(of the Land of Canceled Heroes)

Real Name: Jessica Drew

Identity/ClassExtradimensional (Land of Canceled Heroes) human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: League of Liberated Leading Ladies (Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Red Sonja, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Shanna O'Hara, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Silver Sable/Li'l Silvie)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Unidentified Marvel Comics employee

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Land of Canceled Comics/Land of Canceled Heroes

First Appearance: Ka-Zar the Savage I#34 (October, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: Spider-Woman had the same powers as her Earth-616 counterpart, which include superhuman strength, speed and agility, immunity to poisons, self-propelled gliding abilities and bio-electric kinetic strike known as the Venom blast. (see comments)

Height: 5'10" (by approximation) (see comments)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation) (see comments)
Eyes: Green (see comments)
Hair: Blue

History: (Ka-Zar the Savage I#34) - When Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder) had his ongoing comic book series canceled by Marvel Comics for a third time, he was transported to the Land of Canceled Heroes pocket dimension, where other superheroes whose series had been canceled in the past welcomed the return of their friend after a period of absence. Spider-Woman was among them, her own series being canceled only a year prior.

(Silver Sable I#35) - Spider-Woman was still in the Land of Canceled Comics, as it was also known, when Silver Sable (Li'l Silvie) and the Wild Pack were sent there following the cancellation of their own ongoing comic book. Unlike most others, Li'l Silvie was unwilling to take her cancellation in stride and was determined to fight her way out. The man who canceled her series appeared in the form of a giant djinn, causing all male heroes to ran away in terror. The female heroes however decided to stick by Li'l Silvie as they had the powers of hot women in tight costumes on their side. Spider-Woman and the others formed the League of Liberated Leading Ladies and attacked the giant djinn. Though many of them were defeated, Li'l Silvie was able to get the upper hand and get him to reveal his true form as a short man in a business suit. However, this did not avail her much, as she had refused to wear a much more revealing costume that showed most of her skin and her solo series remained canceled for the time being.

Comments: Created by Michael Carlin and Paul Neary.

   Though the Land of Canceled Heroes from Ka-Zar the Savage I#34 and the Land of Canceled Comics from Silver Sable I#35 slightly differ in their visual appearance, both serve as the humorous depiction of the "Comic-Book Limbo," where characters seemingly disappear from the shared fictional universe after their comics have been canceled in the real world.

   Spider-Woman's physical stats and abilities have been taken from her Earth-616 counterpart.

   To clarify, this character was likely not the Earth-616 Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) somehow transported to the Land of Canceled Heroes, as Drew was a non-superhero private investigator on Earth-616 following the cancellation of her own comic. This Spider-Woman is likely a native of the Land of Canceled Heroes. --Proto-Man
    I concur. Animal Man#25 established that DC have a very similar land full of canceled characters, with one resident, Merryman, describing it as Comic Book Limbo; it was revisited during DC's Final Crisis, Doctor Thirteen: Architechture and Morality, and The Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination#15. Why is that relevant here? Because there's evidence that DC's Comic Book Limbo and Marvel's Land of Cancelled Heroes, a.k.a. Land of Cancelled Comics, are all different names or subsections of the same place, shared by comic characters from across the Omniverse (e.g. multiple companies, not just DC and Marvel). What evidence? In Deadpool III#34, Deadpool ends up in a similar comics limbo full of cancelled characters, but this one doesn't just include Marvel heroes (Iron Fist, Black Panther, Luke Cage, Ka-Zar, Zabu, Moon Knight), but also DC (Steel, the Ray, Hawkman, Green Lantern), and Acclaim (Solar, Man of the Atom; Vincent Van Goat). Fwiw, Grimjack#27/2 establishes there is also a limbo containing characters from both DC and First Comics (albeit this limbo was connected also to various Heavens and more formless). So if these aren't all the same place, they are apparently still interconnected, and that alone would make them somewhere other than Earth-616.

Profile by HBK123.

Spider-Woman has no known connections to:

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Silver Sable I#35, p22, pan2 (Spider-Woman, main image)
Silver Sable I#35, p22, pan3 (Spider-Woman in flight)

Ka-Zar the Savage I#34 (October, 1984) - "Epilogue: Savage in a Stranger Land" story - Michael Carlin (writer), Paul Neary (pencils), Carlos Garzon (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Silver Sable I#35 (April, 1995) - "Li'l Silvie" story - Greg Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)

First Posted: 07/31/2020
Last updated: 07/31/2020

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