There’s not too many comic fans who haven’t stumbled upon Japanese Spider-man at one time or another – even if it’s just a found trailer like the one at the bottom of the page (if you haven’t seen him before you NEED to watch this.)
So the idea of Japansese Spider-man being in the Marvel comics is awesome – and he seems to have brought his Power Rangers-esque Zords and craziness with him.
“In the 12th issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, the fourth part of the Spider-Verse event, Peter Parker has summoned another member of the Spider-Army, the Spider-Man of Earth-51788!
“His name is Takuya Yamashiro, a Spider-Man who got his powers from Garia, the surviving warrior of Planet Spider. He is the star of the 70’s Japanese Spider-Man TV series produced by Toei, the same company that made Super Sentai (Power Rangers)! He previously made a cameo in one issue of the Spider-Verse event, making this his official appearance in this multiverse hopping Spider-Man event.
“But sadly, his robot, the Leopardon was easily defeated by a member of the Inheritors, a clan who feast on the life-essence of the Spider-People. Even if that’s the case, he finds new allies with his fellow Japanese Spider-Men, namely Mangaverse Spider-Man and Manga Spider-Man. Before you start ranting or complaining about it, this clan also defeated some of Spider-Man’s more powerful incarnations such as the Captain Universe Spider-Man. Let that sink in. But that’s not the only surprise this issue have!”
The Amazing Spider-Man #12 is out now
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with Japanese Spider-man, enjoy…