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Spider-Woman III (Mattie Franklin)

Full Name: Martha Franklin
First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man #263 (November, 1998)
Created by: John Byrne; Rafael Kayanan
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Good
Status: Deceased
Place of Birth: U.S.A.
Citizenship: American
Base: New York
Affiliations: formerly Excelsior
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, flight, psychic spider-legs, psychic stingers, psychic webbing
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Unique Features: Spider-Legs sprouting from her back

Martha "Mattie" Franklin (of Earth-616), alternatively known as the 3rd Spider-Woman, is a fictional hero character in the Marvel Comics universe.


Mattie took part in a mystical ceremony where she received the powers of super-strength and flight. Mattie used her powers to impersonate Spider-Man until Spider-Man himself told her to stop. However she soon appeared again as Spider-Woman wearing a female version of Spider-man's costume. After she was attacked by the evil Charlotte Witter (who was also calling herself Spider-Woman), she and fellow Spider-Women Jessica Drew and Julia Carpenter were stripped of their powers. Mattie was able to absorb all the stolen powers back into her body along with the powers of Charlotte Witter. Now possessing the powers of all the Spider-Women, Mattie trained to be the one true Spider-Woman under the tutelage of Jessica Drew and Charlotte's own grandmother, Madame Web. She fought crime bravely until her death at the hands of Ana Kravinoff.

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Powers and abilities[]



Mattie Franklin firing her psychic stingers

  • Superhuman Strength - Mattie can lift up to 10 tons
  • Flight - Mattie gained the power to fly at subsonic speeds.
  • Pyschic Spider-Legs - A power absorbed from Charlotte Witter, Mattie can use psychic energy to manifest four spider-like legs from her back. They can be used to grab objects or carry Mattie up walls.
  • Psychic Stingers- A variation of the venom blast power she absorbed from Jessica Drew, Mattie can fire psychic bursts from her spider-legs that damage an enemy's mind
Mattie Psi-Webs

Mattie Franklin spinning a psychic web

  • Psychic Webbing - A variation of the psi-web power she absorbed from Julia Carpenter, Mattie can fire psychically generated spider-webs from the tips of her spider-legs.


  • Mattie has basic hand-to-hand combat skills

Strength Level[]

Martha can lift up to 10 tons.


Martha has a cat allergy.


  • Mattie is the 3rd person to use the hero name, Spider-Woman.
  • Mattie has worn 9 different costume as Spider-Woman.

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