Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #9

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #9 opens with our hero waking to deal with the fallout of last issue's bombing. While Gwen's quick thinking saved her band, the same can't be said for the bomb's effect on much of the audience. Spending time helping survivors get medical attention only increases Gwen's anger to seek out the person responsible and inflict some justice.

The second-half of the action-heavy issue features Spider-Gwen versus the talkative Man-Wolf who wants to put the upstart hero in her place. Looking like a character that leapt out of Image Comics, Man-Wolf is certainly imposing, but (despite his rhetoric) not quite up to the challenge as big bad wolf bites off far more than he can chew.

Artist Takeshi Miyazawa makes good use of the sharp differences in the characters' designs, focusing on the imposing size of Man-Wolf versus the speed, strength, and agility of our hero. The pair trade verbal barbs, but despite Gwen's rage she doesn't go too far in taking the monster down. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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