Marvel Comics has debuted (via Newsarama), the solicitation and cover for Spider-Gwen #25, the first chapter of “Gwenom,” a new storyline from scribe Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez that will see Spider-Gwen bond with the Venom symbiote as she faces one of Peter Parker’s greatest foes on Earth-65.
The path to becoming “Gwenom” reportedly starts in the series’ current arc, “Predators.” “Our ‘Evil’ Earth-65 Matt Murdock holds the cure to Harry Osborn’s Lizard disease. A side effect of which is the creation of the Venom symbiote,” Latour told the site. “Murdock has charged Gwen with bringing Harry in. If Gwen doesn’t Harry becomes the Lizard for good or rots in a S.H.I.E.L.D. prison. If Gwen does, she hands Murdock the Venom symbiote in the process, and perhaps seals her own fate.”
As for the identity of “Gwenom,” Latour says it’s quite obvious. “It’s pretty much in the name,” he remarked in the interview. “It’s how we get there, and how it impacts Gwen’s world along the way that’s all the fun…”
Latour was coy with regard to the possibility of Gwen making it out of the bonding alive. “…Who says there is a ‘next’? That’s not to say that Spider-Gwen’s stories are over. Far from it. But the power of this book is its ability to go anywhere. Don’t expect the symbiote or “Gwenom” to be forgotten or temporary. I said it when Gwen lost her powers – we do these things with lasting intention. And Gwenom is shaping up to be the most lasting, and impactful moment in the history of this book.”
Take a look at the cover and solicitation for Spider-Gwen #25, the first chapter of “Gwenom,” below.
JASON LATOUR (W) • ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (A/C)
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
GWENOM Part 1
Gwen’s life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe’s version of the Venom symbiote. What does it mean for her relationship with crime kingpin MATT MURDOCK? With her father? With THE OSBORNS?! Is any relationship in Gwen’s life safe? It’s SPIDER-GWEN like you’ve never seen her before, and this time, there’s no easy fix for her troubles!
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