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Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman, is a superhero with spider-like powers.
History in the comics
Jessica Drew was born in the 1920's. Suffering from radiation poisoning, she recieved an injection of spider serum from her father's research partner - the man who would become the High Evolutionary. Drew remained in a genetic accelerator for decades, finally emerging at the relative age of fourteen.
For several years she lived with the animalistic New Men on Mount Wundagore, before falling in with HYDRA and becoming their assassin, Arachne. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. convinced her to leave HYDRA, and Drew became a super hero in Los Angeles. Calling herself Spider-Woman, Drew believed for a time that she was a spider evolved to human form. She later became a bounty hunter, then a private investigator. Spider-Woman saved the life of Giant-Man (Bill Foster) through a blood transfusion, and lost some of her powers in the process. She then lost all her powers when the villainous Spider-Woman named Charlotte Witter, stole them. Drew then became a mentor to the youngest Spider-Woman, Martha "Mattie" Franklin. Jessica Drew has since regained her former abilities, serving as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as a member of the New Avengers.
Spider-Woman is super strong and is able to lift around ten tons.
Spider-Woman is able to move much faster then a normal human being.
Spider-Woman also has superhuman agility.
Spider-Woman has enhanced hearing. She is can detect sound virtually any frequency, and she's been known to detect, sort out, and correctly identifysounds through thick steel doors, and across considerable distances.
Spider-Woman is immune to all forms of toxins, poisons, drugs, and radiation.
Spider-Woman can stick to nearly any surface and scale it with ease.
Her body possesses an inordinate amount of bio-electricity that she has learned to channel and discharge through her hands, in controled bursts of what she calls "Venom Blast." These energy projections vary in power; they mostly affect the nervous system in humans. Spider-Woman can regulate the energy discharge to either stun her enemy or kill them.
Spider-Woman's body generates certain types of pheromones that can create fear, attraction or repulsion in others.
Spider-Woman possesses limited flight powers.