(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Ig Guara (CA) Takeshi Miyazawa Rated T In Shops: Mar 18, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• Rock and roll dreams come true! It’s all eyes on THE MARY JANES as Gwen takes the band on a rip-roaring multiversal concert tour! • But not all those eyes belong to starstruck fans. There’s something symbiotic and sinister stirring in the Prime Universe – and GWENOM may have a part to play…
Back in 2014, the world learned that Peter Parker wasn’t the only one who was bitten by the radioactive spider in Amazing Fantasy #15. Equipped with spider powers of her own, Cindy Moon took the Marvel Universe by storm as the beloved super hero Silk! Just announced at C2E2, Silk will weave a new web this July, filled with ruthless new villains including the cat demon Kasha as Cindy takes on a new investigative reporter gig under the one and only J. Jonah Jameson.
Acclaimed novelist Maurene Goo makes her grand foray into comic books alongside superstar artist Takeshi Miyazawa to deliver a thrilling series that will pack action, heart, and relevatory insights about the character. Cindy’s new mission will quickly turn as personal as it is deadly and prove Silk to be one of Marvel’s most dynamic and intriguing heroes.
Don’t miss a beat of the latest adventures of Cindy Moon when Silk #1 swings into comic shops in July featuring a cover by Stonehouse!
In 1975, writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum changed the comics landscape forever with Giant-Size X-Men #1. This special issue marked a new genesis for the team, introduced iconic Marvel characters like Storm and Nightcrawler, and set the X-Men on the path to becoming the cultural powerhouses they are today. Now, 45 years later, Marvel Comics is honoring this landmark issue in an extraordinary way with the help of 37 of the industry’s top artists. Each pulse-pounding page of this unforgettable issue will be re-envisioned by artists such as Alex Ross, Carmen Carnero, and Mark Brooks. This diverse group of talent have joined together to pay homage to this comic book masterpiece by redrawing Cockrum’s original art in their own unique styles.
Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1 is written by Wein and features art by Alex Ross, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Samnee, Marcus To, Siya Oum, Stephen Segovia, Marguerite Sauvage, Carmen Carnero, Bernard Chang, Aaron Kuder, Takeshi Miyazawa, Juann Cabal, Gurihiru, Mark Brooks, Kris Anka, Phil Noto, Valerio Schiti, Leinil Francis Yu, Matteo Lolli, Ema Lupacchino, Carlos Gómez, Iban Coello, R.B. Silva, Ramon Rosanas, Joshua Cassara, David Baldeón, Marcelo Ferreira, Javier Garrón, Rod Reis, Javier Rodríguez, Marco Checchetto, Jen Bartel, Mike Del Mundo, Rahzzah, Pepe Larraz, and Mike Hawthorne, It features a cover by Adi Granov.
Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1 #1 goes on sale May 27th but you can get your first look at this milestone issue in this special announcement trailer featuring Editor Jordan D. White and Assistant Editor Annalise Bissa!
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Jorge Molina Rated T In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• Gwendoline Maxine Stacy has it all – she’s the drummer of a punk rock band, attending college in the Marvel Universe, and moonlights as a radioactive, web-slinging super hero! • But familiar predators from Earth-65 and the Marvel Universe alike have been stalking this spider across campus, including Miles Warren, aka THE JACKAL! • Known for his dangerous obsession with Gwen, Miles won’t stop until she’s his, and his alone…
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Jorge Molina Rated T In Shops: Oct 23, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 has decided to enroll in class at Empire State University in the Marvel Universe! Now, she’ll be taking classes down the hall from Peter Parker, your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! • But things aren’t as safe as they may seem. Peter’s not the only person in the Marvel Universe who may recognize Gwen Stacy, and not all of them share his noble intentions…
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A lot has been done to Earth-65’s Gwen Stacy to make her more than a new spin on Spider-Man. Now a dimension-hopping hero with some unique problems, the character fully stands out from the multiverse of Spider-totems. Ghost-Spider #1 kicks off the next chapter with Gwen attempting to find a somewhat normal life.
Gwen’s secret identity has been revealed on Earth-65. That leaves her having issues balancing life there. She still wants to go to school so off to Earth-616 and Empire State University.
Writer Seanan McGuire kicks off the latest series featuring the character in an issue that’s all set up. This is Gwen explaining the situation to her friends. Her dad heading back to work. Her filling out forms and being accepted to ESU. It’s rather mundane which makes the one action sequence stand out as a bit odd. There’s nothing wrong with a comic setting things up at all and the issue does that quite well. It’s also a comic that’s not all that exciting but it is a lot of fun. The concepts and direction are interesting. Gwen’s excitement is infectious. The comic works and works really well. It just doesn’t feel like a superhero comic if that’s what you’re expecting. McGuire instead delivers a comic that’s more slice of life… with some spandex.
The art by Takeshi Miyazawa is solid. There have been lots of styles when it comes to this characters’ series and this one seems to blend a few of them together. There’s a slight grittiness to it adding a little rock and roll feel to it and setting it apart from the cleaner art of other series set in Earth 616. The colors by Ian Herring have a bit of a neon feel to it without being over the top. The comic is also very dialogue heavy with a lot of banter between Ghost-Spider/Gwen and Spider-Man/Peter. Letterer Clayton Cowles fits it all in without overwhelming the art and keeping the flow of a “Spider-Man” comic.
There’s something that’s a lot of fun about Ghost-Spider #1. If you expect lots of action of a superhero comic, you’ll be disappointed. Instead, the comic delivers something a bit different. It’s a nice focus on a superhero trying to have a life with more drama than fighting. The first issue might not have tons of excitement but it has a hell of a hook. Ghost-Spider #1 is a comic to keep your eye on.