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SPIDER-MAN
Earth-28242

Real Name: Peter (last name likely Parker - see comments)

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-28242) human mutate, bonded to an extraterrestrial symbiote

Occupation: Resistance fighter

Group Membership: Anti-Poison Resistance (Agent Venom of Earth-16348, Ant-Venom/Scott Lang of Earth-12240, Black Panther/T'Challa of Earth-21673, Captain Venom/Steve Rogers of Earth-17084, Deadpool/Wade Wilson of Earth-41715, Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange of Earth-22249, Host Rider/Robbie of Earth-53912, Mania/Andrea Benton of Earth-616, Old Man Venom/Logan of Earth-17673, Spinneret/Mary Jane Watson-Parker of Earth-18119, Venom/Eddie Brock of Earth-616, Venom Rocket of Reality-18197, Wolverine/X-23 of Earth-24398)

Affiliations: Anti-Poison Resistance, MJ (see comments);
    formerly Ben

Enemies: The Poisons of Reality-17952 (unidentified aliens possessing the transformed symbiotes of Earth-27132's Doctor Octopus, Earth-81711's Hulk, numerous others)

Known Relatives: Ben (uncle), unidentified aunt (likely May - see comments)

Aliases: "Pal," "Spidey"

Base of Operations: Earth-22249;
    formerly Earth-28242

First Appearance: Venomverse I#1 (November, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: Spider-Man had the typical powers of a Spider-totem including superhuman strength and agility, as well as a danger-warning Spider-Sense.

Bonded to a symbiote, Spider-Man was also capable of generating organic webbing and presumably had other abilities typical of a symbiote-bonded human such as the ability to alter the symbiote's form at will, though he did not display this particular ability.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 167 lbs.)
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown

History:

(Venomverse I#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the heroic Spider-Man was bonded to an alien symbiote that had some sort of connection to Eddie Brock, who he considered a psycho.

(Venomverse I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Spider-Man had an unrevealed affiliation with his reality's actress MJ (see comments). Feeling as if he was an undeserving host to the symbiote, Spider-Man secretly harbored a desire to kill Brock but couldn't bring himself to do so.

(Venomverse I#1 (fb) - BTS) - The symbiote-bonded Spider-Man was eventually recruited onto the Resistance against the extraterrestrial Reality-17952 Poisons and he was magically transported to the Resistance's base on Earth-22249 to fight for the survival of all symbiotes. As part of the Anti-Poison Resistance, Spider-Man had to learn from experience that Poisons were no longer the beings they consumed.

(Venomverse I#1) - After Earth-616's Venom was transported to Earth-22249 and he was led back to the Resistance's base by Resistance member Captain Venom of Earth-17084, Spider-Man exclaimed that his symbiote recognized Eddie Brock and remarked "You've got to be kidding me with this!" After the Resistance explained to Venom-616 how the Poisons use a psychic defense mechanism to get in close and consume those bonded to symbiotes, Spider-Man argued against allowing Venom-616 to join the Resistance, claiming Brock was a psycho and would not help them. Brock responded that Spider-Man might know AN Eddie Brock but didn't know him and he further accused Spider-Man of being like any other Spider-Man he had ever encountered. Brock then admitted suspicions that Spider-Man had kept his symbiote on Earth-28242 and warned Spider-Man against getting in his face again or risk getting shown how wrong the choice would be. Earth-16348's Agent Venom quickly broke up the heated argument, commenting that there weren't so many symbiote-bonded heroes left that the two could kill one another. When some of the other Resistance members questioned bringing in Venom-616, Venom decided not to help the Resistance and demanded to be sent back to his home reality, only to be interrupted when Spider-Man's Spider-Sense went off. Spider-Man then announced that the Poisons had followed Venom and Captain Venom back to the Resistance's headquarters seconds before a Poison Hulk burst through the wall. Venom and the other Resistance members immediately went on the defensive but when Agent Venom was killed by the Poison Hulk, Venom commented to Spider-Man on how he thought those bonded to symbiotes shouldn't touch Poisons. Spider-Man replied that the Poison Hulk had already devoured a Hulk and could not consume another symbiote. Spider-Man then mentioned that the Poison Hulk could still smash them as the Poison Hulk pounded the ground, sending out a shockwave that knocked Spider-Man and Venom into the air. When the Poison Hulk moved in for the kill, Captain Venom jumped in front of the Poison Hulk and ordered Spider-Man and Venom to their feet to get out of there. Cap then ordered the entire Resistance to retreat and he kept the Poison Hulk busy as the Resistance ran off, with Reality-18197's Venom Rocket sealing their exit with explosives.

On the run, a still-surprised Venom commented to Spider-Man about the Hulk but Spider-Man suggested Venom quickly realize that a Poison was no longer the person it emulated. When Venom asked about Captain Venom and the others, Spider-Man informed him that they would have to meet back up with the other Resistance members later, assuming they wouldn't be dead. Spider-Man then suggested Venom shut up and keep moving, to which Venom replied that he could be more help to the Resistance if he knew more about what he was up against. An angry Spider-Man then raised his fist at Venom and asked how much more of an explanation Venom needed other than that he was being hunted. Venom claimed he was the hunter not the hunted but Spider-Man looked up at a Poison in a nearby window and whispered that Venom wasn't the hunter anymore. Venom then asked about Doctor Strange having recruited the Resistance members and Spider-Man explained that they were all recruited to fight for the survival of all symbiotes and how the Poisons transform themselves after consuming symbiote hosts. Spider-Man then grimly warned that there were worse hosts than Eddie Brock, prompting the two to argue about how much they truly knew about each other until they were interrupted by a Poison Doctor Octopus. Venom immediately remarked that the two could take Dr. Octopus easily but Spider-Man again reminded Venom to stop thinking of the Poisons as the beings the Poisons had consumed. The two symbiote heroes then jumped into battle against the Poison Doctor Octopus, who impaled Venom with one of his tentacles. As Venom healed, a Poison approached him and Spider-Man warned Venom not to touch the Poison, only to be snatched up by the Poison Doctor Octopus. The weakened Spider-Man then ordered Venom to get away but Venom insisted on staying to complete his task of destroying the Poisons. Despite Spider-Man assuring Venom that he would be fine and would regroup with Venom later, Venom remained and attacked the Poison Doctor Octopus until Spider-Man was freed. While Venom continued to savagely beat the Poison Doctor Octopus, the seriously wounded Spider-Man was approached by another Poison, who psychically made Spider-Man think it was his aunt, beckoning him to come into her arms and return home to his Uncle Ben. Fooled by the Poison's psychic assault, Spider-Man reached his hand out to hold his "aunt's" and was consumed by the Poison, dying almost instantly while his symbiote was co-opted and transformed into the Poison Spider-Man.

(Venomverse I#2 - BTS) - The Poison Spider-Man battled Venom and subsequently the other Resistance members, all while retaining some residual memories and personality traits from Earth-28242's Spider-Man due to their shared symbiote. When the Poison Spider-Man departed the fight, Earth-18119's Spinneret discussed with the other Resistance members how Captain Venom was likely dead just like Spider-Man-28242. The Resistance members that had battled the Poison Spider-Man soon regrouped with their other teammates and Earth-21673's Black Panther asked where Spider-Man was, prompting Spinneret to explain how Spider-Man-28242 was no longer with them anymore. Venom remarked to Doctor Strange that Spider-Man had been in the process of explaining the entire situation with the Poisons when he was killed and Strange revealed how the Poisons consume symbiote hosts for fuel while harvesting and transforming the symbiote itself into a more powerful form. When Deadpool chimed in that the Resistance didn't stand a chance as the Poisons' numbers grew, Old Man Venom tried to assure Deadpool that they weren't dead yet but Deadpool suggested Old Man Venom tell that to Hulk, Spider-Man and Captain Venom.

(Venomverse I#4 - BTS) - When the Poisons captured the Resistance's Doctor Strange, one of the Poisons attempting to turn Strange to their side appeared to Strange in the form of Earth-28242's Spider-Man and tried to convince Strange to give in by claiming Strange would be a peace.

Comments: Created by Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello.

Spider-Man's full real name was never actually revealed but he was called "Peter." Given the amount of Spider-Men throughout the Multiverse that are Peter Parker, it seems extremely likely that this Spider-Man was also a counterpart of Peter Parker. On that note, that would also suggest that Peter's aunt would also be May Parker but her name is never revealed in-story, though she does also resemble Earth-616's May Parker, at least in a psychic projection.

While we didn't see Spider-Man-28242 directly interact with MJ (who, by the way, is almost assuredly a counterpart of Mary Jane Watson), the Poison Spider-Man recognized Earth-18119's Spinneret as MJ, suggesting that its harvested symbiote's former host, Spider-Man-28242, had some sort of relationship with the Earth-28242 counterpart of MJ, at least enough of one to recognize her.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-28242's Spider-Man
should be distinguished from:


Ben


Ben was Spider-Man's uncle and was very close to his nephew. When the Poison of Reality-17952 psychically assaulted Spider-Man, it made him believe it was his aunt and it beckoned Spider-Man into its grasp by claiming Ben was waiting for Spider-Man back at home.
--Venomverse I#1 - BTS

MJ

World-famous actress MJ (likely Mary Jane Watson - see comments) had an unspecified relationship with Spider-Man. After Spider-Man was consumed and his symbiote harvested by a Poison, the Poison Spider-Man battled Spider-Man's former Resistance teammates and the Poison Spider-Man recognized Earth-18119's Spinneret as a counterpart to MJ due to residual memories from Spider-Man's former symbiote. Due to the symbiote's recognition of MJ, the Poison Spider-Man momentarily hesitated to kill Spinneret, leaving it open to an attack from Earth-616's Venom.

--Venomverse I#2 - BTS


images: (without ads)
Venomverse I#1, p26, pan3 (Spider-Man leaping, main image)
Venomverse I#1, p28, pan4 (Spider-Man, battle-damaged headshot)
Venomverse I#1, p12-13, pan2 (Spider-Man hanging upside down)
Venomverse I#1, p17, pan5 (Spider-Man's Spider-Sense)
Venomverse I#1, p21, pan5 (Spider-Man with Earth-616's Venom)

Appearances:
Venomverse I#1 (November, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
Venomverse I#2 (November, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
Venomverse I#4 (November, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#8 (January, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Andrea Broccardo (art), Christina Harrington (editor)


First posted08/06/2022
Last updated: 08/06/2022

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