Marvel just gave fans the long-awaited debut of Spider-Cop.
SPOILERS for Spider-Geddon #5 follow.
Spider-Geddon is notable for many reasons, but it is particularly noteworthy to video games fans for introducing the Spider-Man from PlayStation 4’s Marvel’s Spider-Man in the Marvel Comics multiverse.
But it doesn't stop there. Fans who have played Marvel’s Spider-Man likely remember Spider-Cop, the persona that Spider-Man would use when interacting with police Captian Watanabe, much to Watanabe’s chagrin.
Well, it turns out that Spider-Cop is actually a thing. Somewhere in the infinite vastness Marvel’s multiverse there exists a universe where Spider-Man actually is a grizzled police officer like the personality that Spider-Man put on in the game.
Spider-Man was already shocked to learn Spider-Cop existed when he showed up on a screen in a previous issue. Now, in the big Spider-Geddon finale, Spider-Cop makes his on-panel debut as part of a Spider-Man army. Take a look below:
We don’t really get to see that much about Spider-Cop or learn anything about his backstory, but it is exciting enough just to know he exists.
The adventures of Marvel’s Spider-Man won’t stop in Spider-Geddon. Marvel Comics recently announced a new comic book that will continue to follow the Spider-Man from the video game titled Marvel's Spider-Man: City at War.
“While creating the game, the writing team’s goal was to pay homage to Spider-Man’s rich history while also shaking things up to keep players on the edge of their seats,” said Bill Rosemann, the executive creative director at Marvel Games, when the new series was announced. “Now we’re thrilled to see our game’s original story swing full circle and come to life in the pages of this all-new comic book series in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
“Editor in Chief CB Cebulski and editor Mark Basso have assembled an amazing creative team to bring our game’s story to life in classic comic style.
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Spider-Geddon #5 is on sale now.