What if Gwen Stacy was Spider-Woman? Find Out in Marvel’s Edge of the Spider-Verse!

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Back in March, Marvel Comics revealed a brand new event series called "Spider-Verse" that would bring "every Spider-Man ever" together into one giant story. Now, a prequel series setting up the new event has been announced in the form of "Edge of the Spider-Verse," a five-issue series of one-shot stories that includes the return of Spider-Man Noir and a brand new universe where Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker, becomes the masked web slinger.

"In this miniseries we'll meet some Spider characters we've met before and we're going to be meeting a few new ones, too," Spider-Man editor Nick Lowe told CBR. "One of my goals with the series is to highlight some characters that are going to be important in 'Spider-Verse.' That is, if they survive this book (and some of them don't!).

"My other goal was to put together one of the most interesting stable of creators ever. I didn't want this to be just another group of stories leading up to an event. I wanted it to be special. So the creators were what I thought of first and I'm really, really proud with the people I've got on these issues."

You can read the solicitations for the issues along with some preview art for the series below. The first three issues of "Edge of the Spider-Verse" will hit in September with the final two to follow in October.

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1
Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Art and Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
· SPIDER-MAN NOIR RETURNS!
· The Peter Parker of the 1930’s finds himself not only up against Mysterio, but knee-deep in the Spider-Man event of 2014!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art and Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
· GWEN STACY: SPIDER-WOMAN!
· In one universe, it wasn’t Peter Parker bitten by the radioactive Spider, but Gwen Stacy!
· She’s smart, charming and can lift a car– Just don’t tell her Police Chief father!
· How is she involved in Spider-Verse? Seeds of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 are planted here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #3
Written by DUSTIN WEAVER
Art and Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
· What is the secret of Dr. Aaron Aikman, Spider-Man?!
· Who are the villainous Red Eye and Naahmurah? And can Aaron possibly live through Morlun’s arrival?
· Rising star Dustin Weaver (AVENGERS, INFINITY, SHIELD) makes his Marvel Comics writing debut in the most wildly imaginative story of the year!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Art and Cover by Garry Brown
· A radioactive spider bites a high school nerd who is already something of a monster.
· Pulitzer prize nominated horror writer Clay Mcleod Chapman takes you to a universe where the story you know becomes as horrific as possible. 
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5
Written by GERARD WAY
Art and Cover by JAKE WYATT
· What or who is SP//dr?
· Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy) makes his Marvel debut with Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel, Indestructible Hulk)establishing a new universe and the incredible Spider character who inhabits it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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