Spider-Woman #4

Event\Storyline: Spider-Verse Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

•  Jessica comes out of Spider-Verse changed, but what can she do now? Don't miss this character-defining chapter!
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 12, 2015

    While I didn't have a hard time reading Spider-Woman as it spun out amid the Spider-Verse event, it didn't really connect me with the character in a needed way. We start to get more of that here as she begins to assert herself and what she wants out of life and that's a big positive for her and the book. Bringing closure to the character's extended time in that event and her time in the Avengers in general is what this is all about, but it also feels more personal and human because of her conversations not only with her other self on Loomworld but because she hangs out with a longtime friend in Carol. I like Silk and Spider-Gwen, but they were friends forged in fire. Carol and Jess go back a whole lot longer and with a lot more history, so it all carries a bit more weight. I enjoyed the first four issues overall, but I'm more excited by what the next issue will bring more than anything else as her new chapter truly begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 11, 2015

    This is a good issue with two stories going on that both exemplify the Spider-Woman character and offer a great lead in into her new direction and costume next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Jaleh Najafali Feb 12, 2015

    Though it begins with an odd, unnecessary scenario, Spider-Woman takes a turn for the better. A nice dynamic between the characters, good jokes, and some lovely art keeps this issue from being dragged down by "Spider-Verse." Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 12, 2015

    Said finale is understandably rocky, as Hopeless is forced to tie up any and all Verse-ends in making way for what's to come. Such structure makes for a noticeably uneven issue, yet while Hopeless doesn't quite tie his first arc off with a bow, he does provide a definite sense of change to the final pages that offers promise for something better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Feb 13, 2015

    All in all, Spider-Woman has been a surprisingly decent tie-in book so far. Now that time is over and hopefully we can get into the real meat and bones of the character with this new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 13, 2015

    Despite being a transition issue, "Spider-Woman" #4 is a good read, nicely buttoning up Jessica's involvement in "Spider-Verse" while also dropping hints at things to come. Nothing in this issue is overly surprising or world-changing, but Hopeless and company avoid prescribed clichs and give readers a tight, concise adventure sealed with a promise of even more change and growth for Jessica Drew. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 12, 2015

    Ultimately, the first half of this book is as forced as the previous three issues, but the final half gives me hope that now that Hopeless actually has the reins of his own book, he'll be able to put a real stamp on Spider-Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    jtefft Feb 12, 2015

    I'm enjoying this book and can't wait to see what's in store for Jess now that Spider-Verse has ended. I'm intrigued by the fact that she is leaving the avengers to focus on helping people. This could turn into a really good street level book just like Amazing Spider-Man used to be. Looking forward to what is to come.

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Feb 13, 2015

    You know I'm actually one of the few that doesn't mind Greg Land's art. Sure he's been called the porn drawer of comics but he's hardly the only artist that tends to draw his female characters in a more sexualized manner. Plus there's an artist switch soon anyways, so... The writing, however, is always only decent. I hope this is due to the fact that it is tied into the bigger event of Spider-Verse. Every time I pick up an issue of Spider-Woman, I have a hard time remembering what happened in the previous issue. That being said this issue finally establishes Jessica Drew as the sole character of her own book. Both Gwen and Silk will move onto their own independent titles and that's a good thing for what felt more like Spider-Women than Spid more

  • 3.0
    UW Sep 29, 2019

    I never thought I would say this about a Spider-Woman book but I am glad it’s over.

    The ending was pretty forced with Silk, Arachne, and Gwen seemingly turning up out of nowhere, and a two page spread that tries to make the events sound meaningful and historic but with really badly written narration.

    Then we get a coda with SpiderWoman and Captain Marvel off to visit Avengers Tower. The dialogue between these two warriors is painfully twee and reduces their status to Valley Girls from a bad 90’s movie.

    We get a small action scene, which after three previous issues of piddling about finally manages to make Jess look cool. And just as we think she is back where she belongs we learn she is leaving the Av more

  • 8.0
    Destraction Feb 12, 2015

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 14, 2015

  • 8.0
    Ryus Apr 9, 2015

  • 8.0
    iAmTru Sep 15, 2015

  • 7.5
    eVanDiesel Feb 13, 2015

  • 7.5
    GlenWizard May 11, 2015

  • 6.0
    Peaches Feb 12, 2015

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Feb 15, 2015

  • 6.0
    nightwinsbutt Nov 22, 2015

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