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(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyaza (CA) Bengal Rated T In Shops: Mar 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• After the life-changing events of SPIDER-GEDDON, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 has resolved to stay on her home turf and resume her normally scheduled super-heroics as GHOST-SPIDER. • But in the wake of the Hand’s downfall, SOMETHING sinister has begun stalking the streets of New York at night. • Will Gwen be able to track down the thing that goes bump in the dark, or will she become one more victim of the MAN-WOLF?!
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyaza (CA) Bengal Rated T In Shops: Feb 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
In the aftermath of “Spider-Geddon”, Gwen is ready for her life to calm down – but when is life ever calm for a teenage super hero? Mary Jane’s perfectionist vision for their band is driving Gwen crazy, while Gwen’s father is pressuring her to return to school. Add that to the daily trials and responsibility that come with being a web-slinging super hero, and you’ve got a recipe for a whole new era of radioactive adventure!
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
In the aftermath of SPIDER-GEDDON, Gwen Stacy has a unique ability all her own – one that will set her apart from other Spiders for years to come. But with that unique power, there will also come a unique – and grave – responsibility. One that Gwen will have no choice but to bear alone…
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal Rated T In Shops: Dec 12, 2018 SRP: $3.99
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN! • As SPIDER-GEDDON rages on, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 comes face-to-face with one of her deadliest opponents yet…THE GWEN GOBLIN! • Presented with yet another world that’s lost a Gwen Stacy, Gwen-65 can’t help but wonder if she’s destined for doom and what that might mean for her family…
This January, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw – the creative team that brought you Thanos – will bring a new Guardians of the Galaxy series to readers! And to celebrate the debut of this brand-new team, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers showcasing past and present Guardians of the Galaxy characters from superstar artists Mike McKone, Ema Lupacchino, Dale Keown, Will Sliney, and more!
Look for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy variant covers on these select titles:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 by Gerald Parel
AVENGERS #13 by Patrick Zircher with colors by Jason Keith
BLACK PANTHER #8 by Jamal Campbell
DEADPOOL #8 by Jamal Campbell
DOCTOR STRANGE #10 by Will Sliney with colors by Frank D’Armata
FANTASTIC FOUR #6 by Pasqual Ferry
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 by Ron Lim with colors by Israel Silva
IMMORTAL HULK #12 by Geoff Shaw
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER #4 by Bobby Rubio
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 by Mike McKone with colors by Jesus Aburtov
UNCANNY X-MEN #8 by David Marquez
X-23 #8 by Dale Keown
X-FORCE #2 by Ema Lupacchino
Don’t miss your chance to collect all Guardians of the Galaxy variants, coming this January to your local comic shop!
It’s a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65! We pick up with Gwen right where we left her – fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone’s gonna be late to band practice…
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 picks up where the previous volume of Spider-Gwen left off and Spider-Geddon has lead to. Gwen has done her time and is figuring out the hole superheroics thing still when she’s recruited by Spider-Ham to take on the Inheritors again.
If you haven’t read Spider-Geddon #1 and especially this week’s #2, you’re going to want to do that. This issue dives right into what was revealed in that second issue.
Warning, there be spoilers ahead!!!
In Spider-Geddon #2 at first it looked like Spider-Gwen had died but we know she was sent off to another Earth in another part of the multiverse. Which Earth? We still don’t quite know as we get to explore this new world as our heroine does as well.
And that exploration is part of what Seanan McGuire has set up as part of the fun of this first issue. We get to work through the logic and what steps to take as Gwen does exactly that. Who should she seek out for help? Who’s good and who’s evil? We meet one potential villain at least but when it comes to the multiverse, you never quite know.
Artist Rosi Kämpe along with colorist Ian Herring and letterer Clayton Cowles deliver worlds that feel a bit more like the upcoming dayglow of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters this December. It’s an interesting style and while there’s points where I might have taken advantage of perspectives more, it’s an artistically good issue that’s entertaining to look at. There’s some issues with Gwen’s body herself that doesn’t quite look right when it comes to the human form but it never hurts the enjoyment.
The issue is a good one serving as a direct tie-in to Spider-Geddon and continuing the interesting events from there. A new world to explore always has me interested in seeing what’s going to be done differently and that has me wanting to come back for more and see what’s next.