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Spider-Punk's Powers And Abilities In The Marvel Universe Explained

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1," the upcoming sequel to Sony's animated masterpiece "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," has just announced another member of the growing voice cast. As shared by The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Kaluuya is set to voice Hobart "Hobie" Brown, a.k.a. Spider-Punk, a hard rock variant of the friendly, neighborhood hero. For the general populace, Spider-Punk is probably as well known as, say, Peter Porker, a.k.a. Spider-Pig — that is to say, not even a little bit known. 

To be fair, he appears as an optional costume in the PS4 "Spider-Man" game, but why would anyone know that? After all, the Spider-Verse has enough Spider-Men to fill out an entire Mortal Kombat roster, and then some. So let's help out a bit. Here's a rundown of Spider-Punk's powers and abilities, and just a smidge of backstory as to why Spidey would want to don a dangerously spiky mohawk as part of his costume. 

Spider-Punk, the anarchist spider

Depressingly, Spider-Punk's powers are exactly the same as the standard, vanilla Spider-Man. That is to say, Spider-Punk has the "proportional strength, speed, agility, endurance, and reflexes of a spider," along with the tried and true Spider-Sense ability, which allows him to respond to danger more effectively. According to his Comic Vine biography, it has yet to be confirmed by Marvel as to whether his webbing is organic, like Tobey Maguire's in the early 2000s films, or mechanical, like literally every other Spider-Person's ... and if Marvel isn't sure, who's supposed to have a concrete answer in their stead?

What makes Spider-Punk's powers unique is that he actually uses them. Unlike Peter Parker, who notably holds back when fighting because the only other option is to murder everything he touches (that's only a mild exaggeration), Hobart Brown aggressively solves his problems. On his Earth, he's an anarchist rebelling against a fascist, corporate America, which is essentially the justification for the hard rock-themed universe, by the way. He literally bashes the president's head in. It was Norman Osbourne, so no one really minded, but STILL. 

Spider-Punk also uses weapons like his guitar and the metallic spikes on his cowl to commit (what we are going to gently refer to as) effective closing arguments. Also, he's in a band, because of course he is.