Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Greg Land
The Buzz: Mostly the buzz around this comic was the negative kind – because the awesomeness of having a Spider-Woman solo title was marred somewhat by a ridiculous, over-sexualised cover of epic butt-contortion proportions (not shown, no longer used as the default for this comic). Other than that, this is part of the current Spiderverse crossover-multiverse event which has mostly generated buzz because of the fabulous “Spider-Gwen” one-shot.
All You Need To Know: Spider-Woman, AKA Jessica Drew, is at times an Avenger, a SHIELD agent, or a private detective. She has nothing to do with Spider-Man except for the similar iconography – her origin is entirely unconnected to his. However, you would not know it from this comic, where there’s some serious universe-hopping going on between all the Spider peeps. Apparently they’re all one big family now. Jessica is awesome and snarky, as is only right and proper for a superhero veteran. Weary sarcasm is always a character hit for me, especially in a female lead character.