Yup, you read that headline right. Welcome to the wonderful alternative world of Marvel’s Earth-65 where Spiderman is actually Spiderwoman Gwen Stacey (You might remember Gwen as the blonde who died in the last round of Spiderman movies). In this alternate world, not only is Spiderman a Spiderwoman, but SHIELD is run by eye-patch wearing Peggy Carter, and Captain America is not white bread Steve Rodgers, but rather AA Samantha Wilson. And yes, that is a nod to Sam Wilson, Falcon in the movies and the current Captain America in the mainline Marvel comics
Check out the info graphic on her, this the Captain America we’ve needed all along:
The bad news that Samantha is not slated for her own comic (Boo Hiss!) but is a supporting character in the Spider-Gwen comics. The good news is that she seems to have a rather large supporting role and is fully fleshed out. The response among the fans has been very positive, so we should be seeing more of the marvelous Earth-65.
You can read more about it on the IO9 site. For once it’s even safe to read the comments, even the boys are into this AU, it is that well done.