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Women of Marvel: Ghost-Spider

Or, you may know her as Spider-Gwen! On Earth-65, Gwen Stacy lives a double life as the super hero Ghost-Spider. Revisit her comics origin story—and major runs—to see what makes her one of the most unique, and powerful, heroes in the Spider-Verse.


First Appearance

in Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2

A high schooler (and member of the Mary Janes band by day) and the web-slinging Spider-Gwen by night. It’s easy to see why a super hero Gwen Stacy was embraced by fans—her costume design is wholly fresh and original.

Origin Series

in Spider-Gwen (2015) #1

On Earth-65, Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. Taking the name Ghost-Spider (and affectionately called Spider-Gwen by her fans), she uses her great powers responsibly to protect New York and the Web of Life!

On Earth-616

in Ghost-Spider (2019) #1

With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, Gwen travels to Earth-616 for super hero action… and school. The newest student at Empire State University is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she’s just getting to know.

Versus Arcade

in Ghost-Spider Annual (2019) #1

If you love the villainous Arcade and his demented games, you’ll be into this Ghost-Spider crossover. It’s a tower of terror as Gwen takes on some of the most classic—and DEADLY—villains of the Marvel Universe!