Spider-Gwen #2

Spider-Gwen #2

Writer: Jason Latour Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  Gwen finds herself between a rock (this vulture) and a hard place (the entire NYPD)!
•  Don't miss this second issue of the Spider-Character who set the world on fire!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Mar 11, 2015

    While this is a comic that a lot of people have hitched their wagon to, its happened for well-deserved reasons. This comic may be the next big thing, but this is one of those rare times where popularity and quality are in synchronization. This is a creative team that could simply have done Emma Stone in a Spider-Woman costume and left it at that, but instead it revamped her from the bottom up into a character that channels the spirit of the Spider-Man mythos but redefines it for the 21st century. Definitely go out and get it, even if you've missed the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Mar 12, 2015

    Spider-Gwen continues to be the heroine that we deserve. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 12, 2015

    Although Spider-Gwen #2 is not exactly packed with action, a compelling story and freshly fleshed-out characters make this issue a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Mar 12, 2015

    Seriously, folks, if you haven't added this title to your pull list at your local comic shop, you completely need to as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Mar 13, 2015

    Robbi Rodriguez provides Latour the literary version of a high five with his accompanying modern and gorgeous artwork. Rodriguez's meticulous work with shade and contrast are incomparable, a rose by any other name would not smell as sweet in this case. This book would not be as exciting or stimulating without his imaginative take on Latour's story. Let's not forget Rico Renzi's use of color either, reminding us with a bang of pastels and brights that we aren't in Kansas anymore, or our 616 universe more appropriately.If I had one request, it would be for more spider-gwen because once a month just wont be enough! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 16, 2015

    Usually a second issue like this would mean curtains for any other book, but most other books don't have the creative team of Spider-Gwen. There's a real humanity to the story that heightens the soap opera, and the artwork is just so singular and unique that you'd be hard-pressed not to miss it. This book should be a star-making turn for Latour, Rodriguez and Renzi, and if there's any justice in this world, Spider-Gwen will enjoy a long, fruitful career as Marvel's newest friendly neighborhood webslinger. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 11, 2015

    All in all Spider-Gwen #2 was a fun read. There were a lot of introductions of new characters and new setups that will have readers hooked onto the series and see how this will effect the story. This comic is a must read, even if you haven't read the first issue (which you should). Spider-Gwen is living up to all the hype. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Mar 12, 2015

    Robbi Rodriguez does a really great job with the art on this issue. Coupled with the colors of Rico Renzi, who truly makes this book pop, his art is expressive and engaging. Rodriguez was largely unrecognized until this title, and frankly I feel like I've been missing out. He's imaginative and makes the book feel unique on his art alone. While it's been talked about to death, his design for Spider-Woman really informs the artistic direction on this series. It's high on style and has captivates you, establishing this world as a distinct being. Special shout out to Clayton Cowles, the letterer, who is a real highlight of this book. His work is very subtle, but it completes the package and makes the book feel whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 12, 2015

    Spider-Gwen #2 has a lot of great stuff going on, an awesome cameo and some sweet art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Mar 16, 2015

    Overall, in the words of Peter Porker, “pretty spectacular spider work!' Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 13, 2015

    Spider-Gwen is starting to find its feet and voice with this installment, but with the way it also has to expose us to more of how this world/timeline works, there feels like there's so much you want to know that's not getting touched on just yet. Which is good, because there's so much to explore. The further we get away from the Spider-Verse, the more enjoyable this book will become" though I'm quite glad to have the Spider-Ham show up for this issue to mess with her mind a bit. Gwen's life is a typical mess that you find with most of those who wear the Spider mantle and there's definitely some fun little quirks to it owing to who she is. The dynamic overall is one that's hitting a lot of good notes as we get to understand how this world works and what it can offer. I'm definitely enjoying it, both for the story it wants to tell and the great artwork and panel layout that helps to make it engaging and intriguing, especially with some of the things we see in the backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Mar 11, 2015

    As strong as Latours script is, Rodriguez continues to steal the show. Razor-thin figure work and exaggerated angles choices make for sleek, dramatic panel compositions. Most sequences, specifically Gwens, move fluidly due to the lack of closure between panels. This makes for a looser, more intuitive visual narrative as Gwen moves from one scene to the next, adrift, and trying to figure out what to do. Conversely, this mode shifts to tight, well-paced sequences when Kingpin and Murdock are introduced. The closure between panels is as precisely choreographed as their charade, mirrored in Murdocks violence. These scenes are beautifully complemented by Renzis contrasting color palettes. The grim grays and beiges of nighttime scenes broken up by the effervescent pop of neon pinks, blues and yellows, bringing Gwens dizzying world to life with remarkable results. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 12, 2015

    This series has no trouble standing out amid the crowd of Spider-books. But it could stand to to offer readers a better sense of what struggles Gwen will face over the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn Mar 13, 2015

    Gwen gets a little break from the action, and her dealings with Spider-Ham and her "civilian" life are in turns revealing and humorous. Solid non-action-y character development and top-notch artwork continue a hot streak from Team Latour/Rodriguez. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Thereelbradbelll Mar 12, 2015

    Despite getting “hammed” up with some classic tropes and pointless drama early on, Spider-Gwen #2 manages to set the stage for a George Stacy arc that should keep most readers sticking around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 16, 2015

    Latour is taking a risk. It's a delicate balance right now as Spider-Gwen is getting on her feet in her own title, and the addition of three established, heavyweight characters -- two of which have routinely had their own solo comics -- means that Gwen could be upstaged. If she can hold her own in the next few issues, so much the better. There's much to be excited about in "Spider-Gwen," as long as Gwen's characterization gets steadier over the rest of the first story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 16, 2015

    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. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 13, 2015

    This issue is just awkward fumbling as Marvel desperately throws popular elements at the page in the vein hope something generates fan interest. It leaves Spider-Gwen feeling like a comic that was published not because anyone wanted to make it, but because they felt they had to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    RedDiamondDame Mar 13, 2015

    Stronger showing than the original opening issue. This issue takes the time to provide a real menace for Gwen to face: her own insecurities and the hidden goons carrying out the Kingpin's wishes. The integration and threat present within the NYPD, in the form of Frank Castle, also feels much more malevolent than in any other Spidey book. Less time is spent on the vapid Mary Jane(s) [both the band and the singular character.] The continued shining star of this series is of course Robbie's Rodriguez's art. While there are not as many city scapes or grand sweeping fight scenes, as presented in the first issue, there are still great details. The internal musings of Gwen are given a fun physical embodiment of Spider-Ham. The blatant reference to a concussion or delusional state keeps the reader from being confused about what is personal and what is happening in the real world. These are the small details that could help this book stand on its own, and not just be another Peter Parker-down on HER luck knock off.

  • 9.0
    jtefft Mar 11, 2015

    Two issues in and I am already counting down the days to the next release. This book is a lot of fun. I love the creative uses of characters we already know and love. Gwen shines in her role as hero. The humor actually makes me chuckle and the book doesn't take itself too seriously. The art and colors are joy to look at. I also appreciate having a strong female character that isn't over sexualized. It's a great book. What's not to love?

  • 8.0
    RumBlossom Apr 2, 2015

    The addition of spider-ham (?!) to provide some break from the brooding girl in trouble makes this issue worlds better than #1 for me. Artwork is interesting, but still ugly looking characters (even the good guys). They of course do it on purpose and don't want to stylize them too much, just a little different from what I usually like. Coloring is great though. Story picked up and this issue doesn't really explain the previous issue, but it takes it slower on a new reader like me which I liked.

  • 6.5
    AgentPoyo May 5, 2015

    I'm giving it a chance after issue 1 but as the art is awesome, I'm not digging the story. Maybe see how issue 3 goes but it's not getting any better for me. It's just regurgitated stories from Earth 616 Peter Parker so far.

  • 9.0
    Juanpk26 Mar 11, 2015

  • 8.0
    eVanDiesel Mar 14, 2015

  • 8.0
    Batfan Mar 16, 2015

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 16, 2015

  • 8.0
    Dyogo26 Apr 4, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Apr 8, 2015

  • 8.0
    Cyprian Latewood May 14, 2015

  • 8.0
    Aegis May 26, 2015

  • 7.5
    Haziord Mar 12, 2015

  • 7.5
    DXO May 24, 2015

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