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Quote1 I just wanna say for the record, they haven't invented a word for how cool this armor is. Quote2

After Spider-Man was resurrected from a battle to the death against Morlun, his friend and teammate Tony Stark built him a new suit using Stark Tech, and obviously influenced by the colors of Stark's Iron Man Armor.[citation needed]

Iron Spider Armor V1

Schematics of Model V1.1

Peter Parker abandoned this armor when he changed sides during the superhuman Civil War, from the pro-Registration unit (led by Iron Man) to the anti-Registration side, the Secret Avengers (led by Captain America).[citation needed]

The armor would be repossessed by Iron Man and stored in Stark Tower.[citation needed] When he sold the Tower to Qeng Enterprises, the Iron Spider Armor was among his possessions he managed to ship to Avengers Hangar.[citation needed] Mary Jane Watson donned the suit to help the heroes defeat the Regent.[3]

Iron Spider ended up in the possession of Ceres. She changed the suit to black and yellow, added a waldo, and completed numerous unrevealed upgrades. When Aaron Davis visited her office, he bought the armor as a way to aggravate his nephew, Miles Morales, the newest Spider-Man.[4] He later sold the armor back to Tony Stark.[5]

Scarlet Spiders[]

In the aftermath of the Civil War, after the Superhuman Registration Act was made law, Iron Man made upgraded versions of this armor and gave them to each member of the Scarlet Spiders, a team of super heroes with the task to supplant the original outlaw Spider-Man after his powers were removed from him, along with the powers of the rest of the unregistered heroes.[citation needed] Patrick is the only survivor of the three.[citation needed]

Parker Industries[]

Using his resources at Parker Industries, Spider-Man has recreated this armor.[6]

Miles Morales' Armor[]

After Miles Morales was fatally wounded by Extreme Carnage, Iron Man infused his body with nanite clusters that formed into a black, gold, and red Iron Spider suit in order to protect him while his injuries healed.[7] Once Extreme Carnage was defeated and Miles' injuries were healed, Iron Man reclaimed the nanites comprising the suit.[8]

Alternate Realities[]

Image Description Issue
Peter Parker (Earth-1048) from Marvel's Spider-Man 2 006
On Earth-1048, Spider-Man upgraded his suit to have four retractable Iron Spider arms on its back. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
Peter Parker (Earth-1053) from Spider-Man Unlimited Infinity Comic Vol 1 6
On Earth-1053, Spider-Man was seen wearing a version of the Iron Spider Armor from Earth-199999. He used his neural uplink to control the armors waldoes similar to how Doctor Octopus controlled his tentacles. Spider-Man Unlimited Infinity Comic #6
Iron Spider Armor (Earth-1610) from Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
In Earth-1610B, the Iron Spider Armor was one of may suits Peter Parker had worn during his 10 years as Spider-Man before his death. Said armor was among Peter's hall of suits within his underground lair beneath his Aunt May's House. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Mary Jane Waterbuffalo (Earth-8311) from Spider-Ham A Pig in Time 001
On Earth-8311, Peter Porker kept a number of spare Spider-Ham suits in his Hamhattan apartment. One of these suits resembled the Iron Spider Armor of Earth-199999. Spider-Ham: A Pig in Time #1
Peter Parker (Earth-10919) from Superior Spider-Man Vol 1 22 001
On Earth-10919, the armor was highly damaged when Karn killed Peter Parker. Superior Spider-Man #22
Amadeus Cho (Earth-12041) from Ultimate Spider-Man (animated series) Season 4 25

Iron Spider Armor (Earth-12041) Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic Vol 2 5
On Earth-12041, after battling the Living Laser and being saved by Iron Man, Spider-Man was offered by Tony Stark to visit Stark Industries Main Plant and gave him his own armor, called the Iron Spider Armor. His inexperience led to minor disasters each mission he used it, angering his fellow teammates. When Living Laser possessed his suit, Spider-Man was forced to battle Iron Man, allowing Laser to possess Stark's suit after. With a improved version of the Iron Spider suit, Spider-Man was aided by the trainees to fight Iron Man/Living Laser. Spider-Man managed to wake up Stark so he could remove Laser from the armor, the villain was ultimately defeated when Spider-Man used him in a machine which teleported him to alternate universe. The armor was modified by S.H.I.E.L.D. to transform into a backpack for incognito purposes.[9]

Spider-Man used the suit on occasion until the current wearer of the armor became Amadeus Cho.[10] later Amadeus was able to add a digital Spider-Sense to warn the user of danger, this was done from scanning the brain of Agent Venom (and his Symbiote by extension).

Later a Hulkbuster variant of the armor was designed as an experiment by Curt Connors and created by S.H.I.E.L.D. to defeat very big menaces. It was soon used by Spider-Man to stop the fight between Rhino and The Hulk.[11]

The armor was given an additional fourth mechanical spider-arm, as well as each arm is capable of a powerful electric stun from its tips. It had also been reprogrammed by Spider-Man using Stark's computers for it to fight by itself without needing a pilot inside of it.[12]
Ultimate Spider-Man S1E05
Iron Spider (Earth-13346) from Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 200 001
On Earth-13346, a grown-up Spider-Man created the Iron Spider Armor for a member of his technologically advanced police force member, Iron Spider. Ultimate Spider-Man #200
Peter Parker (Earth-14621) from Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 200 001
On Earth-14621, a grown-up Spider-Man utilized the Iron Spider Armor as the leader of the Ultimates. Ultimate Spider-Man #200
Peter Parker (Earth-17154) from Marvel Super Hero Adventures (animated series) Season 3 6 001
On Earth-17154, the Iron Spider Armor could fly to and from space, with the ability to survive in that environment. Marvel Super Hero Adventures S3E06
Maybelle Parker (Earth-19423) from Spider-Verse Vol 3 2 001
On Earth-19423, the armor was utilized by May Parker. Spider-Verse (Vol. 3) #2
Peter Parker (Earth-199999) from Avengers Infinity War poster 009 001
On Earth-199999, when Tony Stark felt that Peter Parker was ready to join the Avengers, he presented Peter with a brand new suit. However, Peter decided to turn down the offer, feeling that he needed to stay closer to the ground for the time being.[13] When Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian came to Earth in order to retrieve the Time Stone for Thanos, Peter went after their ship after they had taken Stephen Strange. When the ship was getting at too high an altitude for Peter to breathe, Tony sent in the new suit to help get Peter to safety.[14] Spider-Man: Homecoming
Iron Spider Armor from Spider-Man Edge of Time 001
On Earth-TRN199, Peter Parker recreated the Iron Spider Armor and placed it in his archives in Alchemax. Spider-Man: Edge of Time
Peter Parker (Earth-TRN461) from Spider-Man Unlimited (video game) 029

Peter Parker (Earth-TRN1344) from Spider-Man Unlimited (video game) 003
On Earth-TRN461, after Iron Man donated parts of his Iron Man Armors to S.H.I.E.L.D., they collaborated with Spider-Man to create the Iron Spider Armor. The armor is made of protein-scale nanotechnology, granting its user enhanced strength and durability, controlled gliding, and mechanical arms created from rapidly growing mono-atomic alloy crystals. It's also heat resistant; amplifies sight and audio; and contains police and fire scanners, and infrared and ultraviolet carbon filters. Iron Man later built his own version of the Iron Spider Armors. He gave one to Peter and another to one of his counterparts. These suits had four waldos, a computerized combat system, an internal oxygen system, and new Web-Shooters. Spider-Man Unlimited
Mary Jane Watson (Earth-TRN562) from Marvel Avengers Academy 009

Mary Jane Watson (Earth-TRN562) from Marvel Avengers Academy 013
On Earth-TRN562, after Mary Jane Watson was recruited into Avengers Academy, Iron Man started working on an armor for her. Initially, Tony gave her a backpack that sprouted four tentacles and she also utilized Web-Shooters that were incorporated into her bracelets by Peter Parker. Tony would eventually give her a full Iron Spider Armor, minus a mask. Marvel Avengers Academy
Miguel O'Hara (Earth-TRN579) from Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions 004
On Earth-TRN579, one of the armors used by the Scarlet Spiders was found and used by Miguel O'Hara. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Natalia Romanova (Earth-TRN619) from Contest of Champions Vol 1 9 001
On Earth-TRN619, the armor was given to Natalia Romanova when she joined the Mighty Avengers. Contest of Champions #9


Fabricated with advanced protein-scale nanotechnology and exotic materials handling, LEP skin display, impact sensing armor integrated life support ant all-spectrum communications powered by a hybrid opto-electronic computer and using superconducting, high performance plastic throughout, the Iron Spider Costume is truly one of Stark's greatest works (and Peter's most functional costume).

  • Spinnerette/Stinger Access Ports: Through development of nano-crystal growth topology, this suit grow numerous configurations. It allows full interface from any surface, independent of occupant when necessary, and due to this design ports auto dilate to allow organics to pass. This includes Spider-Man's natural Webbing and Stingers.
  • Waldoes: The Iron Spider Armor possessed three mechanical spider-arms, or "waldoes," created from rapidly grown monatomic iron alloy crystal. These could be used to see around corners (via cameras in the tips) and to manipulate objects indirectly. When in the stowed position, the arms remain within the gold "circle" on Spider-Man's back. These arms are rapidly grown at the rate of 90 inches per second, Hollow construction allows for all material to be stored within the small back-mounted pack, and the command for growth is achieved via fast neural net-detection and amplification. The waldoes even have small grippers at the tips working as pseudo fingers.
  • Glider Device: It could glide via mesh webbing on its arms. The pseudo web form is a biodegradable filament generator. This allows for controlled gliding. Near invisible gossamer filaments extend for 20 meters- rapid growth and detachment.
  • Enhanced Chestpiece: A foamed titanium nitrile fabric chestpiece has body contoured and articulated panels to support the occupant. The chestpiece contains the highest concentration of Kasimir Plate Batteries-- nano-scale power generating devices that exploit "zero point" energy. Can generate 1.2kWatts at peak demand.
  • Mask Filter: A self-cleaning electrostatic precipitation system allows for full Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Filtration. It also had an 8 minutes worth compressed air capacity, which helped in situations underwater.
  • Enhanced Lenses: The Headpiece contains large area holographic lensing to allow for long eye-relief and panoramic real-world/-time viewing. Includes several optical spectrum modes with synthesized information overlay.
  • Constituent Costume Containment: Part of the costume could detach itself to cover an object too dangerous to touch, such as a radioactive asteroid.
  • Multifunctional Layers: The Iron Spider Armor has a total of 17 layers throughout its workings, with each performing a different, separate and important function.
    • Transpirable Teflon-Based Temperature Control: Controls the Internal Temperature of the Wearer.
    • Moisture Pump: Occupant Cooling.
    • Conductivity Control: Low Infrared Signature.
    • Sensor Layer: Able to transmit data from kinesthetic analysis of occupant.
    • Suit Tension Layer
    • Super-Conducting Plastic Opto-Electrical Hybrid Computer 4.2 Teraflop Speed CPU: Proprietary Stark Industries Operating System. Multi-decision making sub-routine strategy prevents tech attack. Suit is semi-autonomous when unoccupied. Passcode activated lockdown.
    • Repair Layer: Self-repair/limited mechanical repair. Also first aid with limited external first aid.
    • Musculature Motility Layer: Follows occupant's motion.
    • Communications: All band transceiver GPS/Microwave including ELF.
    • Emission Control
    • Power Management
    • Impact Layer: National Institute of Justice Threat Level III Resistant. Heat-resistant Kevlar micro-fiber stops small arms fire.
    • Shear Detection Enabled Spidey to see in the infrared and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    • Antenna: Fractal design allows for simultaneous wavelength propagation. Allows for "speed of thought" suit control. Also allowed Spider-Man to listen to police, fire and/or emergency broadcasts.
    • Synthetic Aperture Camera Layer: Stores Cameras Optical to RADAR.
    • Light Emitting Plastic Layer: Allows for camouflage(but the darker the surface that Spider-Man blends to the better the the camouflage )and also allows Spider-Man to change the color and style of his suit(e.g. he changed it to the symbiote suit color and his normal red and blue and back)
    • Diamond Nitrile Overcoat: Epitaxially deposited in chain mesh form; Transparent to Spider Effect and allow for normal surface adhesion method (Wall Crawling).[2]


  • The Scarlet Spiders' costumes carried several weapons, such as pulse cannons and repulsor grenades.


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