Saturday 30 December 2017

SPIDER-GWEN, VOLUME 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour & Robbi Rodriguez

Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted?Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This morning I told hubby that I wasn't going to read anything for a few days, not until the new year. Not surprisingly, he laughed.

And, he was right to laugh. :D

But since he surprised me the other day with a few gorgeous Spider-Gwen wallets, I just had to read at least one comic book featuring her. Not only does she look super cool, but a female version of such a well-known character definitely appealed to me and this tagline sealed the deal: IN ONE UNIVERSE, it wasn't Peter Parker who was bitten by the radioactive spider, but Gwen Stacy!

So when I found the Kindle version of Volume 0 for a great price, I 1-Clicked and read it in one sitting.

Gwen is still haunted by the death of Peter Parker and her Spider persona is hated by everyone because Jameson convinced them she caused his death. Still, she tries to help by facing the bad guys as a superhero and playing the drums in a girl band as Gwen. But everything is getting harder and she's in the wrong headspace, which sends her in a downward spiral of despair and failure...

I enjoyed this so much! I felt so bad for Gwen because she just can't move on and it's affecting every part of her life. She keeps letting down her band members, her relationship with her father is strained, and she's imagining Spider-Ham. LMAO.

There were SO MANY cool things about this volume. Everything you think you know has been reversed and turned upside down. In such clever ways that I got a real kick out of evil Matt Murdock, hot-head Lieutenant Frank Castle, Ben and May Parker mourning Peter, that there's an actual character called Spider-Ham!, Mary Jane being a little bitchy, and the fact that the girls are in a band called The Mary Janes. Love it.

I also liked the snappy way the story seemed to switch as quickly as Gwen's state of mind. I absolutely LOVED the artwork and the colours and how everything was set out.

This volume includes #1-5, and although it's supposed to be a mini-series, there are definitely a lot of story threads left open.

I think this was a lot of fun and I'll definitely read more Gwen!

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