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Spider-Verse week continues with our first datafile, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman, affectionately known as Spider-Gwen. Though she’s appeared only in a single issue of her own, and a minor character in the Spider-Verse storyline, she’s become so popular she’ll be getting her own series in April!
In this alternate universe (Earth-65), Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider, rather than Peter Parker. Peter desperately wanted to be as special as Spider-Woman, and transformed himself into a lizard-like creature in an experiment gone terribly wrong. Parker was killed in the aftermath, and Gwen Stacy vowed to fight in Peter’s memory. When confronted by her father, she had this to say:
“You’re a good cop, dad. You put on that badge and carry that gun because you know if you don’t someone who shouldn’t will. When I put on this mask, I only did it– –because it freed me from responsibility. I thought I was special. And Peter Parker died because he tried to follow my example. I have to take responsibility for that. To make his death mean something. But I can’t do it in a jail cell. This mask is my badge now. If I don’t define what it means… monsters like this will. This is where I’m needed most.”