Radioactive Spider-Gwen 003 (Dec. 2015)
SPOILERS AHEAD! YE BE WARNED!
“As a teenager, Gwen Stacy was bitten by a mutated spider. The bite transformed her, granting her amazing powers: a precognitive awareness of danger, adhesive fingertips, and the proportional speed and strength of a spider. To the residents of New York, she is the dangerous vigilante called Spider-Woman, but you know her as Spider-Gwen.” – Radioactive Spider-Gwen 003 (Dec. 2015)
To catch you up…
Welcome to Earth-65, a world where Spider-Gwen battled a giant lizard monster that turned out to be Peter Parker. Peter had injected himself with a serum that turned him into the giant lizard, but was also slowly killing him. He was weak and near death during his battle with Spider-Gwen and ended up dieing in the end. The world now blames her for Peter’s death, thanks to the goading from JJ Jameson, governor, and Matt Murdock, the evil lawyer for Kingpin. Kingpin wants her dead, because she stopped an assassination attempt on Captain George Stacy, her dad. Captain Stacy was in charge of the task force to hunt down Spider-Gwen and bring her to justice, not knowing it was his own, sweet daughter. He has since been replaced by Frank Castle and is considering leaving the Force. He now knows the identity of Spider-Woman and knows she didn’t kill Peter. Now he has to prove it to everyone while fighting off Kingpin. When we last left Spider-Gwen she had escaped from Captain America and was on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. Where will she go?
Gwen was suppose to meet her band at the Lake House, but is still in Captain America’s handcuffs, but in Earth-616 talking to Jessica, that universe’s very pregnant Spider-Woman. Gwen is hoping Jess will get her out of the handcuffs and offer a little advice about being Spider-Woman. Spider-Woman blasts the cuffs off of Spider-Gwen and they have a heart to heart.
Back on Earth-65, Frank Castle and Detective Dewloff are talking to Ben Grimm, bringing him in on the case with Vulture and trying to capture Spider-Gwen. Castle thinks George Stacy has aligned himself with Spider-Gwen and they figured out the Vulture was working for Kingpin.
Back on Earth-616 Gwen and Spider-Woman have a heart-to-heart and Gwen prepares to come back to Earth-65 where George Stacy received a visitor in the form of Matt Murdock. Murdock told Stacy that the N.Y.P.D. is after him and maybe even his daughter, Gwen. George tells Murdock to go to hell and Murdock leaves him his card. Gwen returns to Earth-65 and lands at the Lake House… or rather, in the lake near the Lake House. She discovers a surprise guest who also wants to kill Spider-Gwen, Harry Osborne. Harry knew Peter was the lizard and said nothing. The guilt made him join the Army and he went to war. Then he went to S.H.I.E.L.D., now he wants to use his training to kill Spider-Woman. He couldn’t fight for Peter back then, but he can fight to bring his killer to justice. TO BE CONTINUED…
Now poor Gwen has to fight Harry Osborne. Life just gets harder and harder for Gwen. I have a theory we are going to see the Green Goblin make an appearance in the next few issues. It should be pretty epic. Until next time!