Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

fictional character in Marvel Comics

Spider-Woman (real name Jessica Miriam "Jess" Drew) is a fictional character and superheroine in Marvel Comics. She is the first Spider-Woman in the Marvel Universe, an ally of Spider-Man and his numerous spider allies, and member of the Avengers, Lady Liberators, and Daughters of Liberty.

Cosplay of Spider-Woman.

She is the daughter of Jonathan and Meriem, and was injected with a serum made of the blood of several uncommon species of spiders after being effected by Uranium. After her age accelerated, she was taken under HYDRA until she refused to assassinate Nick Fury, and later left and became the superheroine Spider-Woman. Jessica went onto become an ally of Spider-Man, another superhero who was bitten by a radioactive spider and gave him powers similar to hers. She later became a member of the Avengers, Lady Liberators, Spider-Army, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and S.W.O.R.D.

Jessica Drew was created by Archie Goodwin and the late Marie Severin, and first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #32 in February of 1977.

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Jessica Drew has been described as one of Marvel's most notable and powerful female heroes. She made her cinematic debut in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) as Jess Drew, voiced by Issa Rae, who will reprise her role in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.