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Cover of Spider-Gwen #1 (February 2015).
Art by Robbi Rodriguez.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateSpider-Gwen (vol. 1)
Feb.–June 2015
Spider-Gwen (vol. 2)
Oct. 2015 – July 2018
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider
Oct. 2018 – July 2019
Aug. 2019 – June 2020
Gwenom vs. Carnage
January–March 2021
Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse
March–August 2022
Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones
March–July 2023
Spider-Gwen: Smash
December 2023 – February 2024
No. of issuesSpider-Gwen (vol. 1)
Spider-Gwen (vol. 2)
34 and 1 Annual
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider
10+ and 1 Annual
Gwenom vs. Carnage
Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse
Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones
Spider-Gwen: Smash
Main character(s)Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy)
The Kingpin (Matt Murdock)
Creative team
Created byJason Latour
Robbi Rodriguez
Written byJason Latour (vol. 1–2)
Seanan McGuire (vol. 3–5)
Artist(s)Robbi Rodriguez (vol. 1–2)
Takeshi Miyazawa (vol. 3–5)
Rosi Kämpe (vol. 3–5)
Colorist(s)Rico Renzi
Collected editions
Most Wanted?ISBN 978-078519-7737
Greater PowerISBN 978-078519-9595
Spider-WomenISBN 978-130290-0939
Edge of Spider-VerseISBN 978-130294-9983
Weapon of ChoiceISBN 978-078519-9601
Long DistanceISBN 978-130290-3107
Sitting in a TreeISBN 978-130290-7624
PredatorsISBN 978-130290-5965
GwenomISBN 978-130290-7648
The Life of Gwen StacyISBN 978-13029-11928
Gwen StacyISBN 978-130291-9863
Amazing PowersISBN 978-130292-3723
Deal With The DevilISBN 978-130293-1650
UnmaskedISBN 978-130294-5251

Spider-Gwen (also titled Ghost-Spider, and Gwenom) is an ongoing comic book series published by Marvel Comics that began February 2015. The series revolves around Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, an alternate universe version of Gwen Stacy that debuted in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 as part of the 2014–2015 Spider-Man storyline "Spider-Verse". Spider-Gwen explores a universe where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker, leading her to a career as the Spider-Woman of her world.

Publication history

A spider-powered Gwen Stacy was first envisioned by longtime Spider-Man writer Dan Slott for the 2014–15 "Spider-Verse" storyline. However, his initial concept was very different from what was published, which was mainly the work of Spider-Gwen creators Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez.[1][2]

In October, Nick Lowe announced at New York Comic Con 2014 that the fan-favorite Spider-Gwen who was introduced in "Spider-Verse" would be getting her own series after much demand.[3]

The first volume ended after the fifth issue with the character carrying over into the second volume of Spider-Verse as part of the "Secret Wars" storyline.[4] After the conclusion of that storyline, a second volume by the same creative team began with issue #1 as a part of Marvel's All-New, All-Different Marvel imprint.[5]

Following the departure of Latour and Rodriguez, Marvel launched a new series titled Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider, written by Seanan McGuire with pencils by Rosi Kämpe, and later Takeshi Miyazawa. After 10 issues, the series was relaunched as simply Ghost-Spider, which ended after an additional 10 issues. Under this creative team, stories featured Gwen Stacy traveling back and forth between her home dimension, in which her identity was publicly known, and Earth-616, in which she attends college.

In 2022, a new limited series titled Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse by Tim Seeley and Jodi Nishijima was published, featuring Stacy traveling through time alongside alternative versions of herself (modeled after other Marvel heroes) to correct a disruption in the timeline.


Before Spider-Gwen

Before the beginning of Spider-Gwen, high school student Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider. This granted her all of the quintessential Spider-Man powers, and Stacy began her career as Spider-Woman. In her regular life, she begins a relationship with Peter Parker, forms a friend group with Parker, and ostracizes new student Harry Osborn, who is later revealed to have had a crush on her. Meanwhile, Peter becomes infatuated with Spider-Woman without knowing that she is Stacy. The bullied Peter's suffering worsens, and eventually, he creates a formula that turns him into a lizard mutant.

On prom night, after he is being bullied yet again, he injects himself with the formula and transforms, going psycho. Gwen Stacy dons her Spider-Woman costume and fights Peter, defeating and accidentally killing him. Peter regresses to his human form in Gwen's arms, telling her he just wanted to "be special" like her and prompting her to realize what she has done. She runs from the scene, creating the public misconception that Spider-Woman has murdered Peter Parker and is a menace to society and setting up the Spider-Gwen series.

Volume 0

Before the Spider-Verse event that introduced Spider-Gwen, Stacy's father George Stacy was ordered as captain of the NYPD to hunt down and detain Spider-Woman, considered a public menace. Captain Stacy—unaware of Spider-Gwen's secret identity—is more than happy to do so. Upon hearing about this, the Kingpin, one of New York's most prominent crime bosses, decides to ally himself with Spider-Gwen—for reasons unexplained—and apparently has his lawyer Matt Murdock (Daredevil on Earth-616, the main Marvel universe) send the assassin Aleksei Sytsevich to kill Captain Stacy. Gwen arrives and saves her father, who corners her at gunpoint. To avoid getting shot, she reveals to her father that she is Spider-Woman.

After the Spider-Verse event, Gwen goes back to her ordinary life of bumming around by day and Spider-Woman-ing by night. Her father passes the Spider-Woman investigation on to Detective Frank Castle. Suddenly, the villainous Vulture appears, secretly working for the Kingpin, and causes trouble for Gwen (Spider-Ham appears for a short time as a hallucination because of an attack). Gwen defeats the Vulture and in the end, he is put away, Murdock continuing to influence him from behind bars. Frank Castle increases his efforts against Spider-Woman, becoming more and more ruthless. Castle eventually makes the connection with Spider-Woman's identity and enlists the help of Kraven the Hunter to perform a siege on the Stacy house. Castle and Kraven brutally beat down Gwen after she gets her father to safety. The volume concludes when Gwen decides to take a stand against Castle and not run any longer, blindsiding him as he unmasks her while trying to get away.

Volume 1

Gwen is unsure of how secure her secret identity is as she hides from her father and awaits the recollection of Frank Castle. Her problems are put to the side when a Lizard appears on the streets, seemingly having taken something similar to Peter Parker's formula. The dog of Spider-Gwen's "arch-nemesis", the Bodega Bandit, is eaten by the Lizard. Tracking the Lizard into the sewer, Spider-Woman encounters a pack of Lizard-Men. Earth 65's Captain America, Samantha Wilson, shows up to capture the Lizards and Spider-Gwen as well. Gwen battles CA while avoiding the Lizards. Gwen saves CA from the Lizards and they part ways on good terms. After a quick chat with Jessica Drew of Earth-616, Gwen and the Mary Janes go on a camping trip where Harry Osborn makes a surprise appearance. He explains his connection with S.H.I.E.L.D. and his motive to go after Spider-Woman. He appears nights later in a green mechanical suit accompanied by an army of orange robots to kill Spider-Woman. After an issue-long battle, Harry sets off an explosion to even the playing field. As Gwen lies on the floor, Harry drinks a vial of the Lizard formula and unmasks her to his surprise. After an issue break from the fight, involving a story line of George Stacy conversing with Matt Murdock, Gwen resumes her fight with a now-mutated Harry Osborn with the assistance of Captain America. Gwen eventually convinces Harry that he is in the wrong and allows him to run from S.H.I.E.L.D. Gwen reconciles with her father in the end and he quits his job.

Volume 2

Following the events of Spider-Women, Gwen is left limited to seven temporary uses of her powers, which she can activate through a device on her wrist. She attends a rock concert with her friends, then visits the recently reconstructed Dollar Dog. While there, she is attacked by Frank Castle, and left with no other choice, uses one of her power-ups to take him down, before fleeing the scene, and spending the night at her father's place. The next day, Gwen and her father are attacked by Kraven the Hunter and Frank Castle. During the fight, Gwen's device is damaged by Kraven, and although she and her father escape, Frank Castle makes off with one of her six remaining power-ups.

After having her device repaired by Earth 65's Reed Richards, Gwen suits up and prepares to go after Frank Castle. In an intense fight, Frank Castle manages to escape, and after coming to her aid, Gwen's father turns himself in for assisting Spider-Woman. Two weeks later, Gwen is approached by Matt Murdock, Earth 65's Kingpin, who she makes a deal with. He will defend her dad in court as a lawyer, but in return, Spider-Women will work for him. To celebrate halloween, and get her mind off her problems, Gwen and her friends go trick-or treating, and explore an abandoned carnival. Here, Gwen is confronted by a zombified Peter Parker, calling her out on her failures. However, this is revealed to be a hallucination caused by a strange gas.



Other characters


Cosplay of Spider-Gwen

Spider-Gwen has received positive reviews from critics. IGN said "Spider-Gwen's new comic gets off to a solid start thanks to a hip tone, strong characterization, and vibrant artwork."[19] Comic Book Resources said that the first issue was "fun, familiar, energetic and invigorating, the art is engaging and the character has nothing but potential to offer. "Spider-Gwen" #1 is more than just a comic with something for everyone; it's a comic with everything for everyone."[20]

Spider-Gwen #1 was the third-best selling comic of February 2015, selling over 300,000 copies.[21][22]

Collected editions


# Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
0 Most Wanted? Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Spider-Gwen (vol. 1) #1–5 112 November 2015 978-0785197737
1 Greater Power Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #1–6 136 May 2016 978-0785199595
Spider-Women Spider-Women Alpha #1, Silk (vol. 2) #7-8, Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #7-8, Spider-Woman (vol. 6) #6-7, Spider-Women Omega #1 200 July 2016 978-1302900939
2 Weapon of Choice Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #9–13 112 January 2017 978-0785199601
3 Long Distance Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #14-15, Spider-Gwen Annual #1, All-New Wolverine Annual #1 112 July 2017 978-1302903107
Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting in a Tree Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #16-18, Spider-Man (vol. 2) #12-14 136 May 2017 978-1302907624
4 Predators Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #19–23 112 October 2017 978-1302905965
5 Gwenom Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #24–29 136 May 2018 978-1302907648
6 The Life of Gwen Stacy Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #30-34 112 October 2, 2018 978-1302911928
Modern Era Epic Collection
1 Edge of Spider-Verse Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Spider-Gwen (vol. 1) #1–5, Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #1–8, Spider-Women Alpha #1, Silk (vol. 2) #7-8, Spider-Woman (vol. 6) #6-7, Spider-Woman Omega #1 480 May 1, 2023 978-1302949983
2 Weapon of Choice Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #9-24, Spider-Gwen Annual #1, All-New Wolverine Annual #1, Spider-Man (vol. 2) #12-14 496 February 20, 2024 978-1302956356
1 Spider-Gwen Vol. 1 Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Spider-Gwen (vol. 1) #1–5, Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #1–6 272 February 2017 978-1302903718
2 Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #7-15, Spider-Gwen Annual #1, All-New Wolverine Annual #1 264 January 2018 978-1302909000
3  Spider-Gwen Vol. 3 Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #16-23, Spider-Man (vol. 2) #12-14 248 October 2018 978-1302913694
Graphic Novel Trade Paperback
Spider-Gwen: Gwen Stacy Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Spider-Gwen (vol. 1) #1–5, Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #1–6 272 October 2019 978-1302919863
Spider-Gwen: Amazing Powers Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #9–15, Spider-Gwen Annual #1 and All-New Wolverine Annual #1 224 June 2020 978-1302923723
Spider-Gwen: Deal With The Devil Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #16-23, Spider-Man (vol. 2) #12–14 238 April 2022 978-1302931650
Spider-Gwen: Unmasked Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #24-34 240 November 2022 978-1302945251
Spider-Gwen Omnibus Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Spider-Gwen (vol. 1) #1-5, Spider-Gwen (vol. 2) #1-34, Spider-Gwen Annual #1, All-New Wolverine Annual #1, Spider-Women Alpha and Omega, Silk (vol. 2) #7-8, Spider-Woman (vol. 6) #6-7 and Spider-Man (vol. 2) #12-14 1,224 June 2021 978-1302930387

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider

# Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
1 Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider Vol. 1 - Spider-Geddon Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1-4, Spider-Geddon: Ghost-Spider Video Comic #1 112 May 21, 2019 978-1302914769
2 Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider Vol. 2 - The Impossible Year Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #5-10 136 Sept 17, 2019 978-1302914776
Graphic Novel Trade Paperback
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1-10, Spider-Geddon: Ghost-Spider Video Comic 240 August 2023 978-1302950101


# Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
1 Ghost-Spider Vol. 1 - Dog Days Are Over Ghost-Spider #1-5 112 February 18, 2020 978-1302920128
2 Ghost-Spider Vol. 2 - Party People Ghost-Spider #6-10 112 January 5, 2021 978-1302924706
King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #1-3 and King in Black: Scream #1, King in Black: Spider-Man #1 136 August 17, 2021 978-1302928117

Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse

# Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
1 Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1-5 128 November 22, 2022 978-1302934651

Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider

# Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
1 Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider #1-4 32 May 22, 2024 978-1302958862


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