Is Spiderman DC or Marvel? Fully Explained [2023]

Rajiv Gupta

Spiderman no way home has come into the theaters now. The movie also crossed the highest superhero movie collection record in 2021. No doubt the movie had so many surprises for the audience. From five villains to three Spider guys, the film made us awe every 20 minutes. Is Spiderman DC or Marvel?

Spiderman has always been a good character for Marvel. But what if I tell you that DC comics had brought their wall-crawler superhero before marvel had any idea of Spiderman? Spiderman has also appeared in many crossover events. 

What’s the whole story of Spiderman DC?

Spiderman came into existence in 1964. The great Stan Lee created this character for marvel comics. Spiderman’s comics became super popular and brought thousands of dollars to the comic owner. Spiderman soon becomes the favorite superhero of all time. 

Unfortunately, things didn’t go well for marvel comics. In the middle of the 90s, they were at the edge of bankruptcy. Marvel comic went broke. The company decided to sell its character rights to studios to make games and films on them. Spiderman was one of them. 

Marvel sold Spiderman to Sony in the early 2000s. In 2002, Sony made one of the greatest superheroes of all time. Toby Macquarie’s Spiderman. The movie did fantastic in the theaters and changed people’s mindset towards superhero films. 

Then Sony made two more films with Toby and rebooted it with the amazing Spiderman starring Andrew Garfield. In 2016, marvel signed a deal with Sony to use Spiderman in their MCU. Till 2016, MCU was already established very well. 

The Tom Holland starrer new Spiderman movies performed well at the box office, and tom became the new web-slinger superhero. Currently, Marvel and Sony have made a new deal for this Spiderman for fair use in the movies of both studios.

Tarantula- the DC’s Spiderman:

Spiderman made its debut in 1962’s fantastic fantasy #15. Long before that, in 1941’s golden age, star-spangled comics #1 DC brought their wall-crawler Tarantula, the Spiderman DC. 

The original tarantula does not have any supernatural powers. He was a novelist and knew many dark secrets of the underworld. He then starts his crime-fighting vigilante career with a mask. 

His special abilities are wall-crawling and shooting liquid spurting at his enemies. However, he does those things with artificial technology. He uses suction cups in his shoes to climb the wall and guns to shoot web-like material. 

Later this character takes retirement from his superhero life and becomes a full-time novelist.

Marvel and DC cross events:

Amalgam comics: In April 1996 and later in June 1997, Marvel and DC comics shared their characters. They merged them into new characters. Amalgam comics published this comic series. 

In these two comics, marvel and DC came up with their most beloved superheroes and merged them. 

In the story, DC and marvel universe both exist in the multiverse. There are two brothers in the comics. In the comics, they discover the two universes and try to destroy each other. 

The characters fight each other to prevent their universe from destruction. At last, the Access, an inter-dimensional nature, merged the two universes, where we got to see newly developed characters from our old ones. 

Captain America and Superman become Super Soldiers. Batman and wolverine become Dark Claw. 

The researcher Peter Parker made his clone. General Ross, hulk’s nemesis in marvel comics, adopted the boy. Later the boy became the Spiderman DC, aka spider boy in Amalgam comics.  

Superman vs The Amazing Spiderman Volume 11: 

The two superheroes met in the comic Superman vs The Amazing Spiderman Volume 11. The fun starts with a fight between Superman and Lex Luthor. Superman fights with a tall robot of Lex. He somehow managed to steal a program from the STAR labs during the fight. Superman traces the path and finds Lex again. Lex transports the program circuit to some unknown places. At the same time, superman captures him and puts him in prison. 

In New York City, Spiderman DC fought with a gang of Dr. Octopus. DC Spiderman beats the ring and reaches Dr. Octopus. Dr. Octopus hit Spiderman with a flying octopus. However, after a sound fight, Spiderman takes Dr. Octopus to prison. 

The two villains meet up in prison. They meet and break out from the jail in New Mexico. 

The two heroes encounter each other in a press conference where a duplicate superman DC shows up and confronts Lois Lane and Mary Jane. Peter and Clark suit up and come face to face. After a little fight between them, they realize that n the villain has tricked them. 

The two heroes become a team and find the actual plan of Lex Luthor. Lex reveals that he wants to create a chain reaction weather system that will destroy the earth. He then will demand 10 billion dollars from the US government to control this. 

Superman goes to stop the tidal wave Lex generated, and Spiderman DC fights both of them in the injustice satellite. As soon as Dr. Octopus understands the plan, he turns his side and stops Lex. 

Superman and Spiderman DC take their nemesis to prison.  

Final Thought about the Spiderman DC: 

Spiderman is the most iconic superhero of all time. He also has his multiverse named spider-verse. The reason behind his popularity is his real-life problems with him. 

Peter Parker is just a 16-year-old boy. He struggles with money, family, his love life, and his responsibilities. Even after all this, he wears his mask and saves the city daily.  

The friendly neighborhood Spiderman does not limit itself to marvel comics only. In two different comics, he became the partner of superman and other universe superheroes. 

Spiderman no doubt belongs to the marvel comics. But his popularity does limit it to die-hard fans of MCU. This needs to be clarified among the people to which studio he belongs. Is Spiderman Marvel or DC character?  

However, this blog helped you understand the history of the Spiderman DC Marvel crossover. 

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