Marvel Comics announced plans for a new series set around the Gwen Stacy Spider-Verse character Ghost Spider, also known as Spider-Gwen. In this new limited-run sequel, the hero will be battling an army of clones created by one of her worst adversaries.
“Fresh off of SPIDER-GWEN: GWENVERSE, which introduced exciting heroic versions of Ghost-Spider from throughout the Multiverse, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 will headline a sequel limited series—but this time around, instead of meeting new allies, she’ll be confronted by dangerous new foes,” Marvel said on their website.
They added, “Written by Emily Kim (SILK, TIGER DIVISION) and drawn by Kei Zama (EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY), SPIDER-GWEN: SHADOW CLONES will turn Ghost-Spider’s life upside down as she’s targeted by clones of herself based on Spidey’s greatest villains! Over the course of five daring issues, readers will see the debuts of a host of new Gwen-villains, all once again designed by comics visionary Peach Momoko!”
Marvel also released the first images for the cover:
Emily Kim said of the series, “I was a little nervous taking on Spider-Gwen because she’s such an iconic hero.”
But the rich story premise and fantastic team has made the process a blast. I’ve quickly fallen in love with Gwen and her unique voice and am excited for people to see how she handles a crazy slew of Gwen clones,” she continued.
Marvel Comics promises this universe’s version of Doc Ock, Sandman, Vulture, and others will appear, but they look rather strange.
Set on Earth-65, this universe features Gwen Stacy becoming the friendly neighborhood web-slinger instead of her boyfriend Peter Parker. As a result of wanting to help her, Parker accidentally turns into the lizard and tragically dies during a confrontation with Ghost Spider. She was featured in the film ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.’