Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ghost-Spider #1

While not quite as quick-witted as the final issues of Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider, the new series centered around Spider-Gwen leaving her own dimension to come to college and fight crime in New York gets a solid opening. If the first issue is any indication, it looks like the comic will split time between Gwen exploring her new home and events back in her dimension (which may eventually effect her new life).

Spider-Man guest-stars here playing the older brother, helping Gwen get into college, and offering a friendly shoulder when she needs it. However, unlike his appearance in the final issue of the previous series (where the comic had fun with his life being nearly as screwed up as Gwen's) here Peter is a bit more in control and recast in more mentor than friend. (And the giant rat, while funny, is no swarm of Nazi dinosaur bees.)

While I'm curious to see Gwen explore the new world, I'm far less interested in the politics back in her home dimension which apparently will continue to play a large role in the new series. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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