Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy)

Marvel Comics superhero

Spider-Woman, also known as Ghost-Spider, is the alias used by Gwendolyne Maxine "Gwen" Stacy, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Also commonly called Spider-Gwen, she is a variant of Spider-Man and an alternate-universe version of Gwen Stacy.

Gwen Stacy
Cosplay of Spider-Gwen at San Diego Comic-Con in 2015
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceEdge of Spider-Verse #2 (September 2014)
Created byJason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez
(Based upon Gwen Stacy by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko)
In-story information
Alter egoGwendolyne Maxine Stacy
SpeciesHuman mutate
Place of originQueens, New York City, Earth-65
Team affiliationsSpider-Army/Web-Warriors
Notable aliasesSpider-Woman, Spider-Gwen, Gwenom, Ghost-Spider[1] Ghosty
  • Superhuman strength, speed, durability, and agility
  • Ability to cling to most surfaces
  • Precognitive Spider-Sense
  • Using web-shooters to shoot strong spider-web strings from wrists
  • Symbiote allowing all-of-the-above
  • Use of interdimensional travel

She debuted in Edge of Spider-Verse issue #2, which was a part of the 2014–15 "Spider-Verse" comic book storyline. This led to the character appearing in the ongoing series Spider-Gwen in 2015.



Hailee Steinfeld voices Spider-Gwen in the Spider-Verse movie series, which began with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).[2]


  1. Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse #1. Marvel Comics
  2. Nyren, Erin (June 6, 2018). "'Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse' Casts Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali and Lily Tomlin". Variety. Retrieved June 15, 2023.