Book Review: Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting in a Tree

Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting in a Tree Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting in a Tree by Brian Michael Bendis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book crosses-over three issues of the Miles Morales Spider-man book and Spider-Gwen as Miles travels to Gwen Stacy's dimension, Earth-65. The story ahs some fun moments, particularly when we get into other characters from the Spider-verse getting involved.

So why don't I rate it higher?

Well, it does go on a bit long. There's not enough story here for six issues, it's padded. It also doesn't really advance the ongoing character arc of either character.

Here's the biggest problem. The book is based around a kiss and the idea of romance between Gwen and Miles. The romance really feels forced and with the age difference, it's slightly inappropriate. It's the central point of the cover and the kiss is built up in the issue, and it really never goes anywhere. Simply telling a Miles/Gwen crossover where they meet and get to know each other and then maybe they start to develop feelings would have made sense, but it seems someone had the mandate that they had to kiss by the end of the mini-series, no matter how inconsequential the kiss turned out to be.

I'm not giving it 2 stars because this is an improvement over the last bit of Dreck from Spider-Gwen and it has fun moments, and some interesting artistic content, but man does it trick you and haven utterly pointless central theme.

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Published on November 04, 2020 23:43 Tags: spider-gwen, spider-man
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