Spider-Gwen #4

Writer: Jason Latour Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• Learn what really happened the day that Peter Parker died!
•  Gwen comes face to face with Ben and May Parker!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 6, 2015

    Marvel had an unexpected hit on their hands with Spider-Woman when she made her debut in Edge of Spider-Verse and theyre handling it about as well as they possibly could. These creators are putting out one of the best alternate-universe books in the last twenty years, and theyre reaping the benefits with strong sales and amazing word-of-mouth. As this first story arc begins to wrap up, things are showing little-to-no sign of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby May 6, 2015

    With Spider-Gwen #4, Jason Latour, Robbie Rodriguez and Rico Renzi have offered up yet another stellar installment of a trailblazing series. This issue marks an important moment in Gwen's continued evolution as a superhero, and it's not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon May 9, 2015

    All in all Spider-Gwen #4 is a fun comic. There wasn't a lot of action like in the previous issues, but the story alone is what will have fans wanting more now that we dig a little deeper into the world of Spider-Gwen.In fact, this is an issue that on it's own could grab the attention of people who weren't already reading the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2015

    The Spider-Gwen universe has its clever twists to a familiar formula, but it wouldn't succeed on the level it does without such a distinctive art style. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn May 12, 2015

    With an intense exploration of character and expressive artwork, Latour and Rodriguez show they can make an issue memorable even when there isn't a lot of fighting going on. With this team on Spider-Gwen, this is definitely a title Spider-Fans should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 7, 2015

    I love it when characters sit down and talk. Some of my fondest comic book memories are not of big action stories, but of the simple things when they hang around the house, lair, base or mansion and just interact as normal people with a few unusual talents. Here, Gwen gets the heartfelt conversation she needed with May in order to feel like she can let go of some of the pressure that is just crushing her in relation to Peter's death and it definitely plays very, very well. Both from the scripting point of view to how it's laid out and the flow of the story. There's fun with the bit of action at the start and definitely some enjoyment as Gwen hooks up with the Mary Janes for a bit for a performance, but what will make this book stick is the heart of it all. And May just blessed that heart in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 11, 2015

    Whatever the case, there is simply no denying that Marvel has a very strong title in their roster with "Spider-Gwen." "Spider-Gwen" #4 is packed with character and heart, just another example of Marvel finding the right combination of characters and creators to produce something fun and worth looking forward to. I'm unclear how "Secret Wars" is going to impact this title, but I hope Latour and team are permitted to stick around. They've certainly earned it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG May 11, 2015

    This issue Gwen steps a little bit of her super-heroic shadow and delivers a breather from the regular action without loosing any of the energy the book has offered so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet May 7, 2015

    Spider-Gwen was good, sure, but it wasn't what we've been getting. It wasn't up to the standard that this creative team has set for themselves and, really, it's just a shame. Knowing what these guys can do and not seeing it is just disappointing. IfSpider-Gwen doesn't survive, it would be better if it ended on a high note and not cancelled because of numbers–note that I don't have exact figures to back anything up, and maybe it's selling like gangbusters and I should just shut up–or because of quality. It's a great concept, with a great visual team, hopefully this is nothing but a minor slip in an otherwise successful run. Don't let this deter you from trying this book, if you haven't, because if only for Rodriguez's work,Spider-Gwen is worth it. Let's just hope that next month it's back up to the level of quality we're used to. Read Full Review

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