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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining

Insomniac Games’ Ryan Smith, Game Director of Marvel’s Spider-Man, shares some of his favorite stories featuring Silver Sable! Play Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 today, including a new downloadable storyline, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining, available December 21!


Silver Sable Stars in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining

First Appearance

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #265

This is the first appearance of Silver Sable and the Wild Pack. Spider-Man tangles with Silver Sable International on the streets of New York, and we are introduced to Silver Sable as a tough, no-nonsense mercenary leader. Plus, there’s a great storyline where lessons learned as Spider-Man help Peter Parker mend his relationship with Aunt May, a great example of the two worlds colliding.

Spider-Man Team-Up

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #279

Read through #281! Here we start to see that there is more to Sable than just the hard-nosed leader of Sable International. She’s motivated by more than money as she teams up with Spider-Man for the first time – working together to stop Jack O'Lantern and to fight injustice that hits close to home.

Wild Card, Wild Pack

in Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992) #1

Just the beginning of Sable’s own comic book run, this adventure features Spider-Man and Sable working together and shows just how capable she is as an acrobatic fighter. She’s not altogether convinced Spider-Man’s help is necessary and would rather handle things on her own, which is a theme we wanted to work into our storyline too.

Roxxon’s Mercenary

in Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #86

Read through #90! Spider-Man and Peter Parker’s worlds collide again as Sable is hired by Roxxon to capture Spider-Man. Here we see Sable’s iron will and her somewhat flexible relationship with right and wrong…which never makes it easy for Spider-Man even when Sable is on his side.

Ends of the Earth

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #682

Read through #687! The Ends of the Earth storyline is a truly epic adventure with a Sinister Six that really raises the stakes. Sable debuts in #683 with Symkarian tech that inspired what we’re doing in the Silver Linings chapter of The City That Never Sleeps, including a new take on her relationship with Spider-Man. You may recognize the Mk. III suit as featured in the game!

Battle for Symkaria

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #25

Read through #27! This modern team-up between Silver Sable and Spider-Man takes them to Symkaria, where they fight against Norman Osborn and his Goblin Army. Here we see a different take on Sable – with her people enslaved and her Wild Pack decimated, she’s fighting for her homeland in a very real and powerful way. She and Spider-Man end up on the wrong side of S.H.I.E.L.D while trying to do the right thing.