I have to admit, I was taken aback when I first heard about “Spider-Gwen“. The idea seemed ridiculous, but it seems a lot of fans have taken a liking to this interpretation. For me personally, reading comics as a kid, one of the Spider-Man stories that affected me the most was the infamous ” The Night Gwen Stacy Died” I didn’t have the original issue, but do I still have my copy of the Marvel Tales reprint. What was interesting about this story was how Peter Parker handled Gwen’s death. He was confused, blamed himself, the became vengeful. I always felt like Gwen’s death was along the lines of Uncle Ben’s… How could they ever bring her back from that?
Flash forward a couple of decades and we have a new interpretation of Gwen Stacy: Spider-Gwen! But, how is this possible? The quick answer? Everyone’s favorite type of Universes, alternate ones! Spider-Gwen hails from Earth-65, an alternate Universe where Gwen got bit by that rascally radioactive spider instead of old Pete.
Now that you know the story of Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen, you’re ready to take a closer look at the Spider-Gwen 3.5″ Animated Statue from Gentle Giant Ltd This statue is based on a more cartoony, animated style for maximum cuteness.