Get Started In SPIDER-GWEN

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated Jul 2019

Spider-Gwen is the Spider-Woman of Earth-65, an alternate Marvel Universe where Gwen Stacey--not Peter Parker--was the one bitten by the radioactive spider and imbued with the abilities and proportionate strength of a spider. Spider-Gwen originated out of the SPIDER-VERSE storyline from 2014-15, and was so popular among the many alternate incarnations of that storyline, she earned her own self-titled series. The series was relaunched early on at a new #1 on the back side of the SECRET WARS storyline in late 2015 during Marvel's publishing-wide rebranding and continued to its end at issue #34, when Spider-Gwen's future publishing status was undetermined. However, Spider-Gwen got a new life with a new name, Ghost-Spider, and the 2018 event, SPIDER-GEDDON, which is a follow-on event to the original SPIDER-VERSE storyline. Spider-Gwen appears alongside Miles Morales and Peter Parker in the 2018 animated film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the current series to help you get started with Spider-Gwen comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

Her third ongoing series is ending with issue #10 and transitioning to her fourth ongoing series, GHOST-SPIDER [2019].

PublisherFrequencySeries 
MARVELOngoing - TransitioningSPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018](third ongoing flagship series)
MARVELOngoing - TransitioningGHOST-SPIDER [2019](fourth ongoing flagship series)
MARVELAnnualGHOST-SPIDER ANNUAL [2019](ACTS OF EVIL tie-in)
MARVELOne-ShotMARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN--WEB DESIGNERS [2019](all-ages series of one-shot team-ups)

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Spider-Gwen. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Spider-Gwen.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #7Quick ViewApr 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018] #7   IN STOCK$3.99
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #8
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May 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018] #8   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #9
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Jun 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018] #9   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #10
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Jul 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018] #10   (series end)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
GHOST-SPIDER #1
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Aug 2019GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #1   (series beginning)UNAVAILABLE$3.39
GHOST-SPIDER #2
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Sep 2019GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #2   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
GHOST-SPIDER ANNUAL #1
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Sep 2019GHOST-SPIDER ANNUAL [2019] #1   (stand-alone story)UNAVAILABLE$3.24
      
GHOST-SPIDER #3
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Oct 2019GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #3   UNAVAILABLE$2.59
GHOST-SPIDER #4
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Nov 2019GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #4   PRE-ORDER$3.99
$2.59
      
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN--WEB DESIGNERS #1
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Apr 2019MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN--WEB DESIGNERS [2019] #1   (one-shot)UNAVAILABLE$2.59

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Spider-Gwen comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Spider-Gwen. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

You can read everything with Spider-Gwen in it in the chronological order presented below, or you could start at one of the relaunches.

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
SPIDER-GWEN: GWEN STACY Quick ViewOct 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GWEN STACY [2019-TPB]
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.44
      
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 00: MOST WANTEDQuick ViewOct 2015SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 00: MOST WANTED
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 01: GREATER POWERQuick ViewMay 2016SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 01: GREATER POWER
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 02: WEAPON OF CHOICEQuick ViewDec 2016SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 02: WEAPON OF CHOICE
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 03: LONG-DISTANCEQuick ViewJun 2017SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 03: LONG-DISTANCE
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
SPIDER-MAN/SPIDER-GWEN: SITTING IN A TREE Quick ViewMay 2017SPIDER-MAN/SPIDER-GWEN: SITTING IN A TREE [2017-TPB]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 04: PREDATORSQuick ViewOct 2017SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 04: PREDATORS
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 05: GWENOMQuick ViewApr 2018SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 05: GWENOM
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 06: THE LIFE OF GWEN STACYQuick ViewSep 2018SPIDER-GWEN [2015-TPB] VOL 06: THE LIFE OF GWEN STACY
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER-VERSE--SPIDER-GWEN Quick ViewNov 2018SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER-VERSE--SPIDER-GWEN [2019-TPB]
CURRENT PRINTING
  (repackages some select stories and--along with other volumes about other spider-family members--released to coincide with the animated SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE film.)
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 01Quick ViewFeb 2017SPIDER-GWEN [2017-HC] VOL 01
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 02Quick ViewJan 2018SPIDER-GWEN [2017-HC] VOL 02
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN VOL 03Quick ViewOct 2018SPIDER-GWEN [2017-HC] VOL 03
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER VOL 01: SPIDER-GEDDONQuick ViewMay 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018-TPB] VOL 01: SPIDER-GEDDON
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER VOL 02: IMPOSSIBLE YEARQuick ViewAug 2019SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018-TPB] VOL 02: IMPOSSIBLE YEAR
  
UNAVAILABLE$11.69

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Spider-Gwen, if it's within your budget.

  • EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE [2014] #2  (1st appearance of Spider-Gwen)

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. Spider-Gwen exists in an alternate universe. Her first appearance established the basic facts about her origin, but the ongoing series continues to explore the similarities and differences with the familiar Spider-Man origin, and, as such, is difficult to encapsulate.

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Spider-Gwen comic books. Spider-Gwen originated out of the SPIDER-VERSE storyline from 2014-15, and was so popular, she earned her own self-titled series and an integral member of the then budding Spider-Verse. The Sony animated film SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has breathed fresh interest into Spider-Gwen's popularity with a new ongoing series.

  • EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE [2014] #1-5   
  • SPIDER-GWEN [2015A] #1-5   (first self-titled series)
  • SPIDER-GWEN [2015B] #1, 0-34   (second self-titled series)
  • WEB WARRIORS [2016] #1-11   (team member)
  • SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA [2016] #1   (SPIDER-WOMEN, Part 1 of a crossover story arc)
  • SILK [2016] #7-8   (SPIDER-WOMEN crossover story arc parts)
  • SPIDER-WOMAN [2016] #6-7   (SPIDER-WOMEN crossover story arc parts)
  • SPIDER-WOMEN: OMEGA [2016] #1   (SPIDER-WOMEN finale)
  • SPIDER-GWEN ANNUAL [2016] #1   (annual series is a companion to SPIDER-GWEN [2015B])
  • SPIDER-MAN [2016] #12-14   (SITTING IN A TREE, Parts 1, 3 and 5; story arc crossover with SPIDER-GWEN series)
  • SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER [2018] #1-10   (third series)
  • SPIDER-MAN: ENTER THE SPIDER-VERSE [2019] #1   (animated movie tie-in)
  • MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN--ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE [2019] #1   (one of an all-ages series of one-shot team-ups)
  • GHOST-SPIDER [2019] #1-   (fourth series)
  • GHOST-SPIDER ANNUAL [2019] #1   (ACTS OF EVIL tie-in)

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Spider-Gwen, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags.

Key Issue cover 1 for SPIDER-GWENKey Issue cover 2 for SPIDER-GWENKey Issue cover 3 for SPIDER-GWENKey Issue cover 4 for SPIDER-GWEN
  • EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE [2014] #2   (1st appearance of Spider-Gwen)
  • SPIDER-GWEN [2015A] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • SPIDER-GWEN [2015B] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • SPIDER-GWEN [2015B] #0   (0th issue of this series; contains reprint of EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE [2014] #2)