Class: Extraterrestrials

Known Reoresentatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Control Nest

First Appearance: Green Lantern vol. 2 #167 (August, 1983)

Powers: The Spider Guild employ advanced technology to create robotic spiders and armadas of spaceships. Their robot spiders do most fighting for them, possessing superhuman strength and the ability to wrap victims in high-tension webbing. The Spider Guild reproduce by laying eggs in the bodies of other sentient beings.

History: The original homeworld of the Spider Guild is unknown, but about 50,000 years ago they developed space travel and began spreading throughout the universe. Their methods, which have remained essentially unchanged, are as follows: on a Control Nest world years are spent utilizing natural resources to create motherships and colonizer spider robots. When the armada is complete, it heads for a target solar system, each ship being staffed by only a few Spider Guild—a Strand Captain and several Robot Manipulators. The ships then infest any life-supporting worlds found. The robot spiders conquor the worlds and the Spider Guild lay their eggs on the planet. Each conquored planet will eventually become a new Control Nest, and the process starts again.

Although they try to avoid direct confrontation, the Spider Guild has clashed numerous times with the Green Lantern Corps. In some sectors, Guild members have sheathed their ships in yellow metal as a form of protection. The Vegan Star-System is unprotected by the Green Lanterns, and so several Vegan worlds are currently held by the Guild.

List of appearances: Green Lantern vol. 2 #167, 172
Omega Men #35, 36
Omega Men Annual #2

Comments: Created by Dave Gibbons & Todd Klein

Last updated: 3/23/2002

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