Spider-Gwen

Ghost-Spider #9

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2020

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Ghost-Spider #9 comic reviewMost of Ghost-Spider #9 features our spider-heroine mulling over the unexpected offer of friendship and team-up by Johnny Storm and Sue Storm. Despite her initial reluctance (and multiple warnings from her Spidey-Sense) Gwen decides to go forward with the meeting that ends with the trio taking down some smugglers (with what the Storms really want from Gwen yet to be revealed).

Returning to an ongoing theme, we see some father/daughter discussion about Gwen’s choice of after-school activities (especially given what her father sees as Gwen’s increasingly reckless behavior). There’s also plenty of Spider-Gwen swinging around the city and contemplating school and social media.

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Ghost-Spider #7

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2020

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Ghost-Spider #7 comic reviewGhost Spider takes a break from both the Miles Warren storyline and Gwen’s sabbatical in the regular Marvel Universe to offer a look at familiar characters whose lives are quite different in Spider-Gwen’s dimension. In Gwen’s world, Johnny Storm and Sue Storm were social media celebrities rather than fantastical heroes. They disappeared four years ago only to show up suddenly when no memories of where they’ve been all this time.

Like her father, and the world, Gwen has questions about what happened to the pair and if their return is also related to some kind of Human Torch who has suddenly appeared in New York. One thing is clear, the pair’s sudden appearance has been noticed by this world’s Reed Rickards who is known as The Thinker.

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Ghost-Spider #4

by Alan Rapp on December 16, 2019

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Ghost-Spider #4 comic reviewThings seem to be looking up for our hero. Gwen has managed to balance life between two separate Earths well, although there are forces in both worlds looking at her with keen interest. Miles Warren‘s obsession with this new Gwen Stacy leads the professor/super-villain to follow our hero back to her own Earth (where another Jackal and Man-Wolf have their own plans for revenge against Ghost-Spider). Will there be a Jackal team-up? Or will the pair fight each other for Gwen?

Keeping busy by crime-fighting on both Earths (we get to see a little of this as Spider-Gwen defuses a hostage situation at a hospital), attending her classes, and even making band practice without a sweat, but despite appearances there are issues Gwen is just starting to notice (for instance her missing classmate).

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Ghost-Spider #3

by Alan Rapp on October 30, 2019

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Ghost-Spider #3 comic reviewThe third issue of Ghost-Spider could be called “The Jackal of Two Worlds” as it showcases not one but two versions of Miles Warren obsessed with young Miss Stacy. There’s not much action here, although we do see Gwen break-up a robbery at one point and we do get to see a little web-slinging as well. Instead writer Seanan McGuire and artist Takeshi Miyazawa focus more of our heroine fitting in on a new world and in a new school. In whatever world he exists, it appears the Jackal is obsessed with Gwen Stacy.

In her home dimension, the Man-Wolf and Miles Warren plot for their revenge against the super-hero. While in the proper Marvel Universe, Warren enlists the help of one of his students to spy (even going so far as to give her some of his super-villain juice) and help him determine just who this new Gwen Stacy is.

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Ghost Spider Annual #1

by Alan Rapp on September 11, 2019

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Ghost Spider Annual #1 comic reviewGhost Spider Annual #1 follows the events of the recently relaunched series where Spider-Gwen has left her home dimension and arrived in the middle of the MCU to go to college (and do a little crime busting on the side under the new name Ghost Spider). Still getting into the swing of things (so to speak), the story looks into the early days of Gwen’s time at college taking a swing around campus following an lecture.

Spider-Gwen trips a long-dormant trap left for Spider-Man by the villain Arcade. To escape, she will be tested by wave after wave of fake versions of Spider-Man’s most notorious enemies (and even this dimension’s wall crawler himself).

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