How do you turn Peter Parker’s beloved old Aunt May into a terrifying
force of nature? Marvel Comics’ ongoing Spider-Verse series has the answer to
that particular question.
Be warned, there are spoilers ahead for Spider-Verse #2.
From Ryan North, Pere Perez, Jordi Tarragona Garcia and Marte
Gracia, the Spider-Verse title has seen Miles Morales traversing the multiverse
of Marvel realms as he finds himself helping out the varying Spider-Heroes of
these alternate realities.
In Spider-Verse #2, Miles ends up meeting Spider-Ma’am. A
version of May Parker who was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed her
own web-tastic superpowers, Spider-Ma’am and her husband Ben are two of their
city’s main protectors.
Unfortunately for Spider-Ma’am, she herself is visited by
some other beings from another world in the form of yet another alternative
version of May Parker. And not just any version of May, for this visitor is
Yes, Aunt May has an evil otherworldly doppelganger. In
fact, the whole Parker clan of this alternate reality is evil.
While Ben Parker is a brawling, bloodthirsty nihilist and
Peter Parker uses his genius science mind for villainous schemes, May Parker goes
one better - as this version of May has bonded with the Carnage symbiote.
This May and Carnage hybrid is on a mission across the
multiverse to kill off all other versions of Aunt May.
To date, this represents the most cruel and twisted version
of May Parker that comic book fans have ever seen. And things get even worse
when the same reality’s evil incarnation of Miles Morales turns up to assist
the nefarious Parker trio.