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Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted?

(Spider-Gwen (2015) (Collected Editions) #0)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  5,841 ratings  ·  694 reviews

IN ONE UNIVERSE, it wasn't Peter Parker who was bitten by the radioactive spider, but Gwen Stacy! She's smart, charming and can lift a car ... just don't tell her father, the police chief. Now, in the wake of Spider-Verse, Gwen swings into her own solo adventures! And she soon finds herself between a rock a
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Marvel (first published September 18th 2015)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I really enjoyed this! My main complaint is that the story kind of felt a little bit too all over the place & I think it kind of messed with the flow of the overall story. Still great though & I'll definitely be picking up the next volume. Gwen Stacey is bae.
Chelsea Humphrey
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This was my first comic book experience and definitely a positive one. While it’s a bit confusing jumping in with no backstory (for a newbie like myself), I was able to catch on and will certainly continue with the next two paperbacks since we own them. Glad to be stepping out of my comfort zone and experiencing some new stuff.
With great parallel dimensions come great reading!

This TPB edition collects “Edge of Spider-verse” #2 + “Spider-Gwen” (Vol.1) #1-5, along with a gallery presenting variant covers of the run.

IMPORTANT: If you are only interested in the character of Spider-Gwen, if you bought this very TPB edition, you don’t need to buy the “Edge of Spider-verse” TPB anymore, since here, you can find the only issue that presents the mentioned character over there.

Creative Team:

Writer & Co-creator: Jason Latour
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

While I love the art style and plan to continue the series, this drops you in without any back story. It isn't even her origin, and as of the writing of this review, we don't have an origin for her. She just shows up in a Spider-verse issue, which isn't a story arc you can reasonably start either and would have to go back multiple events to fully understand. I understand that the world of comics can be complex at times, but at least allow new readers a starting point that isn't convolu
Jun 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Radioactive Spiders
Part of me really likes this, and part of me thinks it's over-hyped for what's actually between the pages. I'm settling on 3 stars, because I did enjoy it, but at the same time (I thought) there were problems with the story.


So for those of you who live under a rock (or just don't read comics) Spider-Gwen is from an alternate reality where she lived & got powers, and Peter Parker died.
And, yes, she and our Pete have already met.
*see Spider-verse - Astonishing Anne


There's no real (as far as I can
Paul E. Morph
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Spider-Gwen was an interesting concept as part of the Spider-Verse crossover, but the character doesn't really hold up to examination and I'd be very surprised if she can maintain an ongoing title for much longer than a year.

What's my problem with her? Well, this whole 'What If' thing, containing darker and more 'modern' versions of existing characters has been done to death and I'm a bit bored with it to be honest. There's only so much mileage you can get out of mini-revelations like 'Ooh! That
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**read the single issues of this. trade actually releases in november! READ IT READ IT READ IT.
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman in an alternate universe where she was bitten by a radioactive spider. She's fighting crime while causing her father Captain Stacy significant grief over it.

So I like to laugh. I enjoy a good joke and funny things, but this is just way too goofy for me.
I at times enjoy goofy humor, but it's best used sparingly. They just poured on the goofiness like little kids pour syrup on pancakes...all over everything. If I said it's a shame then I'd be lying I think there are an a
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Better than I expected given how poor Marvel's new titles have been from this latest Marvel Now relaunch. Great costume design but I thought the overall color palette in the book was a bit garish.
This was ok. It was Zip, Zang Bang, all over the place. It was so kinetic that there was nothing to really hold the story together. I'm still not exactly sure what is going on and how this fits into the previous story.

It does seem just about everyone knows her identity. I might try another one of these.
Ashley DiNorcia
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
So the 3 star rating on this is solely due to my lack of Spider-Verse knowledge. Spider-Man has never really tickled my fancy so naturally I never kept up on any of it. Spider-Gwen caught my eye though with its beautiful art so I had to give it a go.

There's nothing inherently wrong with it, it just references a lot of Spider-Verse things that were lost on me. If you're a Spidey fan and have not yet picked this up though, you probably definitely should. Or if you're just a fan of pretty comics. T
Crystal Starr Light
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I like superheroines. I like to read their stories. But while I find Spider-Gwen admirable, I find myself asking questions like:

1) How the f@#$ did this happen?

2) How many "back issues" and other Spider-verse lines do I have to read to understand this?

3) Why is her life nearly exclusively built on the men around her? (If it's supposed to be a gender-flip of sorts, why not have her mother be Captain Stacy? Have we not moved from the 50's/60's?)

4) Are there superheroines whose father
James DeSantis
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it
This was...okay? Issue 4 being by far the best issue. The five issue volume covers Gwen dealing with Peter's death, fighting the vulture, learning how dangerous Matt is in this universe, and last but not least Spider-pig. Oh and the Mary Janes...yeah...we'll get to that.

So what did I like? The talk with Gwen and May parker was handled real well. The loss of Peter should be as impactful as the loss of Gwen for Peter in 616. So to see that played out, and well done, is always a plus in my book. A
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
In the Spider-verse event, it turned out there was a world in which Gwen Stacey was bitten by the radioactive spider, and in the end Peter Parker actually died. The origins are a little murky, because thankfully they don’t rehash the origin story, leaving it just sketched in and suggested. This book has Gwen back in her own universe, leading her normal life… and leading her cop father an awful dance while she’s caped up. Her costume design is really cool (love the hood), and Rodriguez’s art work ...more
2.5/5. I really wanted to like this. I think the premise is great but the entire thing is a mess. There's a lot of interesting ideas here, but it's like spokes without a hub. In the end it becomes more like a soap opera than a super hero adventure.
Rory Wilding
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Part of the relatable charm in the original Spider-Man concept is how the head-to-toe costume can make anyone be Spider-Man as in the comics, not only have we seen Peter Parker don the Spidey suit but also Miles Morales who for many people is their Spider-Man. As much as we do have Spider-Woman in the shape of Jessica Drew, who has been in various positions since her inception in the late seventies, there is another universe where the only figure web-slinging around New York City is a Gwen Stacy ...more
bee  ˘͈ᵕ˘͈
Jul 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: cups-of-cold-tea
one star ∗ why is the spider-verse so damn confusing?? like i got hints of the mess while reading the silk comics but the nice about those is that it explains what you’ve missed if you didn’t read a certain book beforehand, but with this i had no idea we were supposed to read like two different comics before starting this and i was so lost for a good chunk of the book, which was really disappointing. i love gwen stacy with all my heart so i wanted to love this so much but i was kinda upset. but ...more
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The good: The character design, the art, the most gorgeous use of sound effects in an ongoing comic. It's a good-looking book. Also, the world and its alternate versions of established Marvel characters are intriguing. I'd love to see more stories set in this universe.

The bad: The story is horribly scattered and incoherent. The world, with its alternate versions of well-known Marvel characters, is one of the book's greatest strengths, but it often feels as though the creative team was more conce
May 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
It was a decent book, however it didn't do much for me story-wise. I'm not a fan of Spider-Man, although I love Miles Morales, who is the one and only Spider-Man for me, and absolutely adore any version of Jessica Drew. Basically, I believe that there are much more interesting Spider-People than Peter Parker. So when I heard about this series, I thought that Gwen Stacy should be a great fit for Spider-Woman. However, it feels like we haven't seen enough of her here, with all the running away fro ...more
Mar 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
I felt a bit out of my element with this one. I needed just a smidge more background to help with my confusion. There were definitely strong points - like the Gwen/Aunt May interactions and The Mary Janes stuff. I'm not sure I'll continue on in the series, but if you're into Spider Man check this one out. :)
Peter Derk
Jun 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I don't know what it was about this book, but I just did not give two fucks.

Okay, I kinda know what it was.

I'm kinda over the whole thing where we have an alternate Earth where everything is different...but not.

Wha? Gwen Stacy is Spider-Man instead of Peter Parker? And she, essentially, behaves exactly like Peter Parker and is Peter Parker's soul in Gwen Stacy's body?

No way! Captain America is a black woman whose origin seems nearly identical and whose story is the same?

In fact, let's talk a lit
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun, fun, fun!

Spider-Gwen has bright, almost neon colors and cartoony artwork, and yet it totally works for the kinds of stories that they are telling.

It is also fun to see the Marvel universe shaken up a bit. Ben Grimm and Frank Castle are cops. Uncle Ben and Aunt May are Gwen's next-door neighbors. Gwen is tormented by the death of her universe's Peter Parker. And, in an extra fun twist, Matt Murdock (or Matt "Murderdock" as she calls him) is her arch-nemesis.

So, if you are a Spider-family f


Wait a minute…Gwen Stacy is…SPIDER WOMAN!? And who ever heard of a graphic novel having a volume 0?

Before you get confused about this (as I was), there was an event called “Spider-Verse” that might explain about all this (except that I haven’t read the “Spider-Verse” event yet, so that point might be moot at this time). Anyway, I have been hearing so many good things about the “Spider-Gwen” series that I had to give “Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume Zero” a shot and I must
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
I was so happy with this series. I'd seen bits and pieces of this version of Gwen throughout the Spider-Verse stuff, and I really liked her. I've always liked her version of the spider suit, too. Impractical, sure, but really cool looking and both distinctly her and distinctly Spidey. I liked her even more as the protagonist of her own story. There's a lot of backstory that's presented as a quick flashback: Gwen was the one bitten by a spider and given powers, and Peter made himself the Lizard o ...more
Laci Long || Book Pairings
In case you have been living under a rock, I’ll tell you a little bit about Spider-Gwen. This is an alternate version of the story we all know so well, Spiderman. Peter Parker’s girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, who has been long dead in the original Marvel run of this story is very much alive. In fact she is so alive that she has the spidey sense. Gwen was bitten by that radioactive spider, not Peter.

This comic run we see lots of alternative story arcs and crossovers. I found it a little confusing in th
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
So how do you bring back Gwen Stacy without bringing her back from the dead or have her being a clone? Multiverse! Gwen from a different Universe! And she has spider powers and a band!

This was pretty cool. It's another spin on the Spider-man mythology. If you're a Scott Pilgrim fan or a fan of what Gillen and McKelvie did with Young Avengers, this is for you.

But this, along with Southern Bastards and his short run on Winter Soldier has made Jason Latour a creator I keep an eye out for. I hope
Galaxy Adventurer
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorite, 2016, 2015
3.5 stars

if it wasn't for some of the language they used, I would have rated it higher.

re-read: October 16, 2016
Spider-Gwen is one of my favorite superheroes :)
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: marvel
Mehhhhh. Just ok. It didn't bring nothing new to me. A bit all over the place and boring story. Amazing art tho.
comics are weird.
So, basically: this is what happens when you get a good idea for a title, a good artist, but just don't have any real drive for the plot. In what's apparently a weirdly common theme in comics these days, Gwen Stacy is now part of the band 'The Mary Janes' (comprised of her best friends). First problem: unnecessary and petty insults from MJ to Gwen. It's almost like the writer can't imagine them just... being friends. Or just semi-decent to one another. And this isn't just a one-off sort of thing ...more
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