I decided that instead of dragging things out and not bringing up a character’s progression for a while, I would just post about Anya Corazon again right away. So here she is. After the events of the Spider-Island story, where thousands of New Yorkers, citizens and heroes alike, got spider powers just like Spider-Man (but then started mutating into vicious monsters) Anya’s natural powers changed. Her powers were similar to Spider-Man’s to start with, such as being able to wall-crawl, but now she can also generate organic webbing and web-swing which she couldn’t do before. Other aspects such as her strength, speed, agility, reflexes and stamina were also enhanced considerably after Spider-Island.
Anya actually changed her costume to this one just after the events of the Grim Hunt, in which Mattie Franklin was sacrificed and killed. Julia Carpenter, who had been going around as Arachne, gave it to her after she inherited the powers of Madam Web, but Anya kept her Araña codename.
After she got her new black and white costume, people kept calling her the wrong super hero names, not realizing she was Araña in a new costume. When even Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) got her name wrong, calling her Spider-Girl, she decided to adopt it simply to avoid further confusion.
As Spider-Girl, Anya became a sort of sidekick to Jessica Drew Spider-Woman. This is when Spider-Verse launched. During the events of Spider-Verse Anya didn’t really play much of a role until the end when she was able to read the strange inscriptions of a prophecy due to her time in the Spider Society. After the Inheritors had been defeated and the new Great Weaver started sending the various spiders back to their home dimensions, they realized that Spider-UK’s home dimension no longer existed! I was simply gone. Not having a home, and also realizing that many world’s had lost their Spider-Men or Women to the Inheritor’s hunger, Spider-UK decided to stay on Earth-001 with the Great Weaver who could portal him to whichever Earth needed a Spider-Man hero on a moment’s notice. Anya choose to stay with Spider-UK to help him out.
When the events of the 2015 Secret Wars launched, which had destroyed all the dimensions in the Marvel Multiverse (and also why Spider-UK’s dimension had been missing earlier) we find that Anya exists in a part of Battleworld where she is still partnered up with Spider-UK. The comic tie-in is confusingly called Spider-Verse, and the two end up finding and meeting up with Spider-Ham, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man India, and Spider-Man Noir. In this “world” this new team sort of just stumble into each other, and into a mystery as to why the “real” Spider-Man seems to be missing or believed to be dead. Also, why they seem to have no memories about each other even though they’ve been living in the same city apparently for years.
As the 2015 Secret Wars is still on going as of this writing, it is unclear where this story will be going, but we do know that Anya and her new amazing friends will get their own comic series called Web Warriors this fall.