Spider-Woman #1
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Spider-Woman #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev return to a monthly Marvel comic for the first time since their Eisner award-winning run on Daredevil. ripped from the pages of SECRET INVASION and NEW AVENGERS, this explosive first chapter follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make. Rated T -- $3.99

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 29, 2009

    (EDIT: I originally wrote that Bendis and Maleev had worked together on the Alias comic - quite wrong, as Scott points out in the comments, so I've corrected it. It was Michael Gaydos who drew Alias. Maleev worked on several other titles with Bendis, including an outstanding run on Daredevil. Mea Culpa!) Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Sep 24, 2009

    All-in-all, I was pleasantly surprised. Despite liking it a whole lot, I immediately got the impression that this series, like their work on that old hornheaded hero from Hells Kitchen, will read much better once it is collected in trade. But then, doesn’t most stuff read better in trade anyway? Well, that’s an argument for another day. It was a good issue and I’m giving it a B+. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Sep 24, 2009

    An artistic master-piece with deeply introspective writing. This is the definition of promising. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 23, 2009

    But those aside, Spider-Woman is off to a strong start. There's certainly room for improvement, but it's nice to know Jessica Drew isn't the next in the string of properties Marvel has given an ongoing series with minimal direction or reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 29, 2009

    Overall, it looks like Marvel has another potential hit on its hands with Spider-Woman. Recently launched, and re-launched hero titles such as Invincible Iron Man, War Machine, and Wolverine: Weapon X have been quite good, so hopefully Spider-Woman will follow suit. It certainly has the potential to do so with its creative team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 22, 2009

    Divorced from the impetus for this series, "Spider-Woman" #1 isn't as powerful as it could have been, coming off as overly melodramatic based on the way that Jessica Drew has been portrayed since the end of "Secret Invasion." The added pages for this issue help as the second half is better than the first as Jessica leaves her self-pity behind to focus on her mission at hand. Hopefully, future issues will continue in that direction as this constant 'My life is so bad' narration doesn't work without some actual evidence of hardship. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Sep 22, 2009

    Bendis's pacing and problematic verbal tics as well as some odd visual non-sequiturs hurt what feels could have been an interesting start to this new series. Read Full Review

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