Why yes, I did see Across the Spider-Verse and I thought it was brilliant! I liked it so much in fact, I did something I haven’t done in years… fan art!
So, like, here’s my #Spidersona: The Symbiotic Spider-Man. Keep reading for details and L O R E
THE SYMBIOTIC SPIDER-MAN
While on the road, heavy metal drummer Steven Matthews stumbled into a situation that altered his life forever. Thinking they had seen a UFO, he and his bandmates raced to the object, only to be confronted by a ship full of savage symbiotes.
Everyone except Steven was killed.
He only survived thanks to the help of a rouge symbiote, DRUID, who had escaped from captivity after being sentenced to death for crimes against the collective.
Also among the ship’s wreckage was a set of powerful rings. Made from both Alien tech and dark magic, they allow their wearer near-clairvoyant senses and the ability to open portals to anywhere they can think of. Thanks to the enormous energy output of the portal rings, the symbiote doesn’t need to fully bond with its host and can live off the cosmic energy alone.
This allows the duo to separate anytime they choose, and while Steven longs for a normal life he also understands that with great power comes great responsibility. DRUID enjoys the cosmic buffet and is just happy he’s not rotting in The Cube.
Together they protect Earth-426 from threats both common and cosmic alike. They are The Symbiotic Spider-Man!