(Image credit rating: Jodi Nishijima (Surprise Comics))
Ghost-Spider, Spider-Woman, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Gwen – whatever you call her, she’s about to be the significant individual of a brand sleek Surprise multiversal event story titled Gwen-Verse that brings together a few variants of Gwen Stacy from across the Surprise multiverse for a team-up in 2022.
Interestingly, Ghost-Spider (the most fresh superhero title extinct by the alt-Earth model of Gwen Stacy) debuted in Spider-Verse, a story about a few versions of Spider-Man from assorted worlds all working together to face a murderous possibility, which diagram that with the onset of her accumulate Gwen-Verse event, she’s coming elephantine circle at Surprise Comics.
… but she’s it appears to be like switching abet to her passe title, Spider-Gwen.
Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse will most seemingly be a 5-topic small sequence from author Tim Seeley and artist Jodi Nishijima with persona designs by Peach Momoko. Every topic will showcase assorted versions of Gwen Stacy from across the Multiverse who apply within the footsteps of heroes as opposed to Spider-Man.
Test out this uncolored, unlettered preview of Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse, sizzling off Jodi Nishijima’s proverbial desk:
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To wit, David Nakayama’s quilt for Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse #1 reveals Gwen entrance-and-heart, along with mashed-up versions of Gwen combined with Captain The united states, Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor, Captain Surprise, and even her Night-Gwen/Nightbird incarnation from the fresh Heroes Reborn event.
You’d also merely search for the premise of Gwen-Verse’s mash-united states of americaof Gwen Stacy and other Surprise heroes comes sizzling on the heels of the same dwelling of mash-up reports for Gwen’s prolonged-time ally Miles Morales, with the newly announced title What If…Miles Morales specializing in alternate truth versions of Miles who apply within the footsteps of heroes corresponding to Captain The united states and Wolverine, in desire to Spider-Man.
In other words, more or less the explicit same theory, but featuring Miles as yet any other of Gwen.
Befitting this kind of multiversal sequence, Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse #1 will accumulate an array of variants including ones from Natacha Bustos (a ‘Stormbreakers’ variant), Leonardo Romero, Todd Nauck (a headshot variant), Felipe Massafara (two versions), Peach Momoko, Sabine Properly to effect (two versions), David Nakayama (an unlettered model of his main quilt), and Greg Land. Test them all out here:
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Surprise’s penchant for mashing up its characters, specifically on variant covers, is nothing sleek – the publisher has embraced the postulate as share of its ongoing philosophy of the ‘illusion of replace.’
In fact, Surprise mashing up Gwen Stacy with other heroes isn’t any longer even a brand sleek belief in of itself, because the publisher created a series of variant covers a few years within the past featuring similar Gwen Stacy mash-ups.
That sequence of variant covers finally resulted in the appearance of Gwenpool by Chris Bachalo, a mash-up of Gwen Stacy and Deadpool who later grew to turn out to be her accumulate totally separate persona named Gwen Poole, who has since turn out to be share of the mainstream Surprise Universe.
And in that very same vein, Surprise is celebrating Gwen-Verse with a line of variant covers mashing up Gwen Stacy with assorted participants of the X-Males for a few the publisher’s spring 2022 titles.
Here’s a gallery of the total X-Gwen (would perchance well well not accumulate gone with ‘Gwex-Males’?) variant covers:
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And here’s a listing of the total titles on which the X-Gwen covers will seem, along with the artists who drew them:
- Amazing Spider-Man #88 – ‘Gwen Gray’ by Francesco Mattina (February 2)
- Captain Surprise #37 – ‘Gwenstique’ by Rian Gonzalez (February 9)
- Ghost Rider #1 – ‘Gwenna Frost’ by Taurin Clarke (February 9)
- Moon Knight #8 – ‘Gwenclops’ by Todd Nauck (February 9)
- Devil’s Reign #4 – ‘Gwen Stacy as Psylocke’ by Betsy Cola (February 9)
- Avengers #53 – ‘Gwen Stacy as Kitty Pryde’ by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire (February 9)
- Hulk #4 – ‘Rogue Gwen’ by Gash Bradshaw (February 16)
- Iron Fist #1 – ‘Gwemino’ by Gash Dragotta (February 16)
- Shang-Chi #9 – ‘Gwenbit’ by Tony Fleecs (February 16)
- She-Hulk #2 – ‘Gwenverine’ by David Nakayama (February 16)
- Thor #22 – ‘Gwen Stacy as Angel’ by Marc Aspinall (February 16)
- X-Males #8 – Gwen Stacy as Utter-BOom’ by Logan Lubera and Rachelle Rosenberg (February 16)
- Sad Panther #4 – ‘Phoenix Gwen’ by Phil Noto (February 23)
- Miles Morales: Spider-Man #35 – ‘Captain Gwendolyne’ by Pete Woods (February 23)
- Silver Surfer Rebirth #2 – ‘Polaris, Mistress of Gwenetism’ by Rod Reis (February 23)
- Iron Man #17 – ‘Gwen Stacy as Banshee’ by Ernanda Souza (February 23)
- Impossible Four #41 – ‘Gwen Stacy as Jubilee’ by Rickie Yagawa and Emi Fuji (March 2)
As for the mainstream Surprise Universe Gwen Stacy, who remains as pointless as ever within the fresh timeline, she had a flashback title of her accumulate that’s been missing in motion since early 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted provide chain disruptions that necessitated many publishers rearranging their schedules for a few months.
On the starting up announced to pass on sale February 9, Surprise has delayed Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse #1 one month to March 9. As a end result, Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #2 has been pushed abet to April 13.
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I have been Newsarama’s resident Surprise Comics educated and general comic guide historian since 2011. I’ve moreover been the on-location reporter at most predominant comic conventions corresponding to Silly-Con Worldwide: San Diego, New York Silly Con, and C2E2. Exterior of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird and wonderful photos, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)