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The death of Gwen Stacy

The year is 1973. Many of us still swim up and down our fathers' spinal cord. Another issue of one of the most popular superheroes of all time is coming out in the USA: Spider-Man. Meanwhile, the comic books have legends Gerry Conway and John Romita took over the adventures of the wall crawler who, together with his friends, enemies, heroic deeds and problems of everyday life, fascinates and captivates young and old reading. But Conway and Romita are planning something unprecedented. One of the most important people in Peter Parker's life and at the same time one of the most important characters in the Spider-Man story is about to die: Peter's great love Gwen Stacy!

Peter Parker's archenemy Norman Osborn, of the many as the Green leprechaun is known to have recently suffered amnesia. He has forgotten that he was ever the Green Goblin and he has also forgotten Peter Parker's greatest secret, his secret identity. However, after Norman suffers a mental breakdown, that of his son's drug addiction Harry and due to financial problems, memories come back. Norman is the Green Leprechaun! Spider-Man is his enemy! He must destroy it!

He puts on the goblin mask again and kidnaps Peter Parker's girlfriend at the time Gwen Stacy. He brings her to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, where he used her tied up as bait. As Spider-Man shows up a fierce battle between the two archenemies ignites. Although Spider-Man seems to have the upper hand, the goblin takes one last move and cares with his Goblin Glider for making Gwen fall off the bridge. Spidey swings daringly and tries to stop her with his spider web. Although he manages to reach Gwen on her leg, the abrupt stop causes Gwen's neck to break and she dies. When Peter realizes that Gwen is dead, it breaks out of him and he swears revenge on the green goblin and that he will kill him.

The death of Gwen Stacy probably caused the greatest outrage in the history of comic books to date. Many fans and readers could not believe that with Gwen Stacy you could kill one of the main characters from the Spidey Comics and at the same time Peter Parker's great love. The death of Gwen caused a trauma for Peter, which he has not dealt with to this day. He often blames himself for the death, because his spider web prevented the impact, but the associated whiplash apparently broke Gwen's neck and thus lead to certain death. Even physicists have looked at the scene and affirm that Gwen would have died in such a situation in real life.

The death of Gwen Stacy changed the comic book world dramatically. Many see their death as the end of the day Silver Age Era and as a transition into the darker one Bronze Age. The edition Amazing Spider-Man # 121 was even voted sixth best Marvel edition of all time a few years ago.