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Spider-Gwen #2 Reveals the Origins of Earth-65’s New Female Captain America

Earth-65: I want to go to there.

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I kinda wish we could all go live in Marvel’s Earth-65.

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If you picked up this week’s Radioactive Spider-Gwen #2, you know that there’s a new Captain America in town! Well, at least in this glorious universe. She was introduced at the end of Issue #1, and now we get to see how she came to be as we get some sweet, sweet backstory.

Her name is Samantha Wilson, and rather than having been frozen in ice, she’s a time-traveling adventurer (who also fights inter-dimensional threats with Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur) who gets lost in time and space for eighty years.

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Why yes, that IS Peggy Carter wearing an eyepatch as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D! This universe is so rad. Check out the full story on Samantha Wilson and her road to the mantle of Captain America, which is included in the back of the issue:

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Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez’s Radioactive Spider-Gwen is a world I think I’d love. I haven’t yet picked up this title, but now I kinda need to.

What do you think of Radioactive Spider-Gwen so far? Are you digging Earth-65?

(via io9; images via Marvel Comics)

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.

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