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review 2018-09-26 15:23
More interaction between the Old World and the Dream World - still mystifying
Black Cloud Volume 2 - Jason Latour,Ivan... Black Cloud Volume 2 - Jason Latour,Ivan Brandon

 

 

This second (and probably last) volume of this series continues Zelda’s story involving Frank and Todd as well as a vast assortment of strange creatures, all with different agendas. I can’t say that I really understood all that was going on but I enjoyed the language involved and what I got out of it. The artwork varied: some I liked, some less. It’s colourful and quite detailed. Reasonably enjoyable but not something I can easily recommend.

 

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review 2018-07-06 23:05
penultimate issue
Spider-Gwen (2015-) #33 - Jason Latour,Robbi Rodriguez

And it lands Spider-Gwen in jail after she's turned herself in to the law and allowed the public to put her on trial.  

 

In fact, Gwen believes she belongs there, and so she's... not happy, but at peace while imprisoned.  

 

Not sure how this will end now, though. I was sure she'd end up being freed...

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review 2018-07-06 23:03
Gwen turns herself in
Spider-Gwen (2015-) #32 - Jason Latour,Robbi Rodriguez

What happens after she reveals her identity - and is she ready to face the consequences?   Now that Matt Murdock is being hunted by The Hand whom he once served, what happens to him?  

 

These aren't questions that can't be answered in the handful of issues left - but I hope they are all addressed.  

 

So sad this is going away soon.

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review 2018-07-06 22:26
Loving this series again
Spider-Gwen (2015-) #31 - Jason Latour,Robbi Rodriguez

So this is going to end.  I mean 34 is going to be the last issue, and this is 31.   33 is out.   It's going to end in a month or so, and that saddens me. 

 

However, I'm loving it while it lasts.   This wraps up the AU Gwen Stacy storyline - with Gwen giving Spider-Gwen's first name as Stacy.   There's a 'that's me, Stacy Stacy' line that had me laughing out loud. 

 

It's fun, it's clever, and it's getting us to the end.   

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review 2018-06-23 19:02
Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0 by Jason Latour
Spider-Gwen Vol. 1: Most Wanted? - Marvel Comics

Title:  Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume 0

Author: Jason Latour

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Genre:  Action / Superheroes / Drama / Crime / Music


Year Published: 2015


Year Read:  11/11/2017

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Series: Spider-Gwen #0

Source:  Purchased

Content Rating:  Ages 15+ (Some Language and Violence)

 

 

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Introduction: 

Wait a minute…Gwen Stacy is…SPIDER WOMAN!? And who ever heard of a graphic novel having a volume 0? 

Before you get confused about this (as I was), there was an event called “Spider-Verse” that might explain about all this (except that I haven’t read the “Spider-Verse” event yet, so that point might be moot at this time). Anyway, I have been hearing so many good things about the “Spider-Gwen” series that I had to give “Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume Zero” a shot and I must admit that I actually liked this graphic novel!

What is this story about? 

In this universe, it was Gwen Stacy who was bitten by a radioactive spider and possessed spider powers (not Peter Parker). It turns out that Peter Parker was bullied so much at school that one day he decided to transform himself into the lizard and went on a rampage throughout the city and ended up getting himself killed. Because of this, Gwen harbored a lot of guilt over what happened to Peter since Peter was doing all this to be like Gwen. After this tragic event, J. Jonah Jameson had caused the public to turn against Spider-Gwen by stating that she was responsible for Peter Parker’s death and Gwen ends up being on the run from the law, including from her father Captain Stacy (at least until she tells him who she really is). Now Gwen has to prove to the public that she did not kill Peter Parker and that she is a true hero while also avoiding the people after her including Frank Castle (A.K.A. The Punisher), the Vulture and Matt Murdock himself!

What I loved about this story: 

Jason Latour’s writing: Jason Latour’s writing was quite unique and interesting to read as this universe’s Gwen Stacy is one of the most interesting characters I had ever read! I loved the way that Jason Latour made Gwen Stacy into such a strong female protagonist as Gwen also cracks jokes like Spider-Man, but she can be moody at times due to her guilt over Peter’s death and I loved the way that Jason Latour wrote Gwen’s struggles with trying to cope with Peter’s death as it made Gwen into a truly relatable character. I also loved the fact that Gwen Stacy is involved in a rock band as it adds even more dimension to her character and I just loved the fact that we have a heroine who is into music! I also enjoyed the moments between Gwen and her father, Captain Stacy, as while it was quite intense due to Captain Stacy not wanting his daughter to get in danger, it was nice seeing how much Captain Stacy cares about his daughter and only wants what is best for her. Jason Latour also did an interesting job at giving us a Spider-Man universe where Gwen Stacy is Spider Woman as I never would have thought that Gwen Stacy of all people could become a superheroine. But, this version of Gwen Stacy is so well written that I actually loved the fact that Gwen Stacy makes an interesting Spider Woman!

Robbi Rodriguez’s artwork: Robbi Rodriguez’s artwork was quite creative to look at, especially Spider Gwen’s outfit! I just loved the reddish hues that cover the pages whenever Gwen is performing in her rock band as it makes those moments really stand out. But the best part of Robbi Rodriguez’s artwork is Spider-Gwen’s outfit! I think I have fallen in love with Spider-Gwen’s outfit since it is actually white and pink all over and it makes her look like a savior type being within the pages!

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What made me feel uncomfortable about this story: 

The reason why I gave this book a four-star rating was because I felt that the dialogue was a bit disjointed at times. I was not sure if it was because the dialogue was trying to use street slang to make the characters seem more modern or if it was the writing itself. I often had a difficult time trying to understand what the characters are actually saying due to how the dialogue is being written. Also, if you have not read “Spider-Verse,” chances are you will probably be confused about what is really going on in this book (although this is technically an alternate universe of the “Spider-Man” universe).

Final Thoughts: 

Overall, “Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? Volume Zero” is a great graphic novel to read if you want to see a different take on Gwen Stacy!

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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