Sunday, June 30, 2013

Why Gwen Stacy?

There use to be a rule in comics – you can bring anyone back from the dead apart from Bucky, Uncle Ben and Jason Todd.  Yeah, that rule didn't last long.
I would like to hypothesise a new rule – you can bring anyone back, but shouldn't bring back Uncle Ben or Gwen Stacy. 

Gwen was THE girl for Peter Parker. Smart and beautiful, theirs was a classic high school romance, and even though they had their ups and downs everyone could tell they would be together forever.  Even Norman could see it.  Kidnapping Gwen to lure Spider-Man out for a final confrontation he knocked her off the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.  In a desperate attempt to save her Spidey shot a web, catching Gwen by the ankle as she fell.  However the sudden change in motion also caused Gwen’s neck to snap posing the question that many have had for the decades since – did the force of the Goblin hitting Gwen off the bridge at a fast pace kill her, or was it Spidey’s own webbing that sealed her fate?

Either way the Death of Gwen Stacy was the first time a major character died in the comics medium.  It is known as being the comic that ended the Golden Age of comics, and also lead to the original death of Norman Osborn.

What do the tenured writers have in store for Ms Stacy this week?  Will they show how they would bring her back? Keep her dead or flash back in time? 

Remember, if you have a page long strip on Ms Stacy post it below in the comments section of this post, and receive valuable feedback from the TB Tenured Writers.

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