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Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #9

by Alan Rapp on June 18, 2019

in Comics

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #9 #comicsSpider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #9 opens with our hero waking to deal with the fallout of last issue’s bombing. While Gwen’s quick thinking saved her band, the same can’t be said for the bomb’s effect on much of the audience. Spending time helping survivors get medical attention only increases Gwen’s anger to seek out the person responsible and inflict some justice.

The second-half of the action-heavy issue features Spider-Gwen versus the talkative Man-Wolf who wants to put the upstart hero in her place. Looking like a character that leapt out of Image Comics, Man-Wolf is certainly imposing, but (despite his rhetoric) not quite up to the challenge as big bad wolf bites off far more than he can chew.

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Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #8

by Alan Rapp on May 9, 2019

in Comics

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #8 comic reviewSpider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #8 offers a fun standalone issue of a day in the life of a perky super-hero. There’s also more than a little trouble for our heroine who goes to Harry Osborne for help with her new symbiote and looses control while dealing with a group of muggers. There’s also the mysterious disappearance of the one scientist who may help Gwen with her recent troubles.

The real trouble, however, comes later in the issue when the Mary Janes performance is targeted by a bomber forcing Spider-Gwen to steal the spotlight from MJ (yeah, she’s not living that down any time soon) in an attempt to save both her bandmates and the crowd (who mistakenly believe it’s all part of the show) from the bomb.

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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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