Spider-Woman #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 21, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Eisner award winning team of Bendis and Maleev (DAREDEVIL, HALO) unveil a big new chapter in the life of Jessica Drew as she heads to Madripoor to do SWORD's dirty work. Based on the ground-breaking motion comic and featuring all new material. And guest starring Spider-Man!! Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Oct 21, 2009

    Spider-Woman is by no means a perfect comic, but for my money its pros far, far outweigh its cons. And above all, it's a unique book that offers a reading experience unlike most others on the stands, and deserves a level of recognition for that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Oct 22, 2009

    It didn't feel quite as fresh or jaw-dropping as last month, but that's more to do with how good last month was. And hey, the price is dropped down to $2.99! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Oct 23, 2009

    Alex Maleevs art is just simply very, very good. He has a habit of using the same panels multiple times, one he uses three times in two pages, and the context they are used in I feel even a slightly different panel would have had more of an impact. However, the same panel being used twice in the first two pages has a very good and cinematic resonance. His shading can become very melodramatic while keeping Jessica in the spotlight (emphasis on the word light), particularly in the interrogation scene, where the bad guy is almost completely obscured while Jessica is almost completely lighted. Also, I would like to point out how, when Jessica starts to use her seduction powers, there is a panel completely focusing on her breasts. However, despite these complaints, Maleevs dark and cinematic yet expressive art adds to Bendis script in many ways, and the bars casting shadows on Jessicas face completely recognizing the influence of the series and a quite welcome homage. I absolutely ado Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Oct 26, 2009

    Two issues in and I still like this book, but I’m still wondering why I don’t just wait for the trade. It reads fine in single issues but it just seems like it would be more appropriate collected. Either way, it’s a good read and I don’t think you lose whichever route you choose. I’ll give it a B. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 21, 2009

    Not quite at the level of quality most would expect of a Bendis/Maleev book yet, "Spider-Woman" #2 is an improvement on the first issue and, hopefully, that trend will continue. The plot is intriguing and Jessica Drew's character is being given chances to show who she is rather than telling us, it makes for an entertaining read. Read Full Review

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