Real Name: Michael Bingham
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Death-Shield, Jagged Bow, Lord Ogre, student of Taskmaster
Constrictor, Lord Deathstrike, Solo,
Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Venom (Flash Thompson)
Known Relatives: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile in the USA, notably Alexandria (VA), Philadelphia
First Appearence: Amazing Spider-Man I#367 (October, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Blood Spider wears a backpack with cables running to the back of his wrists which shoot weblines, much like Spider-Man's. He is very agile and strong, close to Spider-Man's level. It is unknown if this strength is based on mutation or suit.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#367 (fb) - BTS) - Blood Spider was one of Taskmaster's students who had been trained to mimic Spider-Man.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#367) - Solo and Spider-Man stumbled upon an estate which was supposed to be the site of "some mysterious project". When they entered, Taskmaster greeted them and introduced his students. Solo said he had his own name for the group... "Dead men" and opened fire. Spider-Man basically saved their lives by pushing Solo's guns away. At first he wrapped Solo up with his weblines, but later turned his attention to Spider-Man, who easily put him down. When Taskmaster tried to escape, Blood Spider created a distraction long enough for him to do so.
(Venom II#37) - The crimelord Lord Ogre placed a bounty to kill Venom (Flash Thompson). Many mercenaries and assassins responded. Alongside Jagged Bow and Death-Shield, Blood-Spider attacked Venom in an old warehouse. Blood-Spider hit Venom before trying to snare Venom in his webs, but was quickly knocked aside by Venom. Lord Deathstrike and Constrictor entered the fight, also seeking the bounty, and they fiercely battled each other during which Venom was able to escape.
Comments: Created by David Michelinie and Jerry Bingham
Blood Spider received a real name in Taskmaster's entry in OHOTMU A-Z HC#11.
These guys were pretty weak, considering they survived Taskmaster's training (Read all about it in Agent X).
He certainly upgraded his skills
level by Venom II#37 as Venom commented that all three "almost
On the cover of the initial appearance, the top of his mask was red, and the rest was black and white, but inside the book his costume more resembled Spider-Man 2099's.
To hyphenate or not to hyphenate
- that is the question. His name is hyphenated as Blood-Spider in Venom
Profile by: Zerostar. Updated by Grendel Prime.
Blood Spider is not to be confused with:
Amazing Spider-Man I#367, cover (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man I#367, p, pan (blue & red suit)
Venom II#37, p7, pan1 (upside down)
Amazing Spider-Man I#367 (October, 1992) - David Michelinie (writer), Jerry Bingham (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Venom II#37 (September, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Kim Jacinto (art), Sana Amanat (editor)
Last updated: 09/18/13
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