"Gang War"
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication dateDecember 2023 – February 2024
Main character(s)Spider-Man
Daredevil
Luke Cage
Miles Morales
Spider-Woman
Creative team
Writer(s)Zeb Wells
John Romita Jr.

Gang War is a 2023 storyline published by Marvel Comics. It was created by Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr. The story involves Spider-Man and the local superheroes working to deal with a gang war between the different families after Tombstone was shot and the crime families plan to take over the criminal underworld.

Publication history

Gang War will detail the different crime families going to war after Tombstone was shot by Shotgun during the wedding of Janice Lincoln and Randy Robertson. With the crime families blaming each other for calling the hit and planning to take over the criminal underworld, Spider-Man works to keep the gang war from getting worse with help from the local superheroes while also dealing with the anti-vigilante laws that will cause all the sides to come into conflict with the NYPD.[1][2]

Plot

Lead-up

On the day when Tombstone's daughter Janice Lincoln was going to marry Robbie Robertson's son Randy Robertson, it is attended by Peter Parker, Aunt May, Martha Robertson, and the crime lords Hammerhead, Mister Negative, Crime Master, Diamondback, Madame Masque, Black Mariah, and Owl. Just then, Shotgun crashes the wedding on his motorcycle and uses special bullets to wound Tombstone. Peter Parker slips away to become Spider-Man and pursues Shotgun. He follows Shotgun through the forest until he loses him. As Tombstone is loaded into an ambulance, the crime lords blame each other for the attack. Madame Masque leaves in her limousine as Hammerhead sets off an explosive in it.[3]

Gang War: First Strike

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Issues

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Reception

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References

  1. ^ Myrick, Joe Anthony (July 23, 2023). "Spider-Man Unites Epic New Team As Massive Gang War Erupts in Marvel's NYC". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 29, 2023.
  2. ^ Lynch, Mark (October 14, 2023). "Marvel's Spider-Man: Gang War trailer reveals a plethora of villains". Bam! Smack! Pow!. Retrieved November 29, 2023.
  3. ^ Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6 #31. Marvel Comics.