Real Name: Penelope Parker
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-11) human mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Flash, MJ, Ms. Kraven
Known Relatives: Ben (uncle), May (aunt)
Aliases: "Penny" (nickname from Aunt May)
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile
First Appearance: Spider-Verse I#1 (January, 2015)
Powers/Abilities: Spider Girl could generate
and project webbing. It was unrevealed if she possessed any other
powers typical of spider totems such as superhuman strength, agility, the ability to cling to solid surfaces
and a spider-sense.
Height: 5'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 100 lbs. (by approximation)
(Spider-Verse I#1/4) - While on a field trip to a science exhibit on
radioactivity with teacher Ms. Kraven's class, young Penelope Parker
was bitten by an irradiated spider after her friend MJ teased her about
taking notes on the exhibit. Flinging the spider away, where it was
crushed by her classmate Flash, Penelope began feeling weird and
accidentally projected webbing onto one of her school books. Panicking,
the terrified Penelope ran off and worried that she would become even
more of a freak than she already was. Realizing she was going to miss
the bus back to school, Penelope rushed back to her classmates, pulling
along a trash can that her webbing had also become attached to and
claiming she had stepped in gum. MJ helped get the "gum" off of
Penelope's shoe and the two were preparing to get on the bus when they
noticed that Flash had climbed on top of an outdoor corporate
sculpture. When Flash lost his balance getting down from the sculpture
and began to fall, Penelope put on her hoodie and covered her face with
her lunch bag and rescued Flash. Nervous that she was touching a boy,
Penelope introduced herself to Flash as his "friendly neighborhood
Later that night, Penelope explained the entire situation to her Aunt May, who told Penelope that she had been given a great gift that she should use to help others. After May asked that they not tell Penelope's Uncle Ben about her transformation, Penelope asked May how she could just accept the new changes and May replied that she loved Penelope and had taught her the best they could. When May commented that the world needed heroes, Penelope began sketching ideas for a superhero outfit and soon took to the air, web-swinging as Spider Girl.
Comments: Created by Katie Cook.
The only power that Spider Girl displayed was the
ability to generate and project webbing. It's possible that as she grew
older, she could have developed the other powers typical of a
Profile by Proto-Man.
Spider Girl has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Spider-Verse I#1, p30, pan4 (Spider Girl, main image)
Spider-Verse I#1, p30, pan3 (Spider Girl, headshot)
Spider-Verse I#1, p29, pan1 (Penelope in makeshift costume)
Spider-Verse I#1, p27, pan6 (Penelope Parker)
Spider-Verse I#1 (January, 2015) - "Penelope Parker" story - Katie Cook (writer, art), Nick Lowe, Ellie Pyle (editors)
Last updated: 03/29/15
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