Public Domain Super Heroes
Black Arachnid

Real Name

Max Snowe

First Appearance

Black Arachnid #1 (2001)

Original Publisher


Created by

Marz Workman


Max Snowe is the son of the original Black Arachnid. His father trained him all of his life to continue the tradition. When his father was killed battling a villain, Max assumed his father's role as the Black Arachnid. Max is young, but capable of continuing his father's work.

Other Information

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