Gwen Stacy: 'Spider-Gwen' Brings Iconic Spider-Man Girlfriend Back to Life

PHOTO: Gwen Stacy was killed by the Green Goblin in the June, 1973 issue of "Amazing Spider-Man."Marvel
Gwen Stacy was killed by the Green Goblin in the June, 1973 issue of "Amazing Spider-Man."

Gwen Stacy is iconic since becoming one of the first main characters in comic book history to kick the bucket.

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Spider-Man's girlfriend died in 1973 after an epic battle between the web slinger and the Green Goblin, a huge move for comics and Marvel when no heroes died.

Well, now Marvel is bringing her back to life in "Spider-Gwen."

Yeah, you read that right. The magazine premiered Wednesday and has Stacy as a superhero in an alternate universe.

PHOTO: Gwen Stacy was killed by the Green Goblin in the June, 1973 issue of Amazing Spider-Man.Marvel
Gwen Stacy was killed by the Green Goblin in the June, 1973 issue of "Amazing Spider-Man."

The story goes that the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker actually bit Stacy on Earth-65, an alternate reality, according to USA Today.

This isn't "Spider-Gwen's" first appearance though. She debuted in "Edge of Spider-Verse No. 2," where she watched Peter Parker die, not the other way around in the classic Spider-Man.

This version of Gwen Stacy is a rocker who plays in a band and gets slammed by Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, who you may know as Parker's angry, Spider-Man hating boss in the original series. He blames her for Parker's death.

The writer of the book Jason Latour spoke to USA Today about the new character and altering an icon in Marvel lore.

"I really didn't know what about it I was drawn to other than the fact that it could have gone really badly because you weren't supposed to touch her," he said. "If this character could come back and escape death because of what superhero comics are best at doing, then the sky's the limit."

He continued, "The fact that it's a woman does change the meaning and subtext of everything that's going on. As a creator, that's really enjoyable and it opens up the story to go in a lot of directions it wouldn't have gone before."

There's also other Marvel characters in this series that you know and love, but are different because, well it's a different world!

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