Spider-Woman #5

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 21
9.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

JESSICA DREW'S BABY IS HERE!
•  Now that's she's back on Earth, Jess learns that she's still got a lot of work to do when it comes to being a full-time super hero AND a full-time mom!
•  Get your first real glimpse at Jess' new life and all the people in it right here!
•  THE NEXT CHAPTER OF JESSICA DREW'S STORY BEGINS WITH THIS CAN'T-MISS ISSUE!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Mar 18, 2016

    Everything in this issue just worked for me. A few highlights were: the way they told us what everyone was thinking during Jessica's first night out with her friends, Jessica picking up the baby's pacifier with her toes (because we've all done that), and the reveal of the baby's father. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Superior Spider-Talk - Jaleh Najafali Mar 19, 2016

    Spider-Woman #5 highlights Jessica Drew as a person, and strives to depict how her career as a superhero fits into her very human life. With Dennis Hopeless' thoughtful script and Javier Rodriguez's bold art, Jess' world as a new mom springs to life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Mar 21, 2016

    One of my Crusading cohorts believes that Javier Rodriguez should be nominated for this years Harvey award. Whilst its easy to agree with him, I think the truth of the matter is that Spider-Woman could be the book of the year. Regardless of the constant reboots and the not so "All New" vibe that surrounds some of their main books, Marvel are clearly doing fantastic work with their female characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 17, 2016

    If you pick up one book from the Big Two this week, make sure it's this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 17, 2016

    This series has only gotten better thanks to the recent relaunch and the advent of Jessica Drew's new status quo as a pregnant, semi-retired hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 19, 2016

    I loved the personable feel of this issue. I liked seeing Jessica hang out with her superhero friends, I like the community that's being built across these Marvel comics (though maybe they should have added Silk to her friends, but we did get Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk and Hellcat). I like the friendship between Jessica and Porcupine (and I kind of wanted at least one of her friends to comment on the oddness of that friendship). Spider-Woman has been a great book since Hopeless started telling the stories he wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Mar 17, 2016

    Spider-Woman #5 is the best book I read this week, a book that is funny and warm and truthful, and above all executed very well by the creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Mar 21, 2016

    Although not much plot happens in "Spider-Woman" #5, there's a great deal of character work going on. Taking the time off to let us see Jessica Drew deal with being a mother helps make her a stronger, more relatable character. No doubt, Hopeless, Rodriguez, and company are gearing up for something that will put the baby in danger (though wouldn't it be great if they didn't?), but for now, this simple story of a new mom juggling her work and home life, is engrossing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Mar 24, 2016

    This issue is the first issue of the Second Arc for this book, following Jessica Drew’s unfortunate run in with Skrulls in an Alpha Flight maternity ward that turned into the most wicked, and totally BAMF-ed out fight sequence I had seen in a comic for a really long time, now we get to see Spider Woman being very un-Spider Woman-ly, and being totally just a mom.
    Even superheroes don’t have the whole parenting thing down, it turns out. And this is played out in dramatic fashion, and to COMPLETE success. I love the humor of this book, and the visuals are just off the charts. This book has something for literally everyone, but it also just really has a great big ol’ heart, and it’s not afraid to be emotional or sentimental or to more

  • 9.5
    Mesteren Mar 25, 2016

    The night our with friends are the best visual storytelling this year (so far). This book keep delivering, Marvels best right now and I still think Spider-Woman is a dorky hero.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Apr 8, 2016

    It's your typical "OMG, the new baby is too overwhelming for me" story, well executed. I particularly like the pages with all of the thought bubbles, what a creative way to tell the story.

  • 1.5
    UW Sep 29, 2019

    Oh dear,

    The art is great this issue and the first half of the comic is the prettiest public awareness information pamphlet I have ever seen. Shame we have seen it in every single film or tv show about having a new baby, and an even bigger shame that it is portrayed as a revelation here.

    The second half involves Jess going out and trusting Porcupine with her baby. Wait what? Doesn’t he have a wife and child of his own that he keeps deserting? And Jess keeps having visions about how little she trusts him halfway through her evening. Maybe should have thought about that before? But wait, of course Porcupine turns out to be the most domesticated father ever in the history of the entire world, just not for his own fami more

  • 10
    Blurbwhore Mar 17, 2016

  • 10
    Seren Mar 17, 2016

  • 10
    Zumba Mar 17, 2016

  • 10
    Juanpk26 Mar 21, 2016

  • 10
    Dante Jun 13, 2016

  • 10
    shatterstar Dec 29, 2016

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Nov 6, 2017

  • 9.5
    Tree Fingers Mar 17, 2016

  • 9.5
    Nickweiser Mar 30, 2016

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Mar 17, 2016

  • 9.0
    MalaysianComicBookGuy Mar 17, 2016

  • 9.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Mar 20, 2016

  • 9.0
    Frogmire Apr 17, 2016

  • 9.0
    drwasheewashee Aug 9, 2016

  • 9.0
    matmene Sep 6, 2016

  • 8.5
    Destraction Mar 16, 2016

  • 8.5
    DXO Jul 28, 2016

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