Characters : Spider-Man : Costume : Clones & Copies
This section is for costumes that are Spider-Man spin-offs. These
categories aren't really exact, but duplicates, clones, and other
Spider-Types that aren't really full-blown Spider-Types belong here.
The ultimate Spider-Man imitator has to be Scarlet Spider, who very
nearly persuaded the heads of staff at Marvel that he was in fact the
true heir to the Spider-Throne.
The Scarlet Spider costume was first assumed by Ben Reilly in the four
part story, The Exile Returns. As we all know, Ben then went on to
claim the role of the real Spider-Man, until his hopes and
aspirations... melted away.
Blood Spider was created by Taskmaster in Amazing #367. This was in
the middle of the Bagley run, although this single issue was actually
pencilled by Jerry Bingham. The story was part of the confusing and
unsatisfying Red Skull/Peter's Parents storyline.
The Blood Spider was mechanically assisted, with plenty of power, but
nowhere near enough speed to challenge the real Spider-Man for more
than a couple of seconds.
This is getting pretty durn far removed... but here's a
character called Flip-Side. He's some sort of robot/bio
organism which was in suspension waiting for some hero, or
perhaps Spider-Man specifically, to come along and be mimicked,
Anyhow, in Spider-Man 2099 Issue #30, Spidey 2099 gets close
enough to trigger the thing. It comes alive, imitates Miguel,
sort of, and goes on a psychotic rampage. Don't ask any more!