A Basic Marvel Villain’s Legacy Lives on in Wonderful Spider-Man

The next incorporates main spoilers for “The Mom of Invention” from Wonderful Spider-Man #31, on sale now from Marvel Comics

One of many oldest villainous legacies in Spider-Man historical past is again, and it might clarify every part in regards to the hero’s not so long-lost child sidekick.

“The Mom of Invention” by author Dan Slott, artist Paco Medina, and colorist Erick Arciniega from the pages of Wonderful Spider-Man #31 introduces readers to the enigmatic Mom Monstrosity, who’s doted on by the exact same humanimal hybrids she continues to hold out her grotesque experiments on. Upon studying of the emergence of Baily Briggs, aka Spider-Boy, Mom Monstrosity is fast to name upon her daughter, Dr. Shannon Stillwell. Although Shannon does not have the solutions Mom Monstrosity is in search of, she is a minimum of in a position to affirm that the household enterprise has stayed going robust almost sixty years after first bursting onto the scene because the creators of a few of Spider-Man’s worst enemies.

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The primary member of the Stillwell household, Shannon’s brother Farley, was launched all the best way again in 1964’s Wonderful Spider-Man #20 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. A genius scientist, Farley was contracted by J. Jonah Jameson to rework Mac Gargan into the superpowered villain referred to as the Scorpion. Although Farley’s work was successful, his makes an attempt to reverse the method Gargan underwent ended up ensuing within the scientist’s personal demise.

The second Stillwell sibling, Harlan, made his Marvel Comics debut over a decade after his brother’s within the pages of 1976’s Wonderful Spider-Man Annual #10 by Invoice Mantlo and Gil Kane. Like Farley earlier than him, Harlan was additionally contracted by Jameson to create a weapon able to destroying Spider-Man. This time, that got here within the type of Richard Deacon, a prison who pressured Harlan to rework him into the Human Fly earlier than killing the scientist for his troubles.

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Shannon, the latest addition to the Stillwell household aside from Mom Monstrosity, was launched in “The Cellar” by writers Dan Slott and Christos N. Gage and artist Paco Diaz in 2015’s outsized version of Wonderful Spider-Man #1. Working below Augustus Roman, aka Regent and his firm Empire Limitless, Shannon performed a key position in capturing varied superpowered people to leech their powers away for her villainous boss. Finally, Shannon was defeated by Miles Morales, all whereas Regent himself was taken down by the mixed efforts of Iron Man and Mary Jane Watson wielding the Iron Spider armor.

“The Mom of Invention” from Wonderful Spider-Man #31 is written by Dan Slott with artwork by Paco Medina, colours by Erick Arciniega, and letters by VC’s Joe Caramagna. Wonderful Spider-Man #31 is on sale now from Marvel Comics.

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