Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Jodi Nishijima Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

NOT ENOUGH GWENS!
When Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider, she gained arachnid-like super-powers and started a crimefighting career as Spider-Woman (or as she's affectionately known to her peers, Ghost-Spider)! But what would have happened if instead she had picked up the enchanted hammer, Mjolnir? Or if she received the Super-Soldier Serum? Or built a high-tech suit of armor? Or...you get the idea! Find out in this new five-issue miniseries by Tim Seeley (HEROES REBORN: MARVEL DOUBLE ACTION) and Jodi Nishijima (UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA) as Ghost-Spider tumbles through time and comes face-to-face with herselves!
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  • 8.8
    GWW - Heather E. Houston Mar 7, 2022

    Jodi Nishijima and Federico Blee worked in harmony to bring this story to life. The style of art is cute but powerful leaving the reader pouring through the story instead of being distracting. With Spider-Gwen and Thor-Gwen working together in issue #2, there is no limit to where the story can take us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 7, 2022

    Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1's true strength is the promise for Gwen Stacy to grow up a little bit and development by the end of this story arc. The creative team sets up a huge multiverse story, but Spider-Gwen/Ghost-Spider fans are going to be excited knowing their favorite hero may come out of this a little bit differently. Plus, who doesn't love Thorgwen!? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 14, 2022

    This was pretty fun and well worth it if you are a fan of this character. Eventually they are going to run out of characters to do multiverse stories about or at least the interesting ones so may as well get in early with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 14, 2022

    Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1 is an excellent comic that provides depth to Gwen Stacy's character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Mar 9, 2022

    The entire end-of-time event being kicked off by someone trying to become a "living meme" is a little too on the nose and comes off as a little cheap, but it's far from the most important aspect of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 7, 2022

    Spider-Gwen: Gwen-Verse #1pushes the appeal of alternate Gwen Stacys to its limits, though its artwork and themes of mental health are well crafted. Hopefully future issues pick up those themes, as I feel like there are only so many Gwens that this concept can work with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 16, 2022

    The series is already 20% finished at the end of its first issue. Theres a pretty good chance that once the creative team is able to settle into the rhythm of the story, things will start to look a lot more coherent. As of the first issue, things havent quite found the right pulse or balance to make much of a coherent impact. Theres real potential in the premise, but Seeley, Nishijima, and Blee are going to have to work if theyre going to find it before its too late. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 15, 2022

    Looking forward, it appears the series will be an interlocked number of What If…? style stories eventually rolled into one. Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1 offers a wonky set-up to allow Tim Seeley and Jodi Nishijima to play with any version of Gwen they can think up while Gwen is forced to fight and work with aspects of her own personality writ large. Is it worth $5 a pop? Maybe, eventually, for die-hard Gwen fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    skullface Dec 26, 2023

    This comic reads like a "How do you do, fellow kids" sort of comic. Yes, memes. This is the level of threats that happens in Gwen's home universe. The cover of the comic should sell you on the comic and it didn't do a great job selling me on this book.

    Tim Seeley really should stick to drawing; if the story isn't in his wheelhouse, it's usually a pretty lukewarm story. Seeley's strengths are gorey action comics with hot girls, he should pen more of those.

    It's about as average of a comic that you can get. There's a lot of multiverse nonsense, so if you're into that, by all means, you may like this! The idea is there's a Gwen everywhere, do you like Gwen Stacy (I do)? Then how about MORE Gwens!?

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 3, 2022

    That antagonist is nearly dreadful enough to spoil the whole thing. "Finale the Living Meme?" That's gonna age like raw milk -- in fact, it already feels dated.

    But I like pretty much every other aspect of the script. The characterization, the humor, and even the operational details of the plot. Those are all at least promising if not downright delightful. This art style isn't my favorite, but it gets the job done. And there are some undeniably cute-cool panels sprinkled throughout.

    It's immensely frustrating to see Spider-Gwen given to creators who really GET her Earth-65 status quo. Instead of evolving it, though, they're taking her off to the damn alternate universe timey-wimey races again. She's spent way too much more

  • 6.0
    biankha Apr 29, 2022

    i understand that this book solely exists to build hype for Gwen in Spider-Verse but i feel like there were better ways to do that than this incredibly stale and boring concept

  • 6.0
    daspidaboy Mar 12, 2022

    its okay tbh. Spider-Gwen is the one of the only interesting Gwens out there, the other is of course Ultimate Gwen Stacy

  • 3.0
    Peter Apr 16, 2022

    This book is really bad... I only gave it a 3 because the artwork is actually decent. But the story and dialogue seems designed to entertain an 8-year-old. I just don't like how Marvel, and writers like this are cheapening time travel and the idea of the Multiverse... but this book stomped all over it and made it look like it's some joke. I'm bummed that I paid Cover for this book and that I pre-ordered issues 2-4... wouldn't recommend.

  • 10
    ZachMerps May 15, 2022

  • 8.0
    arsenicBR Jun 7, 2022

  • 7.5
    Radar Apr 1, 2022

  • 7.5
    wesshamu Apr 1, 2022

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Mar 20, 2022

  • 7.0
    Adsun22 Mar 10, 2022

  • 6.5
    KittyNone Mar 19, 2022

  • 6.0

  • 4.0
    drackula Mar 10, 2022

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