Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. #1
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Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Motion Comics Release Date: August 19, 2009 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
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  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Aug 20, 2009

    Since it's only $0.99, I recommend giving the first issue of Spider-WomanAgent of S.W.O.R.D. a try. It's a bit slow, but there's definitely a lot of potential. And while it takes a bit to get comfortable with the format, the positives far outweigh the negatives. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 30, 2009

    This whole issue has a split personality to it, with the first half being oppressively dark and broody and the second half launching without prelude into a full-on spy story. Bendis' love for the character comes through in every panel, but the early missteps (the long "hey, I'm kind of like Wolverine!" monologue combined with a suicide attempt) make me really uncomfortable with where Spider-Woman is going. If this is going to be the story of a kickass alien fighter and how she overcomes adversity and her past to carve a new future blah blah blah fishcakes, it's one thing, but if we're going to be constantly treated to heavy-handed moralizing about how sad it is that nobody loves her anymore, I don't know how long my particular haul will be. The art of Alex Maleev is always interesting, once you get used to it, and the successful parts of this issue remind me of the brilliance that was Bendis and Maleev's run on Daredevil. I was also somewhat disappointed to see that the cover image by Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 8, 2009

    Ultimately, I get the impression that this story will work a lot better as a traditional comic, and I look forward to being able to read issue #1 of the new Spider-Woman series in that format rather than as a limited 10-minute animation. I just hope that the weaknesses of this motion comic don't actively dissuade people from reading that book. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 21, 2009

    Basically, it comes down to this: "Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D." might work as a comic book series -- and I'm looking forward to reading it that way -- but if this first episode is an indication of the general quality of the Marvel Motion Comics, then this is a new age doomed to failure. Or at least ridicule. Read Full Review

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