Spider-Gwen #1

Spider-Gwen #1

Writer: Jason Latour Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Gwen Stacy is back in the webs and has an all-new, all-different mystery to solve: the reappearance of The Lizard! Spider-Woman was convinced that the Lizard died in her arms along with Peter Parker. But when a similar monster goes on a reptilian rampage, she's left with doubts not only about Peter's life, but his death as well. And witness the debut of the Osborns of Earth-65! Fan-favorite creators Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez & Rico Renzi are back for more with a story that every Spider-Fan will be talking about!
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  • 10
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Oct 15, 2015

    This isn't the perfect comic. It seems to exist to build suspense for upcoming issues with the tension Gwen's dad has within the force and the revelation of other characters in the world of Spider-Gwen that we are used to seeing. I'm intrigued to see where Tony Stark is and apparently without a Fantastic Four, what Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom are up to. The fact that I want to read the next six issues right now make this a damn fine comic, but not yet perfect. Every issue of Spider-Gwen has a high standard to live up to and does admirably well. I like this better than the previous volume's first issue, which makes it a perfect first issue, just not the perfect comic. It's okay, though, because she still owns that with her very first appearance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kelly Richards Oct 19, 2015

    Fun, fast-paced, and just lovely to look at, Radioactive Spider-Gwen will definitely appeal to fans of fellow spider-verse heroine Silk as well as titles such as The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Batgirl. This is a strong offering from Marvel's "All-New, All-Different" lineup, and a solid introduction to one of their female-fronted titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Oct 16, 2015

    As the first of the "All-New, All-Different" series to feature a solo female lead, Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1 thankfully stands out from the rest of the boys, eschewing "same ol', same ol'" characterization and representation (and repetitive use of title adjectives"really, there's yet another Uncanny something-or-other?) to create a fun and engaging comic book for both continuing and new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Mad Moll Green Oct 16, 2015

    This is one of the things I really like and respect about Jason Latour's previous Spider-Gwen run: you can see him really thinking through the ethics of Gwen's vigilantism"often using George Stacy as her foil. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Oct 16, 2015

    Spider-Gwen #1 is enjoyable read that will have fans of Spider-Gwen coming back for more. The original team is back with new twists and turns that will have you either geeking out over the art, the characters, and name drops that draw in old and new fans. Sure the comic doesn't have a perfect set up as a first issue, but I think Jason Latour and his team are at that perfect pace where you can enjoy the story without having so much information dumped on you with the flip of the first page. It's a great way to welcome back a fan favorite series after being in hiatus for a while. If you're looking for a good place to start reading Spider-Gwen (if you haven't already) I recommend checking this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 15, 2015

    Latour seems to have a strong handle of the impressive supporting cast, and a new mystery that strikes at the heart of Gwen Stacy. Robbi Rodriguez's stylized, and exaggerated art continues to be the best part of the book, especially as paired with Rico Renzi's electric colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Oct 15, 2015

    If you're thinking of picking up this book for a gritty story, then don't. However, if your thinking of picking it up for an interesting story in the life of a young and troubled female character who still manages to crack wise and maintain a level of happiness then by all means go ahead and buy this! The creative team of this book is hardly one that has had huge issues but their were of course some issues with the last iteration of the book, such as not much on Gwen's past and some aspects of the art. It seems that this time 'round however they're determined to start strong with us finding out more about the Gwen of this world than has ever been revealed before. Plus, the art is great for this issue. If there is any point you should jump on the Spider- Gwen band wagon it is most assuredly now, especially with the conclusion of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 19, 2015

    Near the end of the issue, Latour serves up a flashback to Gwen and Peter during her early days as Spider-Woman, which establishes their early relationship and is a nice look at Peter for readers hungry for to learn about his involvement in Spider-Gwen's formative days. Latour continues to explore not only this new character but the differences between her world and the more familiar Earth-616, all while Rodriguez and Renzi attractively execute it. The all-new, all-different "Spider-Gwen" #1 is thankfully not all that new or different, but instead a continuation of what the creators had already nicely established. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Latest Pull - Jess Bawgus Oct 15, 2015

    While Spider-Gwen has appeared on more merchandise than any other new character this year, her book is still finding its footing. Emotional flashbacks and intriguing supporting casts promise a great work, but it's going to depend on the payoff to turn Gwen from a flash-in-the-pan success into a long term success. If nothing else, the art and colors have earned it a fixed position on my pull list, and more than a few prints and fanart on my wall. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Oct 19, 2015

    A very strong issue for those caught up and a still understandable one for new fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Oct 15, 2015

    Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1 reads like the season premiere of a television show - skillfully presenting a story that both rewards the returning audience and welcomes a new one. Issue #1 is an opportunity to see a creative team in perfect sync. If you've held off on Gwen's solo adventures for some reason, this is the perfect moment to jump in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Oct 15, 2015

    Overall it's a decent first book. It's been set up as a jumping on point for new readers, as expected from an issue 1 reboot. Although I think it does this a little too heavy-handedly. I hadn't read any of the first Spider-Gwen series, but did have a rough idea of the concept behind it. As a new comer it felt like there were a couple too many flash backs, I'd have rather had a bit more current content and getting to know Gwen and her world in the present day. I'd also have liked to see a new villain, once we know she's already dealt with the Lizard once. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Oct 15, 2015

    Overall, Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1 wasn't a perfect start, but it has all the ingredients for a great series. There aren't many comics as fun as this one, and it's good to have her back. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 19, 2015

    Half the fun is in the alternate universe details (including a big last-page reveal), but it's still a solid spider-tale with nice art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 15, 2015

    The shock revelation of another gender-swapped hero will come as not surprise to readers of the Battleworld tie-ins, but at least it promises to launch this second volume of Spider-Gwen in a new direction. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 14, 2015

    This isn't necessarily a bad outing by this creative team, but after their dynamic debut, this #1 can't help by feel a little light. It feels too early to be rehashing old storylines already. Considering how long Spider-Gwen has lasted, we'll hopefully get to see more of her world and the other characters that inhabit it. Latour and Rodriguez are taking their time building the world and there's nothing wrong with that but there's nothing in this issue to really entice anyone to read it. I mentioned a reveal at the end and it's kind of cool but it feels inorganic and tacked on. Here's hoping that Spider-Gwen can swing back to its previous level of quality next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Ron Watson Oct 16, 2015

    First issues are always tricky. There's backstory to be caught up on, and new story to introduce. It's no easy task to set the hook for the remainder of the arc, or even multiple arcs. Unfortunately, this first issue fell kind of flat. Latour has been a favorite writer of manyin the past, so it's entirely possible he can make some course correction on this book. But at the end of the day, he's still just setting up pieces on the Spidey chessboard that someone has already played with over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 18, 2015

    I picked this up to check out what all the buzz was about forthis character. If this issue is any indication of what was previously done, I missed nothing but some neat covers. The story is fine but why would any fan settle for visuals like these? The art looks hastily rendered and the colors an attempt to cash in on a hit book from the competition. If the visuals are like this next month, I'm done with Spider-Gwen. Read Full Review

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