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Spider-Gwen, Vol. 5: Gwenom

(Spider-Gwen (2015) (Collected Editions) #5)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  460 ratings  ·  56 reviews
The aftermath of the "Predators" storyline leaves Gwen in a very different place. Matt Murdock's plans all come home to roost, and when you know how our good friend Murderdock plans, you know that ain't pretty. What is the next evolutionary step for Spider-Gwen?! And Gwen's life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe's version of the Venom Symbiote. What does i ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Marvel
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Paul E. Morph
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Another migraine-inducing volume of Spider-Gwen. At this stage, I'm basically just hanging on until the new creative team takes over...
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
There's not a story here so much as an excuse for Robbi Rodriguez to draw Gwenom in "cool" poses. This is the emo-est volume of the emo-est book Marvel produces. Nothing really happens. I can't make heads or tails of Gwen in that Gwenom travesty of a "costume". This title needs to be put out to pasture.
Wing Kee
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Angst can take you a long way.

World: The art is fantastic. Rodriguez really brings something new to Gwenom the sense of motion, the movement of the powers, the colours that make Gwenom unique is quite wonderful. The world building here is also fantastic, I know that this creative team is almost done with this series and you can feel that much like other modern comic book writers, all the pieces that they have created in going to come to a head and all the treads will come crashing together for a
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is getting better and better with each instalment. I love the Gwenom storyline so much.
Adam Fisher
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This Volume is set up by the last one with two important pieces of info:
1) "Venom" has been created from a merging of Gwen chemical power ups and Lizard's DNA.
2) Her father, Captain Stacy, is in the hospital in a coma, after being beaten by the Rhino.

This is where we start, and I don't feel like it goes much further in this chapter. We have Gwen adjusting to her new powers as "Gwenom" (do not like the art of how she looks), still battling against/working for Matt Murdock, the Kingpin, and trying
Marsha Altman
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, fiction, art
I think Spider-Gwen might be my favorite running title after Ms. Marvel, and it's a very close race. I love Murderdock's backstory. It was amazing. I think this might be my favorite non-616 universe by far.
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
That fucking ending
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am so confused.
Chris Lemmerman
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
[Read as single issues]
I'm at a total loss over Marvel's collecting of this series. I can only assume, for this to make any sense at all, that it'll actually collect issue 24, which is technically the conclusion of the last volume, and then issues 25-29, which is the entirety of the Gwenom storyline. But knowing Marvel, it'll probably be issues 24-26, a random one-shot, and six pages from another series, just for shits and giggles.

I'm not bitter, I'm just tired.

So. Gwenom, huh?

It's inevitable in
Daniel Butcher
May 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: marvel

I just kind of trailed off an okay story when the Watcher comedy began!
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read Spider-Woman Vol. 3 as individual issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 5: Gwenom is almost exactly like what you’re probably picturing, thanks to that title. What is surprising is just how much I actually love this pairing. Gwen Stacy and Venom, who’d have thought? Granted, nothing is quite what it seems – or what we’re used to from Earth 616.
Spider-Gwen’s story has been amazing and so much more emotionally compelling than I expected. I’m so glad I ended up giving
Seth Tomko
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
It's pretty good, as it starts tying together many of the Spider-Gwen threads that have been in development, though I can't help wishing that it were better. I like the design of Gwenom and her sense of struggle with the freedom and power it gives her, even if what Venom is doing for/to her remains a bit vague. Gwen having to confront her friends and neighbors and reveal her identity to them, admitting to all the lies and deception is quite well done, and I wish it had lasted longer. The heart o ...more
Christina Carter
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Poor Gwennie. Venom has her entangled in its snare pretty hardcore and her hunger for justice, or should I say revenge, has been amplified exponentially with her symbiotic relationship with this demon of a parasite. Her very nature has changed. Her mask used to be her badge as she adhered to a code of honor as her father would, but now, she is fueled by an insatiable bloodlust that even taking out Murdock wouldn't quench. And with the amount of power she has coursing through her veins, she is tr ...more
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spider-Gwen had gotten a bit angsty for me. While I appreciated the story the creators were telling I was beginning to realize I, myself, like comics with a bit more humor. So our deepening divide was a matter of my own tastes and not quality. But wow did Gwenom change my opinion. The story line I just wasn't feeling with the loss of Gwen's powers in the Spider-Women crossover and Evil-Silk's hand in Gwen's rise and fall suddenly has me riveted. Gwen suddenly has a confidence in self and a contr ...more
Robert 'Rev. Bob'
I really wish the art on this volume had been less impressionistic, because I’d love to have a clear idea of what Gwenom’s costume is supposed to look like. One cover, even one panel... is that asking so much?

The story itself is familiar in how it rhymes with the 616 universe, and I’m going to assume the Watcher segment is a harbinger of the upcoming Spider-Pocalypse event. As it is, though, that felt needlessly comedic, a jarring note in what’s supposed to be the middle of a dark psychological
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel, comics, adventure
Ah, Gwen... I've really enjoyed this run so far, even though the art may not always be my cup of tea.

My issue with this volume is that it doesn't bring the story forward that much. In spite of the big twists and turns it recently took, the plot seems to be mainly stagnating. Now, there are a few important events here and there, and it's always nice to see some familiar faces, but this wouldn't be my favourite book. (It doesn't help that I've never been too keen on Venom stories)
Jamie Revell
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Firstly, I have to say that I'm no fan of the artwork here; it's not inherently bad, just not to my taste - and that might colour my perception of the story. But what we have here, obviously enough, is the Gwen-verse's version of Venom, and, while it tries to be angsty, it's no more than a middling story. The last instalment is a particular mix, with good uses of Matt Murdock (we get to see the backstory of this universe's version) and Uncle Ben... offset by a bit of pointless comedy with the Wa ...more
Ethan Hulbert
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-male, comics, 2010s
Spider-Gwen is my favorite comic in years and this doesn't let me down at all - it only gets better. I had been loving the art and the S-G costume before, but after Gwenom, holy crap! The art kicks into overdrive, it's surreal and complex, the Gwenom costume is INSANELY good, the way the symbiote actually fuses with her, what she does with it... wow. This series continues to blow my mind, I can't get enough!
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
At times it tended to feel like it was just going through the motions as if there wasn’t enough story to feel the issues but when it had it it was so well done, after becoming a little jaded with venom after what i read a few months back but here it had some intriguing complexity, and felt like a great new take on the origin story.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a great volume! Loved the concept of Gwenom and seeing the inner struggles of Gwen with the venom. Also really liked seeing more of Murdock's origin. I thought that tied in really well with this volume. As always, amazing punky colouring from Renzi too. One of my favourite colourists and Spider-Gwen always looks so stunning thanks to his work.
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, comic-volumes
As Spider-Gwen is trying to save Wolverine from Venom, the parasite decides to cling itself to Gwen Stacy, resulting in Gwenom. And who is the first target of this new antihero? None other than the infamous Matt Murdock. Decent volume.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Collects Spider-Gwen (2015B) issues #24-29

Spider-Gwen gets infected with the Earth-65 Venom symbiote, and it changes her. Meanwhile...

SPOILERS: feels like everyone is figuring out her secret identity.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: spider-book
Seemingl replicating exactly what's happening in the Spider-man book.. Gwen is owned by Venom! The art makes it a bit hard to work out what's going on, which doesn't help. Stories a bit better though. 6 out of 12.
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
i'm with the watchers, man, things are getting too off.

but i am super into the gwen goin' travellin' thing! i hope she comes to the Fun Earth and joins up there. gotta finish this series before seanan mcguire's gwen comes out.
Rachel Redhead
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
bit of a misfire, instead of making Gwenie a powerful anti-hero or even a villain for a few eps it's the same angsty stuff we've already dealt with, just a different costume
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Spider Gwen and I love Venom so this was a great mash up. I am really looking forward to the next installment. This was Awesome.
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Oh shit Gwen is wild
David Lipely
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One truly amazing venom story, to go along with an already great spidergwen storyline!!!
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Hoping the next arc moves onto happier times for Gwen!
Nicole Westen
I've never read any Daredevil before this, and now I'm going to have trouble not thinking of Matt Murdock as a bad guy.
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