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Miles Warren (Earth-616)
The Jackal

Full Name: Miles Warren
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #31 (as Miles Warren)
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #129 (as the Jackal)
Created by: Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Bad
Status: Alive
Place of Birth: Unknown
Citizenship: American
Base: New York City
Affiliations: None; formerly Miles Warren Clones (New U), Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy Clones (Abby-L, Joyce Delaney, Spider-Clones (Kaine, Ben Reilly, Spidercide), The Queen, Miles Warren Clones, Spider-King, Spider-Queens, Carrion
Powers/Abilities: Miles Warren was a genius in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, and cloning. Skilled martial artist and gymnast.
Height: 5' 10" (1.79 m)
Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
Hair Color: None
Eye Color: Green
Unique Features: Large pointed ears & claws as Jackal

"Pay attention. Class is in session. Ever hear of "The Butterfly Effect"? How going back in time and stepping on one bug could wipe out the present? Just imagine, then, what I'm about to do to the future. Heard about how Earth's bumblebee population took a hit? How it might destroy our planet's entire ecosystem? That was me. I did it for a lark. Just to see if I could. This, however, this is work. And after months of bedbug outbreaks... (You can thank me later, Manhattan)... I believe I've finally cooked up the perfect batch. They're ready. C'mon, babies... Time to leave the nest. Or should I say nests? Thousand of locations around the city. Can you hear them? Scurrying? The pitter patter of their little feet? Nom. Nom. Nom. Good night, New York. Sleep tight. Have a bite. It's on me. My name is Miles Warren. And you... All of you... You are my science experiment."
— The Jackal

Miles Warren (of Earth-616), better known as the Jackal, is a former professor of biology at Empire State University and a former employee of New U Technologies.

He blamed Spider-Man for the death of the woman he loved, Gwen Stacy, and became a supervillain to get his revenge against Spider-Man.


Early Life[]

"I'm aware of your ability, Parker! You take to science like butter takes to bread! But not even you can keep your grades up when you're absent more than you're here!"
— Professor Warren

Not much is known about Mile's early life. What we do know is that Miles had previously been an assistant of the High Evolutionary at Wundagore Mountain some time after he earned his Ph.D in biochemistry. During his time as the High Evolutionary's assistant, Warren assisted him in experiments that involved turning animals into humans and vice-versa. Conflict arose between Warren and the Evolutionary because Warren had succeeded in creating the "New Men", who looked practically human, whereas the Evolutionary was not able to. Not long after, Warren had created a jackal that exhibited a Jekyll-Hyde personality. When the test subject escaped, the Evolutionary banished Warren from Wundagore. Determined to continue his research, Warren sought out Maelstrom, who continued Warren's training and supplied him with new lab equipment. Warren eventually settled down with a woman named Monica who bore him two small children. Unfortunately, his wife and children soon killed in what was originally believed to be a car crash; however, it was later revealed to be the result of an assault by his highly evolved Man-Jackal, who had become envious of his creator.

Miles Warren eventually became a professor of biology at Empire State University. There, he met Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. During his tenure there, Warren secretly fell in love with Gwen, Miles also had a brother named Raymond, who was a science teacher at Peter Parker's high school and was the person who introduced Peter to Miles

Becoming the Jackal[]

After Gwen Stacy's death at the hands of the Green Goblin, Warren swore vengeance on Spider-Man, falsely believing it was the superhero who caused her death, not realizing that the Green Goblin had the motives to kill her. Gwen's death drove Warren into depression and despair, which drove him further into insanity.

Not long after Gwen's death, Warren's lab assistant, Anthony Serba, revealed that he had successfully cloned a frog using technology he and Warren had developed together. Seeing an oporunnity to get Gwen back, Warren secretly gave Serba tissue samples of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker, stating to Serba these were only rat cells. Sometime later, Serba confronted Warren, stating he had discovered that the tissue samples he was asked to clone were human, not rat, and that they must be destroyed immediately. Panicking, Warren attempted to cover Serba's mouth to stop him from talking, accidentally suffocating him. Unable to accept responsibility for what he had done, Warren created a dual personality which he dubbed "The Jackal" and convinced himself that he was innocent and it was the Jackel who murdered Serba.

All the hatred for Spider-Man manifested itself in his new Jackal persona and he began to plot his revenge on him. For his revenge, Warren further develops his alter ego by fashioning a green suit and training himself athletically. He initially harassed Spider-Man numerous times, setting him up against various other adversaries and manipulating them into fighting Spider-Man. Warren allied himself with the Punisher against Spider-Man, but his alliance with the Punisher was quickly dissolved when it was revealed that Jackal was manipulating him. Jackal's next attempts were to incite a gang war between Hammerhead and Doctor Octopus. Later, the Jackal equipped wrestler Maxwell Markham with the costume and powerful exoskeleton of the Grizzly and sent him to assassinate newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson. The Jackal then held Peter Parker hostage in a scheme to trap Spider-Man. Sometime after, he became aware of Spider-Man's identity and set out in his next major agenda.

The Clone Saga[]

Right after the explosion of the Shea Stadium, the true Jackal came out of the shadows to put the next phase of his revenge plan in motion: to strip Peter Parker of his identity. After examining the Spider-Men to discover who was the clone, the Jackal injected a drug capable of simulating death in the original, which led the Spider-Clone to dump his body into a smokestack. After rescuing Spider-Man and dropping the body of a failed Spider-Clone into the smokestack to create further confusion in the future, the Jackal erased Peter Parker's memories and implanted new ones that led him to wander the world as Ben Reilly and later become the Scarlet Spider. However, unbeknownst to the Jackal, his equipment had been sabotaged by his new lab assistant, Seward Trainer, under the orders of the Scrier to make him think that the Spider-Clone was the original Spider-Man, thus preventing Miles from taking revenge on Peter while granting this honor to the Scrier's superior, Norman Osborn.

The real Miles Warren worked from behind the scenes from that point on, using a genetically altered clone of himself to torment both Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider. After Ben Reilly's death at the hands of the Green Goblin, Miles collected a DNA sample from his dissolved remains to use in future experiments.

Multiple Fake Returns[]


After Kaine was killed by the Kravinoff Family during their Grim Hunt, the Jackal retrieved his fallen son only to be attacked by Abby-L for not fulfilling his part on their deal. Kaine, who had just mutated into a monstrous spider-creature the Jackal named Tarantula, saved him from death as his laboratory collapsed around them as result of his battle against Abby-L. The Jackal was then approached by Adriana Soria, who revealed to him she was responsible for Abby-L's return as she wanted to test him before giving him new samples of Peter Parker's cells, from the time she turned him into a spider.Excited with what he could achieve with it, the Jackal joined Soria in her next endeavour: to turn everyone on Earth into giant spiders under her control, which would amplify her powers due to her connection to the Web of Life and Destiny and make her the most powerful being on the planet.

The Jackal released thousands of bugs infected with the Spider-Virus, which was capable of giving powers similar to those of Spider-Man to anyone infected with it, throughout Manhattan and observed what the infected did with their newfound power. Already expecting Soria's plans to fail, the Jackal sent a clone of himself to assist her in his place and, following her death, gathered DNA samples from her corpse.


Taking interest on the new young hero known as Alpha for his connection to Parker, Warren sent two clones of himself as well as his Spider Queens (clones of Adriana Soria) to kidnap the teen in order to clone him and have his clones mate with the Spider Queens to create a powerful army under his control. However, to Warren's disappointment, Alpha's clones didn't have any of his powers as the accident that gave them to him did not alter his DNA. Seeing that would lead them to nowhere, one of the Jackal clones pressed a red button that destroyed all the clones present, including himself.

Superior Spider-Man[]

Using stolen genetic material from Mister Sinister, the Jackal created a girl with three strands of DNA: human, spider, and mutant. He unleashed the girl in her monstrous form in New York, where she was eventually defeated by Spider-Man and the X-Men.

After sending Carrion after Spider-Man, leading him into direct conflict with many heroes throughout New York, including the Avengers, the Jackal sent more of his monstrous clones possessing the abilities of the X-Men to capture Kaine and Spider-Man, wanting to acquire fresh samples of Peter's DNA. The mutated clones and the Jackal's lab, along with his collection of DNA samples, were destroyed in the ensuing battle. In its aftermath, the Jackal salvaged a sample of Kaine's DNA from his lab's wreckage.

Dead No More[]

Miles Warren brought Ben Reilly back to life through a new cloning procedure he devised that allowed his subjects to retain old memories, in the case of Ben, to the point of his death. As the procedure caused the clones to suffer from cellular degradation, Miles constantly killed and resurrected Ben in an attempt to find a cure for it. Miles was almost killed by Ben when he managed to break free from the shackles used to restrain him, but Ben realized there were other ways to deal with Miles and thus decided to knock him unconscious in order to clone him. Miles was then tricked into believing he was a clone by Ben, who convinced him and his clones to work for him in return for the pills he created to keep the cellular degeneration at bay. Ben took on the identity of the Jackal, impersonating the real Miles Warren, and created New U Technologies with the intention to use Warren's new cloning technology for good.

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Powers & Abilities[]


After his regeneration, Miles Warren had the strength, speed and agility of a jackal, amplified to superhuman levels.


Miles Warren was a genius in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, and cloning. He is also a skilled martial artist and gymnast.



  • Advanced gadgets and devices as needed.
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories.



  • Drug-tipped, electro-prod claws.


This is a List of all the clones that Miles Warren has created over the years:

  • The Miles Warren clone who died at Shea Stadium in The Amazing Spider-Man #149.
  • The Miles Warren clone who married the Gwen Stacy clone and died of clone degeneration in Web of Spider-Man #125.
  • The Miles Warren clone in the Daredevil/Punisher Limited Series.
  • The original Miles Warren clone who became Carrion.
  • The Gwen Stacy clone introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #144. She went by the aliases Joyce Delaney and Gwen Miles.
  • Abby-L, the original Gwen Stacy clone who is also infected with the Carrion virus; introduced in Spider Island: Deadly Foes.
  • The Gwen Stacy clone introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #399 who dies of clone degeneration.
  • Ben Reilly aka the Scarlet Spider aka Spider-Man II.
  • Kaine/Kaine Parker aka Tarantula - the first Peter Parker clone who suffered from clone degeneration.
  • Spidercide - Peter Parker clone who has control over his own molecules.
  • Jack - Peter Parker clone, the Jackal's diminutive henchman who dies from clone degeneration.
  • Guardian - Peter Parker clone who guarded the entrance to one of the Jackal's headquarters; he also died of clone degeneration.
  • The Spider-Man skeleton found in the smokestack Ben Reilly was dumped down at the end of the original clone story.
  • The army of Spider-Man clones in Maximum Clonage.
  • The multiple Miles Warren clones featured in "Spider-Island" who act as the henchmen for Jackal and the Queen.
  • The Spider-Queen clones that were harvested from the Queen's DNA sent to fight Spider-Man.
  • The two Jackal/Miles Warren clones that kidnapped Alpha and his family, which Spider-Man fought.
  • The Alpha clones created to harvest/clone the Parker Particles.

See Also[]