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“Spider-Verse”. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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2010s MILES MORALES STORYLINES RANKED BEST TO WORST

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: ‘ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN COMICS’ (2011).

In ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ #1-5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

While Slott was doing his mainstream run on Spider-Man, star writer gave us a hit series in ‘Ultimate Spider-Man Comics.’ After killing the Ultimate Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Bendis gave us a new Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It is safe to say, Miles is the new, vibrant Spider-Man for Generation Z.

From the beginning, the first five issues tell the origin story of Miles Morales to becoming Spider-Man. At first glance, an up-and-coming youth from a troubled family. In reality, Miles wants to do the right thing and make it up the ladder in life. Surprisingly, Miles wins the lottery into a New York charter school. However, when an accident occurs, Miles life is changed and he becomes the hero he was meant to be.

Without a doubt, the dialogue is appropriate for the audience and though Miles and Genke are teenagers, they are aware of the superhero lifestyle: the young, good guy gets powers, defeats bad guy, saves people and gets the girl. In fact, it sounds like a formulaic Hollywood story which gets amplified in the animated movie. What makes the story work is the diversity, strength and earnestness of the characters. In the end, Bendis’ work shines and he is able to play up the characters’ chemistry with precision.

Overall, this storyline is definitely recommended to read before or after playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4.

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BEST: “SPIDER-VERSE” (2015).

Collects “Spider-Verse.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Spider-Verse” (2015) has to be one of the most satisfying Dan Slott’s runs on ‘Amazing Spider-Man’. Juliana Failde at CBR.com recommended the storyline in 10 Spider-Man Story Arcs Every Fan Should Read. It is the inspiration for the Golden Globe animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” with Miles Morales as the titular character.

In an interview with CBR.com, Dan Slott revealed his inspiration for the storyline. Creatively, Slottt was to tell his version of the plot from the video game “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.” As matter of fact, it involved an artifact called the Tablet of Order and Chaos which threatened the lives of Spider-Man, Spider-Man Noir, Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099.

“Spider-Verse” is more a Peter Parker story than a Miles Morales story. The crossover event is ambitious and features the Spider-Men from the Marvel multiverse across continuity. There are touching and bonding moments. Though Spider-Man and Miles Morales have few panels together, their moments are bonding times. Spider-Man emerges as a leader capable of leading a team on a multiversal scale and Miles is a functional member of the team.

Anyone looking for a Miles Morales’-centric storyline would be misguided from the video games and the animated movies. At the same time, this is a crossover event not to miss out.

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GOOD: ‘SPIDER-MEN’ (2012).

Collects ‘Spider-Men’ #1-5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

‘Spider-Men’ was Brian Bendis’ five-issue mini-series on the first crossover between the mainstream Spider-Man/Peter Parker and the Ultimate Spider-Man/Miles Morales. In continuity, it follows the death of Ultimate Peter Parker and the appearance of Miles Morales. In the storyline, the mainstream Spider-Man meets the new Ultimate Spider-Man.

In fact, the plot is simple but fun: In battle with Mysterio, the mainstream Spider-Man has crossed over to the Ultimate universe through an interdimensional vortex. Though, there are initial parallels between the mainstrem Spider-Man/Peter Parker and the Ultimate Spider-Man/Miles Morales in the first two issues. Forward, the plot immediately goes to center on Peter Parker and his impact as the previous Ultimate Spider-Man. Moreover, the plot progresses quickly towards its resolution and there are heart-warming moments with the Peter Parker family.

Previously, Sara Pichelli collaborated her art with Bendis on ‘Unltimate Comics Spider-Man.’ The two collaborate again on this series. Similarly, Pichelli’s pencils and inking translate well on digital printing. In truth, they lend to the Ultimate line of Marvel comics which pushes the envelope, upgrades superheroes and supervillains and at the same time caters to a younger audience. In the end, Pichelli’s pencils and ink are rough, not very expressive and to the point.

Overall, “Spider-Men” stands out mostly because it is focused, a-propos and serves to grant legitimacy to the new Ultimate Spider-Man, none other than Miles Morales.

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VISIT MILES MORALES READING ORDER:

Comic Book Herald: Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Reading Order


SOURCES

5 Miles Morales Comics to Read After Finishing the Game in Metaverse.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in PlayStation.com.
Writer Dan Slott Reveals the Secret History of the Spider-Verse in CBR.com.
10 Spider-Man Story Arcs Every Fan Should Read in CBR.com.


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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE WAR AT HOME: PART THREE OF SIX”

Iron Man, Spider-Man and the pro-Registration operatives are transporting some anti-Registration forces they captured. Spider-Man is uneasy about the events. Suddenly, Spider-Man’s spider sense tingles. When their transport is intercepted, Spider-Man springs into action.

He faces a familiar former ally, his foe is… Captain America.

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SPIDER-MAN IN HIS IRON SPIDER SUIT MUST FACE CAPTAIN AMERICA OR BE WON TO HIS CAUSE!
In 'Amazing Spider-Man' (2006) #534, Spider-Man in the iron spider suit faces Captain America.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2006) #534, Spider-Man in the iron spider suit faces Captain America. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants at Yancy Street, in New York. On the left side is Spider-Man, the Iron Spider and on the right side is Captain America, the Super Soldier.

Let’s look at the stats.

SPIDER-MAN – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: BUILDING
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Web-shooters.
  • Utility belt.
  • Spider-tracers.
  • Spider-signal.
  • Avenger Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Spider-sense disruption.
  • Ethyl chloride.
  • Bad luck.
CAPTAIN AMERICA – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: BUILDING
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Captain America’s Uniform.
  • Utility Belt.
  • Captain America’s Shield.
  • Photonic Shield.

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THE FIGHT

It is the Civil War. As the pro-Registration SHIELD operatives transport arrested anti-Registration rebels, Spider-Man’s spider sense tingles. Their transport is intercepted and Spider-Man must face Captain America.

The battle to decide who is the American hero!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Spider-Man and Captain America running at each other. In the first pages, Captain America has the advantage. Captain America lands two punches on Spider-Man.

CAPTAIN AMERICA BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 2 DAMAGE PTS.







On the following pages, Captain America is on the offensive and throws his shield at Spider-Man. Spider-Man evades the ricochets and webs the shield. However, Captain America lands another punch to the ribcage.

CAPTAIN AMERICA BLUNT FORCE: 1 DAMAGE PT.
SPIDER-MAN MATTER MANIPULATION: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


Spider-Man goes on the offensive and attempts to web sling Captain America who evades the attack. Then, Spider-Man draws first blood with his spider arms.

SPIDER-MAN INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Captain America departs to aid the conflict on the street.

TOTAL


SPIDER-MAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-3 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Burned For 24 Hour Martial Arts = 105215722 J. -(3 DAMAGE PTS * 105215722 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.07515408714 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: BUILDING

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-9 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Consumed By A City Block = 290000000 J/s -(10 DAMAGE PTS * 290000000 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.69047619047 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: DRAW

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CAPTAIN AMERICA IN COMICS

‘Captain America Comics’ (1940) #1, titled “Meet Captain America” marks the first appearance of Captain America in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Captain America and his recruitment in the war effort against the Nazis during World War II. The issue also tells the relationship between friends and allies Captain America and Bucky Barnes.

The comic was written and penciled by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
Captain America Comics’ (1940) #1, titled “Meet Captain America” marks the first appearance of Captain America in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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The Amazing Spider-Man #534 in Comic Vine.
Captain America Comics Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Spider-Man vs Venom (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN PART 1: PLAGUE AND PESTILENCE”

In this origin story re-telling, the symbiote has fully bonded to Eddie Brock. He is now prepared to get his revenge on Spider-Man for losing his reporter job at the Daily Globe. Venom becomes a stalker and goads Spider-Man into a fight…

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VENOM STALKS SPIDER-MAN AND GOADS HIM INTO A FIGHT
In 'Venom: Dark Origin' (2008) #5, Venom stalks and goads Spider-Man into a fight.
In ‘Venom: Dark Origin’ (2008) #5, Venom stalks Spider-Man and goads him into a fight. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants at the Daily Bugle in New York. On the left side is Spider-Man and on the right side is Venom.

Let’s look at the stats.

SPIDER-MAN – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Web-shooters.
  • Utility belt.
  • Spider-tracers.
  • Spider-signal.
  • Avenger Identicard.
WEAKNESSES
  • Spider-sense disruption.
  • Ethyl chloride.
  • Bad luck.
VENOM – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: BUILDING
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: BUILDING
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY BLOCK
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Venom Symbiote.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental Instability.
  • Sonics.
  • Heat.
  • Knull.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: CAPTAIN AMERICA VS IRON MAN.

THE FIGHT

In order to get revenge on Spider-Man who caused him to lose his reporter job at the Daily Globe, Venom stalks Spider-Man with a camera. Venom goads Spider-Man into fighting him in New York.

The battle to decide who is the true Spider-Man!

OUTCOME: SPIDER-MAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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VENOM IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, marks the first appearance of Venom in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Venom who bonded to Eddie Brock as he was attempting suicide at Our Lady of Saints. The issue reveals Eddie’s hatred for Spider-Man over the latter’s involvement in Eddie’s loss of employment at the Daily Globe.

The graphic novel was created by Tom DeFalco and David Michelinie.

VENOM’S FIRST SINISTER ISSUE
'Amazing Spider-Man' (1988) #300, marks the first appearance of Venom in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, marks the first appearance of Venom in Marvel continuity.

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SOURCES

Venom: Dark Origin Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Peter Parker (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Edward Brock (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 30 in Marvel Database.

My Comics Reading List In March 2021

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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1. ‘THANOS’ (2016) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

After the Civil War II event, Thanos returns to the Marvel Universe. Thane recruits Champion and Starfox for a secret mission involving Thanos. However, the mad Titan is dying…



2. ‘THOR’ (2020) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

As King Thor prepares a speech he has rehearsed multiple times, snow falls in Asgard. Galactus and Silver Surfer arrive on Asgard, foretelling the Black Winter. They have come to Asgard to enlist Thor on a mission to stop the Black Winter.



3. ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ (2014) #9 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

The origin story of Miles Morales is related to tragedy on an alternate universe. From tragedy, the superhero is born! Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man. Welcome to the Spider-Verse!



4. ‘DARK NIGHTS: METAL’ (2017) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Earth 0 is being invaded by a counterpart of Batman from the Dark Multiverse, led by the demon Barbatos! Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Flash and Green Lantern must embark on a mission to save the DC Multiverse from an existential threat. Prepare for a multiversal event unlike the DC Multiverse has ever witnessed.



5. ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ (2011) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

On Prime Earth, Metropolis and Gotham City are facing sightings of strange alien creatures called Parademons. A group of young and inexperienced superheroes investigate. The sightings portend an event far more catastrophic, more than a challenge for these modern-day superheroes!

*Issue #1 is sold in Volume 1.



6. ‘WONDER WOMAN’ (2012) #13 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The re-surfacing of an ancient prophecy is set to rock the Throne on Olympus as Wonder Woman embarks on her most fateful mission yet: to protect an unborn child! Wonder Woman is on a collision course to face a foe who challenges her mentally and physically.

The cryptic prophecy must not come to pass, or else!

*Issue #13 is sold in Volume 3.



7. ‘FUTURE STATE: THE NEXT BATMAN’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Bruce Wayne is no longer behind the mask and there is a new Batman in Gotham City. The Magistrate is in power and has ordered anyone with a mask on to be shot.

Batman must fight crime in Gotham City while on the run from the Magistrate.



8. ‘HOUSE OF M’ (2005) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Wanda Maximoff unable to beget children, uses her mutant powers to alter reality and conceive a child. She faces fierce opposition from Professor Xavier and the X-Men.

Suddenly, superheroes are disappearing one by one. Spider-Man disappears and wakes up to a baby crying…




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Marvel Day Series: Spider-Man Gets A New Black Costume In The ‘Secret Wars’ Event On Battleworld

MARVEL DAY SERIES

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, Spider-Man creates the black costume using a device that creates things by thought. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL COMICS

SPIDER-MAN IS KIDNAPPED BY A MASSIVE ALIEN STRUCTURE IN CENTRAL PARK

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1984) #251, Spider-Man fights the Hobgoblin. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1984) #251, Spider-Man is transported to Battleworld.

In a battle with Hobgoblin, Spider-Man and Hobgoblin are trapped in a building on fire. Hobgoblin awakens first and attempts to finish off Spider-Man who evades the attack. As the whole structure is about to collapse, Hobgoblin evades pursuit in his battle van. Spider-Man is in hot pursuit.

Writhing in pain and agony, Spider-Man evades certain death when Hobgoblin crashes through a bar. Spider-Man finally crushes open the top of the battle van and enters. A man-to-man confrontation ensues where Spider-Man is at a disadvantage since Hobgoblin previously suppressed Spider-Man’s spider-sense. As Hobgoblin is about to land in the final blow, Spider-Man’s spider sense returns. Spider-Man evades the attack.

Hobgoblin set the battle van on auto-guidance system and it is headed for Pier 83. The battle van crashes into the Hudson River with Spider-Man and Hobgoblin locked in battle. As Spider-Man attempts to save Hobgoblin, the battle van’s self-destruct mechanism engages and the battle van explodes later. Swimming to the surface, Spider-Man borrows a lamp from a frogman and plunges back into the waters. He searches for Hobgoblin amidst the debris and only finds “a ruined mask.”1

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1984) #251, Spider-Man fights the Hobgoblin. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

A day later, Peter Parker parts with Harry Osborn after consoling him for his father’s death. Suddenly, his spider-sense goes wild, “like a bomb exploding within [his] head.”1 Spider-Man says it’s the third monster tingle he has experienced in the last three days and he puts on his costume.

He states the danger is coming from Central Park. Web-swinging across trees, he arrives at Sheep Meadow. He finds a massive alien structure. Moved by a superior force, he enters the alien structure and vanishes.

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1984) #251, Spider-Man is kidnapped by a massive alien structure in Central Park. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SPIDER-MAN, THE HEROES AND THE VILLAINS MEET THE BEYONDER IN SPACE!

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #1, Spider-Man and the heroes are transported to Battleworld. The heroes and the villains are kept in separate life-support environments. The heroes are the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the X-Men and Magneto. Wasp, a member of the Avengers suggest they make introductions. Then, Captain America orders to notice the other life-support environment at four o’clock.

Reed Richards asks Professor X to scan the construct. He recognizes the aura of evil from the villains. Dr. Doom makes the introductions of the villains who are Enchantress, Ultron, Absorbing Man, Wrecker and the Wrecking Crew, Thunderball, Piledriver, Bulldozer, Kang, Galactus, the Lizard, Molecule Man, Dr. Octopus and himself. Dr. Doom recognizes the construct of the heroes and concludes it is for war. As the heroes wonder why Magneto is in their midst, Professor X motions to pay attention to what is happening in space.

 

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #1, Spider-Man and the heroes are kidnapped in space. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

The heroes watch as the entire galaxy in their vicinity is being wiped away. Thor and Iron Man are in awe. Then, from the remains, a planet is created. Battleworld is created. Then, light erupts in space. The Beyonder introduces himself: “I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!”2

Galactus sensing the Beyonder’s power flies out of the construct in the intent to have Beyonder rid him of his hunger. Dr. Doom is in pursuit. Galactus and Dr. Doom are swatted away like flies to the bewilderment of Captain America and Professor X. The heroes and the villains are transported to Battleworld.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #1, Beyonder promises the heroes and the villains their hearts' desire if they battle on Battleworld.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #1, the heroes and the villains are introduced to Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SPIDER-MAN DEFEATS THE X-MEN AMIDST A STORM ON BATTLEWORLD

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, a storm is raging on Battleworld. The heroes lament their homes as factions are forming and the villains are preparing for war. At the heroes’ base, in the communications chamber, Hulk, Captain America and Mister Fantastic are monitoring the storm, Galactus and Doombase. Mister Fantastic laments his pregnant wife and asks Captain America to be excused. Spider-Man follows Mister Fantastic and notices how depressed he is. Then he arrives at X-Men HQ.

Spider-Man overhears the X-Men’s discussion. They lament that even on Battleworld, they are not accepted by the Avengers and the heroes. They decide to put their plan in action. They are going to join Magneto. At that moment, Spider-Man storms through the window and swats Professor X and Cyclops. He exclaims he is going tell others about their plans. He webs Colossus and evades Rogue’s attack. He webs Rogue and Nightcrawler and also swats away Wolverine attempting to sneak behind him. Then he escapes evading, Cyclops‘ optic beam. As Spider-Man finds Mister Fantastic attempting to tell him of the X-Men’s plans, Professor X wipes his mind!

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #3, Spider-Man defeats the X-Men as a storm rages on Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

DURING THE ASSAULT ON DOOMBASE TO SAVE SHE-HULK, SPIDER-MAN CREATES THE ALIEN SYMBIOTE

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, the heroes rescue She-Hulk in danger at Doombase on Battleworld. An all-out battle commences. During the battle, Spider-Man intercepts Titania attempting to land a steel girder on top of the heroes. Spider-Man kicks her in the back.

Spider-Man evades two punches that break through the wall and the ground. He then avoids a block of stone thrown at him. As Titania is about to slam a block of stone on Spider-Man pinned on the floor, Spider-Man evades with lightning speed. Then, with a flurry of a kick and punches, Spider-Man throws Titania through the concrete wall, outside Doombase, she falls to the ground and passes out.

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, Spider-Man defeats Titania. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

After the battle is over, Captain Marvel finds a battered She-Hulk on the floor. Mister Fantastic places She-Hulk in a pod to regenerate. Meanwhile, Spider-Man finds Thor (and Hulk) exiting a room with his cape reconstituted. Spider-Man asks Thor and Thor tells him that Hulk found a “wondrous device.” Hulk tells Spider-Man it’s in a room where Spider-Man can just think to produce any clothing he wants.

Spider-Man heads into the room and is able to find the device. He concentrates then a black sphere is created on the device. Spider-Man’s spider-sense tingles and as he attempts to evade, the alien symbiote grafts itself onto Spider-Man’s costume. Then, Spider-Man’s black costume is produced on Battleworld. Spider-Man wonders why the costume came out black and says that maybe he was “subconsciously influenced by that new Spider-Woman’s suit!”3

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #8, Spider-Man creates the black costume using a device that creates things by thought. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SPIDER-MAN AND THE HEROES LEAVE BATTLEWORLD

In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #12, Spider-Man heads back to Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

At the ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #12, the heroes have triumphed and prepare to leave Battleworld. As they prepare to return to Earth, they head to the same room where Spider-Man created his costume. Spider-Man asks the heroes if their costumes respond to thoughts. Human Torch responds “No–They’re just–Just clothes!” Spider-Man wonders to himself why his costume does.

Finally, the heroes are set to be transported back to Earth. Mister Fantastic explains the heroes are going to be beamed to the construct that transported them, then they will be transported back to Earth to Central Park or to whatever location the heroes concentrate on. Mister Fantastic says they will be sent by groups.

First are Spider-Man, Dr. Connors, Spider-Woman, Hulk and Magneto.

NEXT: SPIDER-MAN DISCOVERS THE ORIGIN OF THE ALIEN SYMBIOTE FROM MISTER FANTASTIC. FEBRUARY 2ND.


SOURCES

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 8 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 251 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 12 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #251.
  2. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1.
  3. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8.

Super Power: Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense Is Precognition, A ‘Fight Or Flight’ Response That Warns The Hero Of Danger

SUPER POWER

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A RADIOACTIVE SPIDER BITE GRANTED PETER PARKER THE PROPORTIONATE SUPER POWERS OF A SPIDER

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In ‘Amazing Fantasy’ (1962) #15, a young and wimpy high school student from Midtown High named Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider at the General Techtronics Corporation

Spider-Man is well known to have the proportionate super powers of a spider. What is Spider-Man’s spider-sense?

In ‘Amazing Fantasy’ (1962) #15, a young and wimpy high school student from Midtown High named Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider at the General Techtronics Corporation. The spider had gotten in a radiation test demonstrating the safe handling of nuclear materials.

The spider’s venom mutated Peter’s DNA and caused him to have the proportionate super powers of a spider such as strength, speed, agility and a spider-sense.

SPIDER-MAN’S SPIDER-SENSE IS A SUPER POWER OF ‘FIGHT OR FLIGHT’ RESPONSE THAT WARNS THE HERO OF DANGER

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Spider-Man’s spider-sense warns him of the attack by the Invisible Girl. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Spider-Man’s spider-sense remains his most uncanny super power. It is a form of precognition that warns the hero of incoming danger several hundreds of a second in advance. To note, they are a form of adaptation of the ‘fight or flight’ response that allow the hero to respond instinctively to incoming danger with reflexes of speed, agility and strength. In that sense, they are Spider-Man’s most primal connection to the Web of Life and Destiny.

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Spider-Sense: Spider-Man possesses a precognitive danger or “spider” sense which warns him of potential or immediate danger by the manifestation of a tingling sensation in the back of his skull, and links with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him to evade most any injuries unless he cognitively overrides his automatic reflexes. The precise nature of this sense is unknown, though the Master Weaver states it is enabled by his connection to the Web of Life and Destiny.[282]

Peter Parker (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Moreover, Spider-Man’s spider sense allows to react by reflexes even when stunned or asleep. In that sense, the spider-sense is an adaptation that is a form of primal survival mechanism, that already heightens his ‘fight or flight’ reflexes.

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It appears to be a simultaneous clairvoyant response to a wide variety of phenomena (everything from falling safes to speeding bullets to thrown punches), which has given several hundredths of a second warning, which is sufficient time for his reflexes to allow him to avoid injury. The sense also can create a general response on the order of several minutes: he cannot discern the nature of the threat by the sensation. He can, however, discern the severity of the danger by the strength of his response to it. Spider-Man’s spider-sense is directional and can guide him to or away from hidden weapons and enemies. Sudden and extreme threats can cause his spider-sense to react with painful intensity. Spider-Man can also sense and dodge attacks directed randomly or by artificial intelligence. Using his spider-sense to time his enhanced reflexes, Spider-Man can casually dodge attacks up to and including automatic-weapons fire, provided there is sufficient distance. His spider-sense is sufficiently well-linked to his reflexes to the point that a threat can trigger them even when Spider-Man is asleep or stunned. His spider-sense has helped him preserve his secret identity since it alerts him to observers or cameras when changing into or out of his costume.

Peter Parker (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Let’s look at examples in battles where Spider-Man uses his spider-sense for defensive and offensive purposes.

OFFENSIVE: IN ‘PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN’ (1979) #28, A BLIND SPIDER-MAN USES HIS SPIDER-SENSE LIKE A RADAR IN ORDER TO SEE A BIRDDROID AND PREVENT IT FROM EXPLODING

In ‘Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man’ (1979) #28, a blind Spider-Man uses his spider-sense like a radar sense to see and prevent a bombdroid from exploding in Manhattan. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man’ (1979) #28, a blind Spider-Man uses his precognition super power. Spider-Man and Daredevil have been fighting the Masked Marauder. While Daredevil is occupied with the Masked Marauder and his men, Spider-Man has to ride the Masked Marauder’s BirdDroid and prevent it from exploding 8 million of men and women in Manhattan.

Spider-Man uses a combination of spider-sense and hearing to ride the birddroid. When Spider-Man finally boards the BirdDroid, he attempts to use his spider-sense to detect the BirdDroid’s power source. He finds out that the power source is actually an H bomb.

At that moment, the BirdDroid does a nosedive. With seconds to spare, Spider-Man rips the power source which explodes. Then, his precognition super power heightens.

Spider-Man begins to use his spider-sense as a radar sense to see the people below and guide the BirdDroid. Spider-Man can “‘see’ danger –instead of just sense it!”1

In ‘Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man’ (1979) #28, a blind Spider-Man uses his spider-sense like a radar sense to see and prevent a bombdroid from exploding in Manhattan. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Spider-Man manages to guide the BirdDroid and land it in Central Park. As he falls of the H bomb, he lands in Central Park and begins to notice the smell of trees and grass. Unfortunately, he is roused by the threatening voice of a police officer telling him to “freeze, wall-crawler!” Spider-Man radar sense is heightened and he seems to be able to pinpoint their positions from their heartbeats.

OUTCOME: SPIDER-MAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

DEFENSIVE: IN ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ (2012) #690, SPIDER-MAN USES HIS SPIDER-SENSE TO DODGE MORBIUS’ BEHIND THE BACK ATTACK

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012) #290, Spider-Man uses his spider-sense to dodge Morbius’ behind the back attack as he converses with Madame Web. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012) #290, Spider-Man is fighting the vampire Morbius. During the fight, the new Madame Web named Julia Carpenter, appears to Spider-Man to warn him of great danger. During the fight, Spider-Man uses his precognition super power. As he turns his back on Morbius and converses with Madame Web, Spider-Man uses his spider-sense to dodge Morbius’ behind the back attack.

Madame Web warns that something is about to happen at Horizon Labs where he works that is going to change his destiny with ruin and despair.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘MARVEL KNIGHTS: SPIDER-MAN’ (2013) #2, THE SPIDER-SENSE RUNS THROUGH THE DIFFERENT BATTLE SCENARIOS, BUZZING THE BAD ONES AND SILENT ON THE GOOD ONES

In ‘Marvel Knights: Spider-Man’ (2013) #2, Spider-Man speaks of his spider-sense and its role in battles. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Amazing Fantasy Vol 1 15 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Peter Parker (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 28 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 690 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Vol 2 2 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #28.

Feat: Spider-Man, ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #41

SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER)
EARTH-616

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ 1966 #41, titled “The Horns Of The Rhino,” Spider-Man performs a super speed feat. Spider-Man has to protect J. Jonah Jameson’s son who has been kidnapped by Rhino who has been on a security detail since his space mission. During the fight, Spider-Man dodges the Rhino’s stampede.

How much super speed does it take to evade the Rhino’s battering ram?

In 'Amazing Spider-Man' 1966 #41, Spider-Man dodges the Rhino's battering ram.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ 1966 #41, Spider-Man performs a super speed feat. Spider-Man dodges the Rhino’s battering ram. Photo/DC Comics

SPIDER-MAN DODGED RHINO’S BATTERING RAM WITH HIS SUPERIOR SUPER SPEED, SPIDER SENSE AND AGILITY.

SPIDER-MAN MOVED AT 130.448 MILES PER HOUR GENERATING THE EQUIVALENT OF LESS THAN THE SPEED OF A MOVING TRAIN.

SUPER SPEED FEAT:

SUBSONIC

                       

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SOURCES

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 41 in Marvel Database.
Aleksei Sytsevich (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

Feat: Spider-Man, ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #534

 

SPIDER-MAN (PETER PARKER)
EARTH-616

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2006) #534, titled “The War at Home: Part Three of Six”, Spider-Man or Iron Spider performs a super-speed feat. He is protecting the transport of super heroes opposing the “Living Weapon of Mass Destruction” registry. During the transport, Spider-Man faces Captain America in combat and evades Captain America’s shield throws.

How much speed does it take to avoid Captain America’s shield throws?

In 'Amazing Spider-Man' (2006) #534, Spider-Man faces Captain America in combat and evades Captain America's shield throws.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2006) #534, Spider-Man performs a super-speed feat. Spider-Man faces Captain America in combat and evades Captain America’s shield throws. Photo/Marvel Comics

SPIDER-MAN DODGED CAPTAIN AMERICA’S SHIELD THROWS USING HIS SPIDER SENSE AND SUPER-SPEED.

SPIDER-MAN MOVED AT MORE THAN 1800 MILES PER HOUR DODGING SHIELD THROWS THAT CAN DEFLECT BULLETS.

SUPER-SPEED SUPER FEAT:

SUPERSONIC

                       

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SOURCES

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 534 in Marvel Database.
Civil War (Event) in Marvel Database.