Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Get Ready For Spider-Gwen’s 616 Debut With New Variant Covers From Jenny Frison And Pablo Villalobos

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Since her mythos-shattering debut nearly 10 years ago, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, aka Ghost-Spider, has become one of Marvel Comics’ biggest breakout stars. This May, after multiple solo series and appearances across both the big and small screen, she’s set to relocate to the 616 for good in her latest ongoing series: Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider

This new era for the character will be penned by Stephanie Phillips (Capwolf & the Howling Commandos) and drawn by newcomer Federica Mancin, last year’s Marvel Art Atelier Challenge winner who made her debut in Miles Morales: Spider-Man.

Today, fans can see two new variant covers for the Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider #1. Drawn by two of today’s hottest cover artists, Jenny Frison and Pablo Villalobos, both pieces strikingly capture Ghost-Spider’s iconic look and captivating allure, and will also come available as virgin covers.

Hailing from an alternate Earth where the fateful radioactive Spider bit Gwen instead of Peter Parker, Ghost-Spider has had wild adventures in both her home dimension and the main Marvel Universe. Now a permanent resident of the iconic 616, the young hero’s new status quo will open the door to exciting new storytelling opportunities as she struggles to adjust to a world not her own and is forced to confront the tragic legacy of 616’s own Gwen. Hitting the ground running as New York’s next great hero, she’ll gain both new enemies and new friends, but the mystery behind her entrapment looms large, threatening to shatter her trust with her fellow Spider-Heroes… Why did she leave Earth-65? Why aren’t the other spiders supposed to know she’s here? Why isn’t she supposed to suit up? And who will get hurt when she does?

“Right after I started working on this new Spider-Gwen ongoing, I saw a little girl on Halloween dressed as Gwen and hitting some cool Spidey poses,” Phillips shared. “It was kind of a surreal moment to realize that I get to be a part of Gwen’s next big chapter, bringing her into the 616 and giving readers stories that make us rethink who Gwen is and what her role is within this new universe.”

Stay tuned for more news about Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider and preorder the issue at your local comic shop today! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

SPIDER-GWEN: THE GHOST-SPIDER #1

Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

Art by FEDERICA MANCIN

Cover by MARK BROOKS

Variant Cover by JENNY FRISON

Virgin Variant Cover by JENNY FRISON

Variant Cover by PABLO VILLALOBOS

Virgin Variant Cover by PABLO VILLALOBOS

On Sale 5/22

Images via Marvel Comics

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