| Excerpt from the Nick Fury Files: When young Jessica Drew suffered uranium poisoning, her biologist father injected her with his untested spider serum and sealed her in a genetic accelerator. In stasis for decades, her aging greatly slowed, she awoke with no memories of her own past. Jessica sought human company in a nearby village where she accidentally killed her first lover with her new bioelectric powers. Fleeing a vengeful mob, she was rescued by Count Otto Vermis, who molded her into the terrorist organization Hydra's newest assassin. As Arachne, she fought S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, who revealed Vermis as a cold-blooded killer.|
Jessica returned to England where Modred the Mystic helped her shake off Hydra's brainwashing. She also allied with the sorcerer Magus and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a bounty hunter alongside Scotty McDowell before Nick Fury helped her secure private investigator credentials. Later, Jessica and her friend Lindsay McCabe moved to Madripoor where they often teamed with Wolverine.
Jessica was drawn to New York when her powers were stolen by Doctor Octopus' Spider-Woman, and following her defeat, Jessica once more regained her uncanny abilities. She later worked as a double-agent for Nick Fury, rejoining Hydra, and served with the Avengers in the aftermath of M-Day and allied with Captain America's anti-registration team and the unsanctioned Avengers following the Superhuman Registration Act. During the secret Skrull alien invasion, the Skrull Empress Veranke posed as Spider-Woman to infiltrate Earth's defenses as the superheroine.
The Marvel Comics Secret Invasion Skrull Spider-Woman Legendary Scale Bust was offered as an exclusive at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. Limited to a production run of only 150 pieces, Sideshow Collectibles made a small quantity available to non-attendees, and it sold out quickly.