Spider-Woman #8

Spider-Woman #8

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

•Still haunted by the death of her world's young Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy pays a visit to the two people who knew him best.
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 3, 2015

    What the creative team has managed to do with this series is interesting. In comics the default gender is male, and by adhering to the usual story lines, the creative team would never have been able to take advantage of what makes Jessica special, the woman suffix, not the Spider prefix. This issue is a perfect example of how that is done to build a competent superheroine and one that typifies her gender as opposed to hiding it under spandex or a cape. With this first story arc now completed it seems as though this series is on a good path as it looks to extend her adventures into mainstream comics for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 4, 2015

    I can't stress enough how much of an improvement this comic has been the past few issues - get it now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jun 3, 2015

    Dennis Hopeless writes a fantastic and important story about abuse and its effects: when victims are finally free and safe from an abusive situation, the threat of that safety being taken away is terrifying. Hopeless ends his arc with an emotionally satisfying and narratively coherent conclusion. Jessica Drew isn't just a crime-fighter: she's a problem-solver who wants to see the best outcome happen. Ben Urich supports her in that endeavor. Spider-Womanis one of the best showcases for what a solo series can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 4, 2015

    Hopeless has breathed new life in to the world of Jessica Drew. The status quo at the end of this arc is a pitch-perfect concept and a great way to give Jessica a new life while honoring her old one. Urich is a smart idea as a supporting cast member; the character's higher profile in the "Daredevil" Netflix series and his ties to other famous "Spider" titles can point new readers towards this smart new direction. Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez and Vicente give the book a confident visual style that fans of artists like Fiona Staples or Marcos Martin should love. Though the series has an uncertain future until Marvel unveils their post "Secret Wars" plans, it's still a beautiful work of fiction that fans won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 4, 2015

    Writer Dennis Hopeless brings the conflict to a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 6, 2015

    Spider-Woman finishes off its first real storyline in grand fashion in this issue, proving that superheroes don't always have to beat up their bad guys to be heroes (though Jessica does beat up a bad guy). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jun 4, 2015

    I’m actually really pleased with how this second arc went and how it wrapped up— finally finding its voice in the story they want to tell with Jessica and I think it’ll be exciting to see what happens to her character as this progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 4, 2015

    Jess' involvement in all of this plays out well overall as she gets to do some decent action moments, take a few hits along the way, and get help from others who realize that Cat is basically gone over the edge to protect everyone. There's a lot of standard and real world domestic violence issues that plays into it and it does at times feel a bit forced, where you expect that special message at the end about how to get help. It is the kind of thing that Jess would get involved in righting, which is why she left the Avengers and wanted to forge her own path. One that's now aligned with Urich's, as she realizes what it is he's trying to do and how she was overlooking the obvious path to follow. It's a decent and solid piece, but one I hope becomes more engaging in the depth and scale of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Jaleh Najafali Jun 7, 2015

    Spider-Woman #8 is a surprising, interesting conclusion to Jessica's main arc after "Spider-Verse." However, it is rushed and fails to expand upon the great characterization we've gotten in previous issues. Read Full Review

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