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Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

  • May 13, 2009
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This is actually my first foray into the world of comic books. I found the art work to be very well done. I was disappointed that the panels are all in black & white. I understand that this cuts down on cost. It would have been nice if the title page for each story had been in color.

Also, there is no chapter list or page numbers, which I think would have been helpful, even if it's not exactly standard comic book format. This is a pretty big volume. On my second day of reading, the cover & first page started to come loose from the binding. So, overall, I feel that the quality of the book could have been much better.

The stories are quite interesting & Spider-Woman is an intriguing character. While she is an extremely strong & talented fighter, there are several instances where she proves to be an intelligent strategist, which is not something I expected to see.

Her love interests didn't seem to fit, they just weren't believable & were a little rushed...except for the one with The Shroud, which I wish could have been explored a little more. Overall, I enjoyed the book & will probably get the second volume.

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Before she was an Avenger, she was... a Hydra agent?! Witness the Arachnidian Adventuress's dire debut against Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. - and a follow-up arc alongside the ever-lovin', blue-eyed Thing! After working a few bugs out of her origin, she set up shop in California and faced an array of eccentric enemies rarely equaled to this day! Includes the introduction of several characters by the late great Mark Gruenwald! Featuring Shang-Chi, the Werewolf by Night, the Shroud, and more! Collects Marvel Spotlight #32, Marvel Two-In-One #29-33 and Spider-Woman #1-25.
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ISBN-10: 0785117938
ISBN-13: 978-0785117933
Author: Marv Wolfman
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Format: Paperback
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