Real Name: Spider-Amoeba
Identity/Class: Clone mutate
Occupation: Mindless destroyer
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Carrion (Miles Warren clone), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: Miles Warren clone (Carrion, creator, deceased), Peter Parker (Spider-Man, genetic progenitor)
Base of Operations: Miles Warren's lab, Empire State University
First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#31 (June, 1979)
Powers/Abilities: The Spider-Amoeba was an immense,
mindless unicellular organism that possessed all of Spider-Man's
superhuman powers; it was immensely strong and possessed a primitive
"spider-sense" that guided it to its prey. As it was created via
the same process that created Carrion, it was immune to his powers, and
could nullify them if it was in physical contact with him.
Weight: 500 lbs. (approximate)
History: (Spectacular Spider-Man II#31 (fb) ) - After capturing Peter Parker, Carrion took a sample of his blood and injected it into a protoplasmic pre-clone, thus creating the Spider-Amoeba.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#31) - With Parker electro-shackled to a slab, Carrion released the Spider-Amoeba from its cloning vat. Guided by its spider-sense, the Amoeba slithered towards Parker, sensing that they were somehow connected and wishing to rejoin with him by consuming him. Carrion's assistant Darter, angered that the Spider-Amoeba had been given Spider-Man's powers instead of him, turned on Carrion, but Carrion swiftly killed him with his red dust of death; Darter's pistol fell from his hands and destroyed the shackles' power unit, freeing Parker. Now unencumbered, he battled the Spider-Amoeba, but had difficulty finding purchase in its shapeless mass. He finally flung it off him and leapt to safety, sending the creature in search of the nearest remaining prey specimen: Carrion! Although Carrion tried to become intangible, the Spider-Amoeba negated his abilities and grabbed him with a pseudopod, slowly engulfing him into its mass. His powers nullified by the creature's touch, Carrion scrabbled for leverage on the floor, trying to pull away from the entity so he could teleport away; he found only the bleached skull of Darter. Lamenting that his assistant could have helped him if he was still alive, Carrion shrieked as the creature began to consume him. The White Tiger had accidentally set the lab on fire, however, and soon the flames incinerated all traces of both the Spider-Amoeba and Carrion.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Jim Mooney, and Frank Springer.
Hey, where was this guy during Spider-Verse?
Profile by Minor Irritant.
The Spider-Amoeba has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#31, p13, pan2 (main image)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#31 (June, 1979) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Jim Mooney (pencils), Frank Springer (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
First Posted: 12/14/2017
Last updated: 12/14/2017
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