Characters : Spider-Woman III (Franklin)

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Solid Blue and Red costume that mimics Spider-Man's classic design.




5' 8"


123 lbs


Her abilities include flight, Venom Blasts, to be able to stick to walls, and some precognitive powers that she acquired from Madame Web.


Four legs that extend out of her back.


Just her young age and inexperience would make this fight pretty one sided. She might have a few extra abilities than Spider-Man, but Spider-Man is stronger and has spent a lot longer time honing his abilities.


Heighten speed, reflexes, stamina and agility,

Strength Level

Can lift up to 10 tons.


Venom Blasts and Psionic webbing that she generates.


United States

Created By
Current Aliases


Current Occupation

High School Student

Dual Identity



Still currently in high school

Former Bases

New York

Known Allies

Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman I), Julia Carpenter (Spider-Woman II), Madame Web, Spider-Man

Known Confidants

Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman I), Julia Carpenter (Spider-Woman II), Madame Web

Known Relatives

Jeremy Franklin (father) - Note: "Aunt" Marla Madison and "Uncle Jonah" Jameson are not blood relatives

Major Enemies

Charlotte Witter, Flesh and Bones

Marital Status


Place of Birth

New York City, New York

Real Name

Martha "Matt" Franklin


Mattie was a 15 year-old, raised by her father after her mother passed away, when she overheard her father talking to Norman Osborn about a ceremony they were planning on taking part in to gain powers. Mattie took her father's place in the ritual called the Gathering of the Five and was granted powers which included flight, super strength, and other various powers similar to that of Spider-Man. With her new found powers she took on the role of Spider-Man during the hero's absence from crime fighting. Mattie was unmasked by Peter after a fight between "Spider-Man" and the Scorpion. When Spider-Man finally came back, Mattie took the title of the new Spider-Woman.

Later, Charlotte Witter, a new Spider-Woman created by Doctor Octopus, stole Mattie's powers as well as those of the previous two Spider-Women: (Jessica Drew and Julia Carpenter). With the help of Jessica, Julia and Madame Web, Mattie was able to defeat Witter and gain her powers back. When her powers were returned to her she also received the powers of Jessica and Julia including Jessica's Venom Blasts and Julia's Psionic webbing.

With the blessing of Jessica and Julia, Mattie went on to continue the mantle of Spider-Woman. She settled in with her Uncle, none other then J. Jonah Jameson, and began fighting crime in the city.

Jessica's routine was disrupted by her boyfriend who began using Mattie to produce a drug called Mutant Growth Hormone, which, when taken, would give someone mutant powers for a short amount of time. (Mary Jane's boyfriend, Bobby Carr, would use MGH after Peter and MJ's marriage was erased by Mephisto.) While using her he kept her severely sedated. During one of her drunken stupors Mattie broke into Jessica Jones' apartment but quickly left when Jones confronted her. Doing a little detective work Jones, with the help of Jessica Drew, rescued Mattie and returned her to her uncle.

She has since joined the Loners, a group of former teenager super heroes. It was founded in part by Phil Urich, the fourth Green Goblin. The Loners hope to prevent bored, inexperienced super powered teens from becoming super heroes, to keep them safe.

She should have been more careful, herself. While watching a battle between Deadpool and Spider-Man, Mattie was kidnapped by Ana Kravinoff, the daughter of Kraven the Hunter. She was held prisoner at the Kravinoff mansion in upstate New York and later used as a test sacrifice by Sasha Kravinoff and Electro. The Kravinoffs were planning to use the blood of Spider-Man to resurrect Sergei Kravinoff, but first used Mattie to resurrect the Grim Hunter, Vladimir Kravinoff.

Thanks to the Marvel Database, the Marvel Directory and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Appears In...

Oct 1998 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #262
  First Cameo Appearance
Nov 1998 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #441
  First Full Appearance
Jan 1999 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #1 (Story 1)
Feb 1999 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #2
Mar 1999 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #3

Here is the Full Appearance List (34 Apps) for Spider-Woman III (Franklin).

The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.