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Spider-Gwen, Vol. 4: Predators

(Spider-Gwen (Collected Editions) #4)

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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  752 ratings  ·  86 reviews
After her adventure with Miles Morales, Gwen finds herself thrown into her toughest, most intense encounter yet. One word: Gwenom! It's the mash-up to end all mash-ups, but the stakes are high and the consequences are all too real! Can she get through this new challenge in one piece? And with Wolverine and Matt Murdock gunning for Harry Osborn, Gwen will need to step in an ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Marvel Comics
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Baba
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiderverse
OK.. this volume saw an improvement, but on a mission to reduce the amount of 'average' Marvel books I read, this one might have to be dropped. The last issue in this volume is about the Mary Janes and is co-written and drawn by Hannah Blumenreich, and even without Gwen actually appearing in the issue... it screams of how this book could be written better, with a women's voice and art. Thanks to Hannah this gets a 6 out of 12. Some Hannah Blumenreich work:
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Chad
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Gwen heads to Madripoor to help out Harry Osborn and comes across a familiar character there. Meanwhile, she's working with and then against, then with, then against Matt Murdock. By the end, I was really confused what everyone's goals were. The story stops midstream and then finishes with a MJ's fill-in issue. I still hate the garish clash of colors used for the color palette on this title. ...more
Roxana Chirilă
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
The only reason I'm even reading these is to get to the issues written by Seanan McGuire to see if they're any good, but otherwise I'm not sure I'd bother. The Spider-Gwen series is an angsty mess attempting to portray a gritty, evil world set against the protagonist, but the plot doesn't have plotholes, but plot chasms. It's hard to tell why people make the decisions they do.

Anyway. Long story short, Matt Murdock, the Kingpin of crime, sends Gwen Stacy to retrieve Harry Osborn, who's a lizard-m
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Paul E. Morph
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Gwen gets herself deeper into the caca and meets her universe’s version of Wolverine and Shadowcat along the way. It was OK. The part I enjoyed the most was the issue focusing on The Mary Janes.

No, I tell a lie; the part I liked the most was that Logan’s nom-de-guerre in this universe is ‘Mr. Murderhands’. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!
Brylliams
This definitely has gotten back on track after the last volume was mostly one-shots and filler.

Spoilers ahead!!






It was a good collection that bridges Vol. 3 and Vol. 5 setting up the Gwenom storyline to come.

Gwen is worried...still. Worried about her father, Captain Stacy, who is sitting in jail waiting for trial. Worried about Harry Osborne who has resurfaced. And is probably worried about all the band time she is missing with the Mary Janes.
She is still working for Matt Murdock (the Kingpin)
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Logan
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Honestly, why do I torture myself?! In reality I just read this volume, so I can read the next volume where Gwen gets the black suit, but I wish it would come sooner. So the story for this has Gwen dealing with Matt Murdock in a plot line that's clearly how they introduce Venom. Long story short, they need to capture Harry Osborn who is this Earth's Lizard, but at the same time SHIELD wants to kill Harry, so they send Wolverine, who is a bounty hunter in this earth?

To me the overall writing and
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Wing Kee
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emo and angsty just how I like it.

World: The art is fantastic, this has been a highlight for Marvel for a while, the framing, the character designs, the expressions, the colours, this book is just gorgeous to look at. The world building is fantastic, a continuation of the story which has been building. If it’s one thing Latour has been doing well is to tell the long story with all the pieces working together and now with Gwen and Matt and Harry and all that stuff it’s getting to a head and the w
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Chris Lemmerman
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
[Read as single issues]
I thought Spider-Gwen had been getting a little stale recently. The last volume was mostly filler stuff, but this one gets right back to business as Gwen deals with not only the fact that her father is still in jail and she's stuck under the thumb of the Kingpin of Crime, Matt Murdock, but that Harry Osborn is back too, and there's a very familiar looking assassin wandering around too.

All of this is really just prelude to the next arc, the long-awaited Gwenom, but that doe
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Liz (Quirky Cat)
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read Spider-Gwen Vol. 4 as single issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.

It’s hard to believe that Spider-Gwen has been around for four volumes (more, if you want to count the other series as well). But it is! I know I have at least another volume to go before I’m fully caught up. But I’m getting there!
I’ll admit that I had let my attempt at getting caught up with Spider-Gwen sort of go by the wayside. What inspired me to catch up again was the new Spider-Gwen series, Ghost Spider. It’s
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Marsha Altman
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I still think this is one of the best comics being written in the Marvel universe today, visually at least, but I confess I have a little trouble following the convoluted plots that make references to other Spider-man universes I'm not reading about. But at least the 5th comic acknowledges it outright with the Watchers. ...more
Seth Tomko
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Not bad at all and there are some fun metafiction bits toward the end along with some introspection as to what Gwen wants and what she needs to do. I agree that I'd like to see a turn back toward the lighter tone of earlier Spider-Gwen issues, but I don't know how likely that development is. Also, I feel like it has taken a circuitous route to arrive at "Gwenom." ...more
Lesley
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The best addition to this series in a long time!
Ty
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This volume was verry good. The next one is promising!
Clara
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Look, I love Gwen Stacy, but...what even was that?
The Fizza
3.5 STARS - Continuing with the upward turn in volume three, Predators jumps right back into to business with Gwen, George (her father), Kingpin of Crime - Matt Murdock, Harry & Norman Osborn and of course those not-so-wacky wandering HAND assassins.

Completely disentangling herself (pun intended) from the events of The Clone Conspiracy, despite having been an integral part to that latest in the MARVEL Sider-Events (with the help of Kaine), as the action picks up here we find our hero floundering
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Sesana
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
I like Gwen, but I'm just not enjoying her book anymore. ...more
Daniel Butcher
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
3.5

Maybe one of the more interesting Gwen stories for me. Lots of action and past decision consequences.
Christina Carter
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
As Gwen grows more aloof with her friends, they begin to piece things together and are pretty sure that their unreliable bandmate might just be Spider-Woman. It just makes sense. Especially with all the things that have happened with Captain Stacy. His trial has been miraculously moved up. While he intends to say whatever he can to exonerate Spider-Woman, thereby freeing his daughter, there are those who would much rather keep him silent. Especially Murdock. Unfortunately, Captain Stacy is about ...more
Alisha Tarran
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ominous opening much?! I mean, sure it was exciting and provided some tension for the volume but sooooo ominous! Gwen's in deep with Murdock and she sets out to help Harry de-lizard, as it where. But there's a surprise newcomer....Mr. Murderhands who's hilariously familiar. His name begins with a W ;) Shadowcat makes an appearance too.

While this is setting up the next story arc, Gwenom, this is far from the regular filler. Gwen is forever hilarious and she cracks me up but she's dealing with a
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Andrew Galbreath
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I almost didn’t check this one after the absolute mess that was “Vol 3: Long Distance.” I told myself if this one was as bad, I’d put down the Spider-Gwen series for good. I’m happy to report that I was very impressed with the turn-around. “Vol. 4: Predators” seems dedicated to unwinding all the complicated and unlikely plot points introduced by the last two volumes, and re-focusing on the actual story as it’s set up so far. The dialogue has improved, the art style has finally hit its stride aft ...more
Adam Fisher
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel like this Volume is very much a branching Volume from what was before to what is coming, but it was still good...
Gwen is now working for Kingpin Matt Murdock. His first mission is for her to track down Harry Osborn, who was recently infected with the Lizard virus. He's slowly transitioning into full Lizard and wants Gwen's help to stop it. Two problems: 1) The same serum that gives Gwen her powers is also the same that will cure Harry, with one major side effect... the "disease" coming of
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Adam Graham
Mar 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
After having been in league with Matt Murdoch, the kingpin of crime of her universe, things finally come to a head for Gwen Stacy and she and her friend Harry Osborne find themselves hunted by all sides including SHIELD and the Hand.

After a lackluster second volume, and a dull and stagnant third volume, this book really does start to move along at a good pace again with a lot of twists and developments. The big problem is that essentially, we're brought the first four issues of the story arc an
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Lindsay Heller
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was kind of crazy. It started this elaborate plot with Gwen maybe getting her powers back for good and curing Harry Osborne of his Lizard virus... and then Wolverine and Kitty Pryde (I guess? why did she have Wolverinesque claws?) pop in working for SHIELD and Gwen's dad is almost taken out by Kingpin Matt Murdoch, and then Venom might start being involved...


And then the last volume is all about Mary Jane and the rest of the band. Way to leave us hanging.

But it was a good volume. Obviously
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Nadja
2.5* I think what I like most about Spider-Gwen is the setting of earth-65 and all the interesting versions of well known characters we get to meet. However, the story itself felt kind of slow, like overall not that much happens in this volume, and it also gets a bit confusing at times. There’s also just suddenly an issue about the Mary Janes and although I did not mind it, it still felt a bit unnecessary. Overall I fell like I have just lost interest a bit.

The art was also mostly fine but there
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Matt
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Collects Spider-Gwen (2015B) issues #19-23

This series keeps getting better and better. The story is getting more complex, and there are new characters being introduced into this alternate Marvel universe. This collection features the Earth-65 debut of Wolverine and Shadowcat, and tells the origin of the Earth-65 Venom.

The last issue in the collection is a fun side-story featuring Uatu and the Mary Janes.

I didn't love the artwork when this series started, but it has really grown on me, and now I
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Mohan Vemulapalli
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
"Spider-Gwen: Predators" continues the costumed adventures of Earth-65's Gwen Stacy. This book suffers from the same problem that most of the rest of the series does in that it is disjointed and hard to follow. However, fans of the Spiderverse may enjoy reading this book for its portrayal of the Earth-65 variants of long time fan favorites such as Wolverine, Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson and Shadow Cat. The evil Earth-65 version of Matt Murdock who has now assumed the role of The Kingpin is worth t ...more
Anthony
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I agree with Uatu, but the last issue saved this volume

The story got dark. Like Madripoor dark. Seedy and violent and full of ninjas. Logan and Ninja Kitty show up. There Gwen's dad in prison and prison stuff happens. It's like an HBO series, with no boobies.

But then MJ, Glory and Betty save the day. I would honestly read 100 comics like the final issue in this volume, and love every one.
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Sherri
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I started with book 4 so I have questions. Lots of them, but the story picks up and some are answered along the way. Still want to know why Daredevil is on the other side, among other things but rather just roll with this than go back and read the earlier issues.

Spider Gwen is a feisty heroine, she has a good heart, faith in people and no fear. I hope and dread the possibility she'll appear in a movie. The artwork is good, splashy and bright.
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Nicole Magolan
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, super-heroes
This series would be so much better if it just stayed focus on Gwen. We get an intriguing new development in this volume -- the venom symbiote -- and yet we end up getting introduced to this universe's Wolverine and his boring backstory. WHY!! I want to follow Gwen's story!! And it would be much stronger if it wasn't bogged down with all these pointless cameos. ...more
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