Axel-In-Charge: Facing the 'Divided' Marvel NOW! Future
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Now that I’ve gotten the one Spider-Man scene that I wanted out of the way, I can do the follow-up!!
This issue, Amazing Spider-Man #149, by Gerry Conway and the longtime art team of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito, concluded the original Clone Saga (although next issue has a bit in it that is the final “proof” that this Spider-Man is not a clone).
Since the death of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson had been drawing closer to each other, but their burgeoning relationship was threatened when Gwen Stacy appeared to have returned from the dead! As it turned out, this Gwen Stacy was a clone of the real Gwen, created by Gwen’s insane former teacher, Miles Warren (crazy middle-age men tended to go for Gwen big time).
Warren also created a clone of Spider-Man.
A bunch of fighting happens, and in the end, Warren and the Spider-Man clone are killed. The Gwen clone leaves to start a new life for herself, and that leaves Peter all alone…or does it?
This is a very nice bookend to the scene from yesterday.
And Ross Andru took Gil Kane’s spot quite ably.
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