Spiderwoman #5 – The real story starts here

Alright y’all, the Spiderverse crossover is over at last and we can finally, finally, get this party started.

Jessica Drew, aka Spiderwoman, has decided to quit the Avengers and go have herself some ‘figure out who the hell I am’ time.  She’s awkward and unsure of herself, but manages to feel great in an awesome new outfit.

She’ss a fun character, relatable in how she deals with the world, and truly enjoyable to read. I want to know how this whole thing with quitting her job to go freelancing turns out.  The mystery that immediately drops in her lap to set up this next arc is also intriguing!

There is a joke buried deep in this issue about that hideous variant cover of Spiderwoman #1 by Milo Manera that so many people were grossed out by.  So many points for writer Dennis Hopeless.

This is a great issue, and not only because you don’t have to read 20 other comics to understand what the hell is going on.  If you haven’t picked up the series yet, just start here. Don’t worry about issues 1-4 unless you’re committed to reading all of Spiderverse.  That is a thing that is absolutely worth doing, by the way.

If you’re going to pick up a new series this month, I cannot recommend Spiderwoman enough.  This is the issue to jump in.