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Spider-Geddon is a 2018 Spider-Man event-based mini-series and a sequel to 2014's Spider-Verse storyline. It is written by Christos Gage based off an outline by Dan Slott.

Morlun and his insidious family, the Inheritors, are back. Somehow finding a way out of their hellish prison within Earth-3145, the totem-eaters are out for vengeance on the Spiders. Of course, our favorite totems aren't going to sit down and let this happen — Peter Parker, Jessica Drew, Miles Morales, Cindy Moon, and Ben Reilly are forced to unite with Spiders old and new to fight against their devilish foes. Who will live? Who will die? What Spider-Man (or Woman) will show up this time?

The story started off with a four issue mini-series called Edge of Spider-Geddon and a Superior Octopus one-shot before jumping into Spider-Geddon #0 and, not only the main five-issue mini-series, but three tie-in mini-series:


  • Spider-Girls: Mayday Parker, Anya Corazón and Annie May Parker team-up to figure out a magical solution to dealing with the Inheritors.
  • Spider-Force: Kaine Parker recruits a team of Spiders comprised of Jessica Drew, Ashley Barton and two new Spiders - Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid - for what turns out to be a suicide mission on an irradiated Earth.
  • Vault of Spiders: Similar to Edge, these are a series of one-shot stories featuring various web-slingers such as Cowboy Spider-Man and "Supaidaman".

In addition, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider had short story arcs connected to the event. Peter's plotline has him isolated from the others and forced to take down a vengeful Morlun on his own in New York, while Gwen finds herself thrown out of the main fight early on and stuck on another parallel Earth, having to help the Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson of that dimension in order to return to Earth-616. The event also led to a relaunch of the Superior Spider-Man title.


The storyline features examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Peter Parker of Earth-616 is absent from the main Spider-Geddon storyline until the final issue, instead fighting Morlun alone in one of his own books. Miles wants Peter to join the main group, only for Peter to tell him that he has to focus on Morlun. Following Morlun's defeat, Peter tries to get some sleep after being awake for so long... only for Spider-Gwen to drag him out of bed and into the final confrontation.
  • Abusive Parents: Octavia discovers after going through the Inheritors' genetic code that while Solus became a soul-devouring vampire by choice, he forcibly instilled his hunger for life force into his children to ensure they would become monsters like him.
  • Anyone Can Die:
    • Interestingly, not many Spiders die this time around, with only Spider-Man Noir, Spider-UK and Karn falling.
    • In Edge of Spider-Geddon #3, an alternate version of Peter who adventured at 13 alongside his Uncle Ben is implied to have been killed at some point, as Ben drinks in a bar while looking longingly at a picture of him and Peter, who has been "gone a long time."
  • Appropriated Appellation: Spider-Gwen officially takes the title "Ghost Spider" in issue #5 after Miles hopes that it's really her and not some sort of ghost.
  • Art Shift: In Vault of Spiders #1, the Spider-Man (Japan) story is done in a manga-esque style.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Otto offers Ben to the Inheritors (Jennix in particular) in a deal where they gain knowledge of how to use his technology from devouring him. Jennix ends up absorbing all the trauma from Ben's many deaths and goes insane, according to their plan.
  • Babies Ever After: At the end of the story, SpOck and Octavia reclone the Inheritors to rid themselves of their memories and their desire to hunt and kill Totems after finding out that Solus actually corrupted his children to be just like him. Spider-Ma'am ends up taking in all of the babies.
  • Back from the Dead: By the end of the story, Annie's role as the Patternmaker is brought up and the roles from Spider-Verse are mentioned to be constants, even when the Web of Life is destroyed. Mayday notes that her brother Benjy is probably still the Scion and Silk is still the Bride, but the Other remains dead. Annie tells her that the Web of Life will eventually be restored and that there's always an Other, too. Cue a cocoon-wrapped hand bursting up from beneath MC2 Peter Parker's grave.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Spiders-Man is a Hive Mind formed from thousands of spiders who think they're Peter Parker. Despite serious self loathing, he still genuinely wants to be a superhero and has saved his New York.
  • Begin with a Finisher: Invoked by the Superior Spider-Man, who tells Takuya Yamashiro that he should just use his finishing move, Sword Vigor, right at the get-go. Takuya protests that doing so would be dishonorable, but does so anyway to kill Solus and pay him back for having destroyed Leopardon in Spider-Verse.
  • Big Bad: Morlun and the Inheritors. Again.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Miles's team have screwed up their mission badly, leaving SP//DR to attempt to detonate a massive bomb in 3 seconds. At the last second Otto's team smash through a wall with Leopardon and beat back the Inheritors long enough to evacuate Miles's team and escape with no fatalities.
  • Black Box: The spanner in the works for the Inheritors—they have control of Doc Ock's cloning technology but their attempt to resurrect Solus and create new cloning vats is failing. That's because Jennix doesn't understand Doc Ock's/Ben Reilly's cloning equipment despite his scientific genius.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: While the Web Warriors have every right to blame Doc Ock for giving the Inheritors the opportunity to return, he's quick to retort that if they had simply killed the Inheritors instead of marooning them to starve, it could have been avoided just as easily.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: SpOck enlists Kaine due to his transforming into the Other being a potent weapon against the Inheritors in their last battle, but Kaine informs him that he lost the ability to do it after the Other was killed in that same battle. It doesn't stop him from tagging along anyway, however.
  • Broken Pedestal: The Insomniac!Peter Parker initially views SpOck to be the ideal version of what he thought the Otto of his Universe could have been. But then he learns about SpOck's past deeds and the more lethal side of his pragmatism. He ends up parting with Otto on frostier terms, though he still encourages SpOck to try to be better.
  • The Bus Came Back: Many alternate Spiders are coming back to fight their kinda-immortal foe.
  • But What About the Astronauts?: Spider-Force reveals that on the post nuclear holocaust Earth the Inheritors were imprisoned on there is a small group of astronaut survivors. They're protected by a cosmic ray-empowered John Jonah Jameson Jr. Spider-Man.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Literally as Mayday drops in to recruit Spider-Punk.
  • Continuity Snarl:
    • In Morlun's first appearance, it was implied that he was vulnerable while feeding (as an attack while he was trying to drain a target left him bleeding). But when Spider-Noir sets off one of his own explosives while the villain is feeding on him, Morlun is undamaged.
    • In Spider-Girls, Renew Your Vows Peter reveals his family have never heard of the multiverse or fought in any wars related to it. In actuality, Peter had an Early-Bird Cameo in a Slott-penned short story during Spider-Verse, which revealed he did participate in the final push against the Inheritors. Mary Jane also participated in a multi-verse spanning conflict in Venomverse, back when she possessed the Venom symbiote.
    • In Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Gwen is shown wearing her dimensional watch when she goes to grab Peter and drag him to the final confrontation with the Inheritors. Except, Gwen no longer has a dimensional watch. It was stolen by the aforementioned vampires before they tossed her into a different Earth, with her storyline back in Ghost Spider having her replace the lost watch with a special biotech necklace keyed to her DNA.
    • A minor but very fast snarl is introduced by the way Ghost Spider describes that dimension-hopping necklace. The AU version of Gwen who builds it (the Gwen Goblin) implies much too strongly that it's only capable of sending Gwen back to her home universe. The main event absolutely relies on it being able to travel to other dimensions on-demand. It's responsible for bringing in vital reinforcements and for taking the heroes home once the battle is won.
  • Cool Old Lady: Spider-Ma'am is a version of Aunt May who got powers instead of Peter. He and Ben support her with gadgets and advice.
  • Costume Inertia:
    • Mayday is shown wearing Ben Reilly's costume, rather than the unique costume she donned in the 2015 Secret Wars.
    • In her brief cameo, Black Cat is shown having returned to her classic black-and-white cat-burglar costume, leaving behind the black-and-gold one she wore during her tenure as a crime lord.note 
  • Covers Always Lie: The covers to issues #3 and 4 alluded to the idea that Otto and Miles would be coming to blows over their disagreement over how to handle the Inheritors. In reality, while the two did have a disagreement, they actually come to a mutual understanding after talking things out.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Almost the entire issue of the Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man tie-in has Morlun dishing this out to Peter, angered by having been defeated by Spider-Man of Earth-616 numerous times.
    • After Miles kills Solus, the Inheritors are on the receiving end, as Solus was the only Inheritor powerful enough to fight Captain Universe head-on.
  • Daddy Issues: The reason Ock wants to recruit Spider-Man PS4. While Ock sees the benefit of having a Peter Parker on his team, he wants one he can manipulate, and who better than the guy who saw his own Doc Ock as a father figure?
  • Deal with the Devil: SpOck knocks out Ben and gives him to the Inheritors in exchange for them to back off of Earth-616. It’s seemingly a betrayal, although this might have been part of their plan. Issue #5 reveals that this is indeed the case as Ben's memories of his many deaths end up driving Jennix mad.
  • Death Is Cheap: After the shocking deaths at the start, this became the law of the land for the rest of the event. Readers are shown that Spider-Gwen's apparent death is a fake-out in less than an issue (though the rest of the heroes take much longer to catch on). Ben Reilly's heroic sacrifice at the end is likewise undone within 20 pages.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: The giant monster fought by Leopardon in #3 explodes after being struck by Sword Vigor.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Verna uses Gwen's web-watch to invade Loomworld, leading Karn to step in to stop her. He's painfully reminded that since he's hooked into the Web of Life now, he is a spider-totem that she can feed on.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Miles calls out the Engima Force for its high standards. It ends up letting him become Captain Universe.
  • Dying Race: The human race of the Earth where the Inheritors were imprisoned. After nuclear war nearly destroys the planet, the remaining population of humans is small enough to fit on a space station in stasis. Astro Spider-man's job is to scavenge for materials towards building a colony on the Moon.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower:
    • In the final issue of the event, Miles is empowered by the Enigma Force, letting him lay the smackdown on the Inheritors. The only one able to pose a threat to him in this state is Solus, whom Miles is careful to not let close after seeing what Solus did to the last Captain Universe.
    • Annie uses her abilities as the Patternmaker and the remaining strands of the Web of Life to craft herself, Anya, and Mayday suits of magical Powered Armor to give them an edge.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: It's Spider-MAN, not Spider-Punk. Hobbie hates being called Spider-Punk.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: Spider-Punk's universe is a bit different than 616. Among the differences, the god of thunder is Eric Masters and he's a neo-Nazi thug (where most others are just punk versions of their normal super-hero identities). Hobie happily breaks his arm and proclaims "No gods, no masters..."
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: Supaidaman does this when Daemos confronts him. Thankfully, he survives.
  • Fight Off the Kryptonite: When they fought the twins, Anya and Mayday got their hands on a Green Goblin battlemech and blasted the pair with a radiation cannon. The twins just shrug it off, claiming it's nothing compared to the radiation they've had to face every day on their nuked Earth prison.
  • Freudian Excuse: It turns out that Solus is the only Inheritor who chose to be evil; he forcibly instilled the hunger for life force into his children and abusively raised them to be just as monstrous as he is.
  • Fully Absorbed Finale: The Spider-Girls mini-series serves as a denouement for Renew Your Vows, with that comic's writer also serving as the writer for the mini-series.
  • Genetic Memory: The Inheritors have the power to absorb the memories of the Spider-Totems they devour. Doing this to Ben Reilly means that the Inheritors can now understand his cloning technology but are also psychologically damaged by Ben's mental trauma from his multiple deaths.
  • Get Out!: During the epilogue, Ghost Spider travels to Noir's world to see his versions of Aunt May and Mary Jane. She tells them that their Peter was Spider-Man, and that he died heroically in battle. May, outraged to learn that her nephew had been a vigilante all this time, slaps Gwen and demands that she leave and never come back.
  • Good Costume Switch: More like Anti-Hero Costume Switch, but Spider-Geddon #2 sees Octavius ditch his Superior Octopus costume for his Superior Spider-Man one because it's the "war of Spiders" and his Octopus identity has some "baggage."
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Spider-Norman winds up working towards his own, sinister goal after Octavius kicks him off the team, with the ending teasing him as the main villain of the next Spiderverse event.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Otto has been straddling the line of Anti-Hero and Anti-Villain ever since the Superior Spider-Man run. The start of this event started off with Otto playing the Token Evil Teammate role much like he did in Spider-Verse but after reaching a compromise with Miles, he seems to have finally settled on the more heroic side. By event's end he's even made peace with both Miles and Peter.
  • Heroic Resolve: Peter returns home after getting his wrist broken and the rest of him utterly brutalized by Morlun and is seconds away from passing out on his bed when Spider-Gwen warps in and tells him the rest of the Inheritors are on the attack. Peter doesn't hesitate a second to get out of bed and tells Gwen to explain on the way.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • In the first issue Spider-Noir sacrifices himself in an attempt to take Morlun with him. It doesn't work and Morlun feeds on his life force anyway.
    • Gwen attempts one in Issue #2, buying time for the Web Warriors to escape before Ock's lab explodes. She only succeeds in giving the Inheritors her watch and the ability to travel between dimensions again with it. Thankfully she survives, but is stranded on another Earth.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The Norman Osborn with spider powers plots to do this, seeking to go back to his world, retrieve an unstable Cosmic Cube and trap the Inheritors and the Spiders on Earth-616 and prevent them from escaping.
  • Hive Mind: Spiders-Man is a colony of spiders with the consciousness of Peter Parker.
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: Morlun destroys Peter's watch, so that he can not escape from him by jumping to another dimension.
  • Honor Before Reason: When the Superior Spider-Man and the PS4 Spider-Man go to pick up "Supaidaman", Superior tells Takuya to use Sword Vigor and end the fight against the Monster of the Week right then and there. He does so, but he points out that it's very dishonorable and the fight is really boring.
  • Hope Spot: When Morlun shows up, Peter asks Jameson to retrieve and give him the watch for dimension jumping. After a frantic search in the whole issue, he finds it and gives it to him in time... but Morlun destroys it before he can use it.
  • How We Got Here:
    • Issues #1 and #2 explains how we get to the events of Edge of Spider-Geddon.
    • Spider-Force does the same thing.
  • Hypocrite: Subverted with Otto. In Issue #4, he derides Norman Osborn as a psychopath and criticizes him for sacrificing one universe to save the multiverse, then proceeds to do the exact same thing by handing over Ben Reilly to the Inheritors, in exchange for the Inheritors leaving the Spider Army alone. Then it turns out it was all a plan to trick the inheritors and Ben himself agreed to it — they didn't tell the other Spiders because they knew the others would think it too risky.
  • I am a Humanitarian: Spiders-Man of Earth-11580 likes the idea of killing the Inheritors and wonders if it's okay to eat them afterwards. He also feels a bit of sympathy for the Inheritor trying to eat Petey, likening Petey to a nice veal (and wondering if he'll get a shot at Petey too). He later eats Karn's lifeless corpse in Issue #4.
  • "I Can't Look!" Gesture: Doc Ock isn't nearly the sociopath that he used to be; after betraying Ben Reilly to the Inheritors in a deal that'll keep them from feeding on the inhabitants of the Earth, he has to turn his head as he doesn't have the stomach to look as the Inheritors feed on Ben.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
    • Astro Spider-Man (John Jonah Jameson) hears that the Inheritors are a kind of vampire. So against Verna, he temporarily halts her with a psionic web and then stakes her through the heart.
    • Captain Universe!Miles kills Solus by throwing a fully charged Sword Vigor at him.
  • Irony: Given how things turned out in Spider-Man (PS4), the fact that this Peter Parker is recruited into the multiverse hijinks by none other than Superior Spider-Man is something anyone who has played the former might figure will have severe potential repercussions.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In Issue #2 of the main series, Otto makes an argument that 616 Heroes shouldn't be invited to join the new Spider Army because sparing the Inheritors in Spider-Verse was a horrible idea and has only led to the current problem. Spider Punk agrees with him, citing that otherwise Noir and Spider-UK would still be alive
  • Karmic Death: Having killed Captain Universe Spider-Man and temporarily destroyed Leopardon respectively in his last outing, Solus is killed off for good by the Enigma Force empowering Leopardon's Sword Vigor attack.
  • Kid Hero: Aside from SP//DR, 13-year old Spider-Pete is a cheerful and enthusiastic kid who is extremely eager to help people.
  • Kill the Cutie: The 13-year-old Peter from Edge of Spider-Geddon #3 is chipper, eager to help people, and a fun-loving prankster. He's also heavily implied to have been killed at some point.
  • Last of His Kind: Morlun is the last Inheritor alive by the story's end.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Morlun is one, and Peter hammers it home when he's finally gotten the upper hand on the Inheritor. Despite Morlun's superior strength and abilities, his plans to kill Peter never amount to anything more than "hunt the spider and eat him" with no forethought or strategy whatsoever. He even reminds himself not to overthink his own actions like Peter, as it "distracts" him from what he was made to do.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Averted, Miles tells his team that they're going to oppose Otto's squad's intention about killing the Inheritors. Immediately SP//DR and Silk tell him that despite their differences with Otto, there's no way that they accept fighting the other team (SP//DR recently lost someone close to her while Silk sees the Inheritors as such a large threat that any conflict among the Spiders is wrong).
  • Line in the Sand: Issue #2 ends with a metaphorical line being drawn in the sand in regards to how the Spiders want to handle the Inheritors. Miles, Mayday and Ham want to try to take care of the situation with minimal bloodshed while Otto, Octavia and Punk are willing to take the Inheritors down with any means as possible.
  • Living MacGuffin: Benjy Parker. Seeing as spilling his blood will prevent any Spider Totems from being born, his protection is greatly needed. This never actually comes up, however.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The promo picture not only shows the Spiders of 616, but other Spiders such as the Superior Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Spinneret (the Mary Jane Watson-Parker of Renew Your Vows), Spider-Girl, the Spider-Man of the PlayStation 4 video game and even a Tsum Tsum Spidey!
  • Locked Out of the Loop: A meta example as Nick Spencer's Amazing Spider-Man run is not part of this storyline this time around. Spider-Man/Deadpool is, unsurprisingly, also not tying-in to the event either.
  • The Magic Goes Away: At the end of the story, the damage from the Web of Life's severance means that no one can universe hop anymore outside of Ghost-Spider. At least for now.
  • Mama Bear: Spinneret ends up saving Petey from one of the Inheritors.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Norman Osborn, the Spider-Man from Issue #4 of Edge of Spider-Geddon has six arms.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Otto is insistent that the Inheritors must be killed this time, claiming that the Spiders' "weak" decision to simply maroon them on a radioactive Earth wasn't enough. To this end, he recruits Spiders who are perfectly willing to kill.
  • Must Make Amends: Ben Reilly joins Doc Ock's team once he realizes that this all started because of his New U. tech.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Otto's decision to adapt the Inheritors' cloning technology in order essentially give himself immortal life leads to the return of the Inheritors. This is his reaction not only when they return, but they announce that they plan to conquer Earth and turn it into their new homeworld.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Spectacular #313 is similar to Amazing Vol 2. #35 with Spidey taking down Morlun through chemicals he made — in this case, quadruple strength tranquilizers — before the monster is put down by being shot at, then having a female character crash his room after he exhaustedly returns from battle. There's also a nod to Spider-Man: The Other when Peter jams a tranq dart into Morlun's left eye.
    • Issue #5 teases the resurrection of Earth-982 Peter Parker as he is now the new Other. This mirrors Peter's own resurrection during the original The Other storyline.
  • Neck Snap: The newly reborn Verna ambushes Billy from behind this way, killing him instantly.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Boy, is it ever.
    • As it turns out, the Web-Slingers' desire to keep tabs on the Inheritors is what ends up helping them get freed as their mini-SP//drs are what allows them to find their base and escape.
    • Superior Octopus #1 reveals that, whoops, Doc Ock took the Inheritors' cloning technology and recreated it from memory for his own usage. Jennix found it and is tapping into their systems. Jeez, Ock!
    • Spider-Gwen's attempt to do a Taking You with Me just ends up leaving her stranded in an alternate Earth and the Inheritors with her universe-hopping device.
    • Otto's decision to specifically recruit more morally scrupulous Spiders to his cause already shows signs of biting him in Issue #3. One of the Spiders, an alternate universe version of Norman Osborn is already making plans to double cross Otto, reasoning that rather than try to defeat the Inheritors, they should just leave them stranded to ravage the 616 Universe instead.
    • Otto's decision to just toss Norman off of his team. Instead of immediately sending him back to his world by his own hands, he lets Norman head back there on his own, not realizing he was heading for Loomworld. Norman and Spiders-Man then head for the Web of Life and Destiny and cut Earth-616 off.
    • Kaine's attempt to retrieve Solus' soul crystal seems to have led to nothing more than his own team's death, the crystal winding up in the hands of the Inheritors anyway, Solus' subsequent resurrection, and Jessica Drew being captured so they can examine her powers and become immune to radiation.
  • Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot: The John Jonah Jameson Jr introduced in Spider-Force is a cosmic-irradiated psychic Spider-Astronaut.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: With Solus slain by Miles and the Enigma Force accepting his actions, the Spiders stick with Otto's plan. Miles tells the other Spiders to "PILE ON!!!" the surviving Inheritors. And so, everyone punches and kicks them to death.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When Verna attempts to consume Spider-Gwen and is promptly attacked by her symbiote's Combat Tentacles, she quickly retreats — indicating that symbiotes and their hosts are inedible to the Inheritors.
    • The Inheritors have one when they realize Spiderling is a Patternmaker.
  • Orwellian Retcon: The original teaser had Ultimate Jessica Drew in the shot, the completed version replacing her with her mainstream counterpart.
  • Original Generation: In addition to bringing back favorites from Spider-Verse like SP//DR and Spider-Punk, Spider-Geddon introduces some new faces:
    • A version of Peter Parker whose Uncle Ben got spider powers after receiving a blood transfusion from his nephew.
    • A version of Norman Osborn who was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker.
    • A version of Peter Parker who was Eaten Alive by an entire case of irradiated arachnids and became a walking hive of spiders in a costume.
    • A version of Captain George Stacy with spider-powers who reluctantly double-shifts as a vigilante between his police work.
    • Another younger version of Peter Parker who uses his spider powers to become a street boss that keeps his neighborhood safe via extortion and blackmail.
    • A version of John Jameson (the younger one) of the radioactive world the Inheritors were imprisoned on, who goes back and forth between Earth and a space station of survivors for supplies.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: It's heavily implied that the version of Uncle Ben who got spider powers thanks to a blood transfusion from his 13-year-old nephew is grieving over Peter's death during the event.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: When Renew Your Vows Peter and MJ exchange what they think is a Last Kiss before they die together, Annie announces her reintroduction by calling them out for being gross with their PDA. Mayday tells her interdimensional half-sister to cool it since she'd give anything for her mother to exchange a kiss with her Dad again, which given Peter Earth-982's survival might happen after all.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Spider-Pete is just 13 and can already lift a car over his head.
  • Pretender Diss: Jennix ambushes Superior Octopus from behind, and prepares to feed on his lifeforce... but then senses the true nature of Otto's current body. He promptly throws Superior Ock aside, dismissing him as a "patchwork pretender".
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Averted with Leopardon. At first it seems the machine suffered a case of Bag of Spilling concerning its radioactive weaponry, especially as the Inheritors dogpile it and damage it. However, in Issue #5, Daemos confirms that it still has said weaponry and they're making sure it doesn't get to use it. Leopardon's sword is ultimately used to land the killing blow on Solus when it's given to Captain Universe!Miles.
  • Prophecy Twist: In Spider-Girls #3, Anya, Mayday and Annie learn that there was actually a fourth person that's connected to the Web of Life and Destiny, called the Pattern Maker. Annie ends up being this, an extension to her oddly-defined Spider-Powers.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: The Inheritors sans Solus's ultimate fate: after Captain Universe Miles kills Solus for good with an Enigma Force powered Sword Vigor, the rest are deaged into custom made cloned baby bodies with their memories erased and their ability and need to absorb life force genetically removed, then given to Spider Ma'am to raise.
  • Real After All: Played for Laughs. Peter Parker of Earth-1048 is overjoyed to learn that Spider-Cop actually exists.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Peter gives one to Morlun.
    Spider-Man Morlun. Morlun. Morlun. What is this, four times now? Four times I've beaten you? How does this keep happening? It shouldn't be. You're faster and stronger than me by a mile. I know that. But what's more important, is that you know that, too. So, because of that, you never plan for anything. You just show up and assume you're gonna win because of who you are and, what, some birthright? And then, when when it doesn't go how you think it's gonna go, you have your little fit and think the world is conspiring against you or some nonsense. You don't think things through because you think you don't have to. You think you are all that and a bag of chips. But in actuality, Morlun... (snaps fingers) Ya basic.
  • Redemption Equals Life: Ben Reilly cooperates with Otto's Batman Gambit in order to lure the Inheritors into a trap. This gambit involves Ben sacrificing himself. Otto ends up restoring Ben, only this time back to his original, Pre-Jackal, self.
  • Retcon: As has often been the case following Secret Wars (2015), Miles Morales is said to be from Earth-616, despite the Earth-616 Miles Morales being the one seen in Spider-Men II, and this being the Earth-1610 version.
  • Revenge: The Inheritors for what happened during Spider-Verse, but Morlun in particular abstains from the "conquer the multiverse" scheme the rest are planning and goes straight for 616-Peter Parker for beating him not once, but thrice.
  • Screening the Call: Superior Spider-Man suggests recruiting the Miles Morales of Earth-1048, but Peter refuses due to the fact that he just learned of his spider-powers.
  • Sequel Hook: Issue #5 ends with the MC2 Peter Parker resurrecting as the Other and Norman Osborn studying the Web of Life.
  • Series Continuity Error:
    • When Ock recruits Kaine for his team, Kaine of all people stands up for Ben Reilly... which seems to ignore how Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider ended, with Ben returning to villainy and attempting to murder Kaine with his girlfriend's hook hand.
    • The Spider-Man and Mary Jane of Renew Your Vows acts like this is the first time either has heard of the multiverse, despite the latter having debuted in Spider-Verse and the latter having been featured in Venomverse.
    • At the end of Spider-Verse, Karn states that damage to the Web of Life could lead to the entire multiverse collapsing and wipe everyone from existence, and in Web Warriors the Web of Life being damaged causes different dimensions to bleed together. Midway through Spider-Geddon, Spider-Nor-Man blows the Web of Life to smithereens, but nothing bad happens aside from the characters losing the ability to jump between dimensions.
  • Shout-Out: Continuing SP//DR's trend of referencing mecha anime, VEN#M's berserk form is highly reminiscent of Evangelion Unit-01's.
  • Spit Shake: There was no spit involved, but after Otto saves Miles's life, Miles thanks him and offers his hand promising that he'll work together in a compromise — Miles will have a team work on finding Inheritor weaknesses while Otto will have a science team work on a way to get out of Earth-616. Otto accepts and shakes on it, though he still does something underhanded that doesn't void his promise.
  • Taking You with Me: Noir attempts this with Morlun, shooting one of his own explosives while the villain is feeding on his energies. Morlun survives without even a scratch.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted. PS4 Spider-Man is just about to knock out Tarantula when the Superior Spider-Man comes in and ends up distracting him with the talk about how he's needed to fight the Inheritors. This buys Tarantula enough time to free himself from the Web Bomb and develop countermeasures for it, allowing him to get away.
  • Thanatos Gambit: SpOck betraying Ben Reilly to the Inheritors was a bid by the pair to disable Jennix. While eating Ben's soul gives Jennix the knowledge of how to use his cloning machines, it also hits him with Ben's memories of being systematically killed and resurrected 27 times and sends him into frenzied panic making it useless. Ben is resurrected with his cloning machines soon afterward.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: Miles kills Solus by borrowing Leopardon's sword and using an Enigma Force powered Sword Vigor (an attack normally reserved for killing Kaiju). Miles doesn't like to kill, but when forced to he definitely knows how to be thorough about it.
  • The Worm That Walks: Spiders-Man of Earth-11580 is a collection of thousands of spiders that believe themselves to be Peter Parker.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill:
    • The big problem with the Spiders this time around. As Octavius points out, they should have killed the Inheritors when they had them at their weakest. While some Spiders agree with Octavius, others still hew towards Peter's decision to let them live.
    • Issue #5 ultimately sees Miles breaking from this for the sake of the greater good. Being empowered by the Enigma Force, Miles ends up killing Solus to break his influence that he has on the other Inheritors. Octavius comes up with third option for the others that this allows to work: reset the Inheritors to innocent children without the need or ability to absorb life energy, effectively ending their threat without killing them permanently.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Leopardon is able to destroy almost any foe with its Sword Vigor attack. Miles finishes off Solus by taking the sword of the fallen Leopardon and using the Enigma Force to Sword Vigor the father of the Inheritors into oblivion.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball:
    • In Spider-Verse, Karn's future self was killed by Superior Spider-Man; but in Spider-Geddon his present self is killed by Verna — with it being unclear if and how this affects the events of Spider-Verse. Further muddying the waters is his body being eaten by Spiders-Man and Loomworld being destroyed by Norman Osborn, likely taking any remains of his body with it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Norman Osborn, the Spider-Man of Earth-44145, is just as deranged and twisted as any other version of the character, and it tips off Otto that recruiting him was a mistake.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Jessica Drew is not happy when she finds out Kaine Parker purposely sabotaged his team's transport watches, leaving them stranded on the radioactive Earth.
    • PS4 Spidey is enraged with SpOck when he discovers he apparently sold out Ben Reilly to the Inheritors make them leave Earth-616 alone. Even when it's revealed to be a Thanatos Gambit by the two of them, Peter is still disappointed in Otto for using Ben's murder to get an advantage.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • Despite being front and center in a lot of the marketing and covers for the event, writer Christos Gage mentioned during NY Comic Con that Peter Parker's role would actually be minimal, with the focus being on Otto and Miles. The Spectacular Spider-Man tie-in explains why Peter is absent from the central story—Morlun tracks down and attacks Peter in New York while the rest of the Spiders are fighting the Inheritors in San Francisco. This gets a Lampshade Hanging in the final issue when Peter finally shows up. By the time he does, the climax of the story is underway and he's shocked at how much Otto and Miles have the situation handled without his assistance. Miles receives an 11th-Hour Superpower and defeats the Big Bad by himself, which might be because he is the star of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which premiered a few months after the story.
    • Spider-Man 2099 does not make an appearance in the story at all until the final issue, despite also being on the front cover and having a large role in the preceding event. Even still, he has no speaking role and his presence is merely as reinforcements. Even more confusingly, he's lined up with the other 616 Spiders after everyone else has left, even though his most recent comics run ended with his being back in 2099 and seemingly killed.
    • There were a bunch of YouTube trailers for the series and one of the characters featured was the Spider-Man from Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite being recruited by Spider-Punk, he doesn't show up in the series at all.
  • Wounded Hero, Weaker Helper: After getting the crap beaten out of him by Morlun, Peter can barely walk so J. Jonah Jameson helps him along. Jameson later calls in a S.W.A.T. team to help keep Morlun off of Spider-Man.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: One of the initial taglines is "Spider-Geddon is nigh."
  • You Can't Fight Fate: According to Kang the Conglomorate, Spider-Punk will die young and Captain Anarchy will die fat and alone. When Mayday tells Hobie that something big is going down, he decides to run with it.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Mayday's reaction to seeing a Punk Hulk.

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