The Amazing Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy
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The Amazing Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy (Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys #2)

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In this shocking and moving story, the Green Goblin and Spider-Man face off atop the George Washington Bridge, with Gwen's life hanging in the balance.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Marvel Comics (first published February 1st 1997)
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Cameron
You'd be hard pressed to hear me praise anything about the early portion (or just about any portion other than this one) of Gerry Conway's run on The Amazing Spider-Man. I don't know that he disliked Spidey, but I do think that he liked humiliating him a bit more than his fellow writers. In one climactic battle, Conway had Spider-Man taken out by the evil, powerful and menacing... Aunt May? ...What? Go ahead, reread that sentence. It's true. Aunt May knocked out Spider-Man by hitting him in the...more
Jason
My students and I re-read this classic episode in Marvel comics history as part of my course on the Superhero Narrative this quarter. Specifically, we're looking for a couple of weeks at Superheroes and Love. And boy, does it stink to be a girlfriend in a superhero universe. If you're not thrown off a bridge, being raped and murdered by a third rate super villain out for some cred, or stuffed into a refrigerator, you're being granted godlike powers which make you into a threat to the universe th...more
Tracy
I was perhaps not the ideal reader for this volume. I have little experience with the Spider-Man comics, if any; my only knowledge has been gleaned from the films, Wikipedia article-skimming, and a novelization of, I'm given to understand, the Peter/Mary Jane plotline in the Ultimate comics. ( Mary Jane by Judith O'Brien, for anyone wondering--it actually remains a favorite novel of mine to this day, because it so accurately reflected high school life, and because it made me an eternal lover of...more
Dan
Wow. I'm a relatively new Spider-Man fan and was drawn to this having been introduced to Gwen Stacy in the latest film version. It's see the Green Goblin cause the death of Gwen Stacy and deals with Spider-Man/Peter Parker trying to cope with it. It's an incredible story which defines Spider-Man even to this day. It's really emotional as Spider-Man deals with one crazed villain to the next still trying to cope with his loss.

The artwork is fantastic and despite all the emotion Spider-Man's quips...more
Hamman69
As a huge Spiderman fan, Spiderman : the night Gwen Stacy died is a Spidey story that any Marvel or comics fans know about, and it's not hard to know why. In any type of fiction or media, the love interest stays there. When readers or fans grow attached to the love figure, epically once the hero has a future with her, the writer usually hears the fan base and continues to go along with what the readers like. In Spider-Man's world, today, Mary Jane is that girl ( even if a deal with the devil un...more
Frank
bought myself The Death of Gwen Stacy, it is an interesting read, so full of 70's comic book greatness. Harry get hooked on drugs, Peter beats a bunch of drug dealers up, and the first couple of issues don't even show gwen, but show MJ making Harry jealous by hitting on peter. It is all over the place but an enjoyable read nether the less.


I have come to a conclusion, Spider-Ock may not hide his identity well, and acts strange & aloof around normal people, he is not as bad 70's spiderman. 70...more
Becky Bone
wanted to read this after seeing the Amazing Spiderman 2, just to see if they got inspiration from this. was given this book years ago as a gift but only just got around to reading it. the artwork is great. wish spidey was a comic book character I could support more...so many great ones to choose from, I find some of the dialogue a little too cheesy...love the "with power comes great responsibility" mantra though.
Jose Miguel
Intensa y totalmente innovadora para su época, Turning Point narra de forma polémica la delgada linea entre la búsqueda de venganza y la rectitud de un héroe. Un numero imperdible de los amantes del arácnido.
Patrick Suarez
Awesome but at the same time, sad :/
Joseleinne
Pobre Gwen.Maldito Norman u.u
Glenn
Amazing story line for its time. Somehow it lacks the kind of emotional punch that today's story lines afford. Norman's convenient amnesia about his also being the Green Goblin is a weak device to extend the precarious position Osborn's knowledge of Spider-Man's secret identity puts Peter in.
Anna Heidick
I didn't read this specific edition. I read the 121 issue. It's good. I liked it.
Mark J.
Classic story line. Helped to better develop the most popular super hero in the world.
James
It's such a tragic story. It is a pivotal point in Spider-man's career.
Adam Wilensky
Definitely one of the best spidey comics ever created
Ashwin
A defining storyline in Spidey's life.
Ryan Frost
Greatest comic story ever.
Demigod Chuchaaa
Can't believe she died
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