This past June, we reported that Kotobukiya would be releasing a Spider-Verse line of their popular ArtFX statues. With Peter Parker and Miles Morales already available for pre-order, Kotobukiya is happy to announce the third member of the line, Spider-Gwen.
This version of Gwen comes from Earth-65 within Marvel’s multiverse. Here, Gwen is the one that is bitten by the radioactive spider and becomes the Spider-Woman of this world (referring to herself as “Spider-Gwen” would sort of defeat the purpose of a secret identity). She is high-school friends with the bullied Peter Parker. In an attempt to gain powers like Gwen, he becomes the Lizard and is killed while fighting Spider-Woman. Blamed for Peter’s death by police, Gwen must now balance life as a teenager and a crime fighter who is also considered a murderer.
Since her debut in 2014, this version of Gwen Stacy has taken the world by storm. You can’t go to a convention these days without someone cosplaying as her. She will also be making her animated debut on the September 17th episode of Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man. It looks like her fanbase and popularity are going to continue to grow and grow, and this statue is the perfect way to celebrate that.
You can check out more pictures of the Spider-Gwen ArtFX statue in the gallery below. It will be released in April of 2017, and can be pre-ordered from Kotobukiya’s website here.
So what do you think? Are you excited to add Spider-Gwen to your collection? What OTHER members of the Spider-Man family would you like to see in future lines? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.
Images: Kotobukiya, Marvel