Gwen Stacy

Profile

  • Real Name: Gwendolyne Maxine “Gwen” Stacy
  • AKA: Gwendy, Gwendolyn Stacy (misspelling), Gwen Stacey (misspelling)
  • Family: Helen Stacy (mother), George Stacy (father; deceased), Arthur Stacy (uncle), Nancy Stacy (aunt), Paul Stacy (cousin), Jill Stacy (cousin), Sarah Stacy (daughter), Gabriel Stacy (son), Abby-L (1st clone; deceased), Joyce Delaney (2nd clone; deceased), Various other clones (presumably deceased)
  • Base of Operation: New York City, New York
  • Identity: No Dual Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Model, student
  • Education: College educated, science major (incomplete)
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
  • Weight: 130 lbs (58.97 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blond
  • Origin: Human
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

She was Peter Parker’s first true love. Introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #31 (1965) by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Gwen Stacy is the daughter of NYPC Captain Stacy, who met Peter when they were undergrad at college. While his role as Spider-man cause Gwen to believe he was ignoring her advances, the two began dating and fell in love. She would support him when his Aunt became sick but wouldn’t find out about him being Spider-man. She would constantly and unintentionally become involved with many of Spider-man’s fights. Their relationship became really strained when her father died saving a young girl from fallen debris during a battle with Spider-man and Dr. Octopus. Gwen blamed Spider-man for his death.

While Peter and Gwen continued their relationship, a drug overdose by Harry cause his father to regain his memories of Green Goblin and who Spider-man really was. He kidnapped Gwen and brought her to the Empire State Bridge. Spider-man went to rescue her but the Green Goblin knocked the then unconscious Gwen off the bridge. Spider-man tried to caught her with a web-line only to discover that she was dead. It is still being debated how she was killed. (No I will NOT talk about “Sins Past”). While she would later be cloned by the Jackal, she didn’t officially returned to life until she was cloned by Ben Reilly with all her memories, including revealing she found out about Spider-man’s identity on the bridge. While she initially helped Reilly, she would switch side to Spider-man. She would later died again when Reilly released a virus that destroyed all the clone Reilly created.

As many realize, Gwen Stacy is most famous for her death more then anything else. That’s because it was so unexpected and a huge changing point in the comic industry as a whole. Now no character was safe and anyone could be kill. While she wasn’t one that many people asked for, after Mary-Jane Watson got a figure, many began to request her as well. There also the fake images that tried to trick people into thinking she was coming but it was quickly revealed to be a hoax. Hasbro heard the cry for her and decided to make her in the first Spider-man Vintage wave.


ESU Student

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Vintage wave 1 – Gwen Stacy

  • Background:
    • Gwen Stacy was never a superhero in the Prime universe and was just an ordinary student. Thus, she never wore any costume and would wear a normal clothes. However, she did have a signature style with a jacket, black shirt and skirt as well as her hairband which she has been used for.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • There is only one real reason to get this figure and that is for your Spider-man (allies) collection. If you don’t want it for that collection, then it can be used as a normal civilian displays.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.