Meet Kraven-Gwen, Rhino-Gwen, Sand-Gwen, Vulture Gwen, and Doc Ock-Gwen

Vulture-Gwen (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Ghost-Spider, AKA Spider-Gwen will return in March with a sequel to the recent Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse limited series.

And she'll have to deal with Rhino-Gwen and Vulture-Gwen this time around. 

No, really...

Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones (what is it with Spider-heroes and clones?) is a five-issue limited series written by Emily Kim and illustrated by Kei Zama that serves as the flipside to Gwenverse in which she met alternate heroic versions of herself throughout the Marvel Multiverse. 

This time Spider-Gwen (who is from Earth-65) will face off against new foes that are clones of herself but combined with Marvel's other favorite twist ... the clones that all look like her are mashed up with Spider-Man's greatest supervillains Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Vulture, Rhino, and Kraven the Hunter, designed by Peach Momoko.

So Spider-Gwen-clone-villain-mashups...

Got that?

To help illustrate the high concept, Marvel has released variant covers by Peach Momoko featuring the artist's Gwen-supervillain-mashup designs that will serve as variant covers for each of the series' five issues. Another series of five variants by Greg Land featuring Momoko's designs pay homage to his own cover to Edge of Spider-Man #2, Ghost-Spider's first appearance.

Here's a look at Momoko's five design variants:

And here's a look at all five of the Land variants.

According to Marvel, Gwen goes down a dark path as she "must find and stop whoever is cloning her into infamous Marvel villains!"

Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones #1 cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

"I was a little nervous taking on Spider-Gwen because she's such an iconic hero," Kim says in the series announcment. "But the rich story premise and fantastic team has made the process a blast. I've quickly fallen in love with Gwen and her unique voice and am excited for people to see how she handles a crazy slew of Gwen clones."

"There's a lot of fun things about drawing Gwen Stacy and Ghost-Spider," Zama adds. "I'm especially exciting to draw bold battle scenes of Ghost-Spider and come up with ways to create exciting compositions. It's also really fun to draw the expressions of Gwen Stacy. I'm really glad to draw these new villains designed by Peach Momoko. I didn't expect to collaborate with her in this way."

Keep up with all the new Spider-Man comics planned for release in 2022 and 2023.

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