Don't focus so much on whether the comic character is "part of the illuminati", just focus on the hand motion he uses to web shoot.
Minus the thumb it makes the devil horns which of course is most on display in heavy metal music but it goes back even farther than that. Before heavy metal other musicians used it too like the Beetles and MJ to name a few. It's not blatant you have to look carefully, there are plenty of youtube videos that point it out. Many modern pop artists use it today as well among other symbols.
Also the devil horns have an older term called "Mano Cornuto"