- The metamorphosis has begun. I feel you, all of you, reaching out along the web we all share. Whatever you were yesterday, that was another time. A different life. You are all my children now. My colony. My kingdom. And I am your queen.
- -- The Queen
Appearing in "Spider-Island, Part Three: Arachnotopia"
- Venom (Flash Thompson)
- Luke Cage
- Mayor J.J. Jameson
- Horizon Labs
- Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
- Anti-Venom (Eddie Brock)
- Scorcher (Steven Hudak)
- Chance (Nicholas Powell)
- White Rabbit (Lorina Dodson)
- Jackal (Miles Warren)
- Tarantula (Kaine)
- The Queen (Adriana Soria) (Identity revealed)
- Shocker (Herman Schultz)
- Gwen Stacy (Mentioned)
- U.S. Army
- Several spider-powered New Yorkers
- Mary Jane Watson
- Glory Grant
- Madame Web (Julia Carpenter)
- Mad Thinker (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Venom Symbiote
- Iron Man Armor Model 37 (Bleeding Edge Armor)
- Future Foundation Uniform
- Anti-Venom Symbiote
- Web of Life (Mentioned)
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Shocker's Vibro-Shock Gauntlets
Synopsis for "Spider-Island, Part Three: Arachnotopia"
At Empire State University, Peter Parker and Carlie Cooper are ambushed by Scorcher, White Rabbit and Chance, who were ordered by Jackal to attack anyone who turns up at his lab. But as the duo retaliate, they discover that the villains have spider powers too. When White Rabbit kicked Carlie in the face, Peter uses the kung fu moves that Shang-Chi taught him to defeat the villains. Though suspicious as to why he didn't do that earlier, Carlie tells Peter to call in Spider-Man, so the three of them can take down Jackal. Unknown to them, Jackal is spying on them, chuckling that it'd be impossible for both Peter and Spider-Man be in the same place without revealing his secret. He then tells Tarantula to review the tape of there fight and tells his mystery employer that phase two is about to commence.
At Project Rebirth, Venom is trying to contain Spider-King and the plague-carrying spider hatchlings he has unleashed.
Back in Manhattan, the police try to inform everyone not infected with spider-flu to head to Horizon Labs to be inoculated with the vaccine. However, many people are trying to break the quarantine, forcing the Avengers to act. This does not sit well with Major Jameson, who now hears that Manhattan is being renamed Spider-Island. He then comes in on the Horizon scientists building a spider-sense jammer to keep the infected from breaking quarantine. Mr. Fantastic then steps in to update Jameson about the source of the spider-virus. He determines that genetically-altered bed bugs have spread the infection. Though the bugs have a short lifespan, the virus they carry has mutated into an airborne strain that will turn all of humanity into a new race of Homo Arachnus. Luckily, Superhumans are immune to the effects of the virus. Unfortunately, Jameson is also infected.
In Herald Square, Anti-Venom is continually curing Spider-People of their disease. And they are none too happy about losing their powers. But Madame Web knows that not even Anti-Venom can stem the rising tide of Spider-People. From what she sees on the Web of Life, there are suppose to be only a few Spider-People at a time. And now, the future is currently uncertain.
At the 18th Precinct, Carlie finds Spider-Man, who claims that Peter has swung off to answer a call at Horizon. To prevent her from calling himself on his cellphone, Spidey informs her of a robbery in progress, headed by one of his rogues: Shocker. But when they get to the crime scene, they find that Shocker has four extra arms. Shocker insists that Spidey leave him alone, stating that he needs the money. He reveals that besides having extra arms, he has four extra eyes, and he was robbing to get enough money to pay the Mad Thinker to cure him. At the same time, Carlie starts mutating as well.
As the mutations of Homo Arachnis sprout all over Manhattan, Jackal's employer, revealed to be Adriana Soria, the Queen, declares the world her new kingdom.
SPIDER-ISLAND PART THREE The Infestation has spread Big Time! How can the heroes of NYC hope to contain millions of spider-powered New Yorkers? A dangerous new role for Venom. And... is that a Six-armed Shocker?! All this plus: One of Spider-Island's biggest mysteries revealed! Who is this threat from Peter Parker's past?! And What is their involvement in all of this?! PHEW! This is a whole lot of comic!
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