8: Red spiders

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The full series of [[:Category:Red Spiders|Red spiders]]:
The full series of [[:Category:Red Spiders|Red Spiders]]:
*[[8: Red spiders]]
*[[8: Red spiders]]
*[[43: Red Spiders 2]]
*[[43: Red Spiders 2]]
*[[47: Counter-Red Spiders]]
*[[47: Counter-Red Spiders]]
*[[126: Red Spiders Cometh]]
*[[126: Red Spiders Cometh]]
*[[427: Bad Timing]]

Revision as of 00:58, 8 June 2013

Red Spiders
They are six-legged spiders
Title text: They are six-legged spiders


The full series of Red Spiders:


[Many six-legged red spiders standing on and hanging from cuboids. The cuboids hang in the air with no visible means of support. Some of the spiders have made a bridge out of themselves.]


  • Quote from Randall: "They're not spiders; they have six legs!"
  • Original title "Spiders"
  • This is the eighth comic originally posted to livejournal. The previous one is 13: Canyon. The next one is 6: Irony.

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In addition to 8 - Red spiders, Red spiders also appear in comic 42 - Red Spiders 2 and 126 - Red Spiders Cometh and are referenced in 77 - Counter-Red Spiders J-beda (talk) 01:51, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

The "cuboids" always reminded me of how I picture the "stars" in the Battle Room in Ender's Game -- mwburden 22:45, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

The drawing is reminiscent of M.C.Escher style, isn't it ? 19:58, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

But why *RED* spiders, or is there some reference that I am just too dense to fathom? 06:33, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Sadly, mites are also 8-legged, so the below two comments aren't totally correct. ClashTheBunny (talk) 15:15, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

I came to this page to say there is an actual insect known colloquially as red spiders. Dad was telling me about how his azalea plants got something powdery on them which he took to the nursery for identification. The nursery guy freaked out and said it was a highly contagious mite infestation ('get that stuff away from here!'). Even though they are a mite they are sometimes known as red spiders. So I guess these 6-legged "spiders" are a thing. - loudwhitenoise 02:00, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetranychus_urticae "common names include red spider mite" Mike (talk) 09:32, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Runescape has 6-legged "Deadly Red Spiders" (http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Deadly_red_spider) Mountain Hikes (talk) 22:39, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


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