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Across the Spider-Verse: how to watch as much Spider-Man as possible

Cartoons, live-action shows, and movies: get as much Spider-Man as you can

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Image credit: Sony Pictures Animation

If there’s one thing that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse makes clear, it’s that the multiverse is very, very full of Spider-People. (And, in some cases, Spider-Pets. Or Spider-Animals, because they may not be pets, per se.) With a myriad of realities out there, it seems as if every single Spider-Man that’s ever appeared is part of the larger web of Spider-Canon… which makes the prospect of trying to be a Spider-Completist especially difficult, these days. How can you keep track of… well, everything?

We’re glad you asked. Below, find a guide to the on-screen adventures of Marvel’s multiverses wall-crawler, in all of his many forms, to help you build out your own personal Spider-Verse. Wanting to find one particular Spider? Chances are, they’re in the list below. Happy hunting.

Note: This is only a guide to the multiversal Spider-Folk in TV and movies; there is a wider Spider-Verse out there that also includes comic book characters (a lot of ‘em!), video game characters, and more…!

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth-67)

Appears in: Spider-Man (1967–70)

The first animated Spider-Man in the real world also holds a special place in Spider-Verse canon: he’s the Spider that gets very aggressive about being pointed at in the end-credit sequence from 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He can be recognized by the lack of consistent webbing across his costume.

Buy Spider-Man (1967–70) on Amazon

Peter Parker Spidey (Earth 57780)

Appears in: Spidey Super Stories (1974–77)

The first live-action Spider-Man was this entirely silent version who appeared in stories narrated by others (including a young Morgan Freeman!) during the Spidey Super Stories segment of iconic kids show The Electric Company in the 1970s. Comics-accurate in terms of visuals, look for a skinny, silent Spidey in the background of the Spider-Society; it’s probably him.

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Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 730911)

Appears in: The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–79)

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This reality’s Peter Parker came from the short-lived CBS TV series of the late 1970s, which nonetheless was popular enough to be spliced into theatrical releases internationally. The low budget and lack of special effects meant that it was far more grounded that its comic book inspiration, while also featuring a Spider-Man whose costume had visible web-spinners and a belt.

This series is unavailable for official purchase or viewing.

Takuya Yamashiro Supaidāman (Earth 51778)

Appears in: Spider-Man (1978–79)

Japanese motorcycle racer and daredevil Takuya Yamashiro has an entirely different origin from his American counterpart — he was injected with the blood of an alien warrior from the Planet Spider — and his crimefighting methods center more around a car called the Spider-Machine GP7 than web-shooters, but don’t doubt his dedication to doing the right thing… especially if he can do it while funky 1970s music plays.

This series is unavailable for official purchase or viewing.

Jessica Drew Spider-Woman (Earth 16610)

Appears in: Spider-Woman (1979-80)

This Jessica Drew has two-spider moments in her origin story: not only was she bitten by a deadly spider as a child, her father treated her with an experimental “spider-serum” to cure her; it’s almost as if it was fate or something. Note: this is not Issa Rae’s Jessica Drew from Across the Spider-Verse, who comes from Earth-404.

Watch Spider-Woman in Spider-Woman (1979-80) on Disney+

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 8107)

Appears in: Spider-Man (1981–82), Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–83)

Remarkably laidback and surrounded by friends who also happen to be superheroes, this Peter Parker seems to have it all made — especially when you consider that his apartment also doubles as a high-tech crime lab. Just imagine the planning permission needed to make that happen.

Watch Spider-Man in Spider-Man (1981–82) and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–83) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 92131)

Appears in: Spider-Man (1994–98)

The fifth season of this comics-accurate animated series deserves singling out, because the two-part “Spider-Wars” storyline that closes the season (and the series as a whole!) out is the first time a Spider-Man traveled across the multiverse to gather a team of Spider-Men together for a single mission. It’s worth pointing out that this means that we also get Scarlet Spider making his onscreen debut, as well as a number of other Peter Parkers likely to make background appearances in Across and Beyond the Spider-Verse…

Watch Spider-Man in Spider-Man (1994–98) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 751263)

Appears in: Spider-Man Unlimited (1999–2001)

A Peter Parker who ends up on an alternate Earth without leaving his part of the multiverse — general space travel takes him to Counter-Earth, recently brought to the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — this Spider-Man relies more on nanotechnology than others, making him more of a threat to anyone who stands against him. The kind of guy Miguel O’Hara would want on his team, you might say.

Watch Spider-Man in Spider-Man Unlimited (1999–2001) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 96283)

Appears in: Spider-Man (2002)/Spider-Man 2 (2004)/Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Arguably the first of the modern age on-screen Spider-Men, Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker has influences from the Ultimate comics — organic web shooters, most notably — and no shortage of melodramatic angst that ramps up the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko original formula. He’s also got an unfortunate tradition of his enemies turning up dead, so maybe watch what you say around him.

Watch Spider-Man in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Spider-Man 3 (2007) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 760207)

Appears in: Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)

This Peter Parker has a strange place in Spider-canon, being originally created to be both an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man comic books and a canonical extension of the Tobey Maguire movies — only to be quickly contradicted by the latter, and expand beyond the former. Think of this Spider as the road less traveled for the Spider-Men of the early 2000s.

Buy Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003) on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 26496)

Appears in: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–09)

Think of this Spider-Man as an extreme version of earlier versions, mixing together characters and events from other realities in a compressed timeframe while upping the over-the-top nature of both visuals and adventures. Spider-Man+, in many ways — and, arguably, a sign of what to expect from Miles Morales’ world years later.

Watch Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–09) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 120703)

Appears in: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)/The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

As if to balance out the last Peter Parker, this one is more grounded and downbeat, finding itself rooted in a darker, more emotionally grim reality that, honestly, just made you want to give him a hug and tell him it’ll be okay.

Watch Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 12041)

Appears in: Ultimate Spider-Man (2012–17)

This particular Parker has a similar origin to the others, but his path afterwards is significantly different as he signs up with SHIELD for training to become his ultimate self — hence the show’s title. This ultimately leads to Avengers membership, as well as the second time Spider-Man travels the multiverse to team up with a number of other Spiders for a particular mission, including Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Miles Morales. (This in a four-part storyline called “The Spider-Verse” that aired three years before the release of Into The Spider-Verse.)

Watch Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man (2012–17) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Lego Spider-Man (Earth 13122)

Appears in: Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)/Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled (2015)/Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019)/Lego Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum (2020)/Lego Marvel Avengers Infinity Heist (2022)

Forget the angst and regret that anchors so many Spiders; Lego Spider-Man is all about the jokes and the adventures without the sadness that traditionally comes with the job. What a blockhead.

This series is unavailable for official purchase or viewing.

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 199999)

Appears in: Captain America: Civil War (2016)/Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)/Avengers: Infinity War (2018)/Avengers: Endgame (2019)/Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)/No Way Home (2021)

Watch on YouTube

For many, the quintessential Peter Parker — at least when it comes to being onscreen — is one who’s got arguably the strongest ties to both other Marvel superheroes and the multiverse as a concept.

Watch Peter Parker in the MCU throughout multiple movies on Disney+

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 17628)

Appears in: Marvel's Spider-Man (2017–20)

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This Parker quickly builds a support structure around him, including Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales, both of whom gain their own spider powers to become Ultimate Spider-Man and Ghost-Spider, respectively; there’s also a Spider-Girl in this reality; together, the four become the core of a “Spider-Team” of heroes.

Watch Spider-Man in Marvel's Spider-Man (2017–20) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon

Peter Parker Spider-Man (Earth 17154)

Appears in: Marvel Super-Hero Adventures (2017-2020)

Watch on YouTube

Similar to Lego Spider-Man, this Peter Parker of this reality has a simpler, happier life — one spent alongside his super hero friends and devoid (for the most part) of any negative elements or tragedy. To be fair, there’s the inherent sadness of having a head too large for the rest of his body, but that seems to be the baseline for this reality.

Watch Spider-Man in Marvel Super-Hero Adventures (2017-2020) on Disney+ or on YouTube

Miles Morales Spider-Man (Earth 1610)

Appears in: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)/Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Watch on YouTube

Miles didn’t have a chance to develop as his own Spider-Man before being exposed to the other Spiders from across the multiverse — and even afterwards, his attempts to juggle everyday life and superheroing seem to run aground without help from his fellow arachnid-inspired peers. At the heart of things, though, he might be the greatest Spider of them all.

Buy Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) on Amazon

Peter Porker Spider-Ham (Earth 8311)

Appears in: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham (2019)

Watch on YouTube

You know this guy: he’s a pig who’s got the proportionate strength of a spider, which only makes sense, because… why wouldn’t it? Don’t think about it too much; I promise that he certainly isn’t.

Watch Spider-Ham in Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham (2019) on YouTube

Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman/Ghost-Spider (Earth TRN684)

Appears in: Marvel Rising: Initiation (2018)/Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (2018)/Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts (2019)/Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron (2019)/Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands (2019)/Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri (2019)/Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire (2019)

Watch on YouTube

Initially on the run from the authorities for the suspected murder of her best friend — don’t worry, she didn’t do it — Ghost-Spider would not only prove herself to be a hero, but become friends with the so-called “Secret Warriors,” a group of teen heroes who would help her try to clear her name.

Watch Ghost-Spider in Marvel Rising on Disney+

Eddie Brock Venom (Earth TRN688)

Appears in: Venom (2018)/Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Watch on YouTube

Less of a Spider than a Spider-adjacent entity, the Venom of this reality is connected to the Spiders in some mysterious, ill-defined manner that only became more emphasized when he crossed realities and recognized the Spider-Man of Earth 1999999… despite having seemingly never met him before.

Watch Venom in Venom (2018) on Disney+ or buy Venom (2018) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) on Amazon

Peter Parker Spidey (Earth TRN888)

Appears in: Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021–present)

Watch on YouTube

The Parker of this reality is far from the loner of other realities; not only is he part of a team with Miles Morales — going by “Spin” in this reality — and Gwen Stacy, AKA Ghost-Spider, but all three have their own robot companions: TRACE-E, TWIST-E, and TWIRL-E, respectively. They’re also friends with other heroes, including Iron Man, Ant-Man, and the Wasp.

Watch Spidey in Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021–present) on Disney+ or buy on Amazon


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Popverse staff writer Graeme McMillan (he/him) has been writing about comics, culture, and comics culture on the internet for close to two decades at this point, which is terrifying to admit. He completely understands if you have problems understanding his accent.
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