On the occasion of the celebration of LGTBIQ+ pride, Marvel announced the first gay Spider-Manwhich will appear in the new “Edge of the Spider-Verse” comics in September of this year.
The character, to be called Web-Weaver, is a “fashion designer at Van Dyne not very nice that he gets spider powers and shows us a very different kind of Spiderman”, as described by its creator, writer Steve Foxe.
The design of Web-Weaver has been developed by the comic artist Kris Ankawho had already worked on different Marvel projects.
“Edge of the Spider-Verse” is a series of comics five numbers about different variants of Spiderman, written by Steve Foxe, Mark Bagley, Dan Slott, Alex Segura and Karla Pacheco.
This Spider-Man joins Jon Kent, son of Kal-El, from DC Comics, who appeared some time ago and is bisexual.
by the words of Steve Foxe, everything indicates that Web Weaver is planned for a single appearance in “Edge of the Spider-Verse”; but he hopes the character will have more involvement in the future.
Not much has been revealed about Web Weaver’s design so far, save for an image of the comic’s cover. Spider-Man fans will have to wait a little longer to find out all about him. It only remains to wait for his debut to learn more about his origin and purpose in the comic.
Edge of the Spider-Verse #5, featuring Web Weaver, will be released in SeptemberSeptember 2022.
Steve Foxe himself hints at Web Weaver’s sexual orientation, saying he had the “gay honor” of helping to create it, and placing spider web and rainbow emojis in the post.
With that, Marvel demonstrates its commitment to LGBT representation, and what better way than to use a character as iconic as Spider-Man.
Foxe expressed his happiness and satisfaction at having co-created the first Spider-Man in the entire Marvel multiverse who is not straight.
“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.