Gwen Stacy returns to Marvel Comics in August
Gwen Stacy by Christos Gage and Todd Nauck published its first and second issues in 2020 before the pandemic hit. And then didn’t come back. Amazon listed for a #1-5 collection for January 2023 titled Gwen Stacy: Who is that girl?. but the comics will be playing their paperback department at their same game. Bleeding Cool has confirmed that a) it’s real and b) we should see the previously solicited unpublished issues soon. But Marvel has a new twist for August 2022. They’re releasing, not a paperback, but a big, spineless comic book containing all five issues.
Written by Christos Gage and drawn by Todd Nauck, Gwen Stacy’s first-ever solo series launched in 2019 and featured a thrilling never-before-told Silver Age mystery that saw a pre-Spider-Man Gwen confront villains like Green Goblin and Kingpin. Success with readers, the series unfortunately remained unfinished… until now! In August, GIANT-SIZE GWEN STACY #1, an epic one-shot reprinting the first two issues and, for the first time ever, collecting the last three issues! As fabulous, fierce and smart as Gwen herself, GIANT-SIZE GWEN STACY is an extraordinary saga worthy of Marvel’s “It Girl.”
Gwen and Peter may not have met until AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31, but that doesn’t mean Gwen’s life started on this page. Meet Gwen Stacy, Beauty Queen of Standard High, of course, but so much more. Science genius Gwen Stacy (you don’t think she landed in Peter’s advanced science class at ESU because of her beauty, do you?) has an indomitable spirit that, to the great dam of his father, the police captain, causes him serious trouble! This sequel storyline will see Gwen tackle a conspiracy spanning the Marvel Universe that intersects her with dangerous Marvel villains and teams up with the original X-Men!
“Working on the GWEN STACY miniseries with the brilliant Todd Nauck and Rachelle Rosenberg was a huge pleasure, as I got to play in the timeline of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man stories – but BEFORE Gwen did meets Peter Parker – revealing the untold stories about people like Gwen, Green Goblin and Captain George Stacy,” Gage explained. “Unfortunately COVID put the show 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 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 one. , more exciting way for Gwen to come back. Thank you to everyone who waited so long, kept asking questions about the book, and retained their enthusiasm for this one…I hope you find that the wait is worth it!”
“I’m so excited to see our full Gwen Stacy story coming to fans!” said Nauck. “I had so much fun drawing this series and working with Christos, Nick Lowe, Lindsey Cohick, Ralph Macchio and Rachelle Rosenberg! I really enjoyed thinking about and working on aspects of the Marvel Universe from that era around Gwen and its history. Wait until fans see number 4!
GIANT SIZE GWEN STACY #1
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TODD NAUCK
Colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
Cover by OLIVIER VATINE
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
On sale 8/10
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GWEN STACY #1 (OF 5)
(F) Christos N. Gage (F) Todd Nauck (CA) Adam Hughes
The first of Gwen Stacy’s incredible adventures!
Gwen and Peter may not have met until AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31, but that doesn’t mean Gwen’s life started on this page. Discover the untold origin of Gwen Stacy, top of her class, daughter of the police captain and, as her friend Harry Osborn calls her, “the beauty queen of Standard High”. But she is much more than you know! Gwen has a scientific brain, a flair for trouble, and an inflexible attitude that always gets her into trouble. At the start of the Marvel Universe, that’s a recipe for disaster. Don’t miss Gwen, Captain Stacy, Harry and Norman Osborn, Crimemaster, Wilson Fisk, Jean DeWolff, Yuri Wantanabe and even Spider-Man!
Rated TIn Stores: February 12, 2020
GWEN STACY #2 (OF 5)
(F) Christos N. Gage (F) Todd Nauck (CA) Adam Hughes
• Gwen’s father is injured, in hospital and involved in corruption charges.
• But what is a High School Student of the Month/Candidate Class President/Science Team Captain supposed to do about it?
• Gwen is not the type to sit idly by, even if it means going through the Crimemaster and worse!!!
• Don’t miss this continuing tale that will change your outlook on the most beloved Marvel character of all time!
Rated TIn Stores: March 11, 2020
GWEN STACY #3 (Of 5)
CHRISTOS GAGE (F) • TODD NAUCK (A) • Cover by ADAM HUGHES
VARIANT COVERAGE BY TBA
Captain George Stacy (aka Gwen’s father) has been implicated in a murder and it’s up to Gwen to clear his name. With Green Goblin and the Crime Master involved, it’s not going to be easy! Luckily, Gwen isn’t doing it alone. She has her friend Harry Osborn and her boyfriend (?!) Darius Scanlon to help her. Oh, and Harry’s father, Norman Osborn, helps them too! I forgot this good news! 32 PGS./Rated T…$3.99
GWEN STACY #4 (Of 5)
CHRISTOS GAGE (F) • TODD NAUCK (A) • Taken over by MIGUEL MERCADO
VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO
It’s Friday Night Lights time as Standard High takes on Flash Thompson and the Midtown Tigers! Gwen is there to cheer on her boyfriend against Flash, but no one expected the Green Goblin to crush the event. And Spider-Man is nowhere to be found. It’s up to the weirdest superheroes to save Gwen and her friends! 32 PGS./Rated T…$3.99
GWEN STACY #5 (of 5)
CHRISTOS GAGE (F) • TODD NAUCK (A) Picked up by MIGUEL MERCADO
Variant cover by Greg Smallwood
Gwen continues, against her father’s wishes, to erase George Stacy’s reputation. She’s been threatened, attacked, and belittled, but Gwen has no respite in her. This last issue of the series confronts her with a man of growing importance in the New York underworld: Wilson Fisk, the future Kingpin of Crime. 32 PGS./Rated T…$3.99