Spider-Man India appears in the upcoming Edge of Spider-Verse #3 as he goes up against a gorilla in a white suit who seems to be his version of the Kingpin.

Pavitr Prabhakar stars in "Average Reluctant Teenage Super Hero," one of three stories in the issue focusing on Spider-heroes from alternate realities. Pavitr, last seen in 2015 during the second volume of Spider-Verse, comments as he tackles his furry opponent: "My name is Pavitr. I'm Spider-Man. I dance hard, work hard, punch hard. I'm your average reluctant teenage super hero who loves the attention but hates himself for the same."

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Who Is Spider-Man India?

Debuting in 2004 thanks to a partnership between the Indian comic publisher Gotham Entertainment Group and Marvel, Pavitr Prabhakar starred in a four-issue series dubbed Spider-Man India. Written by Sharad Devarajan, Jeevan Kang and Suresh Seetharaman with artwork by Jeevan Kang, the series reimagined key elements of the web slinger's mythos in an Indian setting. Auntie Maya and Uncle Bhim served as Pavitr's Aunt May and Uncle Ben, while Meera Jain played a similar role as Mary Jane.

Pavitr's ultimate enemy was Naman Oberoi, a crime boss analogous to Norman Osborn who transformed into a demonic Green Goblin, but with an appearance inspired by Indian mythology. Indian versions of Doctor Octopus and Venom also appeared in the series, which never received a sequel. Pavitr would live on appearing in both Spider-Verse sagas and receiving an official classification for his world -- Earth-50101. The character has been teased for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to Sony's 2018 hit film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Aside from Spider-Man India, Edge of Spider-Verse #3 also features stories starring Night-Spider, a combination between Spider-Woman and Black Cat, and a Japanese-themed hero named Sakura-Spider. Thus far, the series has teased an upcoming conspiracy that will wrack the Spider-Verse and showcased a wild variety of characters -- ranging from Marvel mainstays like Ghost-Spider to off-the-wall creations like Spider-Rex, a Spider-Man who also happens to be a Tyrannosaurus rex. Longtime Spider-Man writer Dan Slott has teased that upcoming issues will reveal Spinstress, "the first singing/talks-to-animals Spider Princess."

Written by Nikesh Shukla, Slott and Sanshiro Kasama, Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is illustrated by Mark Bagley, David Baldeon, Paco Medina, Gerardo Sandoval, Abhishek Malsuny, Sumeyye Kesgin and Hikaru Uesugi. It is colored by Edgar Delgado, Israel Silva, Andrew Crossley, Erick Arciniega and Brian Reber, and lettered by VC's Joe Caramagna. The issue goes on sale Sept. 14.