In one of the final panels to AvX #1 we see Spider-Man standing on the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier with his webbing in hand in a net-like shape, ready to strike.

Beside him we also see Daredevil holding similar net-like webbing. Is this something Spider-Man has given him? Or is it a mistake?

  • Are you speaking of a variant cover for AvX #1?
    – chcuk
    Apr 15, 2012 at 19:41
  • @chcuk no...let me clear up the question.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Apr 15, 2012 at 19:47
  • Smells like a mistake, but than again...
    – Secko
    Aug 25, 2012 at 22:57

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It looks like the webs are stabilizers for Spider-Man and Daredevil, like the poles mostly everyone else is holding.

Panel from comic

  • Interesting. It looks like that everyone who can't fly or isn't a Thing/Hulk needs some kind of stabilizer. Most have the poles, but Spidey naturally has a web. And it does look like DD is holding webbing too. Does DD need stabilizing? And who's that behind and between DD and Spidey -- is that T'Challa? And what's stabilizing him? Apr 16, 2012 at 1:58
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    It also looks like it could be a mistake, now that I see it. Spidey's left hand might have been intended to hold that webbing. It just ended up getting drawn in the wrong nearby hand, an easy enough mistake. Especially since DD probably wouldn't need any stabilizing. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:02
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    @MarkBeadles that is the Black Panther(T'Challa) between the two of them but could have just as easily been a drawing mistake
    – chcuk
    Apr 16, 2012 at 12:02

I can't find a copy of the panel that you reference (don't have the book myself), however I suspect you're not seeing webbing, but rather his cane extended to use the ~30ft. cabling.

From Marvel.com Daredevil page:

Daredevil carries a billy club, disguised as a cane in civilian garb. It is a versatile, multi-purpose weapon, stronger than any fist. It contains thirty feet of aircraft control cable, which is connected to a case-hardened steel grapnel. Internal mechanisms allow the cable to be neatly wound and unwound, while a powerful spring launches the grapnel. Daredevil usually carries two fighting batons.

AvX promo cover*: enter image description here

*Image not mine. Discovered at and represented from http://www.newsarama.com/comics/avengers-vs-xmen-teasers-120109.html

  • It's not that, at least I don't think. This is a preview of AvX #2 see the webbing by dare devil? It's not as clear as in issue one but he has got some sort of webbing.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Apr 15, 2012 at 16:14
  • @Pureferret Hrm - yeah, I think I see what you're talking about there, though you're right in that it's not clear. Apparently he only had the 1 panel appearance in AvX #1 according to themanwithoutfear.com ... he also recently appeared in Avenging Spider-Man #6 as part of the Omega Effect (same release date). Not sure if there's continuity, but maybe this webbing, if actually attached to DD, came from that? I'm all speculation and may delete this answer as it appears inaccurate.
    – Josh
    Apr 15, 2012 at 16:43
  • It's not clear that that's webbing - and it's closer to Ben Grimm anyway. Hmmm...webslinging Thing? ;) Apr 15, 2012 at 16:45
  • @Josh leave it for now, we'll see if I can get a better picture.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Apr 15, 2012 at 16:52
  • @MarkBeadles It's much clearer in AvX #1
    – AncientSwordRage
    Apr 15, 2012 at 16:53

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