Spider-Gwen burst on the comics scene just this year, back in February of 2015, and already she’s taken the world by storm. The heroine of Spider-Gwen is Gwen Stacy, otherwise known as one of Peter Parker’s love interests. Spider-Gwen explores a universe where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker, which forces her into a career as the Spider-Woman of her world (Earth-65).
The comic and main character have received rave reviews for being fresh, hip, and distinctly modern. The artwork and style has also received high praise. Spider-Gwen’s look is distinctive, which still being immediately recognizable as a hero (or, in this case, heroine) in the Spider-Man universe.
Gwen is a free spirit, artistic soul, and lover of music. She plays drums in a band with Mary Jane Watson, and, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, becomes Spider-Woman. At first, she’s reluctant to take on the full and demanding role of a superheroine. It takes the tragic death of her friend Peter Parker (for whose death she is framed), and a run-in with her NYPD father, to get her solidly on track as a crimefighter.
Cosplayer Mari Evans has the Spider-Gwen look down to a web-slinging science. Her collection of Gwen cosplay photos are incredible and show a true love and understanding of the character. She beautifully captures the free-spirited sweetness that is a hallmark of Gwen Stacy and looks amazing both still and action shots. Love the wig work, costuming, and makeup. And the photo edits work with the great cosplay to truly bring the character to life.
Photography by Pugoffka