Move aside, Jessica Drew! There’s a new Spider-Woman in town, if only for the short time of Spider-Verse before heading back to whatever alternate universe Marvel states she’s from. Since the release of Edge of Spider-Verse #2, the Spider-Man fan forums have been inundated with one demand, and it’s directed at the higher-ups at Marvel comics.
Give “Spider-Gwen” a mini-series, or better yet, an ongoing regular book following Spider-Verse.
The fan forums have spoken, and it’s to state this is what they want. Sales of Edge of Spider-Verse #2 would also appear to beae this out as the book has gone to a second printing, meaning it can only be a matter of time before a solo book for Gwen becomes a reality.
Although, does she even deserve one? Based on the current clamour of her only appearance (so far), it would appear that it’s something the fans are interested in. If fanboys and fangirls up and down the Internet shout loud enough, it may be enough for the editors in the Spider-Office, Nick Lowe and associate editor Ellie Pyle, to hear.
There is obviously no doubt that they’ve heard the demands. They’re both on Twitter, after all. Every tweet they read must cause them to release a slight smile, as they must’ve known what would happen. Let’s face it, Gwen Stacy is a character who’s always been known by Spider-Fans for two things: being the love of Peter Parker’s life and for being thrown off a bridge, and yet her popularity has only grown thanks to the stellar portrayal by Emma Stone in the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise.
So has Marvel been clever and teased the idea of a Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman within the guise of a Spider-Verse one-shot tie-in to test the water? Hoping for such a response from fans, if that’s the case, it wouldn’t be the first time Marvel have played that game
This was seen Miguel O’Hara’s return in the pages of Superior Spider-Man, which saw the return of a popular character who now is back under his own title Spider-Man 2099. If that’s not on your pull-list then it really should be.
Of course, a lot of the popularity has to be down to the writing team of Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez, who’ve re-invented the character of Gwen Stacy in a way that fans would appear to love. Not to mentioned they’ve flipped the relationship between Peter and Gwen, in a sense that Gwen is not dependant of Peter. She’s, for the first time, her own character. A strong, smart, tough college girl who’s wrestling with the power and her responsibilities within this story.
I honestly think that Marvel are planning on giving Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman at least a mini-series. The current popularity pretty much ensures that her character will be one of the Spider’s that survives Spider-Verse. It’s definitely a no-brainer for Marvel. They now know the audience is there, waiting and wailing. It’s up to Marvel just how long they leave us “climbing the walls”
DO you think Marvel should give Gwen Stacy a solo book, or should she remain in limbo after Spider-Verse? Maybe you’d like to see her get killed off again during Spider-Verse? You blood thirsty philistines!