Spider Girl


Real Name
Betty Brant
First Appearance
What If? #7 (1977)
Don Glut, Rick Hobert, Roy Thomas
Team Affliation
Base of Operations
New York City, New York
Superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, reflexes, and endurance, Ability to cling to most surfaces, Regenerative healing factor, Able to shoot very strong spider-web strings from wrists via web-shooters, Spider-Sense
Skills and Abilities
Tools and Gadgets
Web Shooters

Spider-Girl (Betty Brant) is a superheroine in the Marvel Multiverse who appeared in an issue of the What If? comic book series.


In an alternate dimension, Betty Brant is accidentally bitten by the radioactive spider, thus accidentally taking on the powers that created Spider-Man. The story is relayed by Uatu The Watcher.


Attending a demonstration of radioactive rays as J. Jonah Jamison's secretary, Betty Grant is bitten by a spider struck by the device. Peter Parker observes the spider biting Betty, and offers to take her to take coffee while she recuperates. After Betty accidentally smashes a table at the cafe. Peter Parker investigates her new abilities. Once tested, Parker develops a device to shoot a web-like substance. Costumed as Spider Girl, Betty fights crime with Parker taking photos of her exploits and selling them to Jameson's newspaper, The Daily Bugle. Spider Girl is afraid to hurt someone with her superhuman strength, so relies on the web-shooter. When she sees a criminal escaping from an official, she finds herself out of web fluid and lets him get away. Going with Parker to his home, the pair discover that Peter's uncle has been killed by a thug. Spider Girl tracks the thug to a warehouse and captures him. Betty throws the costume away, stating she will never don it again to be Spider Girl.

Powers Edit

Spider Girl has the ability to cling to walls, superhuman strength, a sixth sense ("spider-sense") that alerts her to danger, perfect balance and equilibrium, as well as superhuman speed and agility.

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