Comic-Con 2018: Get Ready For Ghost Spider!

I admit it. I now want a team book "Ghost Spider and Ghost Rider"

It’s overdue. One of Marvel’s breakout characters of the last five years has been Gwen Stacy, of an alternate Earth in the “Spider-Verse.” On that Earth, Gwen was the one bitten by the radioactive spider, and Peter Parker was the person whose death Gwen believes she could have stopped. Though in recent years, she has gone by the identity of “Ghost Spider,” the book has been consistently called “Spider-Gwen,” which as a superhero name would have been a dead giveaway as to her identity. Just ask Steel Sterling or Iron Munroe.

It looks like Marvel Comics will officially rebrand her as Ghost Spider to the general public, and just in time. With Sony going all in on the Spider-Verse, and very clearly including Ghost Spider in the upcoming animated film, the public needs to know that new name in superherodom. And let’s be honest — Gwen’s band, the Mary Janes, could be bigger than the Archies.

Other names they need to know in the Spider-Verse (so look for new books and announcements): Venom, Morbius, Silk, the Black Cat, Silver Sable, and probably Spider-Man Noir. But for now, all Marvel is teasing for Comic-Con is Ghost Spider.

Find out more at San Diego Comic Con during Marvel Comic’s Spider-Man panel on Friday, 7/20 at 12:30-1:30pm PT in room 5AB.


About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at