Spiderman is Gay

On the plus side, at least Mary Jane is now available.

Disney-owned Marvel Comics is set to debut its first openly gay Spider-Man, with effeminate characteristics, dressed in lace, in an upcoming book due out in September.

The comic book company first informed fans of its plans with a June 16 solicitation, that described the new character as, “WEB-WEAVER: A not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer,” according to Comic Book Resources.

But that is not the only notice revealed by company employees. Writer Steve Foxe also noted that he has the “huge gay honor” to introduce the first gay Spider–Man. “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!” Foxe wrote.

It’s really too bad Joe Bennett wasn’t able to continue his excellent work on RED HORNET, as we would have been introducing that right about now. But this sort of thing – below is the new and fabulous Spider-man” – is why Arkhaven Comics is the inevitable way of the future, however long it takes us to get there.