Web-Weaver is the first gay Spider-Man to be introduced by Marvel and will make his debut in an upcoming comic edition of Edge of Spider-Verse.
The comic is written by Steve Foxe, and images of the new character have been shared across social media.
Comic Book Resources posted an image last week of the Spider-Man with alongside the caption, “Marvel introduces its first gay Spider-Man as the latest Edge of Spider-Verse variant.”
The comic book is scheduled to be released in September.
Foxe explained that his homosexual version of the beloved superhero doesn’t represent “all gay men.”
“Something I realized immediately when conceiving Web-Weaver is that he can’t—and shouldn’t—represent ALL gay men. No single character can,” Foxe tweeted. His Twitter account has seen been made private. “His fearlessly femme identity is central to who he is, but it’s not the STORY…which you can experience for yourself in September!”
Marvel unveiled one of its popular superheroes as gay for the first time in its 80-year-old history last year when it introduced Aaron Fischer, the “Captain America of the Railways,” who is openly gay.
The gay Spider-Man will be known as the “Web-Weaver” and is described as a “not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne [who] gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer.”
Many Spider-Man fans weren’t excited about Marvel’s announcement, which came close to the end of Pride Month, calling it “unnecessary,” with some asking, “did anyone even want this,” and others saying, “we are living in a clown world,” and “dude, why do you have to ruin Spider-Man?”
One person wrote, “the real agenda for ‘gaying’ everything up is to normalize their degeneracy and then ultimately demonizing their real target: Christians.”
Disney, who purchased Marvel in 2009 for $4 billion, recently witnessed their recent animated film “Lightyear” take a major hit in theaters after parents voiced displeasure with the film’s same-sex kiss.
Parents nevertheless showed that concerns about going to the theater amid the COVID-19 pandemic are, by and large, over after Universal Pictures’ “Minions: The Rise of Gru” made over $108 million in only three days—a feat that “LightYear” has struggled to accomplish since it’s release on June 15.