Real Name: Harold Theopolis Osborn
Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-3109) human mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Green Goblin (Gwen Stacy), Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson
Enemies: Sandman, Vulture
Known Relatives: Unidentified father (last name Osborn - see comments)
Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#2 (January, 2019)
Powers/Abilities: Spider-Man possessed superhuman agility, allowing him to perform complex gymnastic maneuvers in mid-air, as well as the ability to project organic webbing.
It was unrevealed if Spider-Man possessed the other abilities typical of other Spider-totems, including superhuman strength, the ability to cling to solid surfaces and a danger-warning Spider-Sense.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 170 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (presumably blue - see comments)
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#2 (fb)) - Harry Osborn was a friend of scientist interns Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, often relaxing on Peter's couch as Peter and Gwen conducted experiments. One day, while Peter and Gwen were performing an experiment on a spider regarding its venom, the spider escaped and bit Harry on the hand. Rather than kill Harry, the spider bite granted Harry amazing superhuman powers including the ability to generate and project organic webbing and his friends dropped all of their experiments to help Harry learn to control his newfound powers.
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Harry did extensive research into his own new superhuman powers.
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#2 (fb)) - Having learned everything about Harry's new biology, Peter soon designed an heroic costume, exciting Harry, who showed the concept art to Gwen. When Harry decided to take Peter's advice and become a superhero, Gwen Stacy opted to assist Harry by becoming one herself using various mechanical gadgets. The two soon went into action together as Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, respectively. Taking note of a comment by his father about power being a tool in the right hands, Spider-Man and the Green Goblin both felt their power was in the right hands and Harry thought it was very nice being Spider-Man. For a while, things were great and both Spider-Man and the Green Goblin seemed like unstoppable heroes, battling criminals such as the Vulture with the support of their friends Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Together, Spider-Man and the Green Goblin saved a lot of lives but when they encountered Sandman, the Green Goblin accidentally pumpkin bombed a building that her father was in. Green Goblin immediately ran to the side of her deceased father while Spider-Man became overwhelmed and yelled for help against Sandman. When the grieving Gwen didn't respond, Spider-Man webbed one of the Goblin's pumpkin bombs into his hands but before he could hurl the bomb, Sandman buried Spider-Man beneath a mound of sand. Unable to hurl the bomb beneath the sand, Spider-Man was killed when the bomb exploded in his hands, an explosion that also damaged the circuitry on Green Goblin's armor, causing a drastic personality shift in the Goblin due to the armor's physical connection to her.
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Following Spider-Man's death, Gwen Stacy, still stuck in the crazed personality of the Green Goblin, disappeared. The death was reported in a newspaper.
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Harry was buried with a gravestone that read "Harold Theopolis Osborn: Beloved Son and Friend. Only in the Right Hands" and the erratic Green Goblin eventually laid an unactivated pumpkin bomb on the grave.
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Years later, as the Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy became obsessed with Spider-Man and his true identity, periodically forgetting it when the Goblin armor circuitry altered her personality. Basing herself out of an old warehouse, the Green Goblin had several photos and a newspaper about Spider-Man's death pinned to a wall that was painted with a big X and the words "Who?"
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#2 - BTS) - Earth-65's Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy) arrived on Earth-3109 and met Peter Parker, who agreed to help Spider-Woman return home with the help of his reality's Gwen Stacy. Peter related the story of Harry's death as Spider-Man and Gwen's personality shift to Spider-Woman so that Spider-Woman would know what to expect when they found his reality's Gwen. As Peter finished the story, he admitted that Harry, despite having died in the end, probably would have said the entire time was worth it. After Spider-Woman agreed to help Peter free Gwen of the Goblin armor's circuitry loop in order to obtain Gwen's help in returning to her own reality, Peter informed Gwen that investigative journalists Bets Brant and Glory Grant had been working with his friend Mary Jane Watson on the Goblin case, remarking that Mary Jane would never give up the Goblin's identity as Gwen after what had happened to Harry. When Peter and Spider-Woman met up with Mary Jane and Peter insisted Spider-Woman could help them free Gwen, Mary Jane reminded Peter that Harry had been Spider-Man and still had died.
(Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#3 - BTS) - After seeing a photo of the warehouse where she rehearsed on Earth-65, Spider-Woman brought Earth-3109's Mary Jane Watson to the Earth-3109 counterpart of the warehouse, where they found the Green Goblin's photos and newspaper articles about Spider-Man's death. The Green Goblin soon attacked Spider-Woman and Mary Jane and accused Spider-Woman of being a liar, recalling that Harry Osborn was Spider-Man. As the Goblin exclaimed that Spider-Woman was not Harry Osborn, the investigating Betty Brant and Glory Grant overheard that Spider-Man was Harry Osborn. When the Goblin calmed down and asked for help from Mary Jane, Spider-Woman demanded that Brant and Grant not report any of what they had seen and the reporters agreed, as both Spider-Man and the Green Goblin had done a lot of good before the Goblin had done evil. The restored Gwen then assisted in repairing Spider-Woman's Web-Watch, explaining to Spider-Woman that she had keyed the Watch to Spider-Woman's DNA using a combination of her research into biokinetics and Harry's research into his own powers. She then admitted to Spider-Woman that Harry would have been thrilled at the existence of Spider-Woman and the Multiverse.
Comments: Created by Seanan McGuire and Rosi Kampe.
Spider-Man's father was never identified by name but it seems likely that it's Norman Osborn. We know the last name would be Osborn since a) Harry's last name is Osborn and b) his father's company was called Oscorp.
Harry's eye color is presumably blue, like his Earth-616 counterpart, but the art did not specifically show his eye color when he was seen outside of costume.
Vulture was never identified in-story by any name, only seen. It's possible that the Vulture might've used a different codename on Earth-3109...Additionally, and despite some online sources naming Vulture-3109 as Adrian Toomes without any actual in-story confirmation, Earth-3109's Vulture had a somewhat feminine build, although one might argue that it was simply artistic license and the thinner build may have been intended to show the aged, frail Toomes...if it even is Toomes. Soooo this Vulture could be male or female and if male, it could be Adrian Toomes, Blackie Drago, any other known Earth-616 Vultures or even an entirely new character or someone who had never been the Vulture on Earth-616...
In case it isn't clear in the images, Harry's Spider-Man costume was identical to Earth-616 Peter Parker's classic red & blue Spider-Man costume with the exception of two red, webbed lines around the tops of Harry's legs on his costume.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-3109's Spider-Man should be distinguished from:
Ghost-Spider I#2 (fb)
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#2 (January, 2019) - Seanan McGuire (writer), Rosi Kampe (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider I#3 (February, 2019) - Seanan McGuire (writer), Rosi Kampe (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
First posted: 08/07/2022
Last updated: 08/07/2022
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