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In Avengers: The Initiative #1, Gyrich remarks of superhero origins:

Gyrich in Avengers: The Initiative. "... spider bites. The way God intended"

How widely known was the origin of Spider-man (at this point - between Civil War and Secret Invasion) in the 616 universe?

I don't recall the origin being announced during the unmasking in Civil War #2/3 and Amazing Spider-man #533.

Did the events of One More Day affect this knowledge along with Spider-man's secret identity?

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    Could this just be a throwaway 4th wall sort of comment? – Ingu Shama Aug 31 '15 at 9:02
  • That's certainly a possibility. – NikolaiDante Aug 31 '15 at 9:17
  • Gyrich has access to a lot of information that the public doesn't have, having been a liason for the Avengers, a part of Project Wideawake, and a member of the Commission for Superhero Activities. Additionally, while I don't recall Peter revealing that fact during the initial press conference, the media really started digging afterwards, and it's possible/likely that that bit of information was released afterwards. – phantom42 Aug 31 '15 at 13:21

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