If you loved Gwen Stacy in the Marvel’s Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse as much as we did, you’ll love this comic even more.
Out of This World
Unlike most Marvel comics, this one takes place on another Earth. This means the normal superheroes and villains you read and know about are a little different on this Earth. For instance, Frank Castle isn’t known as the anti-hero The Punisher, but instead as a Lieutenant of the NYPD. This is what makes AU (alternate universe) comics so fun, you never know who you might see or what they are on this Earth.
On Earth-65, Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker, is powered by a radioactive spider bite. Because of this unique setting, Spider-Gwen is perfect for people who either are or aren’t familiar with Marvel’s comic universe.
Staring with Volume #0, the comic begins with Gwen already having her powers and it’s not long before you find out why Spider-Gwen is on NYC’s Most Wanted list (with help from J. Jonah Jameson of course). She’s been charged for the death of Peter Parker and no one knows she’s innocent. With the occasional guidance of other Spider-people from different dimensions, Gwen Stacy must find out why there’s a reappearance of the The Lizard, clear her name, and learn how to be the hero everyone believes her to be, all while trying to maintain her own life and secret identity.
While the tone of Spider-Gwen is a little darker than most uplifting Spiderman comics, the new depiction is a fresh take on the iconic Spider-hero journey.
And that’s not even the best part! Gwen gets involved with inter-dimensional battles all the time in later comic cross-overs, which means she sees Miles Morales. And we would be lying if we didn’t say we shipped those two together.
What Are You Waiting For?
So, if you’re looking for an edgy teen who just wants to save people, haunted by her past, has a super cute inter-dimensional boyfriend, and likes to hit the drums and the bad guys? Then this is definitely the comic for you.