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Spider-Woman #2

66
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

SPIDER-WOMAN GOES TO WAR…

…against the GANG WAR tearing through New York.

On the trail of the ruthless DIAMONDBACK and his mysterious backers, Jess commits a little corporate espionage, which may bury her in a dark corner of her past.

Plus, the shadowy GREEN MAMBA prowls for a rematch Spider-Woman may not be ready for!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CJWCHD9Z

33%
67%
3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Derby Comics

    I enjoyed the second chapter from Steve Foxe much more than the debut issue. Jessica’s personality felt a lot more consistent with her previous appearances and her missing child wasn’t the focal point of her story. While it’s an important aspect of her current motivations, the first issue made her out to be a woman who was only defning herself as a mother. Here we see her impressive espionage abilities on full display. It’s all complimented by artist Carola Borelli and colorist Arif Prianto who deliver an impressive visualization of her combat skills during a confrontation with HYDRA. I’m really excited to see where this goes!

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Spider-Woman’s first issue set up two major mysteries, and one in particular is quite important to long-time fans. That leads right into Spider-Woman #2, and the book once again leans into the strength of “Gang War” as an event to create a compelling series tie-in. What it doesn’t do is provide much in the way of forward movement in its main story, aside from a tease at the very end, and that holds the issue back a bit. What is here however is a thrilling showcase of Jessica Drew’s best qualities, including her history as a spy, her sarcastic wit, and her ability to completely own a room full of Hydra Agents. Writer Steve Foxe reaches into her spy craft skill set with stellar results, and her dialogue feels so natural and in the moment throughout. When stealth is thrown out the window, artist Carola Borelli and colorist Arif Prianto absolutely deliver, utilizing that SHIELD experience within her combat skillset while also bringing an upgraded physicality and viciousness to her fight style that’s been established in her previous series. It’s a joy to behold, and if the story can also start to move a bit further along next time around, the series will really hit its stride.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    That ending, combined with the possibility that we’re going to see Gerry Drew get aged up, does make things a bit more complicated, but overall, Spider-Woman #2 is a good comic, pairing Jessica with foes new and old and hopefully getting a sales boost from Gang War, with strong art that could use just a touch more nuance. Even if you know nothing about Spider-Woman at all, it could easily be your gateway to Ms. Drew’s corner of the Marvel Universe.

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