Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones #1

Writer: Emily Kim Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 1, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Ghost-Spider comes face-to-face with some of the deadliest Spider-Man villains, including Doc Ock, Sandman, Vulture and more! But wait! Why do they all look like Gwen! Writer EMILY KIM (SILK) and artist KEI ZAMA (AVENGERS MECH STRIKE) take Gwen down a twisted path as she must stop whoever is cloning her into infamous Marvel villains!

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Megan O'Brien Mar 1, 2023

    Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones is a great take on some classic Marvel concepts, while staying true to Spider-Gwen as a character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 1, 2023

    With the issue wrapping up with some investigation into the cause of this new character's appearance, Spider-Gwenn: Shadow Clones #1 closes its tale with more well-crafted storytelling by Kim Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 1, 2023

    Emily Kim tilts the usual Spider-Gwen tropes just enough to advance them in a new direction without trying to plunge Gwen in a completely different direction. Progression is really important for the modern superhero, but too much evolution may alienate those readers who have been hanging out with the web-slinger for many years. Kim seems to respect what Gwen has been through before while forging ahead with a whole new problem for the hero.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Mar 3, 2023

    Is it yet another retread of the Spider-Clone concept? Sure, but I think the style and tone being brought to the table gives SPIDER-GWEN: SHADOW CLONES #1just enough oomph to remain an enjoyable and light read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Lukke Sweet Mar 1, 2023

    Being the first major Spider-Gwen story to follow Tim Seeley's Gwenverse storyline hurts Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones #1. It'll be interesting to see how it differentiates itself from that storyline, but on the surface it looks like it won't be bringing much new to the table. Still, for fans of Spider-Gwen, I would recommend picking it up, even if it's just for the collection aspect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Mar 1, 2023

    It's a fine starting point for a series, but hopefully there's more to the storyline than meets the eye. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 8, 2023

    Interesting idea mixing classic Spidey villains and cloning themes in a new way, with mixed results and that odd tonal shift which distracts from the narrative. Read Full Review

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