Spider-Woman #1

Spider-Woman #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 18
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and... a mom to be? Since we last saw her, Spider-Woman's got a whole NEW responsibility -- she's super heroing for two now, after all! Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the adventure, too, and aren't making Jess' life any easier - half the time they won't even let her leave the car! How's a gal supposed to save innocent people and keep herself out of harm's way? See how in the mother of all Spider-Stories!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Nov 19, 2015

    There wasn't a damn thing wrong with this issue. Seriously. The flashbacks were inserted naturally and were perfectly placed to illustrate how Jessica got to where she is now. Well, except one bit: We don't know who the father is, and I'm okay with that. The real story was watching this fearless hero adjust to being "normal," which is what she was striving for when she left The Avengers. I'm reading many series right now, but Jessica Drew is the character I feel I know the best. Understand the most. That's all due to Hopeless' own handle on who this woman is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Nov 17, 2015

    It all adds up to an issue that is definitely worth grabbing if you've been on the fence about putting Spider-Woman on your pull list. If you don't like this one then the book probably isn't for you since you clearly hate things that are wonderful and awesome. But for Jessica Drew fans, it's a welcome return to a great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Jaleh Najafali Nov 24, 2015

    Spider-Woman #1 features an exciting story that launches Jessica Drew into a completely new phase of her life. Hopeless' interesting premise and Rodriguez's fun, splashy art come together to create a standout first issue that leaves readers hunger-pang ravenous for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 17, 2015

    I loved the pre-Secret Wars series, and Im in still love with Spider-Woman post-Secret Wars. Jessica Drew has some interesting adventures ahead of her, and her supporting cast looks like itll show up in a lot of awesome ways. This series gets into some interesting dynamics regarding the varied lives of super-heroes, so its definitely worth a read. There are some important dialogues that reflect some very real-life experiences, which makes me curious how many people will see Jessica in this new light. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Nov 18, 2015

    SPIDER-WOMAN #1 falters a little, but the beautiful art and quick wit definitely make it worth a read for anyone that likes sassiness and pretty things. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 19, 2015

    The only thing new about this series is the status quo. But considering how little time we got to savor Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez's Spider-Woman before Secret Wars cut things short, and changes to the creative team would be a disappointment. This first issue makes the most of the book's core character dynamics as Jessica grapples with her new life as a superhero mother-to-be. This issue even opens up her world to bigger and crazier conflicts again, promising an exciting road ahead for Spider-Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - The Rainbow Hub Nov 21, 2015

    A debut issue that we deserved the first time around, Hopeless and Co. jump right in and address the elephant in the room. Jess is very, very pregnant. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 16, 2015

    The first issue exceeded my expectations with a solid mixture of action and humor. I went in liking the concept and came out loving the comic. Can't wait to see where Hopeless and Rodriguez take it from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 17, 2015

    Spider-Woman #1 is one of the absolute best debuts of the All-New, All-Different Marvel line. It is an example of what a team of excellent creators can do when collaborating on a story and craft they clearly care about. The pregnancy storyline is handled very well here, but it speaks volumes about the quality of this comic that it is far from the only thing with discussing. There's a lot of great things happening in Spider-Woman, and it would be a shame for superhero fans to miss out on any of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Nov 20, 2015

    Dennis Hopeless is definitely taking this book in a new direction. Pregnancy in comics books is rarer than a happily married couple. One of the things I like about the writing in this issue is that Jessica makes no apologies for her situation. The somewhat odd baby shower/party clearly shows she has the support of some of her longest allies. Still, Hopeless is walking a tight rope regarding how this arc may well end, but I have enough faith that he knows what he is doing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 20, 2015

    You can't really finish this book with a grin on your face, and like a lot of Marvel books to debut recently, putting the focus on fun and heart is by no means a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 21, 2015

    I loved the first volume of Hopeless and Rodriguez's Spider-Woman, so I'm definitely on board for even more. The idea to make her pregnant is a bit out of left field, but this first issue definitely has a lot of fun with the concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 17, 2015

    As a first issue, it's a little reliant on knowledge of the characters and their relationships from the previous run, but that's not a huge barrier to enjoying this comic book. "Spider-Woman" #1 has charm, style and gorgeous art. It's entertaining and unfolds a new direction for the character as well as the Marvel Universe's setup. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Nov 17, 2015

    There's definitely a lot to like about Spider-Woman #1. The thing is, it has its fair share of issues that detract from the overall quality, and that's rather unfortunate. But if you don't mind a somewhat sloppy plot, and are just interested in spending time with the characters, then this is definitely the type of book for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 23, 2015

    Fun-filled and irreverent, but with serious heart at the core. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Nov 24, 2015

    Overall,Spider-Woman brings the interesting prospect of parenthood and all its associated risks to a medium that's meant for our inner child. A lot of comics' readers right now are adults who have moved into parenthood themselves and have, to varying degrees, been through what Jess is now experiencing. That could be an interesting opportunity to outreach to readers who, at that time in their lives, might be tempted to start shelving the comic hobby. Let's see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Dec 12, 2015

    Actually, it's a pretty solid showing for Spider-Woman, if you are looking for a whimsical kind of Everyday Superhero story. Even the hardships of pregnancy are met with relative aplomb and good-nature. Could the fault be that it's own innocuousness is getting in the way? Or is it simply that I don't care if Spider-Woman is pregnant and really couldn't care less to see that story explored? Yeah, probably that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Nov 20, 2015

    Dennis Hopeless' Spider-Woman series has a new angle " it's even adding that new angle into the old angle. Read Full Review

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