A gay ‘Spider-Man’ will debut in the Marvel Comics’ spider-verse

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Apart from promoting representation IRL, it is equally needed in the fictional medium people consume. DC comics previously introduced Jonathan Kent a.k.a. the new Superman who’s bisexual. But recently, comic book creator Steve Foxe shared that Marvel will have a gay Spider-Man character.

Debuting on the Edge of the Spider-Verse #5 comic book, the new character named Web-Weaver is described as a “not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne” who “gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer.”

Artist Kris Anka said on Twitter that the Web-Weaver’s costume was inspired by fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Thierry Mugler. He added, ‘I cast a wide net for the original designs while also looking at new and unique spiders that [Steve Foxe] has recommended.’

According to the Daily Wire, Foxe expressed the pressure of creating a gay Spider-Man following the announcement. He said, ‘Something I realized immediately when conceiving Web-Weaver is that he can’t – and shouldn’t – represent ALL gay men.

‘No single character can. His fearlessly femme identity is central to who he is, but it’s not the STORY… which you can experience for yourself in September!,’ Foxe added. Meanwhile, the fifth issue of Edge of the Spider-Verse will also introduce another character called Hunter-Spider, who is described as “the most hardcore Spider yet.”

Banner: Kris Anka/CBR

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