Secret Wars Volume 2

Spider Friends: Covert / Instinct / Strength / Tech

On Earth-65, Gwen Stacy grew up in Forest Hills with parents Helen and NYPD Captain George Stacy. Her mother dies, and Captain Stacy raises her on his own.

She became close with her neighbor Peter Parker and they attended Midtown High School. There, she also bonded with Harry Osborn, Mary Jane Watson, and Betty and Glory Grant. The latter trio and Gwen formed a band called the Mary Janes.

Gwen’s life changed when she was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained arachnid-like powers. She juggled her newfound powers, keeping them secret from her friends and family, and continued to play drums with the Mary Janes. Gwen also butt heads with her dad, who wanted her to think more about the future and less about music.