Comic book publishers like Marvel have been stepping up their game for the month of Pride more and more as the years go by; Now Marvel has announced its first gay spider-man: Web-Weaver.
The new character will debut in Edge of Spider-Verse #5 September from Dan Slott, Steve Foxe, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Bob MacLeod and more.
Co-created by Steven Foxe and Kris Anka; the new spider hero is just one of several to be introduced to fans this fall ahead of the event series The End of Spider-Verse by Dan Slott.
Sharing the news via Twitter, writer Steve Foxe gave fans a sneak peek via a cover ad and a brief take on the dubbed gay spider hero. Web-Weaver.
“A not-so-affable fashion designer at Van Dyne gets spider powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer,” is the tagline that describes Web Weaver.
SURPRISE: I had the huge gay honor of helping to co-create WEB-WEAVER, who’ll make his debut in EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE #5 this September!
— Steve Foe Forever (@steve_foxe) June 16, 2022
If the puns of “Web-Weaver” they weren’t enough for fans to know that the hero is part of the community LGBTQ+, Foxe then retweeted a post by artist Josh Cornillion about his excitement over Foxe co-creating the “gay spider.”
Foxe’s ad cover for Edge of Spider-Verse #5 by artist Josemaría Casanovas reveals a first look at the yellow and black suit of Web-Weaver along with fellow newcomer Hunter-Spider.
Since the introduction of Spider-Verse during Dan Slott’s epic run in Amazing Spider-Manthe spider multiversal variant community has become more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, ability, age Y gender.
That’s what makes the news about Web-Weaver be relevant, (apparently). In addition, it is necessary to mention that the creators Steve Foxe and Kris Anka are part of the community LGBTQ+, so it makes sense that they created the first gay Spider-Man of Marvel.