Spider-Gwen #23

Writer: Jason Latour, Hannah Blumenreich Artist: Robbi Rodriguez, Hannah Blumenreich Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"Predators" Part 5!
•  Plus, Hannah Blumenreich steps in for a guest story starring THE MARY JANES!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Aug 31, 2017

    Artistically, a mid-issue change detracts from the story overall but the Mary Janes' artwork is appropriately light and funny, with great panel progressions that lend itself to some particularly funny scenes. The dialogue here was exactly what it needed to be, as well as the facial expressions that captured the emotion and comedy without being overly exaggerated. I look forward to Spider-Gwen's return as Predators continues, but I hope reader exposure to the Mary Janes continues. I actually wish this could spin off as its own light-hearted, friendship-focused coming-of-age series. I am speaking it into the universe because I would buy it. I have my credit card out right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Jessica Brake Sep 10, 2017

    Like I touched on, Jason LaTour understands girl talk and socialization so well that I often forget Im reading a story written by a guy. Robbi Rodriguezs art is always lovely in this conext. They come together perfectly accenting femininity and the colors show how, while bright, the world can be a dark place for a girl on her own. I mentioned last time that I was ready for The Mary Janes to know Gwens identity, and Im happy even if only MJ believes. It just makes me wonder, will they still know their friend once the symbiote takes hold? Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Sep 2, 2017

    SPIDER-GWEN #23 puts its focus on Gwen's band, as the group debates Spider-Woman's identity. There's an amusing early story with Utau, with excellent illustration. Beyond that, the story is for long time readers only. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 31, 2017

    Spider-Gwen #23 is a breath of fresh air as Latour and company get ready to jump into the darker story of Gwenom. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Sep 1, 2017

    A return to form for "Spider-Gwen" and an issue that, even if you have no knowledge of the series prior, you should pick up, especially if, like me, you are a fan of Giant Days. Plus, a stellar cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 30, 2017

    Not at all what you probably want/expect from an issue of Spider-Gwen, but still entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 31, 2017

    As a done-in-one story, it's not bad. It's just not good enough without art that easily works with the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Eric Wilson Sep 6, 2017

    Guest creator Hannah Blumenreich provides a slice-of-life tale of the Mary Janes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - New Author Sep 12, 2017

    Overall, this was a fun filler issue that emphasized female relationships and how sometimes they can be catty and passive aggressive, but will always be there when it counts. Hopefully, this issue will be used as a stepping stone for Mary Jane and the Mary Janes to be an additional support to Gwen. Read Full Review

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