Anansi the aranha is a superhero native to Ghana, and the greatest hero in West Africa. Named after the trickster aranha of African folklore, Anansi has the power to create visible, realistic illusions. As he puts it in the Season 3 episode Static in Africa: “People only see what I want them to see.”
He also has the ability to cling to surfaces, stand upside-down and walk on vertical surfaces.
In both his appearances, references to Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man are subtly made.
In Static in Africa, when Virgil told him to hit Osebo with a “web blast” and showed Spider-Man’s traditional...