“The Disney-owned company is about to introduce a gay version of the iconic web master, who will appear in the upcoming comic book issue Edge of Spider-Verse #5,” the Daily Wire reported. “The news was revealed on Twitter by Marvel writer Steve Foxe.”
Foxe said that he “had a gay huge honor” to create this variation of the character, SportsKeeda said.
“SURPRISE: I had the huge gay honor of helping to co-create WEB-WEAVER, who’ll make his debut in EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE #5 this September!” Foxe wrote in his tweet that is currently locked to the public.
In another tweet, Foxe rushed to reassure readers that this Spider-Man was not the result of Marvel’s folding to pressure from the LGBT mob.
“Something I realized immediately when conceiving Web-Weaver is that he can’t–and shouldn’t–represent ALL gay men,” Foxe wrote. “No single character can. His fearlessly femme identity is central to who he is, but it’s not the STORY…which you can experience for yourself in September!”
However, fans of the web-slinger didn’t buy this narrative.
Eduardo Lanza accused Foxe of ruining the character that Stan Lee, the comic book legend, created.
Dude why do you have to ruin Spider-Man? Stan Lee said not to make him gay, your doing something out of some else idea, changing a few things and calling it original character. Don’t you brainstorm before this kind of things?
— Eduardo Lanza (@edulanza_10) June 29, 2022
Another Twitter user said that the majority of Americans do not support “this lifestyle” and, therefore, won’t read the comic book.
“A gay Spider-Man?” Misti Morgan said. “The large majority of Americans do not support this lifestyle. And won’t support the body of work you are presenting.”
Eric July, a blogger who covers news related to the comic book industry, said that Marvel created this version of the character only to show their leftist solidarity.
The next unnecessary tokenized Spider-Man character to be announced for the upcoming unnecessary Edge of Spider-Verse is the “first gay Spider-Man” known as “Web-Weaver.” Creator Steve Foxe calls it a “huge GAY honor!” Check out the full clip now LIVE on YouTube! pic.twitter.com/EPDJrSQ0cu
— Eric July (@EricDJuly) June 29, 2022