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Spider-Woman #6

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Someone is kidnapping the loved ones of super villains and because of their connections, no one cares. No one except Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman and Ben Urich. They continue their investigation into a problem that’s going to put the whole Marvel Universe in danger!

Publication Date
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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
20 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B00ZO1YKRO

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Doom Rocket

    While many of us celebrated Spider-Woman’s change in tone, costume and direction, and lauded Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez’s new bold and fun art style, it may have been overlooked as to how truly (and irreverently) funny the book has become. This is even more apparent in the second issue (well, it feels like the second issue, even if it is the series’ sixth, ok?), taking a cue from the subtle humor of Charles Soule’s She-Hulk (who coincidentally has an office down the hall from our eponymous heroine) and early issues of Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye. And like those other two books, Spider-Woman switches flawlessly to compelling drama at the drop of a hat.

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    The art continues to be a stand-out: Javier Rodriguez’s colors in the opening sequence, lit by the old standby of shadows cast through blinds, set the perfect mood–a brighter, not-so-noir version of the stereotypical PI’s office. Alvaro Lopez’s inks finely compliment Rodriguez’s pencils, clean with added weight that matches the stylistically flat colors. Jessica Drew, in the capable hands of Hopeless, Rodriguez and Lopez, has become an incredibly enjoyable character, with a very human snark and silliness all her own. This is the best (and most) personality she’s been given in recent memory, and the exuberance and high quality of this comic reflect that. A spiritual successor to critically acclaimed books like She-Hulk and Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Spider-Woman is a fun, thrilling and satisfying read.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    Yeah, still not digging the goggles. That’s probably the worst part of the book, which means theres’ not much to complain about here at all. While it moves a bit on the slow side, it’s doing the detective thing and doing it well. The humor is definitely finding the right balance with her dry wit and deadpan approach to things, especially when dealing with these low level villains, and there’s a couple of interesting class/money based nods given here that helps to soften things with the villains a bit, though not enough to make you sympathize with them in any real well. Overall, it’s a lot of fun and definitely flows well, but I do wish that the opportunity had been taken to try and reinvent or modernize some of the characters while keeping their core there. But then again, when you have a villain like Kangaroo, can it really be done?

  • 84

    IGN

    Spider-Woman needed a change of pace after a rocky first story arc, and that’s exactly what Dennis Hopeless and new artist Javier Rodriguez are doing. Even if you’re not a fan of the redesigned costume, it’s tough not to be impressed by Rodriguez’s energetic characters and dynamic layouts. He’s just a natural fit for the Spider-person corner of the Marvel Universe. Hopeless’ “back to basics” approach to Jessica’s life definitely has its merits. I appreciate that he doesn’t write her as overburdened by recent hardships, but merely as a heroine in search of less stress and more fun in her day-to-day superhero life. meanwhile, Ben Urich is developing into a worthy sidekick of sorts, offsetting Jessica’s happy-go-lucky personality with his no-nonsense journalist habits. I do miss some of the more outlandish qualities of Spider-Woman’s S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avengers exploits, but this status quo offers plenty to love regardless.

  • 80

    Comicosity

    Spider-Woman #6 continues the strong opening that Hopeless, Rodriguez, and Lopez have offered us. The art is unique and stunning, while the story remains very well-balanced and engaging. I’m thoroughly impressed by the work that’s been done by this team and cannot wait to see what unfolds next month.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    I haven’t read enough Spider-Woman comics to know if Jessica Drew is in character here, but I really like what Hopeless is building. She’s a bit unkempt, definitely confident and eager to help out, no matter what she’s up against. I can get behind a hero like that. Her new costume and her street-level superheroics are also going like gang-busters, keeping Spider-Woman a solid superhero while perhaps making her more relatable. And I love the down-to-Earth interactions she has with the characters in this book, supporting cast, supervillain or otherwise. Hopeless and Rodriguez have done a great job revamping Spider-Woman into a solid, enjoyable solo comic.

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