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Welcome to Spider-Gwen comics reading guide!

If you’re a fan of Spider-Gwen from the Spider-Verse movies and TV shows, this is the guide for you! Here are all the essential Spider-Gwen comics you need to get started:

Spider-Gwen Comics Recommendations:

  • Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2
  • Spider-Gwen (2015) #1-5
  • Spider-Gwen (2016) #1-34; Annual #1
  • Spider-Women (2016)
  • Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018) #1-10
  • Ghost-Spider (2019) #1-10; Annual #1
  • King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage (2021) #1-3
  • Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #1-5
  • Spider-Verse Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #32-36
  • Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones (2023) #1-5

Despite being the most famous Spider-Woman of them all, Spider-Gwen is actually a new addition to the Spider-Man mythos! Created in 2015 as part of Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse comics event, the Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 has quickly taken over the fandom because of her iconic design and unique personality.

With the Spider-Verse film trilogy introducing her to mainstream audiences, Spider-Gwen is now a major character in film, TV, and video games too. Whether you know her as Spider-Woman, Ghost-Spider, or simply Spider-Gwen, dive into her comics for a closer look at this special version of Gwen Stacy!

For more related to Spider-Gwen comics, check out our other reading guides, including Miles Morales, Silk, and the Spider-Verse!

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Gwen Stacy: Spider-Gwen (2015-2018)

The Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 was introduced in Edge of Spider-Verse #2, as part of Dan Slott’s original Spider-Verse event. She was immediately a popular character, and quickly got multiple solo series from her creators Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez. In addition to their main Spider-Gwen title, be sure to check out the Spider-Women crossover event with Silk (Cindy Moon) and Jessica Drew!

Continue with the Silk reading guide for more Spider-Women comics!

  • Spider-Verse (2014)
    • Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2
    • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #7-15 
    • Spider-Verse (2015) #1 [B Story]
    • Spider-Verse Team-Up (2015) #1-2
    • Spider-Woman (2015) #1-4
    • Check the Spider-Verse reading guide for a detailed reading order!
  • Spider-Gwen (2015) #1-5
  • Spider-Verse (2015) #1-5
    • Secret Wars (2015) tie-in
  • Spider-Gwen (2016) #1-34; Annual #1
    • Prologue: Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1 [E Story], Spider-Woman (2016) #1
    • After #6: Web Warriors (2016) #1-11, Spider-Women (2016)
    • After #8: Spider-Gwen (2016) Annual #1, All-New Wolverine Annual (2016) #1
    • With #16-18: Spider-Man (2016) #12-14
  • Spider-Women (2016)
    • Spider-Women: Alpha (2016) #1
    • Spider-Gwen (2015) #7
    • Silk (2016) #7
    • Spider-Woman (2016) #6
    • Spider-Gwen (2015) #8
    • Silk (2016) #8
    • Spider-Woman (2016) #7
    • Spider-Women: Omega (2016) #1
    • Continue with the Silk reading guide!

 

Extra reading:

  • Deadpool (2013) #45 [H Story]
  • A-Force (2015) #1, 3, 5
  • Howard the Duck (2015) #1
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX (2015) #1, 4
    • Giant-Size Little Marvels: Infinity Comic (2021) #1-2
  • Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #2
  • The Clone Conspiracy (2016) #1-5, Omega #1
    • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #21
    • Prowler (2016) #5

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Gwen Stacy: Ghost-Spider (2018-2023)

In the late 2010s, Gwen has become bigger than ever, thanks to the popularity of Hailee Steinfeld’s portrayal in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Meanwhile in the comics, Gwen embraced her own name as “Ghost-Spider” and began splitting her time between Earth-65 and Earth-616 with a new creative team of Seanan McGuire, Takeshi Miyazawa, and Ig Guara. This era also introduced Gwenom and Tim Seeley’s Gwenverse!

  • Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018) #1-10
    • Prologue: Superior Octopus (2018) #1 [B Story], Spider-Geddon (2018) #0-2
    • With #1-3: Spider-Geddon #3-5, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) #313
    • Tie-in animated film: Spider-Geddon: Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018)
    • After #10: Spider-Man (2019) Annual #1
  • Ghost-Spider (2019) #1-10, Annual #1
    • After #9: Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #44, 48-57, The Sins of Norman Osborn (2020) #1
  • Gwen Stacy (2020) #1
    • Features the A-Gwen-gers!
  • King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage (2021) #1-3
  • Spider-Verse Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #1-6, 32-36, 50-52
  • Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #1-5
    • Prologue: Secret Wars: Battleworld (2015) #3
    • Prologue: Heroes Reborn (2021) #5; Marvel Double Action #1; Night-Gwen #1
  • Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones (2023) #1-5
  • Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse (2023) #1 (“Fire with Fire”, “The Beatdown”)
    • “Fire with Fire” features Gwen Stacy as Morbius!

 

Extra reading:

  • Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) #25
  • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) #304-305
  • Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble (2019) #1-3
  • Marvel Action: Spider-Man (2019) #1-12; (2020) #1-3
    • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel (2021) #1-2
  • Venom: The End (2020) #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #74 [C Story]
  • Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing (2021) #1
  • Dark Ages (2021) #1
  • Alligator Loki Infinity Comic (2022) #6
  • Damage Control (2022) #1

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Spider-Gwen in the Multiverse and Multimedia

Thanks to the success of Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Gwen has been everywhere in video games and animation. She’s had regular roles in multiple TV shows and her own film through Marvel Rising. Could a live-action Spider-Gwen be next?

Spider-Gwen in Movies and TV Shows:

  • Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) S4 E19
  • Marvel Funko Short (2016) S2 E7
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (2017) S1 E1-25; S2 E1-26; S3 E1-6
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures (2017) S2 E2; S3 E7
    • Tie-in comic: Captain Marvel – Halloween Spooktacular (2018) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Captain Marvel – Mealtime Mayhem (2018) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Spider-Man – Across the Spider-Verse (2019) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Spider-Man – Web of Intrigue (2019) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Spider-Man – Spider-Sense of Adventure (2019) #1
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
    • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
    • Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (2024)
  • Marvel Rising (2019)
    • Initiation S1 E1-6, Chasing Ghosts, Heart of Iron, Battle of the Bands, Operation Shuri, Playing With Fire
  • Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021) S1 E1-50; S2 E1-36
    • Meet Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021) S1 E1-11; S2 E1-10

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Spider-Gwen in Video Games:

  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
    • Gwen becomes Carnage!
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012)
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013)
  • Marvel Heroes (2013)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)
    • Tie-in series: LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019) S1 E1-5
  • Spider-Man Unlimited (2014)
    • Features Gwenom!
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (2014)
    • Marvel Realm of Champions (2020)
    • Tie-in series: Realm on the March (2021) S1 E1-5
    • Tie-in series: Elegy (2022) S1 E1-5
    • Features Gwen as Spider-Witch and Madam Web!
  • Marvel Future Fight (2015)
  • Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
  • Marvel Strike Force (2018)
  • Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019)
    • Features Gwenom!
  • Marvel Duel (2020)

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And that’s our guide to Spider-Gwen comics! Have you read any of her comics before? What TV shows have you seen her in? Let me know on Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site @MyCosmicCircus for more multiversal mayhem coming soon!

Check out our full list of comics reading guides here, including our Miles Morales and Spider-Verse guides below!

Miles Morales Comics Reading Guide

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