spinner-gasm-mostfull'SPINNER

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, Spider-Mech, others)

Affiliations: Humanity, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Doctopoids, Tentaclones

Known Relatives: Aunt Rae-843

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed interstellar ship

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

spinner-gasm-upper_obliquePowers/Abilities: 'Spinner did not demonstrate superhuman abilities.

    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 (you'd think, with a name like 'Spinner).

    His eyepieces glowed yellow, but whether they were mechanic additions to his costume, cybernetic components of 'Spinner's body, or they glowed with his own energies is unrevealed.

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Height: Approximately 5'10"
Weight: Approximately 165 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevaled (glowing yellow lenses/goggles)
Hair: Unrevealed

History:
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Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - 'Spinner served in a heroic role on his unidentified native world. He worried about his 320 year old Aunt Rae-843.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - 'Spinner served as 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) - Aunt Rae had a heart attack, with her heart being the only organic part left in her.


(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 'Spinner shared his woes about his Aunt Rae.

    As Father Spider called the meeting to order, 'Spinner noted, "She might die. Well, her heart, anyway."

    Father Spider noted the Doctopoids approaching Earth, and he alerted the rest of the Alliance to this and ordered them through the warp to protect Earth.

 'Spinner rushed to join this effort, 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 Tentaclone.

(Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3 - BTS) - While 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.

    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: 'Spinner should be distinguished from:


AUNT RAE-843

Presumably the aunt to 'Spinner, she was 320 years old at the time of the story.

Over time, most of her body had been replaced by synthetic materials.

She had just recently had a heart attack, and her heart was the only organic part left in her body.

    'Spinner worried that she might die...well, her heart, anyway.

--Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3

Note: Aunt Rae is obviously a play on Peter Parker's Aunt May, who has suffered numerous health issues.

    I don't know the significance of "843"


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Marvel Comics Presents II#1/3, pg. 4, panel 5 (oblique shoulders-head);
       pg. 6, panel 3 (chest, head, and arm);
       pg. 8, panel 1 (hips up)


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


First posted: 02/05/2020
Last updated: 02/05/2020

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