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Gwen Stacy: The Life I KnowThe Life I Know (2008)
Reviewer Rating: 2
Contributed by: SloaneDaleySloaneDaley
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Stan Lee’s lengthy run of Amazing Spider-Man, even when Peter Parker got into sticky situations, was marked by a certain degree of campy fun. Gerry Conway had just started writing for the title when he decided to kill off the character of Gwen Stacy, which at the time was seen as quite a shocking move to readers. I find it quite interesting that a metalcore band would name themselves after such a character seeing that metalcore is often marked by decidedly sexist sentiments and the character of Gwen Stacy is often seen as starting a trend where harsh violence against women became a device used to further plot. The key difference between the band and their namesake is that where the comic book character may have laid some new ground, the band seems to be recycling the same tired genre staples aside from a few moments.
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