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Who is this giant spider creature?

I don't want to call him a villain as he's in a picture with Justice League Dark and could very well be a temporary member or ally.

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    Not familiar with DC but an image search leads to Vol 19 (or 1 9) of Justice League Dark, and the synopsis mentions Dr Mist being caught by a giant spider in a temple. Other JLD images don't show the spider thing so it might just be a monster they deal with. Not good enough for an answer but maybe it will help someone get better results ,:)
    – Mac Cooper
    Apr 2, 2015 at 8:53
  • It's a villian then.. Apr 2, 2015 at 9:51
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    @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 maybe by the end of the issue he was their friend? Lets not judge this poor fellow too soon
    – Daft
    Apr 2, 2015 at 10:30
  • @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433, a villain or just an incidental monster, I'd imagine. Certainly the synopsis makes no big thing of the spider (as I would imagine it would for a proper villain, though it also doesn't mention the spider has a human face or anything so it might not even be that) but I'm not at all familiar with DC (that's Constantine on the cover, and I never even knew he was DC haha) so that's just an external guess.
    – Mac Cooper
    Apr 2, 2015 at 12:22
  • @MacCooper Well, Hellblazer is published under the Vertigo imprint, so that's understandable.
    – KSmarts
    Apr 2, 2015 at 14:19

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The spider-creature on the cover of Justice League Dark #9 doesn't actually appear in the issue. The creature is probably meant to represent the overall threat of the issue, which are a variety of demonic creatures summoned by Felix Faust throughout the issue. Also, at one point near the end, JLD member Doctor Mist finds himself stuck in a giant spider web and must be freed by the others. However, whatever horror made the web is never shown.

We later find out that

Doctor Mist is actually a mole working FOR Felix Faust. Given this fact, it's entirely possible that Doctor Mist created the web himself and no actual spider creature existed.

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  • Isn't there a trope specifically for comics with characters on the front that don't actually appear in the comic itself? Very frustrating!
    – Daft
    Apr 2, 2015 at 15:52
  • @Daft - I don't know if there's a term for it, but it's pretty common for comic book covers to be somewhat misleading. In fact, you can go back as far as the 40's and find it.
    – Omegacron
    Apr 2, 2015 at 15:55
  • Wolverine Publicity
    – Daft
    Apr 2, 2015 at 15:56

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