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Spider-Gwen (II) #1

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Based on 6 critic ratings.

Because you demanded it. Gwen Stacy is back on the webs and has an all-new, all-different mystery to solve: the reappearance of The Lizard!

Spider-Woman was convinced that the Lizard died in her arms alongside Peter Parker. But when a similar monster goes on a reptilian rampage, she’s left with doubts not only about Peter’s life, but his death as well. And witness the debut of the Osborns of Earth-65!

Fan-favorite creators Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi are back for more with a story that every Spider-Fan will be talking about!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B015P66BOC

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Cover Artist

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Doom Rocket

    As the first of the “All-New, All-Different” series to feature a solo female lead, Spider-Gwen #1 thankfully stands out from the rest of the boys, eschewing “same ol’, same ol’” characterization and representation (and repetitive use of title adjectives—really, there’s yet another Uncanny something-or-other?) to create a fun and engaging comic book for both continuing and new readers.

  • 85

    IGN

    Spider-Gwen #1 is yet another chance for you to jump on board the character’s ongoing adventures. As a “first” issue, it does a good job of recapping everything from the previous volume while setting up a whole new tale. The relaunch may be a bit of a blessing in disguise as the last ongoing stumbled to find an identity early on after the phenomenal first appearance of Spider-Gwen in Spider-Verse. Now though, Latour seems to have a strong handle of the impressive supporting cast, and a new mystery that strikes at the heart of Gwen Stacy. Robbi Rodriguez’s stylized, and exaggerated art continues to be the best part of the book, especially as paired with Rico Renzi’s electric colors

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    Spider-Gwen is one of those ‘lighting-in-a-bottle’ things that happen occasionally in comics, initially catching the fans imaginations with the elevator pitch (and the great costume), but LaTour’s story and Rodriguez’ art are showing us that Spider-Gwen is more than just a flash in the pan. Wait, no, Flash is with the other guys… Bygones. Either way, Spider-Gwen #1 is effective as a first issue reintroduction, but builds on the strengths of what has come before. I don’t know if this book is going to be as long-term a prospect as Spider-Girl turned out to be, but if it stays this creatively successful, I’m willing to stick around and find out…

  • 77

    Multiversity Comics

    “Secret Wars” is almost over and if you’re a regular reader of the site, you’ll know that I’m a regular contributor to our “Secret Wars” review column. I’m a little tired of reading Marvel at the moment but one of the very few ongoings I still care about is “Spider-Gwen”. The second “Spider-Gwen” #1 feels like a continuation of the first volume of this series. Gwen is still Spider-Woman while trying to evade the police. She’s mostly trying to move on from this as she’s moved out and gotten a new job. The main focus of this issue however is the return of the Lizard. Peter Parker in this world was the Lizard and with sightings being reported, Gwen becomes haunted by what is effectively her Uncle Ben. Latour writes a really nice issue but it doesn’t really feel like a #1. It’s easy enough to get into thanks to the intro page and the biography in the back but for someone new, they might feel like they’re coming into something that’s been too established. For me, I’m on board fully but again, I’ve been reading the series since it started. What’s great about “Spider-Gwen” is that while it hasn’t fully captured the perfection of the initial one-shot, it still feels like the most unpredictable series Marvel is putting out. Latour and Rodriguez can do whatever they want with these characters and the last page is just that. It’s an exciting tease that will probably make all the right people angry.

    Robbi Rodriguez’s art is really special. It’s so stylized and different from anything happening in any of the other Spidey books. There’s an amazing amount of expression in each panel Rodriguez draws. He has really tight character designs but most importantly, he knows how to draw a Spider-Woman costume. So many artists come into this world and they don’t proportion the character right in the costume or they forget it’s fabric. Rodriguez doesn’t have this problem. The action is kinetic and he uses the right angle to make the web swinging work just right. Renzi’s colors are the perfect compliment to the pencils. The neon colors in contrast to some of the more flat ones is a perfect combo for this story and creates a very specific “dramedy” like tone.

    A very strong issue for those caught up and a still understandable one for new fans.

  • 75

    Black Nerd Problems

    The best thing about Gwen’s triumphant return is that it comes with the original creative team of Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi. The three worked well together when Gwen’s popularity from the Spiderverse turned into popular demand for a Spider-Gwen solo series. Rodriguez and Renzi give a distinct artistic style, especially the bright, neon colors splashed across pages. And, of course, Spider-Gwen’s costume design is always worth mention, being one of the most cosplayable heroes on the roster and a clear fan favorite.

    Spider-Gwen #1 wasn’t a perfect start, but it has all the ingredients for a great series. There aren’t many comics as fun as this one, and it’s good to have her back.

  • 40

    SciFiPulse

    I picked this up to check out what all the buzz was about for this character. If this issue is any indication of what was previously done, I missed nothing but some neat covers. The story is fine but why would any fan settle for visuals like these? The art looks hastily rendered and the colors an attempt to cash in on a hit book from the competition. If the visuals are like this next month, I’m done with Spider-Gwen.

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