Spider-Woman #2

Writer: Karla Pacheco Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS! Spider-Woman discovers the origin of her illness. Spoilers: It wasn’t bad sushi or that cold everyone at the office has. What does Jessica’s illness have to do with the daughter of her old nemesis Otto Vermis? And how does a shipment of black-market spiders fit in? Jessica Drew is fighting for her life while someone is pulling the strings of her web…BUT WHO?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jul 16, 2020

    It turns out this was the absolute perfect team for Spider-Woman, and things are only getting better from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Jul 29, 2020

    Spider-Woman #2 does due diligence to the history of Spider-Woman while propelling her into the future in a way we haven't seen in way too long. If you've ever wondered why Spider-Woman fans go hard for Drew then this book right here is what you need in your life. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jul 19, 2020

    Two issues in and this is an intriguing story that draws heavily on the history of Spider-Woman. The art team is fantastic, and the plot is chugging along at a solid pace, leaving us with enough mystery to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Jul 15, 2020

    Spider-Woman #2 is an entertaining and fascinating issue, with bold artwork, interesting character development, and surprising twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 15, 2020

    What I think we've got in Spider-Woman #2 is rock-solid development of a clever plot. The storytelling isn't quite powerful enough to silence some doubting whispers. There's still a chance -- a small one -- that this will wind up being talented sophistry in service of a story better forgotten. But compelling characterization and good art make the reading experience entertaining in itself and easily carry us through one chapter and on to the next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 15, 2020

    Beyond the crazy crunch of the plot details flowing through this issue, Pacheco seems to be settling Jessica Drew into a whole new life phase. It looks like it could be interesting once the pace settles-down enough for Jessica to catch her breath. The trick will be for Pacheco to do this without losing the narrative momentum that she's established in the first couple of issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 15, 2020

    This is a good issue, although its pace is up and down and Jessica's choice to trust some questionable characters is convenient to the plot. That said, what Pacheco is doing with Jessica's backstory and her powers--never forgetting the hero inside--is exciting and well done. Spider-Woman is in great hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 18, 2020

    The industry shutdown didn't do Spider-Woman any favors, but this second issue picks up nicely and keeps the story and strong characterization going for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Jul 16, 2020

    While I'm thrilled there's a new Spider-Woman series, perhaps my expectations were set too high. This book isn't terrible by any means but I want it to be great!! My hope is that after we get some stability with release schedules and Karla settles in, that this book will find it's groove. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 15, 2020

    Two issues in and a book that had so much promise, has turned into just another superhero fight book. Jess has been through the ringer medically more than once. It is like Marvel hang onto what they think are core pieces of the character, Jess equals illness, Carol Danvers equals body possession and ID issues, and cannot get out of their own way. With all the effort it took to tell a story of a pregnant super-heroine who finds love with a porcupine, I would like to see more of that rather than issues like this. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jul 20, 2020

    A disappointing second issue that eschews Jessica's more interesting aspects for a generic plot with little to say about the character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Jul 15, 2020

    While the costume may be new. (a character in the book even compliments Jessica on her new duds) This is the same old story. Marvel doesn't care enough to give Spider-Woman a decent comic. This will run for 12 issues and then it will be time for a reboot and let's hope the next creative team gets it right because this is not the comic that is going to take Jessica back to the top tiers of Marvel's canon. Read Full Review

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