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Stan Lee Hated One Of Spider-Man's Most Important Marvel Moments

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It’s been over 60 years since Gwen took the tumble Stan Lee wished never happened, but even after all this time, the truth of Gwen Stacy and her death left a mark in comic books still felt even today. The event changed our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man forever, sending him into much darker stories that had the webslinger wracked with guilt. Even long after her death, studies were undertaken into the science behind Gwen Stacy’s death and whether there was a way to save her. It also became a crucial point in the big-screen adaptations of Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield, so much so that he eventually finds some resolve when fighting alongside Tom Holland’s iteration in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

However, while the original Gwen never truly returns (regardless of how many times she’s cloned), alternate versions of the character have continued to fill the various pages of Marvel comics. The most notable iteration is Spider-Gwen, who is bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter. That character is a key figure in the Spider-Verse films, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld. Stan’s original favorite might have met an early grave, but other iterations of Gwen have ensured that her name lives on, albeit as a better, butt-kicking version than was initially intended.