Martha "Mattie" Franklin
Place of Birth
Rochester, New York
(cameo) Spectacular Spider-Man #263 (1998); (full) Amazing Spider-Man #441 (1998)
Amazing Spider-Man #441 (1998)
With the blessings of Jessica Drew and Julia Carpenter, the first Spider-Women, she resumed the Spider-Woman mantle. Franklin eventually settled with her "Aunt" Marla Madison, and "Uncle" J. Jonah Jameson, both close friends with her father, and frequently varied the appearance of her costume. As Spider-Woman, she battled Flesh and Bones, Shadrac, the Shadowcaster, aliens looking to conquer Earth, the psychic projections of Brian Leighton (creating an amalgam of the Rhino, Doctor Octopus, Venom), Miss Itch and Mr. Scratch, and a werewolf nun.Mattie's father died, making her living arrangement with the Jamesons more permanent, as they became her foster parents. She was later seduced into a dark world of illegal drugs by boyfriend Denny Haynes, who used Mattie's own flesh as a source for a superhuman power-granting drug called MGH (Mutant Growth Hormone), before being rescued by Jessica Drew and Jessica Jones. Jessica Drew resumed her role as Spider-Woman, while Mattie retired from superheroics, attending a support group with other young former superheroes.
Recently, Mattie was abducted alongside Madame Web by Sasha and Ana Kravinoff in a plot to resurrect the long dead Sergei Kravinoff by killing spider themed superhumans. Sasha and Ana took Mattie to a graveyard where they killed her in order to resurrect Vladimir Kravinoff.