Spyder (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Mutants #66 (Aug 1988)
Created by Louise Simonson and Bret Blevins
In-story information
Alter ego Spyder
Team affiliations The Webb

Spyder is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Spyder is the alien head of the Webb, an intergalactic trading organization. His principal interest, however, is the gaining of wealth through unscrupulous business practices.

Due to failed business dealings, the brother of the alien known as Gosamyr is forced to forfeit his freedom and that of his family members to Spyder. Spyder takes Gosamyr as his personal slave. When he sends his minions to capture Lila Cheney, Gosamyr stows away in an attempted escape. Cheney is captured, and Gosamyr enlists the help of her friends the New Mutants.[1] They all journey to Spyder's planet, where he captures them.[2] The New Mutants escape and battle Spyder's forces, destroying his palace.[3]


  1. ^ New Mutants #67 (September 1988)
  2. ^ New Mutants #69 (November 1988)
  3. ^ New Mutants #70 (December 1988)