Characters : Spider-Man : Costume : Defensive Modifications
Here's the changes that Peter have made to the Spider-Costume
for the purpose of adding a little more defense for a specific
In Spectacular #66, Spidey is having a little problem with
Electro, and looks for an edge. He cuts apart an old rubber
air mattress, and manufactures a shock-proof version of his
suit. It lacks most of the markings, and certainly looks
rather bulky, but it does the trick in the coming fight.
In earlier fights, Spidey has defeated Electro by using
gloves made of webbing, which have insulated him. However,
it is curious to note that on other occasions, he has used
his webbing to conduct electricity.
Those seeking a no-prize might suggest that Peter is constantly
looking to improve his webbing formula, and that some batches
conduct, and others don't. Or, that when mixing a batch, Peter
sometimes adds chemicals to make a conductive version, and
sometimes not, depending on the requirements of the day.
This is the Spider-Armour, which Spidey actually refers on
an inside panel as "Spider of Steel", or "Steel Spider". Spidey
wore this for Web #100, the conclusion of My Enemy's Enemy,
which featured Blood Rose.
The suit was built from pseudo-metalic plates made out of a
modified webbing formula, layered on an insulated suit. Spidey
also employed an enhanced webbing formula at the same time. All
this was required for the battle royale conclusion, starring
Blood Rose (Richard Fisk), Gauntlet (Alfredo) - plus the New
Enforcers (Eel, Plant-Man, Tangle, Dragon-Man, Super-Adaptoid,
The Dreadnaught, and The Vanisher).
The armour was destroyed during the fight, and not rebuilt.
In Amazing #425, Electro has been massively boosted in power,
and Spidey has a real problem on his hands once again.
This time, as well as an improved version of the insulated
costume, Spidey did a bit of a slingshot thing, flying through
the air to KO Electro.
Oh, X-Man helped out too.