Gwen Stacy #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The First of Gwen Stacy's AMAZING Adventures!
Gwen and Peter may not have met until AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31, but that doesn't mean Gwen's life began on that page. Learn the never-before told 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's way more that you even know! Gwen's got a science brain, a nose for trouble and a no-quit attitude that always gets her in trouble. In the early Marvel Universe, that's a recipe for disaster. Don't miss Gwen, Captain Stacy, Harry and Norman Osborn, Crimemaster, Wilson Fisk, Jean DeWo more

  • 9.5
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Feb 12, 2020

    Seeing the plight that Gwen Stacy is going through pre- Parker timeline makes me want to read more of her story. I see a strong female role-model brewing in this comic, and I want to see her story fleshed out more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Feb 20, 2020

    You may not think you like love stories, but you'll like this one. This is love and affection for a time and a place, places and characters, that we have grown up with. Gage has shown us that, sometimes, you can go home again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Samuel Pratt Feb 13, 2020

    Gwen Stacy #1 is a promising start for this limited series and has a lot of heart in it. There's a lot for long time comic readers to enjoy and references to find. But it also serves as a fun gateway for anyone who wanted to learn more about the character and hasn't read many comics in the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Feb 12, 2020

    I was as ready as anyone to ponder the easy cash grab of a non-super powered Gwen Stacy solo series, but it quickly won me over. There's no cynicism here; it's all sincerity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 11, 2020

    I enjoyed this issue for its ability to weave in a few familiar elements while building up a supporting cast that'll take Gwen on her own adventure fighting crime. It's nice to see a strong female character treated with respect and I imagine many will be inspired by her adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Feb 12, 2020

    Christos Gage kicks off his Gwen Stacy run with an issue that shows how great Gwen is and then throws her headfirst into a bit of mystery and trouble. The art and story combine to give it a fast and fresh feel and while I can't say it's a must-read, it's a fun one thatI can recommend to those sick of the same old same old cluttering up the shelves these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 18, 2020

    I have to admit a certain apprehension about Gwen Stacy. But after reading it, I now admit myself pleasantly surprised thanks to the creative team’s charm, attention to canon detailing, and period artwork. By treating Gwen like an actual three-dimensional character and not a doomed romantic foil, Christos Gage, Todd Nauck, and Rachelle Rosenberg deliver both a fun, engaging tribute to the icon. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Joshua Campbell Feb 17, 2020

    Gwen Stacy #1 is a fun romp through the life of an average Highschool Girl and will hopefully be the start of an engaging series! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Feb 11, 2020

    Gwen Stacy #1 is much more than readers will be expecting. The cynics will call this another cash grab – “Who asked for this?!” – but readers will be delighted to find proof that Gwen Stacy is a great character even without Peter Parker. The visuals nail the tone on every page, creating a feeling that can turn on a dime when it needs to. You won’t regret giving this one a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 13, 2020

    "Gwen Stacy" #1 is a fun debut, but lacks the kind of polish that would elevate this to greater heights. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 12, 2020

    Gwen Stacy #1 tries to appeal to both new fans of the characters Ghost-Spider iteration as well as long-time readers who know the early Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comics inside and out. Its an inherently tough line to straddle, but the book does an admirable job. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 15, 2020

    I guess the writing was on the wall with this title. Mary-Jane gets the “Amazing” title, whilst poor Gwen, arguably the love of Peter's life, get no adjective. She is Gwen, just Gwen. Along with the various Spider-Man books, Marvel have seen fit to give us titles starring his loves. We have Black Cat, Mary-Jane and Gwen. I for one cannot wait for the new Debra Whitman book that must surely be waiting in the wings. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Feb 14, 2020

    Gwen Stacy #1 doesn't electrify quite as much as her interdimensional counterpart, but let's hope her and her father's underworld investigation gives Gwen a larger voice for issues to come. Read Full Review

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