Real Name: Maeve Zee
Identity/Class: Alternate reality
(Earth-39431) human magic user
(possibly human mutate? - see
Occupation: Clairvoyant, medium
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Unidentified other Spider-totems
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Web Witch"
Base of Operations: Earth-39431
First Appearance: Twitter online post by creator Cait
Zellers (December 24, 2018);
(in a Marvel comic): Spider-Verse III#6 (May, 2020)
Powers/Abilities: The Web-Witch is a sorceress capable of using magic for a variety of effects including clairvoyance, levitation and summoning beings using her mystic cards.
She can also traverse the Great Web of Life and Destiny that connects realities.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 135 lbs.)
Hair: Black with white streak
(Twitter online post by creator Cait Zellers - December 26, 2018) - Maeve Zee made a living as a clairvoyant and medium.
(Twitter online post by creator Cait Zellers - December 24, 2018) - Maeve became active as the spooky and card-carrying Web-Witch.
(Spider-Verse III#6/3) - As a sorceress, the Web-Witch learned to walk the fragile webs of possibility that link various realities together. After encountered Spider-totems like herself, the Web-Witch began using her cards to summon forth Spider-totems she had previously met whenever she found a reality in of their particular help.
Comments: Created by Cait Zellers.
Web-Witch is one of several Spidersona's who appeared in the back-pages of Spider-Verse (2020). "Spidersona" was a hashtag that launched around the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Amazed at the talent of creativity of people posting their creations online, Marvel reached out to some of these artists to create new Spidersona art especially for the Spider-Verse (2020) series. Every issue showcased several original pieces of Spidersona art by artists from around the globe after which most appeared in the story as well.
The origin of the Web-Witch is a bit (web pun totally intended here) tangled in the sense that she is called a sorceress in Spider-Verse III#6, suggesting that she had inherent magical talent, but then in the Twitter online thread that resulted from her first posting of art featuring Web-Witch, creator Cait Zellers acknowledges a fan's suggestion of an origin in which Maeve Zee was bitten by a spider that had lived for decades in New York's Sanctum Sanctorum and had absorbed residual magical energy. She acknowledges the suggestion by saying she was all in favor of that origin. If that is taken as her confirming that particular origin then Web-Witch would be a human mutate. Perhaps the spider bestowed her with magical energy that allowed her to become a sorceress. Without further clarification in-story or directly from the creator herself (as opposed to fan that she acknowledged), we really couldn't say for sure of her true origin, other than she was a sorceress.
This is a character that deserves to be featured in a future Spider-Verse story. Not only is she cool-looking and has a design for her civilian identity but she has the ability to traverse the Great Web, which is so tied into the Spider-Verse stories!!
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-39431's Web-Witch should be distinguished from:
Twitter online post (December 24, 2018) - Cait Zellers (text, art)
Twitter online post (December 26, 2018) - Cait Zellers (text, art)
Spider-Verse III#6 (May, 2020) - "Spidersona: Web-Witch" story - Cait Zellers (text, art), Nick Lowe (editor)
First posted: 08/08/2022
Last updated: 08/08/2022
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