The latest comic-book version of the popular Marvel superhero Spider-Man will be homosexual.
Marvel Entertainment, which was purchased by The Walt Disney Company for $4 billion in 2009, is slated to soon introduce “Web-Weaver,” an alternate-universe version of Spider-Man, in the upcoming issue of “Edge of Spider-Verse #5,” slated for release in September.
Marvel introduces its first gay Spider-Man as the latest Edge of Spider-Verse variant.https://t.co/NBfaib3dpU@steve_foxe @kristaferanka @DanSlott pic.twitter.com/DCfYWKEETo
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) June 28, 2022
News of the new version of the superhero was first shared on Twitter by Marvel writer Steve Foxe, who has since made his account private.
In a follow-up tweet to his announcement, The Daily Wire reported, Foxe wrote, “Something I realized immediately when conceiving Web-Weaver is that he can’t — and shouldn’t— represent ALL gay men. No single character can. His fearlessly femme identity is central to who he is, but it’s not the STORY…which you can experience for yourself in September!”
The announcement was met with quite a bit of criticism from Marvel fans.
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