Marvel made an announcement that surprised many: it will have a gay Spider-Man for the first time in its history. The new character will be called Web-Weaver and will be a “not very friendly fashion designer at Van Dyne who will obtain arachnid powers,” according to Steve Foxe, his creator, in statements taken up by Infobae.
“I had the great gay honor of helping to co-create Web-Weaver, who will make his debut in Edge of Spider-verse #5 this September! Designed by the one and only Kris Anka, with a cover by Josemaría Casanovas, along with our soon to be revealed interior artist,” Foxe shared on Twitter.
The company made its way to diversity and made the announcement as part of the LGTBIQ+ pride celebration that took place in June. The homosexual Spider-Man will appear in the new “Edge of the Spider-Verse” comics in September of this year.
It is worth mentioning that the design of the new protagonist, Web-Weaver, was in charge of the artist Kris Anka, who had already worked on different Marvel projects.
“Edge of the Spider-Verse” is a five-issue comic book series featuring different versions of Spider-Man developed by Steve Foxe, along with Mark Bagley, Dan Slott, Alex Segura and Karla Pacheco.
In this way, this new Spider-Man joins Jon Kent, the son of Kal-El from DC Comics who is bisexual and who appeared some time ago.