We already know Spider-Man is one of the biggest and most successful characters on the planet, but the Spider-verse is a whole lot bigger than Peter Parker.
Over the decades there have been dozens of characters introduced with spider powers and abilities. Some come from alternate realities, others are clones, and some are just straight-up parallel stories (hey, there’s not just one radioactive spider out there, right?). Of course, a lot of those alternate Spider-characters focus on different versions of Peter Parker (and there have been a lot of variations on Peter Parker over the years) — but we’re not talking about those.
Parker gets enough attention these days, especially now that he’s a globe-trotting icon with his own successful tech company. So we’re digging a bit deeper into the Spider-lore to spotlight some heroes who have made a name for themselves outside of Peter’s shadow.