Public Domain Super Heroes
Black Arachnid

Real Name

(unknown first name) Snowe

First Appearance

Black Arachnid #1 (2001)

Original Publisher


Created by

Marz Workman


The original Black Arachnid spent his whole life training his son, Max, to continue the tradition. When he was killed battling a villain, Max assumed his father's legacy as the second Black Arachnid.

Other Information

While the Black Arachnid had no superhuman powers, he used a variety of gadgets in his adventures. He wore cartridge launchers on his hands. He could load them with micro-netting coated in high-tack adhesives which acted as his spiderweb, micro-grappling hooks used for swinging, climbing, or repelling, and toxin dipped darts that could paralyse an opponent temporarily. The palms of his hands and soles of his feet had micro-hooks (similar to the micro-grappling hooks) he used for clinging to objects. His belt held replacement cartridges for his cart launchers.



Black Arachnid is an "Open-Source Character" and has been deemed so, specifically, for use by anyone by the original creator. The only rule about using him is that your work must have this notation:

"The character of Black Arachnid is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Black Arachnid, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."