Spider-Gwen takes a quick break from its awesome Predators storyline to tell a side story starring the Mary Janes.
First Read Reactions
- HAHAHA! I’m sorry, but jokes at the Bodega Bandit’s expense will never not make me chuckle.
- Being a Watcher doesn’t seem like such a bad job when you can just flip the channel to another reality…
- …until the other Watchers catch you.
- I’m pretty sure the Earth-65 Water is my spirit animal.
- In the 616, I’m a big fan of MJ and ambivalent on Glory and Betty. In Earth-65, it’s reversed (except that I think I might kind of hate this MJ).
- Earth-65 Betty = Daria
- Yikes. Earth-65 has Nice Guy Douches, too.
- Okay, I don’t hate MJ as much now…
…but I do kind of want to hate this issue. We were right in the middle of a fantastic, pulse-pounding story arc. The BAM! Light-hearted comedy issue without any real drama, superheroics, or kick ass fight sequences (aside from MJ’s brief and very justified use of force).
Thankfully, Spider-Gwen #23 is still highly enjoyable. The opening pages are by far the best/funniest part, but writers Hannah Blumenreich and Jason Latour pace the whole issue in such a way that the humor is constant (and fun) without every feeling redundant.
Blumenreich also shares much of the art duties with Jordan Gibson. It’s definitely a switch from Robbie Rodriguez’s style, but it’s still very good and fits the story perfectly.
So yeah, not at ALL what I want or expect when I pick up a Spider-Gwen issue–but still a very fun read.
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