Venom Co-Creator Todd McFarlane Offers His Take on Spider-Gwen

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From 1988 to 1990, comic book artist Todd McFarlane served as the penciller for Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man series, during which time he co-created the iconic Spidey villain Venom alongside writer David Michelinie. Years later, writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez reimagined the classic Spider-Man character Gwen Stacy, creating the hero Spider-Gwen in the process.

Now, these worlds have collided, as McFarlane showed off his own take on Spider-Gwen on social media. The image features Earth-65's resident Spider-hero in her trademark hooded suit, distinctly rendered in McFarlane's unmistakable line work. Additionally, the drawing features a nod to another McFarlane creation via a speech bubble that reads, "Spawn is my favorite hero."

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In addition to the finished piece, McFarlane also livestreamed the drawing process on Facebook.

Spider-Gwen first appeared in 2014's Edge of Spider-Verse #2 as a part of Marvel's Spider-Verse crossover event. Since then, the character has since starred in numerous Marvel comics and even made her big screen debut in Sony's critically acclaimed animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this past December.

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Additionally, Latour and Rodriguez even paid homage to McFarlane's co-creation in their recently-concluded Spider-Gwen solo series, the final story arc of which saw Gwen Stacy transform into "Gwenom."

In the wake of the Spider-Geddon event, Earth-65's Gwen Stacy is currently in the midst of a new monthly solo comic, Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider.

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