Review: White Widow #1

White Widow #1

The story of Peter Parker is one that has clicked with generations gaining him a legion of fans worldwide. This is due in part to the fact that the character is both more relatable and actually likeable and his trials and experiences are often ones that so many of us relate to.

We soon found out in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just how likeable every version of him was. Me personally, the one attribute that made me even want to read a Spider-Man comic was his tragic origins. Despite its universal success, I have wondered how this very story could be done differently and maybe even better? In the first issue of White Widow we find a new character one who finds herself becoming a hero in the worst possible scenario.

We meet our hero, shortly after she has become one with the body of her dead father at her feet. Some government agents find her motives suspect. We rewind back a bit where we get a proper introduction to Gabrielle Garcia, a typical college student athlete who loves playing volleyball. Everything changes one night when her father Cisco visits, to let her know about a dark secret. It’s one which costs him his life and gives Gabriella new abilities. By issue’s end she finds out something bigger is at play.

Overall, an arresting debut that sweeps the reader off their feet with a hero everyone can get behind. The story by Benny R. Powell and Jamie Tyndall is relatable, suspenseful, and smart. The art by creative team is simply breathtaking. Altogether, a great introduction to a hero whom outshines most.

Story: Benny R. Powell and Jamie Tyndall
Art: Jamie Tyndall, Iwan Nazif, and Fahrza Kamaputra
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy