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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Spider-Woman is an Evolved Spider!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Spider-Woman is an Evolved Spider!

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked.

Today we look at the original origin for Spider-Woman, as suggested by commenter Luis Dantas!


Spider-Woman debuted in the pages of Marvel Spotlight #32 (written by Archie Goodwin). In it, she discovers her origin…

In Marvel Two-In-One #33 (written by Marv Wolfman), however, she encounters Mordred the Mystic, who lets her know that her origin is not what she thinks…

And in Spider-Woman #1 (also written by Wolfman), we get her new origin…

First we meet her father, who was colleagues with the High Evolutionary (before he went by that name) and worked on serums involving spiders…

Then Jessica got sick and her father tried to use his serums…

When that didn’t work, the High Evolutionary stepped in…

Thanks for the suggestion, Luis! If anyone else wants to suggest a story for this feature, e-mail me at

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