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A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

S is for Spider-Man


Spider-Man is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

It’s everybody’s favorite wall crawler! Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can!

Sorry, my Spidey fangirlness is tingling! I was first introduced to Spider-Man once again as a kid watching cartoons on Saturday morning – Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

Granted, that iteration of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man was a college student rather than a high schooler. Spider-Man: The Animated Series features most of Spider-Man’s classic villains, including the Green Goblin, the Lizard, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, the Vulture, and Venom.

Spider-Man’s rogue gallery is another favorite of mine (alongside Batman’s and slowly with my growing knowledge of its members the Flash’s). Most of his villains are favorites of mine, especially Venom!


Front page news, Spidey!

I was late to the party on the awesomely styled Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon, which sadly only lasted two seasons, but I enjoyed that version of his animated self enough to purchase the series on DVD.

Peter Parker is the original Spider-Man – he’s the socially awkward teen who obtained superpowers from a radioactive spider bite. He’s the Spider-Man that I’ve known and loved since I was a child, but he’s not the only one out there.


What up, Vulture? I’m just chillin’… chillin’ like a villain.

Benjamin “Ben” Reilly is a clone and ally of Peter Parker also known as Spider-Man, (the first) Scarlet Spider, and Spider-Carnage. Mattie Franklin, the niece of J. Jonah Jameson, was granted spider powers and filled in for Peter Parker, later becoming Spider-Woman when he retook his role.

And Doctor Octavius swapped bodies with Peter Parker during the “Dying Wish” storyline, with Peter dying in Octavius’ body. Those three incarnations are only a few characters that have adopted the alias of Spider-Man over the years in the main Marvel universe.


The senses, they be tingling!

There are alternative versions of Spider-Man too! Here’s a few alternates just to start with: Spider-Ham, an anthropomorphic swine that was born a spider, known as Peter after being bitten by a radioactive swine May Porker.

Spider-Man 2099 is a geneticist named Miguel O’Hara gained his spider-like powers from a gene-splicing incident. After Peter Parker’s apparent death in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, a new character named Miles Morales takes up the mantle of Spider-Man as a thirteen year old superhero.


I can stick to anything.

I love Spidey! Maybe it’s because of Peter Parker’s awkwardness or Spider-Man’s sarcastic wit – all I know is that I love Spider-Man!

Spider-Man stars as a main character in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series and Ultimate Spider-Man. He appears in some episodes of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Avengers Assemble.


S is for Scarlet Witch


Scarlet Witch is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Witchy poo Scarlet Witch – she’s able to manipulate probability via “hexes,” which physically manifest as spheres or bolts. Her abilities include probability manipulation, reality warping, and chaos magic.

She’s wicked powerful and her headdress is super sweet! She’s the twin sister of Quicksilver and, in most depictions of the character, the daughter of Magneto.

Scarlet Witch has her mutant abilities, but she also has magical power. Beautiful and strong Scarlet Witch is a warrior woman. She’s been a villain and a hero – a witch in scarlet and the power behind the mutant catastrophe, M-Day.

Scarlet Witch appears in the X-Men animated series, the X-Men: Evolution cartoon, and the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men.

April 2016

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