It was largely an extended retelling of Marvel Spotlight 32, though some details were changed. Secondly, the original Spider-Woman series was reprinted in its entirety, along with Marvel Spotlight 32 and all her contemporaneous guest appearances, in a pair of Essentials trade paperbacks , the first released simultaneously with Spider-Woman: Origin 1, the second in In , the " Secret Invasion " storyline revealed that, with the exception of some flashback scenes, all of Jessica Drew's appearances in New Avengers over the past four years were actually made by a Skrull imposter.
Writer Bendis said he had this planned since New Avengers 1. You can go back to issue 1 and see hints. We thought about doing it and having her revealed as a Skrull in the first issue of her series. Following this revelation, the real Drew supplanted her doppelganger as a regular member of The New Avengers. She was also featured in another solo limited series during this time, which was published both in printed form and as a motion comic. It was written by Bendis with art by Alex Maleev and lasted 7 issues. Following the cancellation of New Avengers , Spider-Woman appeared as a regular character throughout the Avengers series, from issue 1 July through its final issue 34 January She appears as a regular character in the Secret Avengers.
In , Jessica was a key player in the Spider-Verse event.
Spinning out of that event, a new fifth volume Spider-Woman series was started, written by Dennis Hopeless. In issue 5 the series featured the first redesign of Jessica's costume since it was created in the s. Spider-Woman Volume 6 was relaunched several months later with a new issue 1, still written by Hopeless and continues the story from the previous volume.
At a young age, her family moves to a lab built by her father and Herbert Wyndham near Mount Wundagore in Transia , where she becomes gravely ill from months of uranium exposure. To save her life, her father injects her with an experimental serum based on irradiated spiders' blood.
Because the serum requires a month's incubation, Wyndham places her in a genetic accelerator. Shortly after, her mother dies and her father leaves for the United States, leaving Wyndham to care for her. When she is finally released, decades later, Drew is only 17 years old. Drew is ostracized by the other residents of Mount Wundagore, the High Evolutionary's New Men , since she was originally human while they were animals.
Because of this, she eventually leaves to seek human civilization. Once Jessica has become his lover, he allows himself to be captured by S. She quits HYDRA and assaults the unit's base, sending Count Vermis into a fatal crash, but not before he unlocks memory implants that she was actually an evolved spider and had killed a man before her association with HYDRA. Origin does away with the spider-blood serum and genetic accelerator elements of the character's previous origin story.
After Jessica's parents disappear under mysterious circumstances, Jessica is recruited into HYDRA under false pretenses , where she is made into a formidable fighter and assassin. She is trained and mentored by Taskmaster , who schools her in many martial disciplines and more than seven different fighting styles out of his own "arsenal".
During the resultant conflict with Ben Grimm , she recovers from her brainwashing and joins him in saving Masters. Jessica moves into an apartment in London, but finds it impossible to get a job due to her complete lack of background and her tendency to inspire dislike and even fear in other people. Following an aborted break-in she is unmasked by Scotland Yard officer and S. After defending him from Excaliber who was sent by Morgan Le Fay to recover the Darkhold , he suggests she relocate with him to Los Angeles.
During the battle, Hunt catches up with Jessica, and they begin a romantic relationship. For the time, Jessica chooses to keep her doings as Spider-Woman a secret. Her relationship with Hunt sours, and following a final battle with the Brothers Grimm , he and Magnus part ways with her. Though she ultimately loses the position due to a change in management, during her time there she received medication to suppress her pheromones so that she could move effectively among people without producing any unwanted side-effects, formed a strong friendship with fellow patient and aspiring actress Lindsay McCabe, and developed acquaintances with several other superheroes.
The next few months of Jessica's life are not covered by published stories. During this time, she goes public as Spider-Woman, becomes a bounty hunter working in partnership with parapalegic criminologist Scotty McDowell , acquires a full wardrobe of disguises for use in her work, and finds a police liaison in Captain Walsh.
When her working relationship with Scotty fails, Jessica accepts an offer from Lindsay to move into an apartment with her in San Francisco ,  where she begins a romantic relationship with their landlord David Ishima,  and sets up a practice as a licensed private investigator.
While working as a P. Jessica travels in astral form with Magnus to Sixth Century England to free her friends' souls in a showdown with Morgan le Fey in the 6th century.
She manages to vanquish Morgan, but her human body dies while her spirit was gone. This spell is faulty; when Tigra and the Shroud discover Jessica's dead body, they contact the Avengers and Doctor Strange. The Avengers and Strange travel to the astral plane to battle Morgan Le Fay, who was trying to claim Jessica's body so she could return to the physical realm.
Eventually, Doctor Strange and Magnus reunite Jessica's spirit with her human body, though Magnus's life and Jessica's powers are sacrificed to do so. She thus abandons her Spider-Woman identity  and continues her life as a private investigator in San Francisco, assisted by Lindsay McCabe and, for a time, by Tigra. Jessica and Lindsay take a job delivering the Black Blade to Japan, but while passing through Madripoor she is ensorcelled by the blade. By this time her superhuman strength and agility, and ability to cling to walls, have returned.
She is freed from the blade's power by Lindsay and an underworld figure called Patch,  who she immediately recognizes as the X-Man Wolverine. Jessica Drew's life settles down until Charlotte Witter , a villainess going by the Spider-Woman name, steals her powers and leaves her near death. For untold reasons, Jessica moves back to San Francisco, resuming her private investigator practice there. With the help of local P. Jessica Jones , she rescues Mattie from a drug dealer who had abducted her and was cannibalizing her tissue to make the Mutant Growth Hormone.
He tells Jessica that he will feed her limited info until S. After the invasion is repulsed, Tony Stark finds a Skrull ship in orbit with all the replaced heroes, including Drew. Jessica Drew joins the New Avengers, claiming she has nowhere else to go. Her membership in the organization takes her on a number of missions eliminating hostile aliens operating on Earth. Jessica Drew teams up with Ms. Marvel , Mockingbird and Jessica Jones to rescue him. After he is saved, the New Avengers relocate to a safehouse in Brooklyn where they meet up with Steve Rogers. Jessica is then paired with Spider-Man to do reconnaissance on Avengers Tower, where she reveals to him she is an agent of S.
The duo are then found by Mandrill and Griffin who proceed to attack them. During the fight Mandrill gets close enough to Jessica and controls her into attacking Spider-Man. The duo trick Mandrill and Griffin into thinking Jessica has beaten Spider-Man and when they approach Spider-Woman to give her new commands, Jessica punches Mandrill in the face and shoves her hand in his mouth, firing off a venom blast and knocking him out. Furious, Jessica wants to kill both villains for what they have done but is stopped by Spider-Man.
#spiderwoman hashtag on Instagram • Photos and Videos
The duo heads back to the safehouse where they head off with the Avengers to help the Asgardians. Jessica is asked by Steve Rogers himself to join his team of Avengers. The comics had an arguably complicated origin story, which posited her as being born in the 's, struck by radiation poisoning, then placed in suspended animation where she slowly grew to adulthood over several decades while periodically being injected with life-preserving drugs based on spider-proteins..
The producers wisely jettisoned this origin, and simply state that a pre-teen Jessica was bitten by a spider when fooling around in her father's research laboratory. A hasty antidote is created, based on the spider's venom, which ends up giving Jessica her trademark powers. As an adult, Spider-Woman can crawl on walls, has super-strength, can mentally communicate with spiders, has a spider-sense that borders on true clairvoyance, can cast webbing from her fingertips, and can glide on air currents with her web-wings the webcasting, spider-sense and spider-telepathy were not from the comics.
Curiously, she transforms into her Spider-Woman costume simply by spinning around in place and weaving a thin web around herself -- this was seemingly taken directly from the "Wonder Woman" TV show. The Kingpin and Dormammu are among the Marvel comics villains used here, though the portrayals are not exactly as the comics origins. Spider-Man is a guest in two episodes-- though in both, Spider-Woman is clearly the main star, and viewers never see Spider-Man out of costume.
The animation was about par for the time late 70's. It would be great to have this series on DVD.
Disney acquired Marvel Comics in , including the back catalog video rights to all animated TV shows based their characters. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video. There was an error trying to load your rating for this title. Some parts of this page won't work property. Please reload or try later. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
Full Cast and Crew. The adventures of a female superhero with spider-like abilities. Stan Lee , Marie Severin. Animated TV series based on Marvel Comics. Share this Rating Title: Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Jessica goes there and provokes Koru Kaviti into breaking cover, revealing himself to be a huge Super-Skrull. As they fight Koru tells her that Queen Veranke picked her to be her disguise because no-one really cared about her enough to notice.
As the fight proceeded to go downhill for Jessica as Koru was a veteran warrior regarded as fourth in command below Veranke , the Avengers arrived to provide assistance. At first, Jessica, in a warrior-rage, thought they were Skrulls too. After coming to her senses, she managed to locate Koru, who had shape-shifted during the chaos.
Wolverine then promptly impaled Koru from behind. Jessica was then comforted by Carol Danvers, a long time best friend of hers, and Jessica apologized for isolating herself from everyone. She informed the other Avengers that S. She also joined the Lady Liberators , who were trying to discover the identity of the Red Hulk. She subsequently joined the newly reformed Avengers, alongside the three core members: Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. As a result of a combination of a special serum derived from spider blood and a certain radiation treatment, Jessica possesses a number of superhuman powers.
She has superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, agility, endurance and durability. As well as possessing the ability to focus the bioelectric energy that her body generates into "venom blasts" sufficient to stun or kill normal humans and adhere to almost any surface by excreting an unknown adhesive substance from her palms and soles. Jessica rapidly forms an immunity to all poisons and drugs and is totally immune to radiation.
Her body also exudes a high concentration of pheromones which elicit pleasure in most human males while eliciting fear in most females, though she often uses a chemical "perfume" that can nullify this effect. She has also demonstrated superhuman senses in her solo series.
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Jessica has lost and regained her powers more than once, but she has recently emerged with her powers restored greater than ever. In addition to her powers, Jessica is also a superb hand to hand fighter and has trained in several styles of combat, including boxing, judo, karate, and capoeira, which she learned under the training of the Taskmaster.
She has also had training in fencing and the use of many other weapons, including most firearms. Jessica also received vocational training in undercover detective work and sometimes carried a Walther PPK handgun. Whilst not on the same physical level as some of the other Avengers, such as Spider-man, Jessica has shown to be more than capable of using her improved dexterity and reflexes to give more powerful combatants a very difficult time. During her time with S.
D, she was locked in a chamber alongside a Skrull Warrior albeit, it was malnourished and exhausted. She managed to trade blows with it, eventually coming out on top and killing it in the process. Koru Kaviti, the Skrull that originally captured her, on the other hand, was fourth in command below Queen Veranke and near the pinnacle of the Super-Skrull warriors. Jessica, out of costume, traded blows with Koru, holding her own in a losing battle. She took a variety of heavy hits, yet still refused to go down. The fight escalated, smashing through a bar and outside into the city of Madripoor.
Whilst the outcome of the fight would most likely have ended in Koru's favor, Jessica held her own until the Avengers arrived, whereupon Koru was impaled by Wolverine.
Spider-Woman (Ultimate Marvel character)
She was the most successful and youngest clone of Peter. She was supposed to be implanted with the memories of a new identity, but on the day it was supposed to happen there was a commotion at the lab allowing the clones to escape. She then makes contact with Peter who fights her. One of the other clones abduct Mary Jane and Jessica take Peter to him.
After a fight Doctor Octopus shows up, claiming that it was he that made Jessica and the other clones. Peter and Jessica then fight and defeat Doctor Octopus. She has the same powers as Spider only with organic webbing added. In the MC2 universe, Jessica Drew was never able to regain her powers, which forced her to settle down and eventually get married. The couple had a son named Gerry, who inherited Jessica's spider powers. However, Jessica's radioactive blood also gave Gerry a disease. Her husband blamed her for their son's condition and the couple divorced soon after. Gerry decided to use his powers to become the next Spider-Man.
He would eventually meet Spider-Girl. However, with his disease, it caused him to weaken quickly. In Jessica Drew was poisoned by uranium radiation and was put in suspended animation until a cure could be found. They finally developed a Spider serum and used it to cure her, she was then placed in a genetic accelerator. However, the world that Jessica woke up in was the mutant-dominated House of M reality, under the control of Magneto.
The House of M reality finally crumbled when a girl named Layla Miller was discovered to have the ability to restore memories. She then restored the memories of Earth's superheroes and the heroes fought and won an epic battle with Magneto at the House of M, and reality was restored to normal. They were then sent to New York to fight the zombie superhumans, but Spider-Woman was later seen turned into a zombie. Jessica was later killed and her soul was sent to the Realm of the Dead, where she helped Captain Marvel fight Death in that dimension.
And she can cling on walls. She had lost her sense of Smell and taste in the prison and also was blind from one eye. She was with the X-Men who just had all broken out from prison by Charles Xavier. But they were quickly defeated by the Exiles. Iron Man 's boss. She is part of the Avengers team set up to find rogue mutants.
She gave her life to protect the inhabitants of Fortress X. She was voiced by Joan Van Ark. A cameo role on the short-lived TV series, Once a Hero , about a comic strip hero who leaves his "world" to find his creator. Near the end of one episode Captain Justice returns to the "Real Earth", and a crowd of comic book characters can be seen cheering him on, including Spider-Woman.
Spider-Woman is a playable character in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance voiced by Tasia Valenza. She possesses all of the powers she has in the comic book except super-strength. She has a S. In addition, she also has unlockable Julia Carpenter Secret War edition and Spider-Girl costumes, and faces the Wrecker in her simulator disc mission. If a player were to ask her a question revolving around Spider-Man, she tells the player that she's not related to Spider-Man though she seems to show a slight attraction to him, stating that he's "kinda cute in a geeky sort of way".
Spider-Man encounters her on the S. Helicarrier and saves her from infected S. Following the path of her downed Helicopter, Spider-Man encounters Jessica who has become infected and trying to fight the symbiotic control. Spider-Woman appears in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 voiced by Elizabeth Daily. She is allied with Captain America's Anti-Registration movement. She is a boss in the Pro-Registration side, and an ally on the Anti-Registration side who also assists you during a mission.