Spider-Man has officially made Neon Genesis Evangelion canon within the Marvel Universe in this fun cameo of Marvel’s Edge of Spider-Verse.
A Spider-Man comic officially made Neon Genesis Evangelion canon within the Marvel Universe. In this fun cameo of Marvel’s Edge of Spider-Verse, the children pilots of the popular mecha anime make an appearance that is very forthcoming to the story’s setting.
Marvel’s Edge of Spider-Verse #5 created by Gerard Way and Jake Wyatt is part of a 5 issue series of alternative Spider-verse comics that follows Spider-Man Noir, Gwen Stacey Spider-Women, Aaron Aikman, Patton Parnel, and Peni Parker. The last issue tells the origin story of Peni Parker becoming the new pilot of her father’s robot unit SP//DR and her special psychic link ability to the spider inside the robot. The pairing fights crime alongside Daredevil in this futuristic setting of New York but just like any other teenager, Peni has to attend school. Unlike the other students, she’s allowed to leave school early due to her work connected to Oscorp. This scene was very similar to when Shinji first got excused from school to pilot the Eva Unit #1 for the first time in the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, so it was of no surprise to find the children of NERV as Peni’s classmates.