Spider-Gwen

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

by Alan Rapp on December 22, 2018

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie reviewI never expected to see Spider-Ham show up in a theatrical film as a major supporting character. I also never expected Sony to outdo Marvel in producing the best super-hero movie of the year. These are but two of the wonders of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which give us the origin story of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as the new Spider-Man while also offering a few different versions of Peter Parker (Chris Pine, Jake Johnson, Nicolas Cage), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and her robot, and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) as heroes from other dimensions brought to this Earth to help Miles stop the Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) who threatens to destroy reality while furthering his own selfish desires.

With a visual style that looks and feels like a moving comic book, the film by directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman offers everything a Spider-Man fan could want (with the exception of not including the Scarlet Spider, sigh). While staying true to the original characters, small choices such as the breeze to blow Spider-Man Noir’s (Cage) overcoat and adding ballet as a piece of Spider-Gwen’s fighting style are genius.

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Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1

by Alan Rapp on October 26, 2018

in Comics

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1 comic reviewAlthough exists as a tie-in to Marvel’s new Spidey event Spider-Geddon, Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1 is largely disconnected from its events (other than an appearance by Spider-Ham, which I’m always on-board with). Instead, the comic centers around the recently paroled Gwen Stacy who is just starting to get back into the swing of things before taking a large detour through Spider-Geddon (summed up on a single page) before being dropped back onto a different Earth.

The writing from Seanan McGuire, especially Gwen’s internal monologue, is fun and breezy and reminds me of old school Spider-Man. Rosi Kämpe’s art matches the writing and the spirit of the character. Although it starts out by acknowledging recent events and troubles for Gwen, dropping her off on a new Earth gives the comic (and character) a fresh start here that should work well for new readers not interesting in diving in too deep to her backstory.

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Marvel NOW! Spider-Gwen ARTFX+ Statue

by Alan Rapp on December 10, 2016

in Toys & Collectibles

Marvel NOW! Spider-Gwen ARTFX+ Statue

You can pre-order your own Marvel NOW! Spider-Gwen ARTFX+ Statue for the low, low price of $65.

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Spider-Gwen Unmasked Statue

by Alan Rapp on July 25, 2016

in Toys & Collectibles

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Originally sold at San Diego Comic-Con, this Marvel Gallery Spider-Gwen Unmasked Version Statue can be yours for the low, low price of $45.

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Spider-Gwen #2

by Alan Rapp on March 16, 2015

in Comics

Spider-Gwen #2Set on an alternate Earth where Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider, I felt a bit lost reading the first issue of the series that, other than the look of Gwen as this world’s Spider-Woman, did little to sell me on the concept. The second issue, which picks up following our heroine getting her ass kicked by the Vulture, is a little more entertaining thanks in large part to the appearance of Spider-Ham as a delusional sidekick only the heavily-concussed Spider-Gwen can see and hear.

The rest of the comic continues the storyline from the first issue as Gwen puts off dealing with both her father and the Mary Janes, each interested in finding Gwen for different reasons. We also learn George Stacy has been replaced on the Spider-Woman case by this world’s Frank Castle who appears only moderately more reasonable than the regular Marvel Universe version.

Other than Gwen (and the hallucinatory pig) the only variation of a well-known character that has caught my eye is that of crime lawyer Matt Murdock who is going to have to be given a much larger role to keep my interest (especially if the end of Gwen’s concussion means farewell to Spider-Ham). For fans.

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