There are a ton of different realities in the Marvel Universe. Well, they might be all gone depending on what's going on with Marvel when you read this. Either way, there are a ton of different Spider people out there. Some of them you know and some you may not know. Here are some of better spider totems across the Marvel Universe that you readers might enjoy.
If we are going to talk about Spider-Man, then we have to talk about the originator. The first and possibly the best Spider-Man, 616's Peter Parker. Every version of Spider-man that has ever been has pieces of him. Whether it be a future Spider-Man that ends up being one of his descendants, an alternate reality where Mary Jane and Peter have a daughter, or Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, none of this would have been possible without the first Spider-Man.
In the Spider-Verse comic book series, he was actually called the best Spider-Totem in the Multiverse. He was called upon to lead all of the Spider-People (and animals) into battle. Leading isn't something Peter likes to do. Not only did he lead the team, but he did a great job organizing the troops and winning the day.
You don't become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, S.W.O.R.D., and the Avengers by being a slouch. Jessica Drew has more skills than maybe any other spider person on this list. She has a ton of fighting experience and training, she's a master at covert ops, and knows when to fight and when to run. Even after the world hated her because her face was used the leader of the Skrull Invasion, she sulked for a second and then picked herself back up and became a hero again.
During "Fear Itself" she saved a bunch of people in Brazil from a Hulk with a magic Asgardian hammer.
Ultimate Peter Parker:
Maybe the next best version of Peter Parker. The idea of this particular incarnation was that the Marvel Universe started in the late 90's as opposed to the 60's. This Peter had to deal enemies who were definitely more violent and evolved than when his 616 counterpart started. His Green Goblin was actually a giant fire throwing goblin who killed his own son. Also, the Ultimate Vulture of the Vulture was a former S.H.I.E.L.D. who unlike the 616 version, wasn't a candidate for an A.A.R.P. card. This Spider-Man had to be tougher and learn the lessons of being a hero quicker and at a much earlier age.
During the Death of Spider-Man series, Peter did what he had always set out to do. Peter kept his Aunt and Mary Jane safe. It may have cost him his life (kind of), but his last words to his Aunt were "I couldn't save him. Uncle Ben. I couldn't save him...No matter what I did. But I saved you".
I've said this a thousand times and here it is time one thousand one. Miles Morales will be one of the greatest comic characters of all time. He has all the qualities of Spider-Man. A great heart, the will to win even when the odds are stacked against him, he's very funny, and he has the Spider-Man self guilt. My favorite part is that he doesn't have the Peter Parker genius gene. He has to rely on savvy and skill. Giving him different powers was also great idea. These powers add more versatility to his character. The cloaking mode is cool and seeing people react when people get hit with his venom blast is hilarious.
When it was all said and done, it was Miles Morales who really took Norman Osborn (The Green Goblin) and he did it with style, his venom blast, and a thrown couch.
The alternate universe where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker (who became the Lizard). Gwen is still the daughter of Captain Stacy in this universe and her dad survives. Gwen, like Miles, doesn't have Peter's genius intellect. But being the daughter of a police captain, she has a knack for thinking outside of the box to find the answer to problems. She is another new character that should be used for a very long time. She is too awesome not to be.
During Spider Verse (that series comes up a lot in this piece), she goes against orders to go and help Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and Silk (Cindy Moon). Thankfully she was there. They might not have made it out without her help.
While I may not know much about his past, what he did during Spider Island and Spider-Verse made me a fan. Kaine is a clone of Spider-Man and unlike most spider people, he has no real sense of humor. What he does have is a very aggressive and murderous side. It's probably because he has more spider in him than the rest of the other totems. So much so that he can actually turn into a giant spider. He doesn't even have to turn all the way. Sometimes it's just his mouth and little spike like hair comes from his body. It's interesting, cool, and gross all at once. He's almost the anti Peter Parker accept he's a good guy...kind of.
Kaine (in his giant spider form as seen below) killed the Father of the inheritors while a bunch of spider powered people together couldn't get it done.
Ultimate Jessica Drew:
There's something about spider people and clones. While most of them are useless, Jessica Drew was one of the few exceptions. She went from being one of Doc Ock's clones based off of their Peter Parker to an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the leader of the New Ultimates. She is also directly responsible for getting Miles Morales back into the hero game after he quit. Her natural ability to be a leader is easily her best quality.
She beat the snot out of an alternate reality's Human Torch and through him down an elevator shaft. It was pretty damn funny.
In this alternate reality, Spider-Man never left after a mission with Wolverine. This particular Peter Parker has no problem killing and does what has to be done to finish a mission. This Spider-Man has such a refined spider sense that it borders on precognition and he appears to be stronger physically. He has all the powers of 616's Spider-Man but his web shooters also shoots bullets. Why? I submit why not? We have all wondered why Spider-Man hasn't put down some of his enemies for good. Well, guess what? This Spider-Man would.
This Spider-Man beats down Black Widow with no problem at all.
Why Spider-Man Noir? Because his costume is amazing, his dialogue is gritty, and he's a combination of Assassin Spider-Man, Kaine, and 616 Peter. This Spidey was just cool and short lived. He proved to be a [email protected]$$ during Spider Verse by never backing down despite being slightly outmatched by people who have future tech and such. Plus he uses to six shooters.
Spider-Noir hasn't been around long enough to have a great moment. He's a had a few good ones, but nothing great yet. He will be in an ongoing series called "The Web Warriors". Believe this writer when he tells you that Spider-Noir will definitely have his moment in that series.
You gotta give it to Otto Octavius. On the brink of death he switched his mind with his greatest enemy Spider-Man. After realizing how much Spider-Man held back and how much Peter Parker did in a day, Otto made it a point to prove that HE was a better Spider-Man by doing more. He became the "Superior Spider-Man". He was definitely a more aggressive and more intelligent Spidey. Problem was he was doing it for himself and not to help others. This eventually led to Otto giving up his life and bringing Peter back after he admitted that Peter was the Superior Spider-Man all along.
Every time Otto would realize something new about Peter and how he held back as Spider-Man and kept his life balanced as much as he could. Example; Otto punched Scorpion's jaw clear off of his face face. He then realized that all the time he fought Peter that Peter was holding back.
Thank you for reading. I'm certain that I forgot some spider people so let me know who your favorites are or your favorites spider moments.