galactic_alliance_nurotox-fullNUROTOX

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unidentified extraterrestrial race;
    see comments

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men (Father Spider, Longlegs Secundus, Orb Weaver, Psider-Man, Spider-Mech, 'Spinner, others)

Affiliations: Humanity, Spider-Man (Peter Parker);
    he wanted
Mar'e Jan to like him

Enemies: Doctopoids, Tentaclones

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Unrevealed interstellar ship

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

galactic_alliance_nurotoxPowers/Abilities: Unrevealed.

    Nurotox looks like he may have superhuman durability due to apparently tough skin (or possibily a chitinous exoskeleton)

    He may be able to scale walls and/or spin webs, and he may possesses superhuman speed/strength/agility, but that is all unconfirmed.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (
it is difficult to estimate due to uncertainty about his body makeup...maybe 280 pounds)
Eyes: Solid yellow
Hair: None
Other Distinguishing Features: Nurotox has a pair of curved spikes on the lower portion of his face (they may or may not be related to mandibles or other jaw structures). He also has a number (at least two rows of four) of yellow spikes on the upper part of his head. The top of his head tapers to a point as it curves posteriorly.

History:
(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3
(fb) - BTS) - Nurotox is a member of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men, whose mission it is to chart policy for a hundred thousand worlds, so that throughout the galaxy, great power would always come with great responsibility.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Nurotox was frustrated that he couldn't even get Mar'e Jan to look at him.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3) - The Spider-Mech imposter (secretly a Tentaclone) arrived with Spider-Man at the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men's base.

    Spider-Mech introduced Spider-Man to the Galactic Alliance members, and Nurotox shared his(?) woes about Mar'e Jan. galactic_alliance_nurotox-lateral

    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 and ordered them through the warp to protect Earth.

    Nurotox rushed to join this effort, noting that "Mar'e Jan was so hot"; but Spider-Man stopped them, however, insisting that he be the one to save his world, after which he exposed the Spider-Mech imposter as a Tenataclone.

   While the Nurotox and the rest of 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.

    In addition to the similitaries in Spider-Man names, costumes, and abilities, the various members of the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men referenced similar characters to Aunt May, Jonah Jameson, Gwen Stacy, Flash Thompson, Mary Jane Watson, and an alien costume.
    Mar'e Jan was clearly a parallel to Mary Jane Watson.

    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...

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Nurotox
should be distinguished from:


Mar'e Jan

    Presumably native to Nurotox's world, she was apparently Nurotox's much-sought romantic interest.

    Nurotox was
frustrated that he couldn't even get Mar'e Jan to look at him.

--
Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3

images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3, pg. 3 (lateral);
       pg. 4, panel 3 (face);
       pg. 8, panel 1 (mostly full)

       


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


First posted: 12/26/2019
Last updated: 01/14/2020

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