It’s Pride Month, and what better way to honor and celebrate it than the Marvel way! The comics publisher has been very supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, and it has since included many queer characters in their stories.
Web-Weaver: The First-Ever Gay Spider-Man
Now, Marvel introduces its first-ever gay Spider-Man: Web-Weaver! The character will arrive this September’s issue of Edge of Spider-Verse #5. The comic story is co-created by Kris Anka and Steve Foxe, and the new character is one of the many that will be introduced this fall.
Debuted in 2014, the first issue of Edge of Spider-Verse has been a success in sharing the origins of spider variants such as Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man Noir. Among the variants mentioned, returning characters also include Araña, Spider-Laird, and Night Spider.
Steve Foxe announced on Twitter a teaser of a cover and a blurb regarding the new gay Spider-Man called as Web-Weaver. The tagline of the new character goes this way:
“A not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer.”
Foxe also retweeted a post from illustrator Josh Cornillion about co-creating the gay Spider-Man. The cover posted by Foxe shows the first look at Web Weaver’s black and yellow suit.
“SURPRISE: I had the huge gay honor of helping to co-create WEB-WEAVER, who’ll make his debut in EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE #5 this September!” says Foxe in his tweet.
Celebrating Pride Month With LGBTQ+ Characters
The introduction of the first-ever gay Spider-Man in the Spider-Verse is a great addition to the ever-growing multiversal spider variants. Its diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, and gender has been a huge leap in building an inclusive community.
What’s more interesting is to have LGBTQ+ creators such as Steve Foxe and Kris Anka as the designers of the Web Weaver. This announcement is made just in time for Pride Month.