56 years and counting. Most recently he took down a symbiote-infected Norman Osborn -- Red Goblin -- and his grandson, Normie. It’s no surprise he’ll be at the forefront of Spidergeddon.
Miles Morales was created by Brian Michael Bendis and debuted in Ultimate Fallout #4. Since then, he has become a staple of the Spider-Verse. Lately, Miles has been prepping to become a member of Leonardo da Vinci’s new S.H.I.E.L.D. team, among other things.
Gwen Stacy was Peter Parker’s first true love until she died at the hands of the Green Goblin. The character was later reintroduced into Marvel canon in an alternate reality in which she became the acting Spider-powered superhero, not Spider-Man.
Jessica Drew (Earth-1610)
The Spider-Man timeline is littered with clones of Peter Parker, many of which could rightly be categorized as “failed,” but a handful of them do excel. Jessica was created to work for the CIA, but she eventually escaped, at which point she donned the mantle of Spider-Woman and did her best to keep other clones away from Peter Parker. After Peter’s death, she became a mentor of sorts to Miles Morales.
Spider-Man Noir (Earth-90214)
This Peter Parker is a blast from the past, literally. The Spider-Man Noir version of Spider-Man was raised during the Great Depression. Peter becomes Spider-Man after his uncle Ben is killed for organizing a strike on sweatshops. Peter even creates his own costume, based on a World War I-era airman. This Peter is a little rawer than the Spider-Man most are used to. He touts a pair of pistols, for example, and kills off the Vulture early on in his career. Spider-Man Noir eventually cools down, though, and is recruited into the Spider-Verse storyline by Superior Spider-Man.