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Marvel just revealed how the first gay Spider-Man gets his powers

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Move over, Peter Parker — literally.In June, Marvel announced its first gay Spider-Man, set to appear in the Edge of Spider-Verse comic book series.

Dubbed “Web-Weaver,” the new spidey/fashion designer fights crime in custom couture and honestly? Work.Web-Weavermy design for the brand new Spider, debuting in Edge of Spider-verse 5— krisanka (@kristaferanka) June 23, 2022Web-Weaver’s origin story will come in October’s Edge of Spider-Verse #5by writer Steve Foxe and artist Kei Zama, but fans got a preview this week when Marvel released cover variants and first-look imagery.Here are the covers featuring Web-Weaver, who works for Avenger Janet Van Dyne, aka The Wasp:And a preview page reveals how the future Web-Weaver shoves Peter Parker out of the way from a giant, radioactive spider, only to be bit himself.

Plot twist!The issue goes on sale October 5th.Spider-Man has had a choke-hold on the gay community for decades. Even before heartthrob actors started bring the hero to the big screen, the lythe, lycra-clad lad with nothing but quippy one-liners and a cool $3 in his bank account has been a queer crowd favorite.Related: Andrew Garfield opines on straight actors playing gay roles in the most Andrew Garfield way imaginableIt’s not just the audience that has felt the fruit apparent in the Spider-Man universe — actors on Spider-Man film sets are constantly in favor of their characters to make queer turns.Andrew Garfield famously wanted to get Michael B.

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