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Spider-Woman, Volume 1: Spider-Verse

(Spider-Woman (2014) #1)

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  923 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Jessica Drew has been an agent of both S.H.I.E.L.D. and S.W.O.R.D., an Avenger and so much more. But nothing could prepare her for the multidimensional insanity that is Spider-Verse! A war is brewing, and every spider-character in the multiverse is a target! But being a target is something Jessica Drew just won't abide. She's a woman with a mission - and with Silk, the new ...more
Paperback, Trade, 112 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Marvel (first published June 16th 2015)
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Great read. Amazing graphics!

Mel ❤
Not sure why they decided it would be a good idea to start up a title with the Spider-verse crossover event. Hello? Maybe we could just focus on Jessica for the first volume, you know?


Despite the fact that this one was a bit all over the place, & would probably confuse the hell out of anyone who wasn't following the Spiderverse stuff, I still enjoyed it.
Jessica comes off as a capable heroine who's fully in charge of her abilities, and she's a badass super-spy to boot.


Ok, Jessica starts off
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, superhumans
I like the character of Jessica Drew a lot, but I almost didn't read this book at all. I hate Greg Land's art, how he always oversexualizes female characters, and how all of his women look so much alike. Which is especially galling because his male characters have much more variety. I only decided to read this because I wanted to read the Spider-Verse stuff because... Actually I don't remember why I decided to read Spider-Verse. Anyways, I should have stuck with my initial gut reaction on this b ...more
kristen ♡
this was entertaining but i don’t care about the spider verse story that was up til the middle of issue 4. i hate universe jumping. jessica didn’t even fight her evil pirate self physically, which would have been a little more entertaining than evil jess telling avenger jess to live a little. you could really skip this entire volume and just read volume 2 and understand that jess decided to make some changes to her life at the last 3 pages.

but issue 4 was really good and i loved the carol scenes
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
It might be because I don’t know any of Greg Land’s other work, but I don’t have the problem with his art in this book that other people identify. It sounds like he uses fairly formulaic compositions? But I’m not the greatest at visual-anything anyway, so it probably wouldn’t bother me. To me Jessica looks badass and capable, and uses her skillset well for fighting and spying.

The Spider-verse in general… Eh. I like the plethora of female stars that have come out of it, or had a part to play — An
3 stars

"Blazes! Spider-Man should sue this dame for violation of super-powers!" - Nick Fury

Enjoyable glimpse into the spider-verse war with appearances from Silk and Spider-Gwen. Included as a bonus is the origin of Spider-Woman (called Arachne for most the issue) as an Agent of Hydra in Marvel Spotlight #32.

Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
the 2 pages featuring anya were the highlight
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Spider-peeps, dead girlfriends unfridged as Spider-heroes, Spider-Women with porn-face
Despite being a Spider-Woman fan and wishing she got a decent series (or even a movie), I could not bring myself to give this book more than 3 stars. The main story had moments of fun but was rather silly, and frankly, the idea of a "Spider-Verse" with alternate versions of Spider-Man and various other Spider-heroes all being chased around by a family of immortals who "eat" them to drain their power is... No, seriously, a "Spider-Verse"???

Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman, infiltrates the "Inheritors"
Like this Jessica Drew interpretation- under fire, she's got her moves and plans together, but doesn't quite have her shit together.

Like this dialogue by Dennis Hopeless. He's got funny down well enough to stand with the best Spider-Man writers, and some natural-sounding quips and outbursts from the rest.

Don't know how much of the Greg Land "catalogue of stock poses from his swipe file" I'm going to be able to take. Terrible paint-by-numbers, half-the-time-WTF-level-of-inappropriate-or-just si
Okay, here's the thing: I only picked this up because I saw that it was Marvel Now. And usually, the first volume of any Marvel Now comic is intended as a fresh start, somewhere for newbies to jump into a series and not have to worry about decades of backstory.

And yet this? Was the opposite of a typical Marvel Now volume 1. Jessica bounces through multiple universes. There's a lot of backstory that isn't explained anywhere. There are multiple Jessicas, multiple Peters. Silk and Spider-Gwen feat
Paul E. Morph
Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Sigh... Y'know, it's bad enough when an ongoing title is derailed by being forced to accommodate yet another editorially mandated crossover, but when a new book begins during one? Tragic.
Having said that, I actually enjoyed Spider-Verse... but mainly the parts involving Spider-Man. Spider-Woman's parts just seemed like a three issue advertisement for Silk and Spider-Gwen, which is rubbish and disrespectful to the character whose name is on the cover.
The only reason I'm giving this volume three s
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Basically, already read the entirety of this volume when I read the Spider-verse omnibus.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cómics-2018, comics
No tenía mucha idea de qué estaba pasando porque no he leído nada del Universo Spiderman, pero al menos explicaban brevemente cuál era el argumento principal del mismo. De todos modos me ha parecido muy entretenido y me han dado ganas de leer este evento completo.
Jul 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Jessica Drew is awesome, but unfortunately this isn’t. I’m trying to soldier through, but this Spider-Verse stuff is turning out to be massively confusing, as with most crossover events. Stories #1-3 were kind of a multiverse-hopping mindfuck to me, but the second half of #4 improved. That was when Jess’s best friend Carol Danvers showed up and there was some entertaining banter. (Would I love to see a solid Spider-Woman/Captain Marvel team-up? Hell yes.) I liked that the ending seemed like it w ...more
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I like what I've seen of Spider-Woman before, but this was a terrible first volume. It drops you right into the middle of some massive Spider-verse war and proceeds to hop all over the place. Hopefully future volumes are a lot smoother and less of a mess.
Jordan Lahn
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Definitely couldn't stand on its own without the Spider-Verse main series, but a fun female focused multi-verse hopping adventure. Looking forward to Jess's "bold new direction"
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Review is for the individual issues making up this collection.


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I have a love/hate relationship with Marvel Comics. Love because Marvel has some truly awesome characters and can tell a damn good story. Hate because almost every one of those stories is part of what I refer to as some Company!Wide!Crossover!Spectacular! or another, and if you’re trying to read something that isn’t a group comic, or follow a small group of solo comics, most of the time what you’re reading isn’t g
Santiago L. Moreno
Incluye cuatro números que no suponen mas que relleno en el arco multidimensional de los Herederos. Si no fuera porque me sigue enganchando el denostado estilo fotocopista de Land, ni siquiera le habría dedicado estas líneas. Interesa mucho más el viejuno número de Goodwin y Buscema, origen del personaje, que las cuatro aportaciones de Hopeless al spiderverso.
Alex Sarll
This year, Marvel have been publishing three books with spider-powered solo female leads. Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman was the first of them, but also has the title which has been attracting the least excitement. Adding insult to injury, the two young pretenders - Silk and Spider-Gwen - both pop up here, lending a bit of guest-star shine. Hopeless' script does a fairly good job of keeping them all distinct, even if he occasionally forgets that Jessica's espionage background should make her a bi ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Revised 5th Oct. 2016 -Just finish reading Vol. 3 which I've added to my All-Time Favorites shelf. So, I wanted to pop back here to Vol. 1 to revise this review. Hold steady and keep reading: this series will turn into something really special and wonderful.

Original review: 4 issues is hardly enough to judge a series by... And these 4 are entwined into the tail end of the Spider-verse story. At least the first 2 or 3 are. Looks like it will be a good set up for a series. Greg Land doesn't usual
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Wow...just, wow. That was quite the screw up on Marvel's account. Why would you start a title run with a crossover event? WHY??

Aside from being tossed into the middle of a story, and even if you try judging it for what it is SUPPOSED to be, it's not very good. The titular character has to share her own title comic with some new unknown (at the time) and when Jessica does get to do things, they have little to no impact on the story at large.

Seriously, if you want to read about Jessica Drew having
Anita !Fajita! Pita
I like Jessica Drew, this collection was a little wonky because there is so much going on across the multi verse, but it looks like this issue set us up for a new Spider Woman story free from time and space travel. It actually skipped over a multiverse war between issues 3 and 4, so that seems kind of lazy... So, we'll see
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I'm really enjoying this run. I HATED AA, so I wasn't sure what to expect when Hopeless took the reins on this one, especially since Jess is such a tricky character, what with her mental instability and vv difficult background. But he's actually doing a pretty good job! We don't see much by way of her mental problems, but her personality is there, and it's a really fun run. I like it so far!
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
This volume may have not been the best one to start with it. There was zero introduction to Spider-Woman, just tossed in to a larger Spider-verse storyline. I had no real clue what was going on and the vol didn't do a great job of clueing you in.
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Fantastic art by Greg Land. The story was very disjointed as it was part of the larger Spider-verse storyline.
Jonathan Roberts
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Only good part of this book was the artwork and even that was not up to Greg Land's usual (seemed rushed). Convoluted story with attempts at humor.
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cómic
superheroínas superheroineando estupendamente 10/10
No character development. Silly. Story made little sense.
I wanted to love this a whole lot more but it was a little disjointed & all over the place. I still enjoyed the Silk & Spider-Gwen characters so looking forward to seeing how all of that pans out.
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Dennis Hopeless and Greg Land successfully navigated Spider-Woman and Silke through the Multiverse . A wild wacky ride as they try to escape from the Inheritors.
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