As the world is quarantined with coronavirus, it seems Spider-Man comics already knew about it. The comic book pages are gripped with a highly contagious fever and a villain.
When we talk about superheroes who are immune to coronavirus, Spider-Man is on the list. In fact, in a 1991 comic strip, the Marvel superhero has met with a villain who is named (no points for guessing) Corona!
- Coronavirus cases are escalating all over the world
- Predictions and references to coronavirus in our past
- Spider-Man defeated Corona in 1991 comics
Did the predictions and references see it coming?
Now that coronavirus has spread across the globe and fear is at its peak, people are looking back in history and getting shocked at references to this pandemic. Predictions, comic books, TV series and other sources refer to a pandemic that leads to pneumonia. But we do not have the tools to answer whether it is just a coincidence or some higher power at play.
Kim Kardashian shared one such prediction and shocked the world when she shared a page out of a book of predictions. The year was right. And the symptoms were all there in black ink.
This post made many people think if there are any more references to coronavirus in our past. Netizens dug and found that The Simpsons (a show that predicted Donald Trump would be President one day) might have a reference. But who knew that there was a reference to coronavirus in 1991 Spider-Man comic too!
While these books and comics might or might not have had the knowledge of the future, they are now selling like hot cakes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Spider-Man vs Coronavirus: It’s all in the comics
There is a reference to coronavirus in Spectacular Spider-Man comics #176 and #177 from 1991. The copies are written by Kurt Busiek and the art is by Sal Buscema. They feature Peter Parker (Spider-Man) fighting a stiff and high fever that is gripping New York.
Parallelly, he is also fighting a new villain who has recently surfaced. It is her name that comes as a real shock to the readers. Spider-Man is fighting Corona!
Corona was named and invented by her scientist brother Cedric.
When the love of his life, Mary Jane falls prey to the fever, Spider-Man starts digging for the fever’s link to Corona and her brother. The reason, as Peter Parker later find out, was the water supply to Cedric’s lab.
With the mention of high fever and Corona in the same Spider-Man comics, people are now collecting #176 and #177.
Would you also collect the comic book that named their villain ‘Corona’? Do you think Spider-Man would be immune to coronavirus if he ever comes in contact with it? Share your views in the comments section below.