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Book Review: Spider-Women

Spider-Women (Spider-Woman) Spider-Women by Robbie Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Spider-women is a crossover between Spider-woman, Silk, and Spider-Gwen. It begins with Jessica Drew (aka Spider-woman) travelling with Cindy Moon (Silk) to Spider-Gwen's Earth 65 for brunch when there's a monster attack which serves as a distraction for stealing Gwen's Inter dimensional travel watch, thus stranding Cindy and Jessica on Earth 65, this particularly hard on Jessica as it puts her a universe away from her baby.

What follows is a story filled with action, evil other dimensional dopplegangers, not so evil dimensional dopplegangers, powers lost, and all sorts of amazing revelations. Mostly though, it's a marketing attempt to get readers of one Spider book interested in all the other ones.

Overall, it's fun. The book showcases each character's strengths. The book collects two issues of each character's book and also Spider-women Alpha and Omega as the beginning and end of the series. There are one or two weaker issues. The first Spider-Gwen issue was the one that stands out to me. It's not a classic, but it's for what it is.



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Published on June 07, 2017 04:44 Tags: silk, spider-gwen, spider-woman

Book Review: Spider-Gwen, Volume 0: Most Wanted

Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book introduces Gwen Stacy, the Spider-woman of another Earth. It collects her initial appearance in Edge of the Spider-verse and the first five issues of her ongoing series.

The book works pretty well. The story is likable and heroic. The story is fun and even though it wasn't resolved at the end, I found myself wanting to read more. I also liked a few of the nice call-backs to the main Peter Parker from TV and comics.

If I had one complaint is that the book has a lot of characters from the 616 Marvel Universe who are different in this one. With the exception of Frank Castle, no effort is made to explain or show why they're different, they just are. Hopefully, they'll work on that in future volumes.



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Published on May 06, 2019 23:13 Tags: spider-gwen

Book Review: Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1: Greater Power

Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1: Greater Power Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1: Greater Power by Jason Latour

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This starts Gwen's ongoing series and is quite good. While there's some nice action, this is very much a character-based story which really helps to have Gwen as well as Captain Stacy and Normie Osborn grow and become more interesting.

In addition to the character, the book does a nice job of laying the groundwork for things to come in future issues. Overall, this series is starting solidly and firing on all cylinders.



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Published on February 24, 2020 22:28 Tags: spider-gwen

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Adam Graham
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