This past month, the Iggles’ Comic Book Alliance decided to pick up the first trade in the spin-off series, Spider-Gwen. Spider-Gwen became a hit sensation after appearing in the Edge of Spider-verse comics, only to become her own thing and become one of the most iconic comic book characters to date… at least in my eyes. I was so excited to share the Spider-Gwen love with you, especially with Vol. 0: Most Wanted?. It’s the first few comics in Spider-Gwen’s ongoing journey and feature an amazing story line. I’ve been reading since issue one and haven’t stopped. For more info on the trade, make sure to read our Teen Dog review here.
Review: Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted?
Spider-Gwen, Vol 0: Most Wanted? takes places in an alternate Spider-Man universe where Gwen Stacy is wanted for the death of Peter Parker. How/why? That’s not necessarily the point of these 5 issues. It’s about Gwen and her dealing with all the consequences that come from that accusation. It’s interesting to see this come to play since not only is Gwen dealing with this, she’s dealing with being Spider-Gwen and how this needs to remain a mystery. It’s an interesting balance between this all and a few villains that have come into play.
While all of the above make for an amazing story, I think my favorite part is the scenes with Gwen and The Mary Janes. The Mary Janes is the band Gwen is apart of and throughout the issues, we see her relationship with them and how being Spider-Gwen has gotten in the way. Also they’re just an amazing band, so what’s not to love? Also the IRL band, Married with Sea Monsters, turned Face it Tiger into an actual thing. It’s so amazing! (Listen here.)
All in all, this first trade of Spider-Gwen was amazing, outstanding, all the good words. I’d highly recommend it to all Marvel fans/fans of all things awesome.
Up next: Star Wars, Vol 1: Skywalker Strikes
The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fi ght for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes very wrong, Han and Leia will have to think fast to make their escape…while Luke fi nds himself faceto-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital – and dangerous -secret mission…but can they succeed without Luke?
We’ll be reading Star Wars, Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes this month, so make sure to check out the Goodreads group here, follow us on Twitter, and tag us or use #IgglesComicBookAlliance to discuss it even further. Now get to reading folks because we have some Imperial bad guys to get!