In 2009, Marvel started a new universe of stories set in a Noire like film. Starting off this universe was Spider-man. Set in the 1920/30, This universe was similar yet vastly different. Many of the heroes are more vigilantes while many of the villains were more freaks and gangsters. Peter Parker backstory was pretty much the same, being raised by his aunt and uncle. However in this universe they were human right activists. Ben had died before the story began being killed off by a business owner for organising a workers strike by this universe’s Goblin. Having found his body and the police not helping, Peter sought justice. While working for Ben Urich, he received a tip-off. He went to source and found Goblin uploading stolen antiques. One antiques, a spider statues breaks open and releases a load of spider, one of which bites Peter. He began wearing a mask and started trying to bring down the Goblin.
The Noir storyline evolved many controversial stories of the time, including the mob life, drugs, corrupt cops as well as pre-World War II Nazi sympathisers of America and rascism. This tale proved quite popular and later started to include other heroes like Daredevil, Punisher and even Iron Man. He later got a second volume as well as starring not only in video games but also appearing in the Ultimate Spider-man TV series, albeit a different storyline for it.
Noir is one character that took a long time to actually get made. Hasbro has the body for it and it was one of the most requested version of Spider-man to date. It’s surprising that UK and Punk got made before him.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Lizard Wave Spider-Man Noir
- Noir design is actually based on the World War I soldier outfit that his uncle Ben used in the war. It is black to suit the universe he lives in. He also uses guns in this universe, which is something that Marvel Prime Spidey never does and has even killed.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- If you are collecting the Spider-verse then this is a must have and is one of the highly requested version of Spider-man. He is also a core member of the Web-Warriors making Ham and India the last members of that team left.
- Does it need a remake?: