spider-mech-gasm-introSPIDER-MECH

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unidentified extraterrestrial race;
    see comments

Occupation: Adventurer

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

Affiliations: Humanity

Enemies: Doctopoids, Tentaclones

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    at least formerly a world known as Neighborhood #4301
    Unrevealed interstellar ship

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

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed; Spider-Mech appears to be a robotic being, but he may have just used a lot of technology.

    He presumably had some degree of super-strength, speed, and reflexes, and/or a danger sense and/or the ability to cling to surfaces and/or spin webs.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'4"; he seemed to be several inches taller than Spider-Man)
Weight: Unrevealed (as his composition is unrevealed, it is impossible to estimate)
Eyes: Unrevealed (solid yellow glow seen)
Hair: None known

tentaclones-gasm-mechHistory:

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Spider-Mech served in the Galactic Alliance of Spider-Men, which designated his homeworld as Neighborhood #4301.

(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.

    The fate of 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) - The Spider-Mech imposter summoned Earth's Spider-Man to the Galactic Alliance's base and introduced him to the other members.

    After Father Spider announced a Doctopoid invasion of Earth and the Alliance members prepared to travel there to oppose them, Spider-Man opposed this and exposed the imposter as 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.

    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.

    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...

    It is unrevealed whether Spider-Mech is a robot designed by an organic being on a world of organic beings, or perhaps whether he is a native to a world of mechanoids. Perhaps his race is even associated with the Turgentine Techenium of which Skeletron was a member.

    Technically, none of these images are Spider-Mech, but rather the Tentaclone impersonating him; however, since none of the Galactic Alliance recognized the tentaclone as imposter, Spider-Mech looked pretty similar, if not identical.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Spider-Mech
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3, pg. 1, panel 5 (Spider-Mech imposter emerging from portal);
          pg. 2-3 (introducing Spider-Man to Galactic Alliance)
      


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


First posted: 01/05/2020
Last updated: 01/05/2020

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