Back By Popular Demand; ‘Spider-Gwen’ Gets Ongoing Series In February [NYCC]
It looks like Marvel is striking while the iron is hot.
September's Edge of Spider-Verse #2, which featured an alternate-universe Gwen Stacy who bore the mantle of Spider-Woman and was also in a super-cool girl band, was such a massive success that the publisher has announced an ongoing series starring the character will launch in February. The creative team behind the Edge of Spider-Verse issue, writer Jason Latour, artist Robbi Rodriguez, and colorist Rico Renzi, are all expected to return.
The announcement came Friday morning at New York Comic-Con in a closed-door, retailers-only panel, which reportedly also teased a January event with the familiar words "No More Mutants", and included retailer questions about the future fates of Thor, Wolverine and the Fantastic Four.
Marvel hasn't offered up any preview art of the new Spider-Woman series just yet, or said whether it will be set in Gwen's alternate reality or if she might make her way to the Marvel Universe through the events of Spider-Verse. Marvel hasn't even confirmed the title of the ongoing series; the joking "previously in..." page of Edge of Spider-Verse #2 referred to the title Spider-Woman, but the character has colloquially become known as Spider-Gwen among fans.
Edge of Spider-Verse #2 certainly left the door open to future stories with the character, setting up a complex backstory in which Peter Parker became The Lizard and subsequently died, and ending on a cliffhanger in which Gwen and her dad, Capt. George Stacy, go through a big change in their relationship.
Spider-Gwen is also set to appear in the Spider-Verse event that will run throughout the Spider-Man titles starting next month.