Review: Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1

It’s a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65!  We pick up with Gwen right where we left her – fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone’s gonna be late to band practice…

Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 picks up where the previous volume of Spider-Gwen left off and Spider-Geddon has lead to. Gwen has done her time and is figuring out the hole superheroics thing still when she’s recruited by Spider-Ham to take on the Inheritors again.

If you haven’t read Spider-Geddon #1 and especially this week’s #2, you’re going to want to do that. This issue dives right into what was revealed in that second issue.

Warning, there be spoilers ahead!!!

Ready?

Last warning!

In Spider-Geddon #2 at first it looked like Spider-Gwen had died but we know she was sent off to another Earth in another part of the multiverse. Which Earth? We still don’t quite know as we get to explore this new world as our heroine does as well.

And that exploration is part of what Seanan McGuire has set up as part of the fun of this first issue. We get to work through the logic and what steps to take as Gwen does exactly that. Who should she seek out for help? Who’s good and who’s evil? We meet one potential villain at least but when it comes to the multiverse, you never quite know.

Artist Rosi Kämpe along with colorist Ian Herring and letterer Clayton Cowles deliver worlds that feel a bit more like the upcoming dayglow of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters this December. It’s an interesting style and while there’s points where I might have taken advantage of perspectives more, it’s an artistically good issue that’s entertaining to look at. There’s some issues with Gwen’s body herself that doesn’t quite look right when it comes to the human form but it never hurts the enjoyment.

The issue is a good one serving as a direct tie-in to Spider-Geddon and continuing the interesting events from there. A new world to explore always has me interested in seeing what’s going to be done differently and that has me wanting to come back for more and see what’s next.

Story: Seanan McGuire Art: Rosi Kämpe
Color: Ian Herring Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.35 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review