galactic_alliance_spider-menGALACTIC ALLIANCE of SPIDER-MEN

Membership: Father Spider, Longlegs Secundus, Nurotox, Orb Weaver, Psider-Man, Spider-Mech, 'Spinner, others unidentified; allegedly 100,000 members)

Purpose To chart policy for a hundred thousand worlds, so that throughout the galaxy, great power would always come with great responsibility.

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Humanity, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Doctopoids, Tentaclones

Base of Operations: Unidentified interstellar ship

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (November, 2007)

 

History:

    The Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men were led by their oldest and wisest member, Father Spider.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Preparing to invade Earth, the Doctopoids sent (at least) one of their Tentaclones to infiltrate the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Man.

    The Tentaclone posed as Spider-Mech of neighborhood #4301.

    What happened to the real Spider-Mech is unrevealed.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Perhaps sensing an impending invasion of Earth, the Galactic Alliance sent Spider-Mech (unaware he was a Tentaclone imposter) to Earth to bring Spider-Man (Peter Parker) to their base for a gathering.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3) - Traveling through their warp corridor via a Subspace Spider-Signal, the Spider-Mech imposter arrived with Spider-Man at the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men's base.

    As Doctopoids approached Earth, Father Spider sensed that Neighborhood #1139 had just gone from friendly to unfriendly, and he alerted the rest of the Alliance to this.

    Father Spider then had Orb Weaver show everyone the face of their enemy, after which Father Spider identified and described the Doctopoids.

    Father Spider then ordered the Alliance through the warp to protect Earth.galactic_alliance_spider-men-others.jpg

    Spider-Man stopped them, however, insisting that he be the one to save his world.

   As the false Spider-Mech volunteered to return Spider-Man to Earth, Spider-Man apparently detected something was off with Spider-Mech, and he tore off the false Mech's mask, revealing him to be a Tentaclone.

   While the Galactic Alliance engaged the Tentaclone, Spider-Man was knocked back through the warp to Earth.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 - BTS) - Awakening back in his apartment, Spider-Man assumed he must have dreamed the whole experience, but the subspace spider-signal device the false Spider-Mech had used to transport Spider-Man to the Galactic Alliance (or another such device) could be seen underneath the couch...


Comments: Created by Stuart Moore, Clayton Henry, and Mark Morales.

    It's somewhat questionable in the story whether the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men story took place in Reality-616, or whether it was a dream (as Spider-Man had concluded upon awakening back in his apartment), but the device seen on the ground would argue against automatically discounting them, so I'm including them for now until we see definitive evidence to the contrary. If it was "only a dream" for Spider-Man-616, then there's some reality in which they do exist.
    But, what ever happened with that Subspace Spider-Signal, anyway?

    The Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men's mission is to chart policy for a hundred thousand worlds, so that throughout the galaxy, great power would always come with great responsibility. They refer to the domain/world of each of their members as Neighborhoods, with Earth being Neighborhood-1139.

    They refer to the domain/world of each of their members as Neighborhoods, with Earth being Neighborhood-1139.

    In addition to the similarities in Spider-Man names, costumes, and abilities, the various members of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men referenced similar characters/situations to Aunt May, Jonah Jameson, Gwen Stacy, Flash Thompson, Mary Jane Watson, clones, and alien costumes (the Klyntar symbiotes, including Venom's suit).

    It's obviously just a silly/fun story, but the idea of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men is an interesting one, and I wouldn't mind seeing some follow-up...although perhaps a little less silly...

    As Father Spider tried to call order to the meeting, an unidentified member noted the following:

    As they are rushing to head to Earth to oppose the Tentaclones, various unidentified members noted the following:
    It's obviously just a silly/fun story, but the idea of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men is an interesting one, and I wouldn't mind seeing some follow-up...although perhaps a little less silly...

    I would be remiss if I did not note that the acronym for this group is GASM. Good thing they weren't the Order of the Righteous Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men...

    The Galactic Alliance of Spider-Man reminds me of that 1960s Spider-Man cartoon with Carol & her race of alien Spider-Men ("Home" from season 2 episode 34( 14 ) Dec.14, 1968). 
From John Holstein

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men has no known connections to:


The unidentified members

    Some years ago, I studied the art in the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men (or should that be "Spider-People"?) story and singled out what seemed to me to be every shape and shadow that could conceivably be a member. It is the slightest fraction of the supposed full membership of 100,000, but every little bit helps.

    In some cases, when a character consisted of only half a face, I, okay, I'm not sure of the terminology here, I duplicated and reversed/mirrored it so that I had matching halves of a face, which I put together. They were seen only as half-heads, and I took the chance of presuming that they're bilaterally symmetrical. If you look at, say, Row four, Figure 1, I think you'll see what I mean. It's an image and its mirror image combined to make a whole. Row five, Figure 8 is another good example, as is Row nine, Figure 4.

    It's as though I took an image of Peter Parker having half of Spider-Man's face (when his spider-sense goes off or he's having some sort of existential moment OSLT), duplicated and reversed the Spider-Man half-face, and put the two Spider-Man halves together to form an entire Spider-Man face.

--Ronald Byrd

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galactic_alliance-spdm-signal-endSubspace Spider-Signal

    The Subspace Spider-Signal was carried by members of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Man using their "warp web" (or "web warp") to travel from one location across a space/dimensional warp to the Galactic Alliance's base.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3) - The Spider-Mech imposter appeared via a web-like warp in the apartment of Spider-Man, instructing him to take the Subspace Spider-Signal. The imposter introduced himself as Spider-Mech of neighborhood #4301 and convinced Spider-Man to accompany him as the others were waiting.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 - BTS) - Awakening back in his apartment, Spider-Man assumed he must have dreamed the whole experience, but the subspace spider-signal device the false Spider-Mech had used to transport Spider-Man to the Galactic Alliance (or another such device) could be seen underneath the couch...

--Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3


galactic_alliance_spider-men-corridorgalactic_alliance_spider-men-corridor - transit"warp web" (or web warp?) dimensional corridor

    The Galactic Alliance of Spider-Man used some sort of "warp web" (or "web warp") dimensional corridor to travel from one location across a space/dimensional warp to the Galactic Alliance's base.

    They apparently used the Subspace Spider-Signals to activate and/or navigate the warp

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3) - The Spider-Mech imposter appeared via a web-like warp in the apartment of Spider-Man, instructing him to take the Subspace Spider-Signal. The imposter introduced himself as Spider-Mech of neighborhood #4301 and convinced Spider-Man to accompany him as the others were waiting.

--Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3


images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3, pg. 1, panel 5 (Subspace Spider-Signal in Spider-Mech imposter's hand);
       pg. 2, panel 1-2 (warp web)
       pg.2-3 (Galactic Alliance main);
       pg. 7, panel 1 (Galactic Alliance supplemental);
       pg. 8, panel 6 (signal under couch);


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (November, 2007) - Stuart Moore (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)


First posted: 02/24/2020
Last updated: 07/24/2022

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