Monday, August 15, 2022


Marvel POP! #1020 - Spider-Woman (Mattie Franklin) - Amazon Exc Funko 2022

Mattie Franklin has a very interesting history. She was introduced in the Spider-Man comics just a few months after Mayday Parker debuted in 1998. But it wasn't until May of 1999 when she donned a costume and was introduced as (the third) Spider-Woman. Her powers came about via ritualistic magic, and origins like that never seem to turn out well. It's almost as if there is karmic retribution for achieving powers unnaturally. Mattie's stories took some pretty macabre turns later on, but for the majority of her 18-issue solo series she was a fun character who constantly had new costumes and shifting power sets. The Funko Pop costume is one of her later looks from issue #12 onward. It was at this point when she absorbed the powers of Charlotte Witter and was able to grow organic spider legs from her back. She has has an understated presence in the Marvel Universe since her series ended. And aside from two HeroClix figures, this is her first time in plastic. Let's check out Mattie below!

Here is Mattie in her debut costume. I liked the 5-ft long ponytail.

Her later stories in the Jessica Jones universe got pretty dark.
Check out her wikipedia if you want to get depressed.

I always assumed the Ultimate Black Widow (Jessica Drew) design was inspired by Mattie.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three Spider-Lady pops that came out in July: Silk (Cindy Moon), Spider-Woman (Mattie Franklin), and Spider-Girl (Mayday Parker).


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