Spider-Women Alpha #1

Spider-Women Alpha #1

Event\Storyline: Spider-Women Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Vanessa Del Rey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The Spider-Event of 2016 is here, bringing SPIDER-GWEN, SILK and SPIDER-WOMAN together for a story too big for any one of their books! Spider-Woman is taking a mentor-role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the three spider-heroes take a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when the nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and their leader (Earth-65's Cindy Moon) notice the interdimensional interlopers, all of Jessica Drew's plans go wrong.
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - markbouchard Apr 8, 2016

    I am beyond excited for the next installment in this event. The combined narrative power of Thompson, Hopeless, and Latour has raised the bar for what I consider powerful characterization. SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 kicks off an event that brings some much needed positive female representation to superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comics Recap - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Apr 17, 2016

    This creative team delivers on every page. Jess, Cindy, and Gwen are three very different people who support each other as found family. "Spider-Women" takes a simple premise " being stranded in a faraway place " and captivates with entertaining dialogue and riveting art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Apr 6, 2016

    Spider-Women Alpha #1 has a nice mix of everyday superheroes lives, mystery, and giant robots. If the first half of the issue was an ongoing, Id read every installment. The interactions between each of the Spiders is wonderful and the story holds much potential, even before Spider powers come into play. There looks to be some great use of cross-dimensional elements, as well as some great surprises in store for the main characters of the crossover. If you want something that feels like a slight departure from the usual cape comic, especially if you love Jessica, Gwen, or Cindy, pick up Spider-Women Alpha #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Apr 7, 2016

    It's commendable how smoothly and naturally this Spider-Women crossover comes together. So often, these kind of crossovers can feel forced or uninspired. But, these three protagonists represent three of Marvel's current best titles and perhaps the most interesting corner of Marvel's current universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Jaleh Najafali Apr 7, 2016

    Spider-Women: Alpha #1 is a character driven first issue to the larger "Spider-Women" event. While it is light on action, Robbie Thompson's script focuses on setting the stage for future issues and establishing the conflict that will arise between the three Spider-Women and the villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Apr 12, 2016

    A solid 7.5/10 for being a solid character issue, having truly unique art and fantastic colors. Issue No. 1 made me want No. 2, and that's all that needs to be said. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Apr 11, 2016

    While the story and art of the "Alpha" chapter of this event were not my cup of tea, the next chapter is Spider-Gwen, with art by Bengal who is an artist I'm a big fan of. it would be the only thing that keeps me moving forward with the Spider-Woman event. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Apr 11, 2016

    None of this is to say Spider-Women Alpha #1 was bad, but a lackluster start given the potential of these three characters, particularly one as well-loved as Spider-Gwen. Adding heart and charisma into this series, along with some much-needed chemistry, can get this book back to where a group this awesome should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 7, 2016

    An interesting multiversal premise that makes good use of the strong trio of women Marvel has run with over the last year, but that event doesn't feel as though it has quite started by the end of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 7, 2016

    Keep looking for the heart of this story and maybe you will find it in the coming issues of the Spider-Women crossover issues, but it certainty was not to be found in the first issue. With a lot of the good work these creative teams are producing independently on the singular titles, it was surprising to see it all go to shambles with their combined efforts. Some will find the energetic and unique art style can compensate for the lackluster story and spoon-fed plot, but for others it was just appears to complement the sloppy and lackluster story. At the end of the issue, all readers will be in agreement that the big reveal was a big dude and the central plot of the crossover story loses its original appeal. Read Full Review

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