Spiderman Universe Guide

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Spiderman first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Some people thought Spiderman would be a total flop because people hate spiders, right? Well, apparently not as much as you might think.

“Spiderman, spiderman. Does everything a spider can,” and all that.

Now, you can’t walk outside your door without seeing someone wearing a spiderman t-shirt, hat, backpack, etc. Every true Marvel comic book lover knows there is more to Spiderman than Peter Parker.

For those of you reading this that have only seen the movies that started in 2002, you have a lot to learn, and I’m really excited to share all this super nerdy information about the famous Web-Head and his variants.

Come along with me as we look deeper into Spiderman.

The Multiverse

Before we get into the insane number of Spidermen in this article, you need to understand something. The short version is that there are multiple universes, but the main universe is Earth 616.

For instance, the Spiderman that is with Mary Jane Watson is from Earth 616, but the one with Gwen Stacy is from another universe. Now that you understand that let’s look into all the many Spidermen.

Peter Parker (Earth 616)

Peter Parker (Earth 616)

Peter Parker is Spiderman from Earth 616. He’s a super nerd with a love for learning, but he also works for the Daily Bugle getting pictures of Spiderman.

He is an orphan raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Peter got his spidey powers when a spider bit him at a science expo. The spider was radioactive, which is why it made Peter get his arachnid powers.

Peter Parker Earth 616 Powers & Abilities

  • Superhuman strength
  • Superhuman reflexes
  • Superhuman speed
  • Superhuman durability
  • Healing
  • Spidey sense alert
  • Heightened senses
  • Ability to crawl walls

Peter didn’t start out as a noble vigilante. At first, he wanted to use his new powers to entertain people, but after he let a burglar by because of his self-consumed attitude, he changed his ways.

That burglar ended up killing his beloved Uncle Ben, and he noticed that he did need to be responsible with his powers and help people.

Spiderman is a fan favorite and a favorite for other cool superheroes like the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

The attention he gets isn’t always good, though. His big villains include Doc Oc, Electro, Mysterio, Venom, Green Goblin, Vulture, Sandman, and Kraven the Hunter.

Green Goblin is Peter’s nemesis and continues to reappear in his life to wreak havoc. Sometimes, it seems like he comes back from the dead to haunt him.

Peter hated Green Goblin so much because he killed his college girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Peter didn’t lose love forever, though, because he and his once-good friend and then turned lover, Mary Jane Watson, married after a long time of back and forth.

Cosmic Spiderman

Peter Parker (Earth 13)

Cosmic Spiderman is Spiderman aka Peter Parker from Earth 13 on max power and is more powerful than all other spidermen. We’re talking about the kind of power that is as powerful as Shazam, Sentry, and Superman.

He got his cosmic powers and became Captain Universe by getting hit by Enigma Force in a lab accident. It flowed through Peter’s body, giving him the powers of Captain Universe, which then made him into Cosmic Spiderman.

In case you don’t know who Captain Universe is, he is the guardian of Eternity. He isn’t even really a he, but instead, a uni-power. A uni-power is a sentient energy field that is actually the universe itself manifesting. Enigma force is a force that no one knows much about but is basically a mystical energy field.

Keep in mind that uni-power has to choose the person it goes into, so maybe there was a reason it chose Spiderman. Whatever the reason was, after this super upgrade, Cosmic Spiderman fought to protect the balance of the universe.

Cosmic Spiderman Powers & Abilities

  • Same abilities as Peter Parker from Earth 616
  • Energy emission
  • Energy absorption
  • God-like strength
  • Unlimited invulnerability
  • Hyperspace travel
  • Cosmic senses
  • Cosmic self-sustenance

He’s done some pretty cool things with his powers, for instance, punching Thor into orbit.

Even though Cosmic Spiderman had an amazing run, it didn’t end well for him. He helped many other Spidermen stand up to the Inheritors that were trying to kill them, but he couldn’t go out of his universe or he’d lose his cosmic powers. The Inheritors then came to Earth 13, where their leader, Solus, feasted on his life force, which killed Peter.

See also: Watchmen Universe Guide

Peni Parker

Peni Parker (Earth 14512)

Peni Parker is from Earth 14512. At the age of nine, Peni’s father died while piloting SP//dr suit. This robotic spider suit was only able to operate through Peni’s father—and her. But only if she let the radioactive spider that formed the other half of the suit CPU to bite her.

Her Uncle Ben and Aunt May were onboard with the idea, and the spider bit her at age nine. It wasn’t until she was fourteen, however, that she got into a fight with Mysterio, who is a supervillain.

The way she got into this mess was because Daredevil came to pull her out of class. He told her Mysterio was causing trouble by using a local gang, so she went to help him.

She went through some trouble with her aunt and uncle, had a big fight with M.O.R.B.I.U.S., and then Peter Porker—yes, the pig—recruited her to do superhero work again.

Peni Parkers Powers & Abilities

  • Intelligence
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Durability
  • Energy projection
  • Fighting skills

Keep in mind that all of these powers are only when she’s in the suit.

Wolf Spider

Peter Parker (Earth 16827)

Wolf Spider is Peter Parker from Earth 16827, but he isn’t a superhero here. He killed Miles Morales and anyone else that stood for heroism in this universe.

Not only did Wolf Spider want to take out all heroes of his universe, but he traveled to other universes using a shard of Siege Perilous. His goal was to find the rest of the heroes and end them as well.

In one of the universes he went to, he found Blood Spider’s world and became an ally of the Lizard King. Their goal was to turn everyone into vampires, but Spiderman, Blood Spider, and Kid Arachnid stopped their plan.

These good guys thought Wolf Spider was a vampire but later found out he wasn’t.

He went to other worlds as well, but they ran him off until finally, on the homeworld of Miles Morales, he tried absorbing all the life forces of the spidermen. When he did this, he couldn’t handle it, resulting in death.

Wolf Spiders Powers & Abilities

  • Superhuman strength
  • Superhuman speed
  • Superhuman durability
  • Superhuman agility
  • Superhuman reflexes
  • Superhuman stamina
  • Ability to crawl walls
  • Spider sense
  • Healing
  • Ability to sprout four spider legs from his back

See also: The Flash Universe Ultimate Guide: The Fastest Man Alive

Ghost Spider

Peter Parker Earth (11638)

Peter Parker from Earth 11638 is where Spiderman is possessed by the Ghost Rider spirit. In this reality, Uncle Ben never dies.

In fact, Uncle Ben trained Peter to become a hero with his super spidey powers. With this training, he became the Amazing Spider and was a rich and famous scientist with a successful company called Parker Technologies.

He got power-hungry, though, and used transportation technology to bring other spidermen to his universe so he could absorb his powers. When he brought Spiderman of Earth 616 to his universe, the Amazing Spider ended up weaker due to dimension portal feedback.

Through a series of events, his spirit ended up in Hell and his body in a coma. He got a second chance to live by being filled with the spirits and powers of the repentant damned. When he awoke, he found he’d become the Ghost Spider.

Ghost Spider Powers & Abilities

  • Ability to crawl walls
  • Superhuman strength
  • Superhuman speed
  • Superhuman stamina
  • Superhuman durability
  • Superhuman agility
  • Healing
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Superhuman equilibrium
  • Superhuman reflexes
  • Spider sense
  • Supernatural awareness
  • Hellfire manipulation
  • Sin manipulation
  • Ride symbiosis
  • Soul manipulation
  • Dimension travel
  • Demon magic manipulation
  • Mystical chain projection
  • Penance Stare
  • Ability to change size
  • Exorcism

Six Arm Spiderman

Peter Parker (Earth 92100)

Six Arm Spiderman is Peter Parker from Earth 92100 when he took a formula to rid himself of his spider abilities and ended up giving himself four more arms.

The only true cure for his spidey problems was Michael Morbius’ blood. The only problem was that sharks ate Michael. What made things even more tragic was that pieces of Michael’s body washed up on shore, but Peter didn’t notice.

After a fight with Doc Oc, he found his new arms pretty helpful. He was also able to save Gwen Stacy from Green Goblin, which was a major plus for this timeline.

Later, Six Arm Spiderman loses his life on Earth 928. Daemos killed him while he tried to help out Spiderman, Miguel O’Hara, and Lady Spider.

Six Arm Spiderman Powers & Abilities

  • The same powers as Spiderman from Earth 616
  • More strength and agility due to his extra arms

See also: Best Spider-Man Fan Art



Spider-Cyborg is Peter Parker from Earth 2818. Karn came to his earth to defeat him, but Superior Spiderman from Earth 616 warned him before Karn came.

When he did finally come, Superior Spiderman stepped in and helped Spider-Cyborg. Due to this, Spider-Cyborg joined Superior Spiderman and his team to take down Karn. Sadly, Daemos destroyed him when the Inheritors invaded Earth 928, and they had retreated to Earth 13.

Spider-Cyborg Powers & Abilities

  • The same as Peter Park of Earth 616
  • Cybernetic enhancements


Mary Jane Watson (Earth 18119)

Spinneret is Mary Jane Watson from Earth 18119. She became the wife of Spiderman, Peter Parker, and mother to Spiderling, Annie Parker.

Spiderman killed Eddie Brock in this universe, who was Venom, by making a building collapse on him, so he stopped being Spiderman.

Their daughter Annie grew up and scared her mother by using her powers too much.

Peter got captured, and eventually, Annie and Mary Jane had to help him out. After they got Peter back, the family returned to their normal lives.

Mary Jane eventually gave up being Spinneret because her suit mimicked his powers and drained him—especially when they were close together. She then got a new biotech suit that allowed her to mimic without draining, but it was the Venom Symbiote that survived the fire we talked about earlier.

Spinneret Powers & Abilities

  • Same powers as Spiderman Earth 616

See also: Superman vs Darkseid: Battle of the Gods

Spiderman 2099

Miguel O'Hara (Earth 928)

Spiderman 2099 is from Earth 928 and is named Miguel O’Hara. He is a geneticist working for Alchemax, and his boss Tyler Stone is trying to give people superhuman powers through genetic modifications.

When Miguel confronted Tyler, he gave him a drink that he laced with the drug called Rapture, and it changed his D.N.A., where he had to continue consuming the substance.

Things didn’t go as planned, and Miguel ended up with an experimental D.N.A. template that cured him of Rapture, but it made him half spider.

After realizing this, he used his new powers to take down Tyler Stone and Alchemax that had held Nueva York as tyrants.

Spiderman 2099 Powers & Abilities

  • Same powers as Peter Parker from Earth 616
  • Telepathy
  • Webbing
  • Talons
  • Accelerated vision
  • Enhanced hear
  • Marksmanship

See also: Spiderman vs Wolverine: Web vs Claw

Patton Parnel

Patton Parnel (Earth 51412)

Patton Parnel is Spiderman from Earth 51412 and is a villain. He was always a bit of a nut, experimented on animals, and creepily spied on his neighbor, Sara Jane.

When on a field trip to Alcorp Industries, Sara Jane asked him to expose their experiments on animals. She took him to where the animals were held to let them out. While in there, Patton was bitten by a huge red spider.

The next day Patton ate a mouse, and that made his spider abilities come to life.

Sara Jane came to his house, and he kissed her before biting her. The bite left babies in her neck, which came out not long after.

Morlun came and drained Patton’s lifeforce, which is the only thing that allowed Sara Jane to get away, but that didn’t help very much since the spiders hatched out of her neck.

Patton Parnel Powers & Abilities

  • Partial and complete transformation to a fanged creature
  • Prey impregnation by bite
  • Webbing


Hobart Brown (Earth 138)

Spider-Punk is Hobart Brown from Earth 138. He became a spider totem after a bite from a spider that had illegal waste on it. He said he was Spiderman and started fighting for freedom. Some of his friends were Captain Anarchy—Karl Morgenthau and Hulk—Robbie Banner.

He fought against President Osborn as the leader of the Spider Army.

Hobart beat President Osborn with a bash over the head with his guitar. After he defeated him, he unmasked himself to the crowd.

Spider-Punk Powers & Abilities

  • Same powers as Peter Park from Earth 616
  • Stealth
  • Olympic level athlete
  • Expert acrobat
  • Expert martial artist
  • Computer hacking

See also: Spiderman Merch Guide

Spider-Girl (Anya Corazon) 

Anya Corazon (Earth 616)

Spider-Girl is Anya Corazon from Earth 616. She was a gymnast from Brooklyn that moved to Mexico at a young age. After the death of her mother, she returned to the U.S. to live with her father.

She got some of her power from Miguel, the sorcerer of the Spider Society because he thought she could be the new hunter of the society and he needed to save her life.

When he did this, she got a spider-shaped tattoo along with increased agility and strength. She also got the power to grow a blue exoskeleton.

It turns out that Miguel’s gift didn’t cause her to have these abilities. Her powers simply unlocked with the boost from Miguel.

Spider-Girl Powers & Abilities

  • Superhuman strength
  • Superhuman speed
  • Superhuman durability
  • Superhuman stamina
  • Superhuman agility
  • Superhuman reflexes
  • Camouflage
  • Ability to crawl walls
  • Webbing
  • Skeletal flexibility
  • Bilingual
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. training – fighting & hacking

Spider-Girl (Betty Brant)

Betty Brant (Earth 78227)

Spider-Girl is Betty Brant on Earth 78227. Her background is the same as Betty Brant from Earth 616, and then during her time at the Daily Bugle, things changed.

She went with her boss J. Jonah Jameson to report on a scientific demonstration. She was there at the same time Peter Parker was there with his classmates. The radioactive spider landed on a shoulder, but this time it wasn’t Peter’s shoulder—it was Betty’s shoulder, and it bit her.

Peter saw what happened to her and got her boss to give her the day off. Since she had the day off, Peter invited her to come to have dinner with him. That evening, she realized she had developed spider abilities.

Peter thought it would be a good idea for her to take up crimefighting so they could make money off photos Peter would take and sell to the Daily Bugle.

Betty left her life of crimefighting for a while but returned later to join Spider-UK’s team of Spider-totems. She fought in this battle to stop the Inheritors as well as another.

Spider-Girl Betty Brand Powers & Abilities

  • Same as Peter Parker from Earth 616

Spider-Woman (May Parker)

May Parker (Earth 982)

Spider-Woman is May “Mayday” Parker from Earth 982. She is the first child of Mary Jane Parker and Peter Parker. Kaine had reunited the couple with their daughter who found her living with Alison Mongrain, who kidnapped May because of the Green Goblin.

May’s parents hope she wouldn’t develop powers, but despite this—she did. When she was only fifteen, she started developing powers similar to her father’s spider powers.

As this happened with May, the grandson of the Green Goblin, Normie Osborn, sought to restore the family name. May put on Ben Reilly’s spiderman costume to fight against him but worried her parents burned it to stop her crimefighting schemes.

May went through some extremely hard times, including an imposter murdering her dad, Peter. During Spider-Geddon, she sent spider bots to the universe where the Inheritors were in an effort to keep them there.

Finally, after many fights, she and her team defeated the Inheritors and turned them into babies.

Spider-Woman’s Powers & Abilities

  • Same powers as Peter from Earth 616 but some of them are weaker

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Miles Morales

Miles Morales (Earth 1610)

Miles Morales is Spiderman from Earth 1610 who received a bite from a spider that was genetically enhanced with Oz Formula from Osborn Industries.

He figured out he had superhuman abilities and told his best friend, Ganke Lee. They noticed he had powers similar to Spiderman’s. He didn’t want to be a hero, so he decided to leave that work to the actual Spiderman.

Sadly, months later, Spiderman died saving his family from Osborn, which left a gaping hole in the hero scape. Miles decided to follow in Peter Parker’s footsteps and continue his legacy.

Miles goes through many fights, but one of the big ones was with Omega Red, who wasn’t happy to see another Spiderman. Miles used his venom blast to put a stop to the villain quickly.

During his Spidey journey, he joined the Ultimates to train and become better. He even teamed up with Spider-Woman during the battle for Wyoming and Project Pegasus to beat the terrorist group Hydra.

After the death of Peter’s mother, he put down the spider mantle and refused to pick it up. He had a girlfriend named Katie Bishop and seemed happy, but he returned to defeat Roxxon, who had cloned Jessica Drew who’s origin was as a clone of Peter Parker.

Another unfortunate twist was that his girlfriend’s parents were members of HYDRA. Katie didn’t know this either, but they told her, and she showed her loyalty but telling them that Miles Morales was Spiderman.

This Spiderman has many other interesting fights and missions, but one of the other cool things is that he ended up teaming up with Ben Reilly to defeat the creature Rhizome. However, Rhizome ended up being a person in a suit, which made things a lot different.

Miles Morales Powers & Abilities

  • Same powers as Peter Parker on Earth 616
  • Venom blast
  • Venom beam
  • Mega venom blast
  • Venom punch
  • Energy-thread generation
  • Lateral repulsion
  • Potentially immortality

Superior Spiderman

Superior Spiderman

Superior Spiderman is Peter Park’s body with Dr. Otto Octavius’ consciousness in it. Things were going well for Spiderman until he went to visit Otto Octavius when he was dying. Thankfully, Otto decided to turn into a good guy after taking over Peter’s body.

Otto tried to be a good guy, but he punished bad guys violently, and people didn’t like it.

Another twist to the story was that Peter’s consciousness still existed in his body, and Otto sacrificed himself so Peter could come back and be the Superior Spiderman.


Cindy Moon (Earth 616)

Silk is Cindy Moon from Earth 616. She went to a public exhibit that demonstrated the safe handling of nuclear laboratory waste materials. During this time, a spider that was irritated by a particle accelerator bit Peter Parker on the hand, dropped down and bit Cindy on the ankle, and died.

She first noticed something was going on when she accidentally webbed up her parents.

Later, a man named Ezekial Sims took her away to train her. After learning Morlun was tracking her, he locked her in a room that blocked Morlun so he couldn’t get her. Silk was able to leave at any time, but she stayed in the room filled with food, tapes, and books on the outside world so she would be safe.

Years later, Peter Parker found out about her and went to free her. She didn’t want to leave and was upset with him because Morlun would chase them. Peter finally got to tell her Morlun was dead, and she happily headed toward her parent’s home in a silk costume.

Sadly, Morlun returned from the dead for the third time and started searching for Silk. She got super mad at Peter, and they had a fight, but soon after, they started an intimate relationship.

Later, Peter decided to stay in New York, but Silk went off with Spider-UK’s team. She noticed most of these Spidermen were versions of Peter and tried to see if she felt an attraction but the only one she had an attraction to was Kaine, Peter’s clone.

She had many other adventures but finally got to focus on finding her parents. Even though their records had been erased, she kept looking.

After Earth 616 and Earth 1610 collied and killed everyone in both universes, it returned to life, but they had no memory of their ruin.

She finally got to save her parents, who were in the Negative Zone trying to find a cure for her powers.

Silk Powers & Abilities

  • Same powers as Peter Parker on Earth 616
  • Claws
  • Superhuman tracking
  • Silk-sense
  • Organic webbing generation
  • Eidetic memory
  • Skating

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Gwendolyn Stacy (Earth 65)

Spider Gwen is Gwendolyn Stacy from Earth 65. After Gwen’s mother’s death, her father raised her alone. They didn’t always see eye to eye, but he was a good father to her.

Gwen ended up making friends with her neighbor Peter Parker and other important characters at school like The Mary Janes and Harry Osborn.

A genetically-engineered spider bit Gwen, and she got spider-like superpowers and started crimefighting.

She was known as Spider-Woman during this time and focused on enjoying her fame vs. really helping people. After a comment from her father about Spider-Woman, she decided to really help people.

Retired crimefighter Janet van Dyne gave Gwen a set of web-shooters and a costume to help her out.

Peter Parker looked up to Spider-Woman and wanted to be like her, but the experiment he did on himself didn’t go well. Peter ended up turning into a lizard-like creature.

The lizard creature crashed the prom, and Gwen fought him and injured him so bad that he died. Due to this, the media labeled her a criminal because there was no proof of him being a lizard person—only Peter’s body was there.

Her father finally found out who she was and let her get away, but he was close to locking her up.

She went to fight on Spider U.K.’s team for a little while, but she came back to strained relationships with her friends and family.

Spider Gwen went through an insane amount of challenges and villains, and she even had a romantic relationship with Miles Morales before they had to part ways.

Spider Gwen still has much more to look into, but we’ll wrap it up here.

Spider Gwen Powers & Abilities

  • Similar abilities as before her depowering (like Peter Parker of Earth 616) by Cindy Moon due to Venom symbiote bond
  • Skilled detective
  • Musician
  • Skilled fighter

Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)

Ben Reilly (Earth 616)

Scarlet Spider is Ben Reilly from Earth 616. He is a genetic clone of Peter Parker, and he named himself the Scarlet Spider.

Supervillain Miles Warren, known as the Jackal, created this clone. He wanted to torment Peter Parker, but the clone survived and hid for five years after the fight.

When he learned Peter Parker’s aunt was sick, he went back to New York. He made good with Peter and helped him with his crimefighting work.

Seward Trainer and Norman Osborn made Peter Parker and Ben Reilly believe Peter was the clone for a while. Later, when Peter and Ben fought the Green Goblin and Osborn, they found out that wasn’t the case as Ben got impaled and died in Peter’s arms.

Sadly, Miles Warren brought him back and ended up killing him and bringing him back over and over to test his technology.

This drove Ben mad, and he overthrew his captor eventually, and he became the new Jackal.

Eventually, through some twists and turns of fate, Ben became the corporate-sponsored Spiderman of the Beyond Corporation.

Scarlett Spiders Powers & Abilities

  • The same powers as Peter Parker from Earth 616.

See also: Best Superman Costume Ideas


William Braddock (Earth 833)

Spider-UK is William Braddock from Earth 833. He is based in Britain, hence the name Spider-UK.

He got to travel the multiverse to help protect other Spidermen after finding out about the Great Hunt when he detected Morlun on Earth 1983.

He came across many interesting characters during his travels, including Spider-Woman and Spider-Girl and her brother from Earth 982.

During Spider-Geddon Spider-UK and his team went to Earth 616 to recruit Miles Morales.

During a fight with Morlun, Verna came up behind him and snapped his neck. Doctor Octopus set a self-destruct in his lab so he could leave the revived Inheritors, and Spider-UK’s body was believed to be consumed by the explosion.

Lady Spider’s home is where they buried his body because she loved him like a brother.

Spider-UK Powers & Abilities

  • Same as Peter Parker from Earth 616

Spiderman Noir

Peter Parker (Earth 90214)

Spiderman Noir is Peter Parker on Earth 90214. This universe is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression.

His goal is to prove to everyone that The Goblin and his crew murdered his Uncle Ben. His Aunt May and Uncle Ben taught him to be good, so he keeps on the straight and narrow.

Peter got bit by a spider one night at the pier, and it told him that one bite either brings death or curses him with power. If he was evil he would die but if he was pure, he would get the powers.

Since Peter was good, he got spider-like powers and became Spiderman.

Spiderman Noir fights against The Goblin, Kraven, Chameleon, Vulture, Fancy Dan, Montana, and Ox. He also had to fight against the corrupt New York City government, corrupt police, and corrupt businessmen.

Around 1940, Spider-UK came to this universe to get Spiderman Noir, and he joined the Web Warriors. He tried to get rid of the Inheritor Cloning Engine, but Morlun killed him by draining his life force.

See also: Spiderman-Themed Crocs Guide: Top Picks and What to Look For

Honorable Mentions

Here are some other great Spidermen you can’t miss out on either.

  • Spider-X
  • Spiderman from Earth X
  • Iron Spiderman
  • The Fat Spiderman
  • Scarlet Spider (Kaine Parker)
  • Spiderman 1048
  • Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
  • Spider Ma’am
  • Spider-Ham
  • Spiderling
  • Dr. Aaron Aikman
  • Spider Moon-man
  • Pavitr Prabhakar
  • Aracnido Jr.


Question: How Many Versions of Spiderman are There?

Answer: There are infinite possibilities when it comes to how many versions of Spiderman there are.

Question: What is the Strongest Spiderman?

Answer: Cosmic Spiderman is the strongest Spiderman

Question: How did Spiderman Get his Powers?

Answer: The main version of Spiderman from Earth 616 got his powers through a spider bite from a radioactive spider. Some other versions vary.

Question: How Many Versions of Spiderman are There?

Answer: There are infinite possibilities when it comes to how many versions of Spiderman there are.

Question: What is the Strongest Spiderman?

Answer: Cosmic Spiderman is the strongest Spiderman.

Question: How did Spiderman Get his Powers?

Answer: The main version of Spiderman from Earth 616 got his powers through a spider bite from a radioactive spider. Some other versions vary.


Is your head spinning from all the different variants of Spiderman? You probably have a little bit better understanding of why there were three different Spidermen, and Marvel comics fans weren’t freaking out about it now. The moviemakers didn’t change Spiderman’s stories.

Those were Peter Parkers from different universes. However, some fans are still pretty upset about Tom Hollins’ Spiderman having the iron spider costume because that’s supposed to be a totally different outfit—but I guess we will have to live with it.

Anyway, the main thing is that you understand more about Spiderman and why he’s—or should I say they—are so beloved by fans. If you get lost talking to your other more well-versed Spidey fan friends, you can use this article as your cheat sheet, so make sure to drop a bookmark.

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