Across The Spider-Verse: Who is Spider-Punk? A new fan favorite for sure!
If you haven’t seen Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, then you may or may not know Spider-Punk if you follow the Cinematic Marvel Universe. He first appears in Across the Spider-Verse but he isn’t new to comic lovers.
Spider-Man is filled with many alternate universes which have different variants and stories of Spider-Man. There are tons of universes that also have had a character be bitten by a radioactive spider. Spider-Punk is an intriguing and rebellious iteration of the beloved superhero.
Spider-Punk from Across the Spider-Verse
So what is everything you need to know about Spider-Punk. I was on a mission to learn about him after realizing, he was the true star of the most recent movie.
My family and I even picked up a comic called Spider-Punk: Marvel 3 Variant Edition and we are off to share everything that we have learned so far.
- Spider-Punk assassins President Norman Osborn from his universe in the comics. Spider-Punk is part of the fight against the corrupt regime which worked with V.E.M.O.M. (Venom: Enemy of the State).
- He first appeared in “Edge of Spider-Verse” #2, which was released in 2014.
- Spider-Punk is an alternate version of the character Spider-Man, existing in a universe where Peter Parker embraces the punk rock culture.
- Is known as Hobert “Hobie” Brown and is voiced by Daniel Kaluuya in the Across the Spider-Verse.
- From Earth-138 when Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man but adopts a rebellious, punk-inspired persona.
- He wears a mohawk, a studded leather jacket with a large spider logo, and uses a guitar as a weapon.
- He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #10 in January 2015.
- Hobie canonically dislikes being referred to as ‘Spider-Punk’ and would rather just be called Hobie.
- He is one of the spider-people who recruit Miles Morales to defeat Superior Octopus when it was found that his clone machine, which he was actively using, was made with Inheritors’ technology.
- Oliver Coipel created Spider-Punk by accident trying to make a Spider-UK. https://www.thepopverse.com/spider-verse-spider-punk-hobie-brown-explainer-guide
Spider-Punk’s Super Powers
Apparently, depending on what you read his powers might slightly be different. For the most part, he has the same superpowers as Spider-Man.
- Spider-Punk has the ability to adhere to and crawl on walls and other surfaces, similar to a spider.
- Like Spider-Man, Spider-Punk has enhanced strength, allowing him to lift heavy objects and overpower opponents.
- He possesses heightened agility, reflexes, and coordination, enabling him to perform acrobatic feats and dodge attacks.
- Spider-Punk has a “spider-sense” that alerts him to impending danger, granting him enhanced situational awareness and the ability to react quickly.
- He can produce and shoot webs from devices or web-shooters he designed and built. These webs can be used for swinging between buildings, creating web-based weapons, and immobilizing enemies.
Some of these items are available now and some are only on pre-order.
- With Spider-Punk being a total fan favorite the new merchandise is going crazy. Being a Loungefly Fan, I already purchased my Spider-Punk Loungefly Backpack.
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Spider-Punk Vinyl Soda Figure
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Spider-Punk DS-125 D-Stage 6-Inch Statue
- Marvel Legends Spider-Punk 6-Inch Action Figure
- Marvel Gallery PS4 Spider-Punk Statue
- Spider-Punk Web Blast Toy Guitar
- 3D Foam Bag Clip
- Movie Mask
- Funko Pop Spider-Punk
- Hot Topic Outfiits and Her Universe Backpacks
About Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
There are more comics than what I am going to list. As a matter of fact, I have one in my hand now. If you are looking to read more about Spider-Punk check out the following comics.
- Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (2014): This is the first appearance of Spider-Punk in the “Edge of Spider-Verse” storyline, where different versions of Spider-Man from alternate realities are introduced.
- Spider-Geddon (2018): Spider-Punk plays a role in this crossover event, which serves as a sequel to the “Spider-Verse” storyline. It features an array of spider-powered characters, including Spider-Punk, teaming up to battle the Inheritors.
- Ghost Spider (2019): While not specifically focused on Spider-Punk, the “Ghost Spider” comic series features a crossover event called “Spider-Geddon: Ghost-Spider,” where Spider-Punk makes an appearance alongside other versions of Spider-Man.
- Spider-Verse Vol. 3: Spider-Zero (2020): Spider-Punk has a significant role in this limited series as part of the “Spider-Verse” event, which explores various alternate versions of Spider-Man.
- Marvel Tales: Spider-Man #1 (2021): Spider-Punk is featured in this one-shot comic that celebrates the legacy of Spider-Man, showcasing some of the character’s notable alternate versions, including Spider-Punk.