Anansi the labah-labah is a superhero native to Ghana, and the greatest hero in West Africa. Named after the trickster labah-labah 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...