Today, Facebook unearthed a post my father made in 2009 that questioned why Spider-Man now had a cape. I messaged him to ask about it and he said that he couldn't remember what he was talking about.

I searched for images of Spider-Man with a cape and found a few official-looking images. However, none seem to be of the normal Spider-Man.

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Has Peter Parker, of the 616 Marvel Universe, ever had a cape on his Spider-Man costume?

  • Do you have the image from your FB message?
    – RedCaio
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 3:14

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Your first image is from Spider-Man 2099. The second one (left side) is a variant cover (by Alex Ross) to Secret Wars -- and also a homage to the What If story at the right side of the pic.

That said, I remember an episode from Ultimate Spider-Man (TV series, certainly not Earth 616) where he uses Doctor Strange's cloak for a while.

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And here comes Spider-Thor from Earth 20051 :)

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I was not able to find anything in the main continuity though.


Spider-Man did originally have some webbing in his underarm area, which provided some limited gliding abilities.

That’s not quite a cape, but maybe it’s what your dad had in mind?

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