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Arachne (Julia Carpenter)

 
Arachne
Julia Carpenter

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Arachne

Alter Ego: Julia Carpenter

Other Names: Spider-Woman; Spider-Woman II

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #6 (Oct. 1984): "A Little Death..."

First Appearance (Additional Details): (1-panel shadow cameo) Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #6 (Oct. 1984): "A Little Death..."; (full) Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #7 (Nov. 1984): "Berserker!"

Creators: Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, John Beatty

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 218

   Comic Book Appearances: 194

   TV, Film Appearances: 24

Teams/Affiliations: The Avengers; Secret Defenders; Force Works; Omega Flight; Freedom Force

Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA

Race: white

Gender: female

Discussion

From: "Atheist representation on the Avengers" forum discussion, started 20 June 2001 on the Comic Boards website (http://www.comicboards.com/avengers/view.php?rpl=010620201053; viewed 24 May 2007):

Posted by D-Man on Wednesday, June 20 2001 at 20:10:53 GMT

...Probably the best comic you could find to figure out who believes in a God or a god, or has deep faith in God or a god would be:


Infinity Crusade

The Goddess uses the heroes' faith and belief in gods and such to recruit heroes.

Here are a list of Avengers who are "believers" so are recruited by the Goddess:
Living Lightning
Black Knight
Hercules
Sersi
Invisible Woman
Spider-Man
Quicksilver
Wonder Man
Captain America
Thor
Crystal
Moondragon
USAgent
Scarlet Witch
Moon Knight

The so-called "non-believers" that the Goddess didn't choose:
Vision
Mr. Fantastic
Thing
She-Hulk
Rage
Hulk
Iron Man
Spider-Woman II
Firestar
Darkhawk
Beast (although Beast claims to believe in a god, but Vision counters with "Obviously because your belief in a supreme being is not as deeply felt nor well known as the others.")
Quasar (which was stated in his own book)


This character is in the following 47 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Avengers
Avengers West Coast
Captain America
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Darkhawk
Force Works
The Incredible Hulk Annual #20 (July 1994): "You're Invited!"
Iron Man (vol. 1) #311 (Dec. 1994): "The Conqueror"
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #14 (June 2007): "The Deal: Part 2"
The New Avengers
Scarlet Spider
The Secret Defenders
Spider-Woman
Web of Spider-Man Annual (vol. 1) #3 (1987)
X-Factor
X-Men (vol. 2) #26 (Nov. 1993): "Civil Disobedience!"


Suggested links for further research about this character:
  - http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Arachne.html
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0036537/
  - http://www.comicvine.com/arachne/29-16197/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/araarh.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/s4.html
  - http://marvel.wikia.com/Marvel_Super_Heroes_Secret_Wars_Vol_1_6
  - https://www.comics.org/issue/76319
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28325
  - http://marvel.wikia.com/Marvel_Super_Heroes_Secret_Wars_Vol_1_7
  - https://www.comics.org/issue/76320
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16745