Spider-Woman #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It's Spider-Woman versus the Thunderbolts. That's right...all of them. A daring chase through the streets of Madripoor finds Jessica Drew pushing herself to the limit with nowhere to turn. Another dazzling chapter from the Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev featuring tons of material not seen in the accompanying motion comic. Rated T …$2.99

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 22, 2009

    Only, as she'll never actually understand the real Jessica, it's not as entrancing as she hoped. Jessica is in an even more dire situation by issue's end than she was at the beginning. She's also in too shell-shocked a state (following her Skrull captivity) to be open to seduction from any quarter. But she does somehow, just barely, seem to be on a path of staying true to herself. This book is alternately horrifying, creepy and (at weird moments) funny. Maleev's realistic style with lurid colors makes it easy to identify with a character who hardly knows herself. You have to decide if that weird mix works for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 23, 2009

    I do feel like Spider-Woman is veering back toward the S.W.O.R.D. angle that it began with, and while this detour into the world of Viper and HYDRA has had its moments, it hasn't been as engaging or interesting as the first two issues. Couple that with an issue that isn't exactly the most material-filled installment, and I'm left feeling like Spider-Woman is just treading water until it gets back to the real meat of Jessica Drew's solo escapades. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jan 2, 2010

    As I said, Maleevs art is one of the two reasons for a continued purchasing of this title. His art is dark and brooding with simply amazing colouring. The colours wash things out, bleed together, create crazy patterns and make the book much nicer to look at than read. Great examples of the colouring happen throughout the fight scene with the Skrull, where Maleevs colours create a disorienting effect which draws the reader closer to the protagonist because of an implied subjectivity to the art. As Drew is knocked to the ground, the colours around her become white and mix with strange shapes and other colours. The panel doesnt create a typical seen of a pure white backdrop, but actually puts the white at the front of a backdrop of a heavily distorted version of the actual background. The blood splatters on the subsequent pages are used to guide the eye through the dual page setup. The colouring is complex, adding dimensions to the story, which is something every artist should cons Read Full Review

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