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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Spider-Woman_v3_01_-_00_-_FC.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:One of them is not a Spider Woman.[[note]]Bottom-right, Madame Web.[[/note]]]] ->'''Spider-Man''': I didn't say you could ''lend [the name] out''. There's, like, ten of you now. ->'''Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)''': There's three, and they are ripping ''me'' off. -->-- ''New Avengers'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' was a huge success to Creator/MarvelComics, so obviously, later on a DistaffCounterpart would be inevitable. No, we're not talking about his daughter from ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, ComicBook/{{Spider-Girl}}. We're talking about the one DistaffCounterpart conceived way before the Clone Saga. These are what we'd like to call... The Spider-Women. Compared to other DistaffCounterpart, Spider-Women are rarely an accurate one for Spidey. Most of the time, they possess a set of unique ability on their own, instead of web-shooters. They also form a small form of LegacyCharacter pool (while not exactly a big one like ComicBook/{{Venom}} or Comicbook/{{Robin}}), and occasionally, each form possesses different names, including even Spider-Girl. Although the Spider-Girl in question is NEVER the AlternateUniverse version of the original Spider-Man's daughter. !!Jessica Drew The first and probably most known is Jessica Drew (pictured on the 6 o'clock direction). She was created at the last minute when Marvel found out that {{Filmation}} animation studios was going to create their own super heroine by the name of Spider-Woman; since the comic version managed to come out first, Filmation was forced to change their character's name to "Web Woman". The character first appeared in ''Marvel Spotlight'' #32 (February, 1977), created by Archie Goodwin, Sal Buscema, and Jim Mooney. Jessica was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 1, which lasted for 50 issues (April, 1978-June, 1983). When Jessica was little, she was infected with uranium radiation and was in danger of dying. Her father used an experimental spider serum to save her, and put her in a tube to accelerate the serum's growth, saving her life but aging her rather rapidly to the point that [[YoungerThanTheyLook she looks, and acts, much younger than she is]]. She was raised in Wundagore by the cow-woman Lady Bova, eventually left to make her way in the human world, fell in love... then accidentally killed her first love with her latent superpower: bio-electric blasts. Accused of being a witch, Jessica fled Wundagore and was taken in to HYDRA, tricked into thinking that it was a good place for refugees, even though it's actually a terrorist group. She was trained in martial arts and learned to harness her powers more effectively. These include the discovery of her other powers such as Wall Climbing and Pheromones, which attract men and women. Oh, and she was given her codename, first Arachne, but quickly changed to Spider-Woman. (It should be noted that the preceding paragraph is the result of decades of {{Retcon}}ning with at least two complete origin changes, including one where she was a hyper-evolved spider. Jessica rivals {{Hawkman}} in the ContinuitySnarl category.) On her first mission to assassinate NickFury, Jessica came to realize that HYDRA was wrong, so she rebelled and was left on her own to cope with her power and with her daily life. It was tough, but eventually she managed to overcome her problems, especially after the CrossOver with Spider-Man, who advised her to use her power for good; she later became a {{bounty hunter}} and a private detective. She also gained a RoguesGallery, the most notorious being Morgan le Fay, whom she eventually finished in her book's finale, at the cost of her soul being separated from her body, and she requested her magician friend cast a spell that [[RetGone would erase her from the memories of everyone that ever knew her]]. However, the spell was faulty and eventually her body was found by Comicbook/TheAvengers, which led to a story arc where they tried to get her soul back to her body. They succeeded, but with a cost: Spider-Woman's powers are gone. Jessica later led a normal life with her friend Lindsay [=McCabe=], moving to Madripoor and briefly getting involved with the adventures of {{Wolverine}}. Of course, her powers slowly started to come back, but they tended to be fluctuous and unstable. She was also attacked by Charlotte Witter, a supervillain taking the same code name, and for a time, along with the 2nd SpiderWoman Julia Carpenter, mentored the third SpiderWoman Mattie Franklin. Over time, however, Nick Fury once again contacted Jessica in order to stabilize her power as Spider-Woman by infiltrating the HYDRA. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a trap by the Skrulls, who ambushed and captured her. The Skrull Queen Veranke chose to replicate Jessica to kickstart her eventual [[SecretInvasion invasion]], while Jessica was held prisoner in the Skrull ship. Veranke joined the New Avengers, participated through HouseOfM, Comicbook/CivilWar and even WorldWarHulk, until it was time for the invasion of Skrulls. The Avengers defeated Veranke and she was killed by NormanOsborn, with the ship carrying Jessica and the other Skrull prisoners crashing on Earth. While there were few who welcomed her back (such as MsMarvel and in a way, {{Wolverine}}), the rest of the world's heroes looked at her funny, the image of her face seemingly becoming synonymous with Veranke, and she ended up being vilified by the world. On Wolverine's suggestion, Jessica joined the New Avengers, despite some members still being highly suspicious of her. While she did her job as an Avenger well enough, she was still haunted with her time of capture and vilification by the world, causing her to take on jobs offered by SWORD in order to hunt down any remaining Skrulls, whom she now hated. An encounter with a particularly strong Skrull eventually overpowered her and revealed the reason why Veranke chose her as the person to impersonate: because she was completely alone and thought to be insignificant, so the rest of Earth's heroes wouldn't care about what would happen to her. Just in time for the New Avengers, even those who were formerly suspicious at her, to come to her rescue and remind her that [[YouAreNotAlone people care about her, that she's got friends, and that she's not alone]]. With this, Jessica defeated that particular Skrull and resumed being a full time New Avenger, declining further jobs by SWORD. She participated in [[Comicbook/{{Siege}} the Siege of Asgard]] and her efforts eventually cleaned her image of 'having Veranke's face'. Despite her doubts, she's handpicked as one of the members of the mainline Avengers, and has fought on their side ever since. Jessica has appeared in these other medias aside of the Marvel comics: [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'': Playable character in the first game, and NPC in the 2nd game. * ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'': One of the recruitable heroes in the game. * ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'': Appears as an NPC. [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * ''Spider Woman'': An old cartoon starring her. Also features a cameo by SpiderMan himself. !!Julia Carpenter The second Spider-Woman is a mother named Julia Carpenter (10 o'clock on the picture). She first appeared in ''SecretWars'' #6-7 (October-November, 1984), created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck. She mostly appeared in team books. But was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 2, a 4-issue mini-series (November, 1993-February, 1994). Carpenter got tricked into entering a program to create a superhero, under the guise of 'Athletic Study', and was accidentally injected with a different spider serum, granting her super strength, wall-climbing and the ability to project psychic webbing from her fingerprints. She was given the identity of Spider-Woman by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, although she preferred 'Arachne' (suggestion overruled). Her first major involvement was the CrossOver event ''SecretWars'', in which she met Spider-Man and gave him the inspiration of the design for his Alien Symbiote black suit (which would later become known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}). She was then roped into joining the newly-formed Freedom Force (Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, pardoned and given a government sanction, although other heroes would be added to the roster). Julia didn't make any friends on the team, however, when she helped free the Avengers from the Vault after the Force had arrested them on trumped-up charges. However, instead of locking her up, [=CSA=] director Valerie Cooper (Julia's college friend, who'd been responsible for turning her into Spider-Woman) gave her a second chance to serve her country, although she'd be officially classified as a rogue agent. Julia eventually got caught up with the West Coast Avengers, joining that team and severing her ties with the [=CSA=]. While with the Avengers, she was caught in a conflict with the criminal trio Deathweb, whose powers were derived from the same source as Julia's, and whom she defeated when they threatened her daughter Rachel and her parents. Soon afterward, when the Avengers shut down the West Coast branch, she joined IronMan's new team, Force Works, but after that team folded, she retired from superhero activity to continue raising Rachel. The retirement, however was cut short when she, along with Jessica, was attacked by Charlotte Witter, and she was rendered wheelchair-bound. However, she still took a resistance and mentored the 3rd SpiderWoman, Mattie Franklin. Some time later, she was involved with the Comicbook/CivilWar, joining IronMan's Pro-Registration side, and taking the name 'Arachne', but eventually she reveals that she was TheMole for the Anti-Registration side. Before she could change sides, however, she was beaten down by MsMarvel and was forcefully separated from Rachel as her punishment. The loss of Rachel caused Julia to nearly slip into insanity; she broke out of the prison in the Negative Zone, and went into Colorado to search for Rachel. In a fit of rage, she attacked a superpowered girl named Arana, but her instability cost her victory and she was beaten, whereas she met Ms. Marvel again who apologized and promised to search for Rachel. But despite so, and even the success of reuniting with Rachel, it was clear that the friendship between Julia and Carol was strained. Julia eventually moved to Canada and joined Omega Flight. She would end up unused for a while, until the SpiderMan story arc ''Grim Hunt'', in which she was captured by Kraven the Hunter, who wanted to destroy every trace of the Spider family. Julia ended up being picked as the successor of Madame Web and the process of the inheritance made her blind. She eventually passed on her Arachne costume and powers into Arana, as she becomes the next Madame Web as the original is dead. Julia has appeared in these other medias aside of the Marvel comics: [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'': Appears not in person, but as an alternate skin for Jessica Drew, so she's fighting with Jessica's moveset. [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * ''IronMan The Animated Series'': Appears as a recurring main character. Voiced by JenniferHale. !!Martha "Mattie" Franklin and Charlotte Witter The third Spider-Woman is less known and more into the mythos of Spider-Man. Martha 'Mattie' Franklin (2 o'clock on the picture, don't worry, she got her own distinctive costume later) is the niece of J. Jonah Jameson, who thinks Spider-Man [[{{Fangirl}} is cool]]. Mattie first appeared in ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' #262 (November, 1998), created by John Byrne and Rafael Kayanan. She assumed the Spider-Woman identity in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' vol. 2 #5 (May, 1999). Mattie attended a ceremony in place of her father, giving her the SpiderLimbs. Later, Spider-Man had a TenMinuteRetirement, so Mattie donned a costume similar to his and called herself Spider-Woman, taking his place in crime-fighting. Spider-Man realized this and helped her a bit after he got out of retirement. Around this time, Doctor Octopus created a new villain named Spider-Woman (11 o'clock on the picture) using Madame Web's daughter Charlotte Witter; she attacked Jessica, Julia and Mattie and absorbed their powers. Both Jessica and Julia eventually guide Mattie to become the next Spider-Woman and defeat Charlotte, also getting parts of their Spider-Woman powers. Charlotte first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' vol. 2 #5 (May, 1999), created by John Byrne and Howard Mackie. Mattie became the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 3, which lasted for 18 issues (July, 1999-December, 2000). Charlotte made regular appearances as an opponent for Mattie. Unfortunately, the next time Mattie appeared was during the ''Grim Hunt'' arc and she's less lucky than the rest. [[BackForTheDead She was one of the first characters sacrificed by Kraven and ended up dead]]. Charlotte was never heard again, on the other hand. !!Anya Corazon/Arana/Spider-Girl While not starting out as a member of the Spider-Family, Anya was a member of the mystical member of Spider Society and usually acts as their hunter. However, a crossover with SpiderMan eventually made her renounce her allegiance and pursues her own path. She was amongst the Pro-Registration heroes in the ComicBook/CivilWar, and acts as MsMarvel's TagalongKid, and while questioning her worst moments, she continued to be on Carol's side, continuing to grow up and they help out each other, despite her father's misgivings, and Carol once saved her from the mind control of Puppet Master, solidifying their relations. Like the rest of the Spider-Family, she wasn't heard anymore until Grim Hunt, whereas luckily for her, Arana managed to survive the events and helped SpiderMan defeat Kraven. In the aftermath, she was handpicked by Julia Carpenter as the successor of the Arachne suit and becomes Spider-Girl as Julia succeeds the late Madame Web. ---- !!Tropes associated with the Spider Women: * ActionMom, MamaBear: Julia. Harm Rachel at your own risk. * AdaptationDyeJob: Julia goes around with orange hair, red hair or blonde, depending on who drew her. * AnimalThemedSuperbeing * ArchEnemy: Back in the day, Jessica's was [[KingArthur Morgan Le Fay.]] * BerserkButton: Don't insinuate Jessica being a Skrull or try to control her mind. She'll try to kill you for that. On the other hand, harming Julia's daughter means you put a 'Please Kick Me' sign on your butt. * BoundAndGagged: [[FetishFuel Hoo boy, does Jessica get to this situation often in her early runs]]. * BrokenBird: Jessica. * CallForward: The ''Origin'' mini-series features one Miles Warren as a colleague of Jessica's father. Warren eventually leaves their project to [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga pursue cloning research]]. * {{Crossover}}: Often with {{Spider-Man}}, at times; it's also pivotal to Spidey's development (it created Venom) * DistaffCounterpart: Subverted since none of the Spider-Women have ''any'' relation to [[{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] whatsoever apart from acquaintance, all getting their powers from completely different sources. At least that's how it goes in the main canon... ** However the UltimateMarvel version of Jessica Drew is a genuine example of this, being an OppositeSexClone of Peter who emerged intact from the Ultimate Clone Saga. ** Mattie's reason for becoming Spider-Woman was because she was a Spidey fangirl. And Jessica was created for copyright reasons like most {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. ** In ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'', Jessica made a joke that she's not his sister, she's not [[SheHulk his cousin that needed a blood transfusion from him]], she's never received his powers from him, and they've never dated, although she does find him cute. * DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In ''Hawkeye'' #9, Jessica finds out that Clint cheated on her and slaps him twice. She tries to hit him a third time before he stops her and tells her that she's not allowed to do that. The ending has Clint talking to a neighbor and strongly hints that he wants to get back together with her. * [[ChickMagnet Guy Magnet]]: Jessica, literally; one of her powers is to produce pheromones that makes men want her (and cause women to be revulsed by her). She can't control it and relies on a perfume to correct it. * HappilyMarried: Horribly averted by Julia. Her original husband doesn't take her superhero career well, and they were eventually divorced. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by Deathweb.]] * HeroWithBadPublicity: Just to show just how messed up Jessica's life is, this is her past (being an ex-agent of HYDRA) and present life (still being thought of as the Skrull Queen). Who knows if this'll change in the future. * HeterosexualLifePartners: Jess is this with [[MsMarvel Carol Danvers]]. Sometimes the "heterosexual" part [[HoYay can be questionable]]. * InsistentTerminology: Call Julia Spider-Woman or Spider-Girl after she gets to use her intended alias, and she'll correct you that "It's Arachne." * ItsPersonal: Jessica ''really'' hates Skrulls after SecretInvasion. Part of the reason why she joins SWORD is because it gives her more opportunities to kick Skrull ass. * LukeIAmYourFather: In this case, mother. Merriem Drew, Jessica's mother, was supposedly killed in a werewolf attack decades ago. In ''Spider-Woman'' (vol. 1) #44 (June, 1982), Merriem was revealed to be alive and unaging, in the person of Viper/Madame Hydra, the latter being a long-established super-villainess. Jessica and Viper were also stated to be "mirror images" of each other. This was retconned away in "Captain America" (vol. 1) #281 (May, 1983), "revealing" that both ladies had been manipulated by Chthon into thinking they were related. * MostCommonSuperpower: Except for Mattie and Anya. * MsFanservice: Mainly Jessica, but even Julia could be this. * MythologyGag: Jessica was at first assigned with the name "Arachne", then changes it to "Spider-Woman". The reverse happened to Julia (who ''wanted'' to be called Arachne from the start). * NamesTheSame: Jessica shares the first name of another Marvel superheroine, JessicaJones aka Jewel. Jessica Jones is even patterned somewhat after her. * PowerIncontinence: Jessica had to learn to keep her pheromones in check, at first. She still can't quite do it. * RedheadedHeroine: Julia Carpenter. Sometimes. * RetGone: It fails. * RoguesGallery: Jessica fought a surprising number of villains during her initial 50-issue series, including the Brothers Grimm, the Needle, Daddy Long Legs, Turner D. Century, the Flying Tiger, the Waxman, Gypsy Moth, Morgan le Fay, the Human Fly, Hammer and Anvil, the Hangman, Nekra and Dr. Karl Malus. * SensualSpandex * ShockAndAwe: Jessica's bio-electric blasts. * SpiderLimbs: Mattie. * StatuesqueStunner: Both Jessica (5'10") and Julia (5'9"). * StockSubtitle: "Spider-Woman: Resurrection" * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When dating Hawkeye, Jessica fell into this. A woman connected to S.H.I.E.L.D., who is great at hand to hand combat, traumatized by Skrulls, and smarter than him? Does this describe Jessica or Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird, Hawkeye's ex? * TeethClenchedTeamwork: Julia during her stint with Freedom Force. She was also the TokenGoodTeammate, at least until they added Crimson Commando, Stonewall and Super Sabre to the team. * UnlimitedWardrobe: Mattie went through nine costumes before settling on one. * WallCrawl
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Spider-Woman_v3_01_-_00_-_FC.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:One of them is not a Spider Woman.[[note]]Bottom-right, Madame Web.[[/note]]]] ->'''Spider-Man''': I didn't say you could ''lend [the name] out''. There's, like, ten of you now. ->'''Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)''': There's three, and they are ripping ''me'' off. -->-- ''New Avengers'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' was a huge success to Creator/MarvelComics, so obviously, later on a DistaffCounterpart would be inevitable. No, we're not talking about his daughter from ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, ComicBook/{{Spider-Girl}}. We're talking about the one DistaffCounterpart conceived way before the Clone Saga. These are what we'd like to call... The Spider-Women. Compared to other DistaffCounterpart, Spider-Women are rarely an accurate one for Spidey. Most of the time, they possess a set of unique ability on their own, instead of web-shooters. They also form a small form of LegacyCharacter pool (while not exactly a big one like ComicBook/{{Venom}} or Comicbook/{{Robin}}), and occasionally, each form possesses different names, including even Spider-Girl. Although the Spider-Girl in question is NEVER the AlternateUniverse version of the original Spider-Man's daughter. !!Jessica Drew The first and probably most known is Jessica Drew (pictured on the 6 o'clock direction). She was created at the last minute when Marvel found out that {{Filmation}} animation studios was going to create their own super heroine by the name of Spider-Woman; since the comic version managed to come out first, Filmation was forced to change their character's name to "Web Woman". The character first appeared in ''Marvel Spotlight'' #32 (February, 1977), created by Archie Goodwin, Sal Buscema, and Jim Mooney. Jessica was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 1, which lasted for 50 issues (April, 1978-June, 1983). When Jessica was little, she was infected with uranium radiation and was in danger of dying. Her father used an experimental spider serum to save her, and put her in a tube to accelerate the serum's growth, saving her life but aging her rather rapidly to the point that [[YoungerThanTheyLook she looks, and acts, much younger than she is]]. She was raised in Wundagore by the cow-woman Lady Bova, eventually left to make her way in the human world, fell in love... then accidentally killed her first love with her latent superpower: bio-electric blasts. Accused of being a witch, Jessica fled Wundagore and was taken in to HYDRA, tricked into thinking that it was a good place for refugees, even though it's actually a terrorist group. She was trained in martial arts and learned to harness her powers more effectively. These include the discovery of her other powers such as Wall Climbing and Pheromones, which attract men and women. Oh, and she was given her codename, first Arachne, but quickly changed to Spider-Woman. (It should be noted that the preceding paragraph is the result of decades of {{Retcon}}ning with at least two complete origin changes, including one where she was a hyper-evolved spider. Jessica rivals {{Hawkman}} in the ContinuitySnarl category.) On her first mission to assassinate NickFury, Jessica came to realize that HYDRA was wrong, so she rebelled and was left on her own to cope with her power and with her daily life. It was tough, but eventually she managed to overcome her problems, especially after the CrossOver with Spider-Man, who advised her to use her power for good; she later became a {{bounty hunter}} and a private detective. She also gained a RoguesGallery, the most notorious being Morgan le Fay, whom she eventually finished in her book's finale, at the cost of her soul being separated from her body, and she requested her magician friend cast a spell that [[RetGone would erase her from the memories of everyone that ever knew her]]. However, the spell was faulty and eventually her body was found by Comicbook/TheAvengers, which led to a story arc where they tried to get her soul back to her body. They succeeded, but with a cost: Spider-Woman's powers are gone. Jessica later led a normal life with her friend Lindsay [=McCabe=], moving to Madripoor and briefly getting involved with the adventures of {{Wolverine}}. Of course, her powers slowly started to come back, but they tended to be fluctuous and unstable. She was also attacked by Charlotte Witter, a supervillain taking the same code name, and for a time, along with the 2nd SpiderWoman Julia Carpenter, mentored the third SpiderWoman Mattie Franklin. Over time, however, Nick Fury once again contacted Jessica in order to stabilize her power as Spider-Woman by infiltrating the HYDRA. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a trap by the Skrulls, who ambushed and captured her. The Skrull Queen Veranke chose to replicate Jessica to kickstart her eventual [[SecretInvasion invasion]], while Jessica was held prisoner in the Skrull ship. Veranke joined the New Avengers, participated through HouseOfM, Comicbook/CivilWar and even WorldWarHulk, until it was time for the invasion of Skrulls. The Avengers defeated Veranke and she was killed by NormanOsborn, with the ship carrying Jessica and the other Skrull prisoners crashing on Earth. While there were few who welcomed her back (such as MsMarvel and in a way, {{Wolverine}}), the rest of the world's heroes looked at her funny, the image of her face seemingly becoming synonymous with Veranke, and she ended up being vilified by the world. On Wolverine's suggestion, Jessica joined the New Avengers, despite some members still being highly suspicious of her. While she did her job as an Avenger well enough, she was still haunted with her time of capture and vilification by the world, causing her to take on jobs offered by SWORD in order to hunt down any remaining Skrulls, whom she now hated. An encounter with a particularly strong Skrull eventually overpowered her and revealed the reason why Veranke chose her as the person to impersonate: because she was completely alone and thought to be insignificant, so the rest of Earth's heroes wouldn't care about what would happen to her. Just in time for the New Avengers, even those who were formerly suspicious at her, to come to her rescue and remind her that [[YouAreNotAlone people care about her, that she's got friends, and that she's not alone]]. With this, Jessica defeated that particular Skrull and resumed being a full time New Avenger, declining further jobs by SWORD. She participated in [[Comicbook/{{Siege}} the Siege of Asgard]] and her efforts eventually cleaned her image of 'having Veranke's face'. Despite her doubts, she's handpicked as one of the members of the mainline Avengers, and has fought on their side ever since. Jessica has appeared in these other medias aside of the Marvel comics: [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'': Playable character in the first game, and NPC in the 2nd game. * ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'': One of the recruitable heroes in the game. * ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'': Appears as an NPC. [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * ''Spider Woman'': An old cartoon starring her. Also features a cameo by SpiderMan himself. !!Julia Carpenter The second Spider-Woman is a mother named Julia Carpenter (10 o'clock on the picture). She first appeared in ''SecretWars'' #6-7 (October-November, 1984), created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck. She mostly appeared in team books. But was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 2, a 4-issue mini-series (November, 1993-February, 1994). Carpenter got tricked into entering a program to create a superhero, under the guise of 'Athletic Study', and was accidentally injected with a different spider serum, granting her super strength, wall-climbing and the ability to project psychic webbing from her fingerprints. She was given the identity of Spider-Woman by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, although she preferred 'Arachne' (suggestion overruled). Her first major involvement was the CrossOver event ''SecretWars'', in which she met Spider-Man and gave him the inspiration of the design for his Alien Symbiote black suit (which would later become known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}). She was then roped into joining the newly-formed Freedom Force (Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, pardoned and given a government sanction, although other heroes would be added to the roster). Julia didn't make any friends on the team, however, when she helped free the Avengers from the Vault after the Force had arrested them on trumped-up charges. However, instead of locking her up, [=CSA=] director Valerie Cooper (Julia's college friend, who'd been responsible for turning her into Spider-Woman) gave her a second chance to serve her country, although she'd be officially classified as a rogue agent. Julia eventually got caught up with the West Coast Avengers, joining that team and severing her ties with the [=CSA=]. While with the Avengers, she was caught in a conflict with the criminal trio Deathweb, whose powers were derived from the same source as Julia's, and whom she defeated when they threatened her daughter Rachel and her parents. Soon afterward, when the Avengers shut down the West Coast branch, she joined IronMan's new team, Force Works, but after that team folded, she retired from superhero activity to continue raising Rachel. The retirement, however was cut short when she, along with Jessica, was attacked by Charlotte Witter, and she was rendered wheelchair-bound. However, she still took a resistance and mentored the 3rd SpiderWoman, Mattie Franklin. Some time later, she was involved with the Comicbook/CivilWar, joining IronMan's Pro-Registration side, and taking the name 'Arachne', but eventually she reveals that she was TheMole for the Anti-Registration side. Before she could change sides, however, she was beaten down by MsMarvel and was forcefully separated from Rachel as her punishment. The loss of Rachel caused Julia to nearly slip into insanity; she broke out of the prison in the Negative Zone, and went into Colorado to search for Rachel. In a fit of rage, she attacked a superpowered girl named Arana, but her instability cost her victory and she was beaten, whereas she met Ms. Marvel again who apologized and promised to search for Rachel. But despite so, and even the success of reuniting with Rachel, it was clear that the friendship between Julia and Carol was strained. Julia eventually moved to Canada and joined Omega Flight. She would end up unused for a while, until the SpiderMan story arc ''Grim Hunt'', in which she was captured by Kraven the Hunter, who wanted to destroy every trace of the Spider family. Julia ended up being picked as the successor of Madame Web and the process of the inheritance made her blind. She eventually passed on her Arachne costume and powers into Arana, as she becomes the next Madame Web as the original is dead. Julia has appeared in these other medias aside of the Marvel comics: [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'': Appears not in person, but as an alternate skin for Jessica Drew, so she's fighting with Jessica's moveset. [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * ''IronMan The Animated Series'': Appears as a recurring main character. Voiced by JenniferHale. !!Martha "Mattie" Franklin and Charlotte Witter The third Spider-Woman is less known and more into the mythos of Spider-Man. Martha 'Mattie' Franklin (2 o'clock on the picture, don't worry, she got her own distinctive costume later) is the niece of J. Jonah Jameson, who thinks Spider-Man [[{{Fangirl}} is cool]]. Mattie first appeared in ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' #262 (November, 1998), created by John Byrne and Rafael Kayanan. She assumed the Spider-Woman identity in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' vol. 2 #5 (May, 1999). Mattie attended a ceremony in place of her father, giving her the SpiderLimbs. Later, Spider-Man had a TenMinuteRetirement, so Mattie donned a costume similar to his and called herself Spider-Woman, taking his place in crime-fighting. Spider-Man realized this and helped her a bit after he got out of retirement. Around this time, Doctor Octopus created a new villain named Spider-Woman (11 o'clock on the picture) using Madame Web's daughter Charlotte Witter; she attacked Jessica, Julia and Mattie and absorbed their powers. Both Jessica and Julia eventually guide Mattie to become the next Spider-Woman and defeat Charlotte, also getting parts of their Spider-Woman powers. Charlotte first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' vol. 2 #5 (May, 1999), created by John Byrne and Howard Mackie. Mattie became the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 3, which lasted for 18 issues (July, 1999-December, 2000). Charlotte made regular appearances as an opponent for Mattie. Unfortunately, the next time Mattie appeared was during the ''Grim Hunt'' arc and she's less lucky than the rest. [[BackForTheDead She was one of the first characters sacrificed by Kraven and ended up dead]]. Charlotte was never heard again, on the other hand. !!Anya Corazon/Arana/Spider-Girl While not starting out as a member of the Spider-Family, Anya was a member of the mystical member of Spider Society and usually acts as their hunter. However, a crossover with SpiderMan eventually made her renounce her allegiance and pursues her own path. She was amongst the Pro-Registration heroes in the ComicBook/CivilWar, and acts as MsMarvel's TagalongKid, and while questioning her worst moments, she continued to be on Carol's side, continuing to grow up and they help out each other, despite her father's misgivings, and Carol once saved her from the mind control of Puppet Master, solidifying their relations. Like the rest of the Spider-Family, she wasn't heard anymore until Grim Hunt, whereas luckily for her, Arana managed to survive the events and helped SpiderMan defeat Kraven. In the aftermath, she was handpicked by Julia Carpenter as the successor of the Arachne suit and becomes Spider-Girl as Julia succeeds the late Madame Web. ---- !!Tropes associated with the Spider Women: * ActionMom, MamaBear: Julia. Harm Rachel at your own risk. * AdaptationDyeJob: Julia goes around with orange hair, red hair or blonde, depending on who drew her. * AnimalThemedSuperbeing * ArchEnemy: Back in the day, Jessica's was [[KingArthur Morgan Le Fay.]] * BerserkButton: Don't insinuate Jessica being a Skrull or try to control her mind. She'll try to kill you for that. On the other hand, harming Julia's daughter means you put a 'Please Kick Me' sign on your butt. * BoundAndGagged: [[FetishFuel Hoo boy, does Jessica get to this situation often in her early runs]]. * BrokenBird: Jessica. * CallForward: The ''Origin'' mini-series features one Miles Warren as a colleague of Jessica's father. Warren eventually leaves their project to [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga pursue cloning research]]. * {{Crossover}}: Often with {{Spider-Man}}, at times; it's also pivotal to Spidey's development (it created Venom) * DistaffCounterpart: Subverted since none of the Spider-Women have ''any'' relation to [[{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] whatsoever apart from acquaintance, all getting their powers from completely different sources. At least that's how it goes in the main canon... ** However the UltimateMarvel version of Jessica Drew is a genuine example of this, being an OppositeSexClone of Peter who emerged intact from the Ultimate Clone Saga. ** Mattie's reason for becoming Spider-Woman was because she was a Spidey fangirl. And Jessica was created for copyright reasons like most {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. ** In ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'', Jessica made a joke that she's not his sister, she's not [[SheHulk his cousin that needed a blood transfusion from him]], she's never received his powers from him, and they've never dated, although she does find him cute. * DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In ''Hawkeye'' #9, Jessica finds out that Clint cheated on her and slaps him twice. She tries to hit him a third time before he stops her and tells her that she's not allowed to do that. The ending has Clint talking to a neighbor and strongly hints that he wants to get back together with her. * [[ChickMagnet Guy Magnet]]: Jessica, literally; one of her powers is to produce pheromones that makes men want her (and cause women to be revulsed by her). She can't control it and relies on a perfume to correct it. * HappilyMarried: Horribly averted by Julia. Her original husband doesn't take her superhero career well, and they were eventually divorced. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by Deathweb.]] * HeroWithBadPublicity: Just to show just how messed up Jessica's life is, this is her past (being an ex-agent of HYDRA) and present life (still being thought of as the Skrull Queen). Who knows if this'll change in the future. * HeterosexualLifePartners: Jess is this with [[MsMarvel Carol Danvers]]. Sometimes the "heterosexual" part [[HoYay can be questionable]]. * InsistentTerminology: Call Julia Spider-Woman or Spider-Girl after she gets to use her intended alias, and she'll correct you that "It's Arachne." * ItsPersonal: Jessica ''really'' hates Skrulls after SecretInvasion. Part of the reason why she joins SWORD is because it gives her more opportunities to kick Skrull ass. * LukeIAmYourFather: In this case, mother. Merriem Drew, Jessica's mother, was supposedly killed in a werewolf attack decades ago. In ''Spider-Woman'' (vol. 1) #44 (June, 1982), Merriem was revealed to be alive and unaging, in the person of Viper/Madame Hydra, the latter being a long-established super-villainess. Jessica and Viper were also stated to be "mirror images" of each other. This was retconned away in "Captain America" (vol. 1) #281 (May, 1983), "revealing" that both ladies had been manipulated by Chthon into thinking they were related. * MostCommonSuperpower: Except for Mattie and Anya. * MsFanservice: Mainly Jessica, but even Julia could be this. * MythologyGag: Jessica was at first assigned with the name "Arachne", then changes it to "Spider-Woman". The reverse happened to Julia (who ''wanted'' to be called Arachne from the start). * NamesTheSame: Jessica shares the first name of another Marvel superheroine, JessicaJones aka Jewel. Jessica Jones is even patterned somewhat after her. * PowerIncontinence: Jessica had to learn to keep her pheromones in check, at first. She still can't quite do it. * RedheadedHeroine: Julia Carpenter. Sometimes. * RetGone: It fails. * RoguesGallery: Jessica fought a surprising number of villains during her initial 50-issue series, including the Brothers Grimm, the Needle, Daddy Long Legs, Turner D. Century, the Flying Tiger, the Waxman, Gypsy Moth, Morgan le Fay, the Human Fly, Hammer and Anvil, the Hangman, Nekra and Dr. Karl Malus. * SensualSpandex * ShockAndAwe: Jessica's bio-electric blasts. * SpiderLimbs: Mattie. * StatuesqueStunner: Both Jessica (5'10") and Julia (5'9"). * StockSubtitle: "Spider-Woman: Resurrection" * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When dating Hawkeye, Jessica fell into this. A woman connected to S.H.I.E.L.D., who is great at hand to hand combat, traumatized by Skrulls, and smarter than him? Does this describe Jessica or Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird, Hawkeye's ex? * TeethClenchedTeamwork: Julia during her stint with Freedom Force. She was also the TokenGoodTeammate, at least until they added Crimson Commando, Stonewall and Super Sabre to the team. * UnlimitedWardrobe: Mattie went through nine costumes before settling on one. * WallCrawl[[redirect:ComicBook/SpiderWoman]]
31st Dec '13 3:06:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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The second Spider-Woman is a HotMom named Julia Carpenter (10 o'clock on the picture). She first appeared in ''SecretWars'' #6-7 (October-November, 1984), created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck. She mostly appeared in team books. But was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 2, a 4-issue mini-series (November, 1993-February, 1994).
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The second Spider-Woman is a HotMom mother named Julia Carpenter (10 o'clock on the picture). She first appeared in ''SecretWars'' #6-7 (October-November, 1984), created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck. She mostly appeared in team books. But was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 2, a 4-issue mini-series (November, 1993-February, 1994).

* ActionMom, HotMom, MamaBear: Julia. Harm Rachel at your own risk.
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* ActionMom, HotMom, MamaBear: Julia. Harm Rachel at your own risk.
15th Dec '13 12:43:54 PM nombretomado
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''Franchise/SpiderMan'' was a huge success to Creator/MarvelComics, so obviously, later on a DistaffCounterpart would be inevitable. No, we're not talking about his daughter from {{the Clone Saga}}, ComicBook/{{Spider-Girl}}. We're talking about the one DistaffCounterpart conceived way before the Clone Saga. These are what we'd like to call... The Spider-Women.
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''Franchise/SpiderMan'' was a huge success to Creator/MarvelComics, so obviously, later on a DistaffCounterpart would be inevitable. No, we're not talking about his daughter from {{the Clone Saga}}, ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, ComicBook/{{Spider-Girl}}. We're talking about the one DistaffCounterpart conceived way before the Clone Saga. These are what we'd like to call... The Spider-Women.
15th Dec '13 12:43:05 PM nombretomado
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* CallForward: The ''Origin'' mini-series features one Miles Warren as a colleague of Jessica's father. Warren eventually leaves their project to [[TheCloneSaga pursue cloning research]].
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* CallForward: The ''Origin'' mini-series features one Miles Warren as a colleague of Jessica's father. Warren eventually leaves their project to [[TheCloneSaga [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga pursue cloning research]].
14th Oct '13 4:05:38 PM GlitchintheSystem
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In Hawkeye 9 Jessica finds out that Clint cheated on her and slaps him twice. She tries to hit him a third time before he stops her and tells her that she's not allowed to do that. The ending has Clint talking to a neighbour and strongly hints that he wants to get back together with her. * [[ChickMagnet Guy Magnet]]: Jessica, litterally; one of her powers is to produce pheromones that makes men want her (and cause women to be revulsed by her). She can't control it and relies on a perfume to correct it.
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In Hawkeye 9 ''Hawkeye'' #9, Jessica finds out that Clint cheated on her and slaps him twice. She tries to hit him a third time before he stops her and tells her that she's not allowed to do that. The ending has Clint talking to a neighbour neighbor and strongly hints that he wants to get back together with her. * [[ChickMagnet Guy Magnet]]: Jessica, litterally; literally; one of her powers is to produce pheromones that makes men want her (and cause women to be revulsed by her). She can't control it and relies on a perfume to correct it.

* LukeIAmYourFather: In this case, mother. Meriem Drew, Jessica's mother, was supposedly killed in a werewolf attack decades ago. In Spider-Woman #44 (June, 1982), Meriem was revealed to be alive and unaging, in the person of Viper/Madame Hydra, the latter being a long-established super-villainess. Jessica and Viper were also stated to be "mirror images" of each other. This was retconned away in "Captain America" vol. 1 #281 (May, 1983), "revealing" that both ladies had been manipulated by Chthon into thinking they were related.
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* LukeIAmYourFather: In this case, mother. Meriem Merriem Drew, Jessica's mother, was supposedly killed in a werewolf attack decades ago. In Spider-Woman ''Spider-Woman'' (vol. 1) #44 (June, 1982), Meriem Merriem was revealed to be alive and unaging, in the person of Viper/Madame Hydra, the latter being a long-established super-villainess. Jessica and Viper were also stated to be "mirror images" of each other. This was retconned away in "Captain America" vol. 1 (vol. 1) #281 (May, 1983), "revealing" that both ladies had been manipulated by Chthon into thinking they were related. related.

* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When dating Hawkeye, Jessica fell into this. A woman connected to SHIELD, who is great at hand to hand combat, traumatised by Skrulls, and smarter than him? Does this describe Jessica or Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird, Hawkeye's ex?
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When dating Hawkeye, Jessica fell into this. A woman connected to SHIELD, S.H.I.E.L.D., who is great at hand to hand combat, traumatised traumatized by Skrulls, and smarter than him? Does this describe Jessica or Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird, Hawkeye's ex?

* WallCrawl ----
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4th Sep '13 6:54:04 AM ProtoStrike
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Carpenter got tricked into entering a program to create a superhero, under the guise of 'Athletic Study', and was accidentally injected with a different spider serum, granting her super strength, wall-climbing and the ability to project psychic webbing from her fingerprints. She was given the identity of Spider-Woman by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, although she preferred 'Arachne' (suggestion overruled). Her first major involvement was the CrossOver event ''SecretWars'', in which she met Spider-Man and gave him the inspiration of the design for his Alien Symbiote black suit (which would later become known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}). She was then roped into joining the newly-formed Freedom Force (Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, pardoned and given a government sanction, although other heroes would be added to the roster). Julia didn't make any friends on the team, however, when she helped free the Avengers from the Vault after the Force had arrested them on trumped-up charges. However, instead of locking her up, [=CSA=] director Valerie Cooper (Julia's college friend, who'd been responsible for turning her into Spider-Woman) gave her a second chance to serve her country, although she'd be officially classified as a rogue agent. Julia eventually got caught up with the West Coast Avengers, joining that team and severing her ties with the [=CSA=]. While with the Avengers, she was caught in a conflict with the criminal trio Deathweb, whose powers were derived from the same source as Julia, and whom she defeated when they threatened her daughter Rachel and her parents. Soon afterward, when the Avengers shut down the West Coast branch, she joined IronMan's new team, Force Works, but after that team folded, she retired from superhero activity to continue raising Rachel. The retirement, however was cut short when she, along with Jessica, was attacked by Charlotte Witter, and she was wheelchair-bound. However, she still took a resistance and mentored the 3rd SpiderWoman, Mattie Franklin. Some time later, she was involved with the Comicbook/CivilWar, taking on IronMan's Pro-Registration side, and taking the name 'Arachne', but eventually she reveals that she was TheMole for the Anti-Registration side. Before she could change sides, however, she was beaten down by MsMarvel and was forcefully separated with Rachel as her punishment. The loss of Rachel got Julia nearly slip into insanity that she broke away from her prison in Negative Zone, and went into Colorado to search for Rachel. In a fit of rage, she attacked a superpowered girl named Arana, but her instability costed her victory and she was beaten, whereas she met Ms. Marvel again who apologized and promised to search for Rachel. But despite so, and even the success of reuniting with Rachel, it's clear that the relation between Julia and Carol was strained. Julia eventually moved to Canada and joined the Omega Flight. She would end up unused for a while, until the SpiderMan story arc Grim Hunt whereas she was captured by Kraven the Hunter who wants to destroy every trace of Spider family. Julia ended up being picked as the successor of Madame Web and the process of the inheritance made her blind. She eventually passed on her Arachne costume and powers into Arana, as she becomes the next Madame Web as the original is dead.
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Carpenter got tricked into entering a program to create a superhero, under the guise of 'Athletic Study', and was accidentally injected with a different spider serum, granting her super strength, wall-climbing and the ability to project psychic webbing from her fingerprints. She was given the identity of Spider-Woman by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, although she preferred 'Arachne' (suggestion overruled). Her first major involvement was the CrossOver event ''SecretWars'', in which she met Spider-Man and gave him the inspiration of the design for his Alien Symbiote black suit (which would later become known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}). She was then roped into joining the newly-formed Freedom Force (Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, pardoned and given a government sanction, although other heroes would be added to the roster). Julia didn't make any friends on the team, however, when she helped free the Avengers from the Vault after the Force had arrested them on trumped-up charges. However, instead of locking her up, [=CSA=] director Valerie Cooper (Julia's college friend, who'd been responsible for turning her into Spider-Woman) gave her a second chance to serve her country, although she'd be officially classified as a rogue agent. Julia eventually got caught up with the West Coast Avengers, joining that team and severing her ties with the [=CSA=]. While with the Avengers, she was caught in a conflict with the criminal trio Deathweb, whose powers were derived from the same source as Julia, Julia's, and whom she defeated when they threatened her daughter Rachel and her parents. Soon afterward, when the Avengers shut down the West Coast branch, she joined IronMan's new team, Force Works, but after that team folded, she retired from superhero activity to continue raising Rachel. The retirement, however was cut short when she, along with Jessica, was attacked by Charlotte Witter, and she was rendered wheelchair-bound. However, she still took a resistance and mentored the 3rd SpiderWoman, Mattie Franklin. Some time later, she was involved with the Comicbook/CivilWar, taking on joining IronMan's Pro-Registration side, and taking the name 'Arachne', but eventually she reveals that she was TheMole for the Anti-Registration side. Before she could change sides, however, she was beaten down by MsMarvel and was forcefully separated with from Rachel as her punishment. The loss of Rachel got caused Julia to nearly slip into insanity that insanity; she broke away from her out of the prison in the Negative Zone, and went into Colorado to search for Rachel. In a fit of rage, she attacked a superpowered girl named Arana, but her instability costed cost her victory and she was beaten, whereas she met Ms. Marvel again who apologized and promised to search for Rachel. But despite so, and even the success of reuniting with Rachel, it's it was clear that the relation friendship between Julia and Carol was strained. Julia eventually moved to Canada and joined the Omega Flight. She would end up unused for a while, until the SpiderMan story arc Grim Hunt whereas ''Grim Hunt'', in which she was captured by Kraven the Hunter Hunter, who wants wanted to destroy every trace of the Spider family. Julia ended up being picked as the successor of Madame Web and the process of the inheritance made her blind. She eventually passed on her Arachne costume and powers into Arana, as she becomes the next Madame Web as the original is dead.

Unfortunately, the next time Mattie appeared was during the Grim Hunt arc and she's less lucky than the rest. [[BackForTheDead She was one of the first characters sacrificed by Kraven and ended up dead]]. Charlotte was never heard again, on the other hand. !!Anya Corazon/Arana/Spider Girl
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Unfortunately, the next time Mattie appeared was during the Grim Hunt ''Grim Hunt'' arc and she's less lucky than the rest. [[BackForTheDead She was one of the first characters sacrificed by Kraven and ended up dead]]. Charlotte was never heard again, on the other hand. !!Anya Corazon/Arana/Spider Girl Corazon/Arana/Spider-Girl

Like the rest of the Spider-Family, she wasn't heard anymore until Grim Hunt, whereas luckily for her, Arana managed to survive the events and helped SpiderMan defeat Kraven. In the aftermath, she was handpicked by Julia Carpenter as the successor of the Arachne suit and becomes the Spider Girl as Julia succeeds the late Madame Web.
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Like the rest of the Spider-Family, she wasn't heard anymore until Grim Hunt, whereas luckily for her, Arana managed to survive the events and helped SpiderMan defeat Kraven. In the aftermath, she was handpicked by Julia Carpenter as the successor of the Arachne suit and becomes the Spider Girl Spider-Girl as Julia succeeds the late Madame Web.
4th Sep '13 6:34:29 AM ProtoStrike
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''Franchise/SpiderMan'' was a huge success to Creator/MarvelComics, so obviously, later on a DistaffCounterpart would be inevitable. No, we're not talking about his daughter from {{the Clone Saga}}, ComicBook/{{Spider-Girl}}. We're talking about the one DistaffCounterpart conceived way before the Clone Saga. These are what we'd like to call... The Spider Women.
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''Franchise/SpiderMan'' was a huge success to Creator/MarvelComics, so obviously, later on a DistaffCounterpart would be inevitable. No, we're not talking about his daughter from {{the Clone Saga}}, ComicBook/{{Spider-Girl}}. We're talking about the one DistaffCounterpart conceived way before the Clone Saga. These are what we'd like to call... The Spider Women.Spider-Women.

The first and probably most known is Jessica Drew (Pictured on the 6 o'clock direction). She was created at the last minute when Marvel found out that {{Filmation}} animation studios was going to create their own super heroine by the name of Spider-Woman; since the comic version managed to come out first, Filmation was forced to change their character's name to "Web Woman". The character first appeared in ''Marvel Spotlight'' #32 (February, 1977), created by Archie Goodwin, Sal Buscema, and Jim Mooney. Jessica was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 1, which lasted for 50 issues (April, 1978-June, 1983).
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The first and probably most known is Jessica Drew (Pictured (pictured on the 6 o'clock direction). She was created at the last minute when Marvel found out that {{Filmation}} animation studios was going to create their own super heroine by the name of Spider-Woman; since the comic version managed to come out first, Filmation was forced to change their character's name to "Web Woman". The character first appeared in ''Marvel Spotlight'' #32 (February, 1977), created by Archie Goodwin, Sal Buscema, and Jim Mooney. Jessica was the star of ''Spider-Woman'' vol. 1, which lasted for 50 issues (April, 1978-June, 1983).

Over time, however, Nick Fury once again contacted Jessica in order to stabilize her power as Spider Woman by infiltrating the HYDRA. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a trap by the Skrulls, who ambush and capture her. The Skrull Queen Veranke chose to replicate Jessica to kickstart her eventual [[SecretInvasion invasion]], while Jessica is held prisoner in the Skrull ship. Veranke joins the New Avengers, participates through HouseOfM, Comicbook/CivilWar and even WorldWarHulk, until it's time for the invasion of Skrulls. The Avengers defeat Veranke and she is killed by NormanOsborn, and the ship carrying Jessica and the other Skrull prisoners crashed on Earth. While there were few who welcomed her back (such as MsMarvel and in a way, {{Wolverine}}), the rest of the world's heroes look at her funny, the image of her face seemingly becoming synonymous with Veranke, and she ends up being villified by the world. On Wolverine's suggestion, Jessica joined the New Avengers, despite some members still being highly suspicious of her. While she did her job as an Avenger well enough, she was still haunted with her time of capture and villification by the world, causing her to take on jobs offered by SWORD in order to hunt down any remaining Skrulls, whom she now hated. An encounter with a particularly strong Skrull eventually overpowered her and revealed the reason why Veranke chose her as the person to impersonate: because she was completely alone and thought to be insignificant, so the rest of Earth's wouldn't care about what would happen to her. Just in time for the New Avengers, even those who were formerly suspicious at her, to come to her rescue and remind her that [[YouAreNotAlone people care about her, that she's got friends, and that she's not alone]]. With this, Jessica defeated that particular Skrull and resumed being a full time New Avenger, declining further jobs by SWORD.
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Over time, however, Nick Fury once again contacted Jessica in order to stabilize her power as Spider Woman Spider-Woman by infiltrating the HYDRA. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a trap by the Skrulls, who ambush ambushed and capture captured her. The Skrull Queen Veranke chose to replicate Jessica to kickstart her eventual [[SecretInvasion invasion]], while Jessica is was held prisoner in the Skrull ship. Veranke joins joined the New Avengers, participates participated through HouseOfM, Comicbook/CivilWar and even WorldWarHulk, until it's it was time for the invasion of Skrulls. The Avengers defeat defeated Veranke and she is was killed by NormanOsborn, and with the ship carrying Jessica and the other Skrull prisoners crashed crashing on Earth. While there were few who welcomed her back (such as MsMarvel and in a way, {{Wolverine}}), the rest of the world's heroes look looked at her funny, the image of her face seemingly becoming synonymous with Veranke, and she ends ended up being villified vilified by the world. On Wolverine's suggestion, Jessica joined the New Avengers, despite some members still being highly suspicious of her. While she did her job as an Avenger well enough, she was still haunted with her time of capture and villification vilification by the world, causing her to take on jobs offered by SWORD in order to hunt down any remaining Skrulls, whom she now hated. An encounter with a particularly strong Skrull eventually overpowered her and revealed the reason why Veranke chose her as the person to impersonate: because she was completely alone and thought to be insignificant, so the rest of Earth's heroes wouldn't care about what would happen to her. Just in time for the New Avengers, even those who were formerly suspicious at her, to come to her rescue and remind her that [[YouAreNotAlone people care about her, that she's got friends, and that she's not alone]]. With this, Jessica defeated that particular Skrull and resumed being a full time New Avenger, declining further jobs by SWORD.

Carpenter got tricked into entering a program to create a superhero, under the guise of 'Athletic Study', and was accidentally injected with a different spider serum, granting her super strength, wall-climbing and psychic web. She was given the identity of Spider-Woman by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, although she preferred 'Arachne' (suggestion overruled). Her first major involvement was the CrossOver event ''SecretWars'', which eventually got her to meet Spider-Man and give him the inspiration of the design for his Alien Symbiote black suit (which would later become known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}). She was then roped into joining the newly-formed Freedom Force (Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, pardoned and given a government sanction, although other heroes would be added to the roster). Julia didn't make any friends on the team, however, when she helped free the Avengers from the Vault after the Force had arrested them on trumped-up charges. However, instead of locking her up, [=CSA=] director Valerie Cooper (Julia's college friend, who'd been responsible for turning her into Spider-Woman) gave her a second chance to serve her country, although she'd be officially classified as a rogue agent. Julia eventually got caught up with the West Coast Avengers, joining that team and severing her ties with the [=CSA=]. While with the Avengers, she was caught in a conflict with the criminal trio Deathweb, whose powers were derived from the same source as Julia, and whom she defeated when they threatened her daughter Rachel and her parents. Soon afterward, when the Avengers shut down the West Coast branch, she joined IronMan's new team, Force Works, but after that team folded, she retired from superhero activity to continue raising Rachel.
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Carpenter got tricked into entering a program to create a superhero, under the guise of 'Athletic Study', and was accidentally injected with a different spider serum, granting her super strength, wall-climbing and the ability to project psychic web.webbing from her fingerprints. She was given the identity of Spider-Woman by the Commission on Superhuman Activities, although she preferred 'Arachne' (suggestion overruled). Her first major involvement was the CrossOver event ''SecretWars'', in which eventually got her to meet she met Spider-Man and give gave him the inspiration of the design for his Alien Symbiote black suit (which would later become known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}). She was then roped into joining the newly-formed Freedom Force (Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, pardoned and given a government sanction, although other heroes would be added to the roster). Julia didn't make any friends on the team, however, when she helped free the Avengers from the Vault after the Force had arrested them on trumped-up charges. However, instead of locking her up, [=CSA=] director Valerie Cooper (Julia's college friend, who'd been responsible for turning her into Spider-Woman) gave her a second chance to serve her country, although she'd be officially classified as a rogue agent. Julia eventually got caught up with the West Coast Avengers, joining that team and severing her ties with the [=CSA=]. While with the Avengers, she was caught in a conflict with the criminal trio Deathweb, whose powers were derived from the same source as Julia, and whom she defeated when they threatened her daughter Rachel and her parents. Soon afterward, when the Avengers shut down the West Coast branch, she joined IronMan's new team, Force Works, but after that team folded, she retired from superhero activity to continue raising Rachel.
1st Sep '13 8:27:16 AM ScarlettRain
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In Hawkeye 9 Jessica finds out that Clint cheated on her and slaps him twice. She tries to hit him a third time before he stops her and tells her that she's not allowed to do that. The ending has Clint talking to a neighbour and strongly hints that he wants to get back together with her.
14th Aug '13 10:35:39 PM Tuckerscreator
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Compared to other DistaffCounterpart, Spider Women are rarely an accurate one for Spidey. Most of the time, they possess a set of unique ability on their own, instead of web-shooters. They also form a small form of LegacyCharacter pool (while not exactly a big one like Comicbook/{{Venom}} or Comicbook/{{Robin}}), and occasionally, each form possesses different names, including even SpiderGirl. Although the SpiderGirl in question is NEVER the AlternateUniverse version of the original SpiderMan's daughter.
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Compared to other DistaffCounterpart, Spider Women Spider-Women are rarely an accurate one for Spidey. Most of the time, they possess a set of unique ability on their own, instead of web-shooters. They also form a small form of LegacyCharacter pool (while not exactly a big one like Comicbook/{{Venom}} ComicBook/{{Venom}} or Comicbook/{{Robin}}), and occasionally, each form possesses different names, including even SpiderGirl. Spider-Girl. Although the SpiderGirl Spider-Girl in question is NEVER the AlternateUniverse version of the original SpiderMan's Spider-Man's daughter.
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