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Spider-Woman #9

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

Jessica Drew might have solved the first mystery Ben Urich threw her way, but he’s got one or two more cases up his sleeve from other cities in the U.S. of A! It’s a road trip with Spider-Woman, Ben Urich and the Porcupine! Destination: Justice.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
21 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B010MJFG0M

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85

    Doom Rocket

    Though the next issue of Spider-Woman sees the series diving head-first into tie-in territory, the comic (and its creative team, thankfully) will return with a new #1 after Secret Wars. (But expect to see Jess, well…expecting.) Hopeless, Rodriguez, and Lopez have excelled at upending reader expectations with humor and exceptional characterization and storytelling – and will no doubt continue to do so with a preggers lead – but for now, Spider-Woman #9 is a short yet blissful reprieve from the rest of Marvel’s otherwise inescapable crossover.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    This issue was a blast! Hopeless has put together a really weird, really neat little cast here, and he sends them on some truly enjoyable adventures. I wish I could post that entire montage for you, because it’s not only a lot of fun, but a great showcase of Rodriguez on art. Honestly, if this Spider-Woman series hadn’t started with that terrible Greg Land Spider-Verse tie-in, I bet this comic would be way more popular. Hopeless and Rodriguez are having a ton of fun with this series, and that’s what I like to see in comics.

  • 76

    IGN

    In many ways Spider-Woman reads like a buddy comedy wherein none of the characters are actually buddies. The book’s latest arc only ratchets up this feeling, as Jessica Drew finds herself at the continued mercy of her bumbling cohorts. It’s a fun concept, one made better by Dennis Hopeless’ consistently sharp script. We get a good idea of where this next arc is looking to go, as after an amusing opening (hilariously rendered by Javier Rodriguez), the read takes a decidedly dangerous, if not convenient, turn. These events allow for a good amount of Spider heroics, something Rodriguez takes to with his expressive panel work. He shows a strong flair for choreography, as exemplified by the pinball action of his splash page, and his stark color tones do well in creating mood both winsome and otherwise. Spider-Woman has managed to stand tall amidst the sudden deluge of Spider-centric titles, and Hopeless and Rodriguez are a good reason why.

  • 50

    The Fandom Post

    With some solid artwork as usual and some fun scripting in places with the humor and self aware aspects of Jess knowing who she is, the book has its moments with what it does in the travelogue and the weirdness of it all. But at the same time, knowing that the end of the world is around the corner, this is a very mundane and uninteresting way to run out the clock on the book since it doesn’t feel like it’s really doing anything. Perhaps the next installment will have a bit more to it in order to justify it, but what’s going on here doesn’t exactly excite or ensure that I put the new post-Secret Wars series on my pull list, especially a $4 a pop.

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