- Spider-Boy claims his existence has been erased from historical past by the Totem Dagger, which is why nobody remembers him as Spider-Man’s sidekick.
- Spider-Boy is aware of so much in regards to the Marvel Universe, however Earth-616 heroes and villains haven’t any recollection of him, suggesting he could also be from a special timeline within the Multiverse.
- The inconsistencies in Spider-Boy’s story could also be establishing the reveal that he’s within the improper universe, which might have devastating penalties for Spider-Man’s new sidekick.
Warning: Spoilers for Spider-Boy #1!
The existence of Spider-Man’s new sidekick is changing into much more difficult. The phrase “new” might must be used loosely, as a result of upon being launched, 10-year-old Bailey Briggs claimed that he is been a hero inside the Marvel Universe for not less than three years, serving as Spidey’s sidekick in that point. The explanation nobody remembers him is as a result of, till now, he’d been erased from historical past by the Totem Dagger.
Bailey’s rationalization for why no different Marvel heroes bear in mind him – that his existence has been wiped from the collective reminiscence – is, so far as the requirements of a superhero story go, actually believable; it has occurred earlier than, to established characters.
Spider-Boy #1 – written by Dan Slott, with artwork by Paco Medina, – finds Spider-Man making an attempt his greatest to consider Bailey’s claims; nevertheless, there could also be holes in his story unearthed in his story, main Peter Parker to develop suspicions in regards to the new hero and the true nature of their hero-sidekick dynamic.
That is not to say that Bailey is mendacity about something he’s speaking about, as he has expressed an excessive amount of correct information in regards to the Marvel Universe round him to be thought of a liar. Nonetheless, there have been indicators to recommend that whereas Spider-Boy could also be a hero in his universe, Earth-616 is probably not his actuality of origin.
No One Remembers Spider-Boy, Or His Villains
As has been the operating theme with Spider-Boy to this point, nobody – not even his personal supposed rogues’ gallery – remembers who Spider-Boy is. But, nobody even remembers these villains both. When going through Gutterball at first of the problem, Spider-Man has clearly by no means heard of or seen him earlier than. In the meantime, Spider-Boy is aware of every part about him, suggesting that that is one in all his “deadliest foes.” Nonetheless, including one other layer of uncertainty, not even Gutterball himself remembers Spider-Boy. The identical could be stated for Professor Emilio Helio, a.ok.a. the Balloon Man, somebody who Bailey alone acknowledges, however seemingly has no recollection of the younger hero.
The best rationalization for all of that is that Bailey, the brand new Earth-616 Spider-Boy, initially hails from a special timeline within the Multiverse.
Bailey’s rationalization for why no different Marvel heroes bear in mind him – that his existence has been wiped from the collective reminiscence – is, so far as the requirements of a superhero story go, actually believable; it has occurred earlier than, to established characters. The existence, however lack of recognition by Spider-Man of villains like Gutterball and Baloon Man, calls the true nature of those characters even additional into query.One would suppose the villains must be simply as tenured as Spider-Boy claims to be and if that is the case, heroes like Spider-Man and Squirrel Woman ought to not less than have distorted recollections of those villains, even when that they had been tampered with.
Principle: Spider-Boy is Again within the Mistaken Universe
The best rationalization for all of that is that Bailey, the brand new Earth-616 Spider-Boy, initially hails from a special timeline within the Multiverse. It’s potential that he doesn’t even understand he’s within the “improper” universe. All of those inconsistencies along with his story might be setting the stage for the reveal that Bailey’s true universe is adjoining to Earth-616, however not 616 itself –therefore why he holds a lot delicate information about Spider-Man and his wonderful buddies, however they do not acknowledge him. The identical could be stated for Bailey’s villains. All of those new characters might have merely crashed into the improper universe. If that is true, the reality goes to crush Spider-Man’s sidekick.
Spider-Boy #1 is on sale now from Marvel.