Monday, September 28, 2009

The Colonel Reviews Spider-Woman #1

The Colonel returns with another Marvel recommendation (surprise surprise)!


Spider-Woman was captured by the Skrulls and her face was used as the leader of an invasion of Earth. Feeling depressed that everyone hates her for something she didn’t do, Spider-Woman is hired by SWORD, an off-shoot of SHIELD that deals with aliens. She’s hired to hunt down any Skrulls still on Earth, a handy way to work off her aggressions.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Alex Maleev, this first issue has all the information you need to get started: Spider-Woman’s recent history and her new status quo. It moves along quickly and gets to the point, and leaves you with a cliffhanger to come back next month. The art is FANTASTIC. Maleev uses color in compelling and interesting ways, and he gets the mood across with a seemingly effortless technique. Both his action and conversation scenes are informative and readable without getting confusing. This is a well put together comic.

Not only do you get all of that, but this issue is 28 pages! And extra Maleev art is always nice. So get in on the ground floor and enjoy the art!

-Daron “the Colonel” Jensen


My thanks to the Colonel for giving poor old Marvel some love on my blog!

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