The Wandering Spider
The Venture Bros. character
The Wandering Spider
First appearance

A Party For Tarzan
Voiced by

Hal Lublin
Gender Male
Occupation Super-Villain
Spouse(s) Unnamed widow
Current Alliances

The Guild of Calamitous Intent

The Wandering Spider was a supervillain on The Venture Bros. He was killed by Henchman 21.


The Wandering Spider was a Level 10 antagonist and a member of Wide Wale's Fiends and Family Plan.

The Wandering Spider was next in line to arch Dr. Venture after the death of Wes Warhammer. After leaving the bar Ye Old Battleaxe he was tricked by Gary in getting into the Morphomobile to help load a couch into the car. Gary knocked him out with sleeping gas and flew him to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. After removing his harness and dragging him into the forest, Gary woke him up and forced the scared Wandering Spider to leave a message on Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's phone saying the Blue Morpho was going to execute him. Gary went through with killing The Wandering Spider and buried the Wandering Spider's mechanical spider legs before leaving the Pine Barrens.

In The Rorqual Affair, Gary is seen washing massive blood spatters off the Morphomobile and having a nightmare about being in a classroom taught by the animated corpse of The Wandering Spider. Later in the episode The Wandering Spider's widow appears on Rat Island, announcing his death by slapping Dr. Mrs. The Monarch across the face. Mrs. Wandering Spider blames her husband's death on the Council for not warning Guild members that the antagonist-murdering vigilante The Blue Morpho was on the loose.

Episode Appearances

Season 6

Season 7


  • The Wandering Spider takes his name from the Ctenidae family of arachnids, commonly called wandering spiders. Specifically, he is probably influenced by the Brazilian wandering spider, Phoneutria nigriventer, which is famous not only for the strongest venom of all spiders, but for causing priapism (persistent erection)—exactly what happens to Gary when he is accidentally "stung".
  • His green-and-orange tracksuit, mechanical limbs, and New York-based operations suggest him to be based on Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus.
  • The scene where Gary (dressed as Kano) tricks The Wandering Spider into entering the Morphomobile by asking him to help move a couch is a reference to the 1991 film The Silence of The Lambs.


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