Ghost-Spider #8

Writer: Seanan McGuire Artist: Ig Guara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• Rock and roll dreams come true! It's all eyes on THE MARY
JANES as Gwen takes the band on a rip-roaring multiversal concert tour!
•  But not all those eyes belong to starstruck fans. There's something symbiotic and sinister stirring in the Prime Universe - and GWENOM may have a part to play...
Rated T

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 18, 2020

    McGuire has built-up quite a run with Ghost-Spider over the better part of the past year. Shes a fun character to hang out with for 20 pages or so a month. Guara fits the distinctive momentum of McGuires scripts quite well. The challenge moving forward lies in keeping Gwens adventures distinct from all the other Marvel Spider titles. There are decades of history with Peter Parker. Its going to be difficult to maintain the right balance, but for now, McGuire and Guara definitely have everything in order.   Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Mar 28, 2020

    These final thoughts always get me thinking about how to wrap up these reviews. With Ghost-Spider I find myself going back to boasting over McGuire and how see writes Gwen. This current arc is building the intrigue and making you crave more even after youve finished reading. Issue 8 really paints a broad picture of who Gwen is becoming. McGuire has set this so majestically that we will be talking about her time at the helm for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Archer of The Asylum Mar 19, 2020

    Whilst being light on the action, this month's book is by no means light on the heroics. The actions punctuate the college student angst that is written masterfully. I genuinely hope that the quality of this book stays up there. It's rare to see such strong writing in a character that isnt male, and honestly, its refreshing. The artwork makes it feel both coming of age and high action with a touch of melodrama and it works perfectly. Again, the only complaint I have with it is I have to wait until April for the continuation. It's just doing it for me still. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 19, 2020

    Ghost-Spider #8 was a shockingly intense issue, one that moved steadily forward with the main plot. All while providing insight into Gwen's reaction on what is happening on Earth 616 (the "main" universe). I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing what the next issue brings with it. While this one does not end with a cliffhanger, it is more than enough to keep me on the edge of my seat in the meantime. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Mar 18, 2020

    It will not take long before the heroine is pitted against the Storm siblings, and fans will be curious to see how this supernatural showdown will go down after this chapter's debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Mar 18, 2020

    Ghost-Spider #8 takes a few steps forward on the Sue and Johnny plot, and it continues to deliver a compelling, finely-crafted portrayal of its star. But the ever-slow pace is slowed even further by a lengthy digression to chat about the "Outlawed" event. I think issues like this do enough -- just -- to hang onto existing Gwen fans, but I doubt they're going to bring in many new ones. Read Full Review

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