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Spider-Woman #10

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

The Last Days of Spider-Woman. Spider-Woman’s road trip across the country continues, as she pays a visit to the Alamo! Not even Spider-Woman and her ragtag crew of Ben Urich and The Porcupine are safe from Secret Wars, though.

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B013CL3XQ6

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85

    Graphic Policy

    This series has performed well recently and this issue is not different. It could be considered to be a bit of light fluff, but it also manages to hold it together with the strength of the characters as they are written. Even the Porcupine comes off as a much more redeemable character here than he has elsewhere, even previously in this series. As is promised in the letter column at the end, there are changes coming to the series, but they are changes that focus on the character once again, and proves that the creative team has got it right with how to handle what they have here. This issue might not be the best example, but it is fun and it works and uses what it has to its advantage.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    I really liked Bustos’ art in this issue. I love the regular artist, sure, but Bustos is a quality fill-in. Her art-style is fun, lively and energetic, perfect for the Spider-Woman comic. The story is also a lot of fun. I’m a sucker for street-level villains doing good, so watching the Porcupine make something of himself is a real blast. Spider-Woman herself is still cool — and has a great scene with Black Widow — but Porcupine steals the show in this final issue and saves the day in quality style. Spider-Woman has a fun energy, and I hope Hopeless can keep it up when we come back.

  • 74

    IGN

    The opening to Spider-Woman #10 is one immediately concerning, with Dennis Hopeless seemingly prepared to throw out all of the character’s newfound growth in order to play nice with Marvel’s larger Battleworld machinations. Thankfully, it’s a bait and switch for better things to come, as the finale to Jessica Drew’s latest arc ends with snark and style. That said, at some point we’d really like to see a Jessica Drew tale that isn’t beholden to a spider-centric crossover or a world merging mess. Hopeless manages to at least make the arc’s events meaningful in character, but the ending is so forcibly abrupt that it undercuts much of the substantial enjoyment previously earned. Event gripes aside, it’s still a pretty issue as rendered by guest artist Natacha Bustos. Her lines possess a similar energy to series’ artist Javier Rodriguez, though her action sequences aren’t quite as dynamic. Here’s hoping a new Marvel means less event obstacles.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    When it comes to full-on restarts, books like this one (as well as Ms. Marvel and the other books that aren’t all about world-ending colossal catastrophes) always seem to get the shaft, and even though there’s a new Spider-Woman #1 coming from the same creative team, this issue feels a bit like an anti-climax. Still, Spider-Woman #10 is successful temporary stop for the character, putting her dual life in perspective, with really lovely art throughout. It’s not a pefect stopping point, but at least those of us who love Jessica’s solo series have the comfort of knowing she’ll be back soon enough…

  • 40

    The Fandom Post

    The end installment of Spider-Woman is one that has its moments, particularly from guest artist Natacha Bustos, but in the end it manages to turn me away from the book under the main team. The series had – and still has – the potential to do some fun things with Jess that takes her away from the world ending events and multiverse elements. But they swung far too far in the other direction and ended up scraping the bottom of the barrel and making Jess into someone that wouldn’t step up for the big event without being shoved into action for the most part. Hopeless had some good dialogue for her early on and I enjoyed her adventures in the Spider-Verse, but once Hopeless got past that it felt listless. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for Bustos though as she did a solid job here with layouts and the overall dynamic, especially with the Black Widow pages.

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