ByTom Bacon, writer at
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Tom Bacon

Let's face it, there's one thing that's got the internet buzzing right now: the new trailer for , featuring none other than your Friendly Neighbourhood !

Every now and again, though, you get an amusing coincidence. Last year, Marvel comics writer Dan Slott came up with the idea of a major event called "Spider-Verse" - a dimension-hopping epic that brought together every Spider-Man ever. It was a fun story, with an unexpected star - a throwaway comment from Slott inspired a character the internet swiftly came to call ''.

In this reality, created by Jason Latour and with tremendous art by Robbi Rodriguez, Gwen Stacy was the one bitten by the radioactive spider. The latest series is fleshing out Spider-Gwen's world, including introducing us to an alternate (female, of course) Captain America. The two have been working together.

Well, last Wednesday, Spider-Gwen #6 was released. In an amusing touch, it featured this scene:

Yes, Spider-Gwen pursued her enemy - the Green Goblin - while carrying Captain America's shield! If this had come out just a month later, we'd have been saying it was inspired by the trailer!

It's most likely a coincidence - the book will have been plotted long before any of Marvel's comic book writers will have seen a trailer. But given this week's news, it couldn't be better timed.


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