Real Name: Paul Palmer
Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-12041) human, technology user
Occupation: High-school student, "super villain"
Group Membership: Maggia's teenage program (Black Bunny/Mimi Latin, Dark Matter/Serge, Overcharge/Lou Marko, Skull Punch/Jason Grimm)
Affiliations: Maggia (Jimmy 6/Giacomo Fortunato, presumably others)
Enemies: Phil Coulson, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Nova (Sam Alexander), Power-Man (Luke Cage), S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man (Peter Parker), White Tiger (Ava Ayala)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Brighton Beach High, Brooklyn
First Appearance: Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#20 (October 20, 2015)
Powers/Abilities: Paul Palmer was a normal human without any superhuman abilities. He did wear an advanced armor-like costume created by the Maggia. The costume gave Paul enhanced agility and the ability to create a green webbing which could distort Spider-Man's spider-sense. Enrolled in Maggia's teenage program Paul was trained to learn all of Spider-Man's moves, powers and attitude.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 0'0")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 0lbs.)
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#23 (fb) - BTS) - When the Maggia organized crime family discovered S.H.I.E.L.D.'s young hero program, they set out to make their own version to ensure they didn't get left in the dust. As such Paul and four other teenagers from Brighton Beach High were recruited by the Maggia, each student was selected to become the duplicate of one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s teenage heroes. Paul became Arachnikid and trained to learn all of Spider-Man's moves, powers and attitude, so he could beat the superhero.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#24 (fb) - BTS) - Arachnikid's group was overseen by Principal Staine, who, in reality was Maggia's Jimmy 6 (Giacomo Fortunato).
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#23 (fb) - BTS) - Arachnikid and his friends grew impatient as time went on, believing they were ready to face the heroes. However, Principal Staine disagreed thinking they needed more training and studying. Furious, Arachnikid decided to take matters into his own hands, taking advantage of their schools old rivalry he persuaded the team to steal Midtown High's mascot Musty the Mustang in an effort to lure to heroes to their school.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#20 (fb) - BTS) - Part of his plan, Paul and his friends stole Midtown High's beloved mascot Musty the Mustang just as the Midtown Mustangs football team was to play against Springdale High. But after Midtown had scored a victory by twelve points the school discovered their mascot had been stolen.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#20) - Hiding in the basement of Brighton Beach High, Paul and his friends places the mascotte in a crate, fulfilling their mission.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#21 - BTS) - Learning that thirty years prior the Brighton Beach Hammerheads football-team had stolen Midtown's very first Musty the Mustang mascot, the group of teenage heroes attending Midtown decided to infiltrate Brighton Beach, suspecting foul play. The group of teenage heroes consisted of Spider-Man, Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#22) - Having returned to a regular school routine, Paul and his friends made their way to the school's cafetaria. But Paul noticed a group of new students, although wearing convincing disguises, the team suspected they were Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s heroes. Asking to join the group, both groups got to know each other over Paul's amusing impersonation of Principal Staine and Peter Parker's impression of Nick Fury. But Luke Cage's allergies suddenly played up. Having superhuman strength caused Cage's sneeze to blow the plates of food right in the faces of Paul and his friends after which a food fight erupted in the cafetaria. The fight was halted by the lunch lady but before she could bring both groups to Principal Staine she was knocked unconscious by Black Bunny's nerve chop after which Skull Punch attacked the heroes. Just then, Parker realized by Cage's allergies had played up, he was in fact allergic to horses, specifically Musty the Mustang. Amused, Paul and the others revealed their true identity, changing into their costumes. Arachnikid and the others attacked the heroes just as Parker and the heroes changed into their costumes, believing they were fighting evil clones.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#23) - Arachnikid took on Spider-Man just as each of his friends took on the specific hero they were modeled after. However just as Arachnikid kicked Spider-Man through a wall a broadcast from Principal Staine could be heard from the school's speakers, a diversion the heroes used to sneak out of the battle. Arachnikid and his friends failed to reach the heroes before they could successfully find Musty the Mustang. As the fight during both teams continued, Arachnikid revealed it was his plan all along after which he made his intention of killing Spider-Man very clear.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#24) - During the battle, Arachnikid used a green webbing to distort Spider-Man's spider-sense. Spider-Man then thought of a better way to fight the bad guys and called for a strategic retreat after which the heroes used image inducer and unstable molecule uniforms to all change into Spider-Man. Now with five heroes dressed as Spider-Man and subsequently changing into Cage, Tiger, Fist and Nova they finally gained the upper hand against Arachnikid and his friends. Once defeated it was Principal Staine or rather Jimmy 6 who showed up eager to know why S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were running around Brighton Beach High.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#24 - BTS) - Jimmy 6, Arachnikid and his friends were apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D. and brought aboard the helicarrier.
(Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#24) - Arachnikid, Black Bunny, Dark Matter, Overcharge and Skull Punch listened as Jimmy 6 talked with Phil Coulson hoping to persuade the man he was a real principal who wasn't associated with the "super villains". Coulson, however, already knew the principal was Maggia member Jimmy 6 and revealed a laundry list of suspect crimes. All of them were placed under arrest.
Comments: Created by Matt Kindt, Yves Bigerel, Ramon Bachs, Raul Fonts.
The popular Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon ran from 2012 to 2017 and has had seven different Infinite Comic-series including Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man (2012-2014), Ultimate Spider-Man vol.1 (2012-2016) & vol.2 (2016), Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (2015), Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors - Spider-Verse (2015-2016), Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Contest of Champions (2016) and Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister Six (2016-2017).
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Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#23, p28 (main image)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#23, p15 (civilian guise)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#22, p35 (Maggia team)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#24, p26 (defeated)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#20 (October 20, 2015) - Matt Kindt, Yves Bigerel (writers), Ramon Bachs (pencils), Raul Fonts (inks), Stephen Wacker, Tom Brennan (editors)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#22 (November 3, 2015) - Matt Kindt, Yves Bigerel (writers), Ramon Bachs (pencils), Raul Fonts (inks), Stephen Wacker, Tom Brennan (editors)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#23 (November 10, 2015) - Matt Kindt, Yves Bigerel (writers), Ramon Bachs (pencils), Raul Fonts (inks), Stephen Wacker, Tom Brennan (editors)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic I#24 (November 10, 2015) - Matt Kindt, Yves Bigerel (writers), Ramon Bachs (pencils), Raul Fonts (inks), Stephen Wacker, Tom Brennan (editors)
First Posted: 08/02/2022
Last Updated: 08/02/2022
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