Gwen Stacy #1: Marvel Comics Features Gwen Stacy in Upcoming Giant-Sized Issue
Marvel Comics has announced an upcoming giant-sized issue that will feature the fan-favorite character from the Spider-Man universe in Gwen Stacy #1. The oversized issue will be written by Christos Gage with art by Todd Nauck. Having had her first solo series launch in 2019 and put Gwen up against some of the biggest villains in the Spider-Man universe such as Green Goblin and Kingpin.
That series left a story untold and now, Gage and Nauck will team up to let Gwen continue to tell her story to a conclusion in the giant-sized issue. The upcoming one-shot will compile the first two issues and will collect the final three issues of Gwen Stacy in what Marvel describes as an ‘extraordinary saga worthy of Marvel’s “It Girl.”
Marvel describes the one-shot as follows:
“Gwen and Peter may not have met until AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31, but that doesn’t mean Gwen’s life began on that page. Meet Gwen Stacy, beauty queen of Standard High, sure, but so much more. Science whiz Gwen Stacy (you don’t think she landed in Peter’s advanced science classes at ESU because of her good looks, did you?) has an indomitable spirit that, much to her police Captain dad’s chagrin, gets her into serious trouble a lot!
This in-continuity story will see Gwen tackle a Marvel Universe-spanning conspiracy that has her cross paths with dangerous Marvel villains and team-up with the original X-Men!”
Gage spoke about telling Gwen’s story and working with the talented Nauck in the press release, saying:
“Working on the GWEN STACY miniseries with the brilliant Todd Nauck and Rachelle Rosenberg was a huge thrill, as I got to play in the timeline of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man stories – but BEFORE Gwen ever met Peter Parker – revealing untold tales about folks like Gwen, Green Goblin and Captain George Stacy.
Unfortunately, COVID put the series on hold after just two issues. And it’s been a while, but…Gwen is back! And I couldn’t be happier! The icing on the cake is that for the first time I get to see my name on a GIANT-SIZE title…a nice thick volume containing ALL 5 issues! Ever since I was a kid, Marvel’s Giant-Size books have held a special place in my heart, so I couldn’t think of a better, more exciting way for Gwen to return. I thank everyone who’s waited so long, kept asking about the book and retained their enthusiasm for it…I hope you find it worth the wait!”
Nauck added by talking about his excitement to complete Gwen’s story, saying:
” I am so excited to see our complete Gwen Stacy story is coming to the fans! I had so much fun drawing this series and working with Christos, Nick Lowe, Lindsey Cohick, Ralph Macchio, and Rachelle Rosenberg! I really enjoyed brainstorming and working in aspects of the Marvel Universe of that era around Gwen and her story. Wait till fans see issue #4!”
Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on August 10th, 2022 with main cover art by Olivie Vatine and a special variant cover by Peach Momoko. Check out the covers below:
Source: Marvel Comics
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