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The Spider-Women of two worlds join Silk for a story too big for just one of their books! New mother Jessica Drew is taking a mentor role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the trio enjoys a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and its leader — a certain Cindy Moon — notice the interdimensional interlopers, everything goes wrong! Can The Spider-Women of two worlds join Silk for a story too big for just one of their books! New mother Jessica Drew is taking a mentor role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the trio enjoys a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and its leader — a certain Cindy Moon — notice the interdimensional interlopers, everything goes wrong! Can the arachnid adventurers find a way home, or will they be trapped in a world they never made? And if they do escape Earth-65, will their troubles follow? Jess meets the Mary Janes, and Silk comes face-to-face with her counterpart's family — but who's looking after little baby Drew? It's an epic that will shake all three Spider-Women to the core! Collects Spider-Women Alpha #1, Silk (2015B) #7-8, Spider-Gwen (2015B) #7-8, Spider-Woman (2015) #6-7, Spider-Women Omega #1


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The Spider-Women of two worlds join Silk for a story too big for just one of their books! New mother Jessica Drew is taking a mentor role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the trio enjoys a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and its leader — a certain Cindy Moon — notice the interdimensional interlopers, everything goes wrong! Can The Spider-Women of two worlds join Silk for a story too big for just one of their books! New mother Jessica Drew is taking a mentor role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the trio enjoys a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and its leader — a certain Cindy Moon — notice the interdimensional interlopers, everything goes wrong! Can the arachnid adventurers find a way home, or will they be trapped in a world they never made? And if they do escape Earth-65, will their troubles follow? Jess meets the Mary Janes, and Silk comes face-to-face with her counterpart's family — but who's looking after little baby Drew? It's an epic that will shake all three Spider-Women to the core! Collects Spider-Women Alpha #1, Silk (2015B) #7-8, Spider-Gwen (2015B) #7-8, Spider-Woman (2015) #6-7, Spider-Women Omega #1

30 review for Spider-Women

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Spider-Woman, SpiderGwen, and Silk crossover. The three are having a girls night on Earth-65. Gwen gets her trans-dimensional teleporter stolen and the three are stuck on Earth-65. Turns out alternate versions of Jessica and Cindy are behind the theft. The three figure out how to get back to Earth-616 and track the thieves down. The Good: The art and storytelling vary with Spider-Woman clearly being the strongest of the three books. Having the three books together really shows how much better of Spider-Woman, SpiderGwen, and Silk crossover. The three are having a girls night on Earth-65. Gwen gets her trans-dimensional teleporter stolen and the three are stuck on Earth-65. Turns out alternate versions of Jessica and Cindy are behind the theft. The three figure out how to get back to Earth-616 and track the thieves down. The Good: The art and storytelling vary with Spider-Woman clearly being the strongest of the three books. Having the three books together really shows how much better of a writer Dennis Hopeless is. And Joelle Jones fill in art is clearly superior to the other two books. The Bad: Making Earth-65 Cindy Moon behind SpiderGwen's origin made no sense. The Ugly: Vanessa Del Rey's sketchy art. I don't know why she keeps getting work.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    While this wasn't entirely without cool moments (predictably in the Jessica Drew chapters) the overall crossover reads like a total mess. What a shocker. You know what reading these multiple-writer crossovers reminds me of? It reminds me of when I was a kid and a bunch of us would be trying to create a story while playing with our action figures (boy dolls FTW) but each of us would constantly ride roughshod over the other kids' storylines because we wanted to play out OUR ideas and cooperation be While this wasn't entirely without cool moments (predictably in the Jessica Drew chapters) the overall crossover reads like a total mess. What a shocker. You know what reading these multiple-writer crossovers reminds me of? It reminds me of when I was a kid and a bunch of us would be trying to create a story while playing with our action figures (boy dolls FTW) but each of us would constantly ride roughshod over the other kids' storylines because we wanted to play out OUR ideas and cooperation be damned. I guess Sesame Street failed. Anyway, can we get back to reading the three books separately now, please? Thanks.

  3. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    The Spider-women are in town. Move over Spider-man, the girls gonna get some spotlight here. So Jess, Gwen, and Cindy all are having lunch one day. You know, a girl's day out from all the drama. We know that shit won't go right though. Come on now...So in comes trouble, someone wants Gwen's reality warper device, and so the girls all have to work together to take care of the evil that is hunting them. However, what if the evil doer is someone the girls know very well? Good: I really actually The Spider-women are in town. Move over Spider-man, the girls gonna get some spotlight here. So Jess, Gwen, and Cindy all are having lunch one day. You know, a girl's day out from all the drama. We know that shit won't go right though. Come on now...So in comes trouble, someone wants Gwen's reality warper device, and so the girls all have to work together to take care of the evil that is hunting them. However, what if the evil doer is someone the girls know very well? Good: I really actually enjoyed a lot of the dialog. Very fun and easy breezey. All the writers seem to love these characters and get them. The banter works really well. I also thought the pacing was good and nothing slow or sluggish to get through. Bad: Some of this art...just awful. Especially the very first issue, just not good at ALL. I also thought the main evil doer wasn't all that interesting or well done. Overall a fun little mini-event. All the girls together actually work better than some of the solo series (Gwen/Silk) but overall fun. A nice little 3 out of 5 for this one. Worth checking out for fans of these characters.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Malum

    This is a pretty light read that goes more for laughs than stakes. If I had any complaints, it would be that they do a bit of retconning of Gwen's origin, which is one of the worst devices in a comic writer's toolkit.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Lahn

    Enjoyed the interactions between these characters a lot. Pretty significant events for Spider-Gwen and Silk especially, but Jessica Drew is still my favorite Spider-Woman. Loving her arc as a new mom, which continues to affect her throughout this story. I'd love to see more of her Earth-65 doppelganger soon! As crossover events go, this one isn't too bad.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mainon

    SO GOOD. I fell in love with Spider-Gwen awhile ago, but this made me want to read everything about Spider-woman and Silk immediately. It sounds silly, but I was just suffused with warmth and happiness as I read this (though in all honesty the fact that I was drinking free booze after a complimentary first-class upgrade on American might have had something to do with that). Still, I was really, really happy while reading this and loved every second.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    This is fun! I definitely prefer events that are separate from individual series, so they have the same creative team throughout, because the different styles of different titles can be jarring. This crossover made me want to read more Silk and Spider-Woman (I'm already a big Gwen fan).

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] With three awesome Spider-Ladies having their own solo series for the first time in...well, ever, having the three team-up for a crossover is kind of a no-brainer. Spider-Woman, Silk, and Spider-Gwen go out for lunch, and end up entangled in a cross-dimensional tangle that pits them against evil versions of themselves and a giant robot. What's not to like? The main problem with this crossover and the thing that stops it from getting 5 stars is that it's probably 2 issues [Read as single issues] With three awesome Spider-Ladies having their own solo series for the first time in...well, ever, having the three team-up for a crossover is kind of a no-brainer. Spider-Woman, Silk, and Spider-Gwen go out for lunch, and end up entangled in a cross-dimensional tangle that pits them against evil versions of themselves and a giant robot. What's not to like? The main problem with this crossover and the thing that stops it from getting 5 stars is that it's probably 2 issues too long. The middle drags a little as the three characters split up to deal with separate problems (which kind of defeats the object of a team-up crossover in the first place), but otherwise, it was pretty enjoyable all the way through. Each issue of the series feels like an issue of the series it belongs to, rather than just 8 issues of the same title involving all three Spider-Women, and there are consequences from the story that will rattle them in the aftermath too, especially Silk and Spider-Gwen. The three characters work really well together, bringing unique personalities and levels of experience to the table. The art varies throughout, with Vanessa Del Rey drawing the Alpha issue with the sketchiest style, and Nico Leon ties everything up in the Omega. Two of the three Spider titles get fill-in artists for the crossover (which likely helped it all ship on time); series artist Tana Ford draws Silk, with Bengal filling in on Spider-Gwen and capturing the innovative style that Robbi Rodriguez usually brings to the book, and Spider-Woman is graced with Joelle Jones for two issues which are beautifully done. Spider-Women stumbles a little, but is a solid endorsement for why these three characters deserve to have their own titles. They're not just interchangeable, and when they get together, things really take off. Fun stuff.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I love Silk and Spider-Gwen. Never read any Spider-woman stuff, though she's popped up in a few other things I read. This is a pretty awesome teamup of great superheroines. Gwen and Cindy (Silk) have their youthful angsty issues plus have a lot of serious stuff to cope with. Jessica (Spider-woman) is their older, wiser mentor. Who just had a baby. Brunch on Gwen's Earth-65 leads to Cindy and Jessica being stranded there, while their criminal Earth-65 counterparts cause trouble back home on I love Silk and Spider-Gwen. Never read any Spider-woman stuff, though she's popped up in a few other things I read. This is a pretty awesome teamup of great superheroines. Gwen and Cindy (Silk) have their youthful angsty issues plus have a lot of serious stuff to cope with. Jessica (Spider-woman) is their older, wiser mentor. Who just had a baby. Brunch on Gwen's Earth-65 leads to Cindy and Jessica being stranded there, while their criminal Earth-65 counterparts cause trouble back home on Earth-616. Butt-kicking ensues.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    I loved the character interactions, but the story just didn't do it for me. Some really great scenes, though, and it was fun to see all three Spider ladies interacting.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    3.5 This probably would have made more sense/had a bigger impact if I’d read Silk first, still good though.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dimitris

    Let me put it this way: In MY opinion.. this was straight trash. The beginning was ok. The idea was ok. The artwork is a bunch of different artists that gets you out of the whole thing. And the worst part is: IT MAKES YOU HAVE TO READ OTHER TITLES/CHARACTERS you don't give a shit about. That's just dumb. I get why.. to sell more issues and whatnot, but yeah. Here's your 2 fucking stars. And it's not 1 star because of Hopeless. I'm a huge fan of Spider-Woman since #1. Own every single issue digital Let me put it this way: In MY opinion.. this was straight trash. The beginning was ok. The idea was ok. The artwork is a bunch of different artists that gets you out of the whole thing. And the worst part is: IT MAKES YOU HAVE TO READ OTHER TITLES/CHARACTERS you don't give a shit about. That's just dumb. I get why.. to sell more issues and whatnot, but yeah. Here's your 2 fucking stars. And it's not 1 star because of Hopeless. I'm a huge fan of Spider-Woman since #1. Own every single issue digital & print too. And I had to read this shit because her ongoing was like "to be continued on Silk/Spider-Gwen #*".. Fuck that shit. Spider-Gwen is the worst most boring ass character ever. Why do I have to read about her? I'm fine reading Gwen in Spider-events and whatnot. But fuck no to have to read her fucking ongoing. I read the first volume and it sucked. And now I HAD to read 2 issues of her 2nd volume here because she was in the fuckin event. Oh well... And now to Silk. Silk I really liked the first volume. The second one was ok at first but never finished it cuz the artwork wasn't doing it for me, and along with the story not making me care much I dropped it. So, again here had to read everything just to read and know what happens with Spider-woman. SEE WHAT I'M DOING AND HAVE TO GO THROUGH FOR YOU JESSICA? (the thing is, I loved the Spider-Woman issues so it may as well be me being biased towards Spider-Woman against her fellow spider-girls, cuz I hate Gwen and don't care about Silk, so you may like the story and I'm just being a hater cuz it was boring as hell reading Spider-Gwen so I guess it's not my kinda taste.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alan Castree

    It started out pretty frustrating and annoying... it got better... then it got pretty good. I enjoyed where this went more than where it came from. That bit with Jess and Jessie was a lot of fun. The Spider-Gwen vs Cindy 65 was awesome (Why does Gwen treat Cindy 616 like crap anyway? Was starting to get mad at Gwen). I wonder how this ties into Civil War, though... I have no clue about anything past the Millar Civil War in 2007. Looking forward to where this goes for Gwen... hope it doesn’t stay It started out pretty frustrating and annoying... it got better... then it got pretty good. I enjoyed where this went more than where it came from. That bit with Jess and Jessie was a lot of fun. The Spider-Gwen vs Cindy 65 was awesome (Why does Gwen treat Cindy 616 like crap anyway? Was starting to get mad at Gwen). I wonder how this ties into Civil War, though... I have no clue about anything past the Millar Civil War in 2007. Looking forward to where this goes for Gwen... hope it doesn’t stay this way because she’s my entry back into marvel. Think I’ll try to read up on Spider-Woman and Silk now too.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Devi

    The kind of crossover I love to see. Big, world-ending stakes? Naw. Huge status quo changes? Eh, kinda. Character development and fun? Oh yes. My only real complaint is that the art of the Alpha issue is not great, featuring a lot of cross-eyed characters. Otherwise? It's the kind of crossover that ends with the main characters laughing over coffee. What more can you ask for out of comics?

  15. 5 out of 5

    Emily Randolph-Epstein

    Three female heroes hanging out, having brunch and then a giant robot appears - what's not to love. All too often female bad-asses exist in isolation, surrounded by male counterparts. It's such a breath of fresh air to see a storyline where three bad-ass ladies team up. I love the dynamics between Gwen, Cindy, and Jess and really hope that we'll see more Spider-Women arcs in the future.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This was just as fun and fast-paced as the rest of the spider-Gwen appearances I’ve read so far. And it was fun to see more of Jessica Drew and Silk. I did prefer the art style in the Spider-Gwen collected editions slightly more though.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Désirée

    I will definitively be reading more in the Spider-Women verse now.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    This was interesting. Never heard of the characters except for maybe 1 or 2. But I did kind of like this. That art style was alright too.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Amy!

    A book about three of my favorite Marvel ladies? Yes, please and thank you. AND an engaging, interesting plot about evil alternate universe versions of these ladies? Yep, I'm here for that. The three of them kicking butt and being awesome together? AMAZING.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    Not too memorable maybe, but I Liked it =)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gerry Sacco

    Really good collection. I would have given it a five but the art at the beginning is horrible, and part of the end isn’t great either. The story is really cool though, and makes me want to read some Silk comics. She’s a super interesting character. Also, enjoying the redesign of Spider-Woman. Good stuff.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Arif

    A fun crossover with Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen and Silk. Some nice art, entertaining interactions and I hope there's some more to come.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    I quite enjoyed it! World: The art is understandably all over the place as this is a 3 series cross over with an Alpha and Omega issue. For the most part the art is good, the artists on the series all have a style of their own and it gives the characters personality. However having said that I don't like the new artist for Fish who took over from Lee, her style is not for me. But overall the art is good. The world building also is very good with the issues themselves doing a good job at building I quite enjoyed it! World: The art is understandably all over the place as this is a 3 series cross over with an Alpha and Omega issue. For the most part the art is good, the artists on the series all have a style of their own and it gives the characters personality. However having said that I don't like the new artist for Fish who took over from Lee, her style is not for me. But overall the art is good. The world building also is very good with the issues themselves doing a good job at building a story for this cross-over. There are some great reveals and the play with 65 and 616 are good, it's a wonderfully done cross-over that also supports the existing books. Story: The story is paced well for a 3 series cross over. Every character has their own issue that focuses on them and the Alpha and Omega issues really tie the story in together. The banter is great and the reveals of Cindy Moon and also Gwen and her history are great and really add consequence and depth to this story. The story is not really overly complex and creative and doppelganger stories are always fun. Characters: The heart of this cross over and it's done well. I like how each of the mains have their issues to focus on them and that there are reveals to each of the character to play with. Cindy gets to see Earth 65 and what it offers her, Gwen gets backstory which is significant, and Jesse gets to look at the other side of the mirror. It's good, the banter is wonderful and the interactions are very solid and fun. A good cross over that gives significant backstory for Gwen and character development for the main Spider Women. Real good! Onward to the next book!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    Great art, a fun story, witty repartee! What more could you ask for from a comic? We finally figure out what, and who, exactly S.I.L.K. is, and while I found some of the villain's motivations a bit sketchy (aren't they always in these cross-over arcs?) it was a fun read that I really enjoyed.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    So friggin good! I never thought I'd buy the spider woman series but this book totally converted me. Jessica Drew FTW

  26. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Butcher

    Very surprised how much I enjoyed this story when I have not enjoyed greatly some elements like Spider-Gwen. But the personalities really play well here.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Liz (Quirky Cat)

    3 1/2 Stars. It’s time for another cross over! This time it’s Spider-Women, Silk, and Spider-Gwen teaming up to save their combined worlds from a greater enemy. This plot bounces around from two annuals/single issues to the three dedicated spider-women series (Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman), so it’s a bit difficult to follow, especially if you’re not actively reading them all. For those of you that are using Marvel Unlimited (or any other site that won’t compile them into one nice volume for 3 1/2 Stars. It’s time for another cross over! This time it’s Spider-Women, Silk, and Spider-Gwen teaming up to save their combined worlds from a greater enemy. This plot bounces around from two annuals/single issues to the three dedicated spider-women series (Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman), so it’s a bit difficult to follow, especially if you’re not actively reading them all. For those of you that are using Marvel Unlimited (or any other site that won’t compile them into one nice volume for you to read through the comics (like myself) the reading order is as follows: Spider-Women Alpha, Spider-Gwen 7, Silk 7, Spider-Woman 6, Spider-Gwen 8, Silk 8, Spider-Woman 7, Spider-Women Omega (view spoiler)[ For the sake of honestly I have to say that I’m not a big fan of crossovers designed like this (I prefer the ones that occur entirely inside one series, as opposed to hoping around so). If you’re not comic savvy it can blindside you and utterly confuse you (speaking from experience here). Even if you are comic savvy, if you’re hoping to only follow one series it completely derails the plot for at least a couple of issues, still resulting in confusion. In short, it’s messy and needlessly confusing. I’ll confess that I had once upon a time been following Spider-Gwen on an issue by issue basis, and it was this chaos that turned me off from the series for a while. Here I was just happily reading the series, when suddenly there are two issues that make no sense in the context of everything else. Immediately followed by (spoiler warning) a dramatic change to how Gwen can access her powers. I was able to put enough of the pieces together to get the gist of it, but when other series opened up I opted to follow them instead. Alright, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, it’s time to talk about the actual story. Spider-Women wraps up Cindy and Jess (from Earth 616) and Gwen (Earth 65) as well as a few surprises into a pretty fast paced story. Our three spider ladies find themselves trapped in Earth 65 (not a fun prospect to Jess, who’s now trapped away from her baby) while they try and figure out who the bad guy is behind all of this. There are a lot of fun/silly Earth 65 alternate character cameos and references in this series. There’s a hat tip to Richard Reed, and sort of one to Tony Stark (in Earth 65 he owns Starkbucks – a coffee company). Plus there’s a version of Cindy and Jess from this universe as well, and they become shockingly relevant to the plot. On the bright side I finally understand all of the S.I.L.K. references I’ve been seeing in other corners of the comic ‘verse, so that’s pretty great. Every time I looked at Silk’s character I was wondering why it wasn’t being spelled S.I.L.K., but now that finally makes sense to me. This was an interesting plot, but not the best. Admittedly I’d probably think more kindly of it had it been a little more neatly arranged, but it is what it is. I still think Jess/Spider-Woman is my favorite of the three, with Gwen/Spider-Woman coming in second (sorry Cindy/Silk). I’d be okay with future crossovers with them, but again would prefer it was done in a slightly different manner. (hide spoiler)] For more reviews, check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nelson

    Now this is how you do a crossover event! It felt like a natural continuation of each of the characters' arcs, further developing their internal conflicts as opposed to external ones like most events. It felt intimate and personal just like each of the three individual series, and the three Spider-Women play really well off each other. It's interesting because they're at completely different points in their lives and they don't get along perfectly (especially Gwen and Silk), but they each push Now this is how you do a crossover event! It felt like a natural continuation of each of the characters' arcs, further developing their internal conflicts as opposed to external ones like most events. It felt intimate and personal just like each of the three individual series, and the three Spider-Women play really well off each other. It's interesting because they're at completely different points in their lives and they don't get along perfectly (especially Gwen and Silk), but they each push the others to be better. Not only do their characters mesh well together, but the writers did a great job at using the unique opportunities of this particular crossover to explore plot threads that they could only do under these conditions. For example, Earth 65 (Gwen's dimension) was used to further the plot of Silk's missing parents, and Gwen realizes that her irritation with Cindy is because she sees herself in her. The writers made good use of the interplay between both universes and characters. Jessica Drew doesn't get as much development since she's a well-established character at this point, but she serves a good role as a mentor to the other ladies and kicks major ass. The plot itself was fairly simple given the interdimensional play, but it was quite dynamic and I loved seeing all the alternate versions of characters (and especially how they are used to highlight virtues and flaws of the originals). The art was great overall and meshed fairly well together while still maintaining the tone from each run. Was it a perfect event? Close, but no. Sometimes one issue would refer to small details that weren't conveyed in the previous issue (like one time Gwen said Cindy was considering something a bad guy said, but that was never shown in the slightest in the previous issue - could be just Gwen misinterpreting or could be a small off-panel thing, but it was never shown to the reader. Not a plothole at all and honestly most people won't notice as it's not really a big plot point. Another thing was how Cindy-65's hair length seemed to keep changing depending on the artist (again not a plothole per se as it could be explained as Cindy-65 using a wig for disguise, but jarring nonetheless). Buuuuuuut as you can see I am nitpicking to find flaws. It wasn't as good as each of the individual series, but it was a tight little event (if it can be called that). It used the crossover to the advantage of each individual series and character as opposed to most events which ignore current series to do their own thing. For that, I must applaud the creative teams involved. The only con to this is that people reading just one series without reading the event will be lost (especially Spider-Gwen considering her status quo changes), but I can't really fault the writers or editors for that as they crafted a truly well done crossover involving three runs that I would consider virtually perfect. This gets a very strong 9 from me. Make that a 9.5. Score breakdown: Story/Plot: 8 Character: 10 Art: 9 Enjoyment: 10 Overall: 9

  29. 5 out of 5

    Blythe Penland

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I thought this crossover was a good bonding event for some of the coolest women of the Marvel multiverse. I don't know a lot about Silk or Jessica Drew, I mainly just read this for Gwen, but I've found myself totally blown away by the Cindy of Earth-616 and Jess. They're great and I only have respect for Jess since she's saving the world and being a single mom to a newborn. I can't imagine how she felt spending forty plus hours away from her baby.A small trip to Earth-65 somehow leads to a plot I thought this crossover was a good bonding event for some of the coolest women of the Marvel multiverse. I don't know a lot about Silk or Jessica Drew, I mainly just read this for Gwen, but I've found myself totally blown away by the Cindy of Earth-616 and Jess. They're great and I only have respect for Jess since she's saving the world and being a single mom to a newborn. I can't imagine how she felt spending forty plus hours away from her baby.A small trip to Earth-65 somehow leads to a plot way too long in the making by Cindy's alternate universe self. I hate her, by the way. Ms. Moon of S.I.L.K. has no redeemable qualities. She wasn't bit by the spider as the Cindy of our main world was, but this made her a power-hungry super villain that abandoned her family. I know that hurts our Cindy more than anything else because she might never be able to find her own family.I'm not sure what's going on with Silk in our world, but I feel bad that J. J. Jameson no longer roots for her. And I don't understand whatever she's got going on with Black Cat, but I think Black Cat might be one of the only friends that she has. Think about it: she was locked up for the last ten years of her life and when she got out, her family had disappeared. She has no one, but her evil boss that she works with undercover.But I think that made this crossover all the more needed. It's clear that the Spider-Women need each other. Jess for her own sanity, Gwen because her life is a complete mess, and Cindy for reasons stated above. I hope they do more brunches; ones that don't end in evil robots and stolen dimension-travel technology.I was glad to see Jesse Drew betray the evil villain version of Cindy. That man has now been given the chance to be a much better man for his family and he did a real solid for Jess and Gwen. I'm not as salty for the fact that he babysat Gerry and painted his room anymore. Being lied to by a evil villain that saved your life can make you do some regrettable things. At least he has redemption.There is one thing that I haven't yet discussed. Gwen lost her powers because evil Cindy messed with them. Now, she's living off of the last couple of Jesse Drew doses. What will happen once those run out? Why did Gwen choose to remain Spider-Woman? What makes it worth it for her? She's still viewed negatively in the public eye, so I don't understand why she wants her powers back.Still, it was gratifying to see the Cindy of Earth-65 locked up for a good long while by the respective Earth's S.H.I.E.L.D. The frequent art changes weren't my favorite, but the Spider-Woman issues had some of the best art. I recommend this volume to those that understand Jess' new undertaking of parenthood.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Christina Carter

    Nothing like a little interdimensional travel to have brunch with your Spider-Women crew at Clowntown on Earth 65. Eating fried peanut butter cups one minute and sipping on some Starkbucks the next. Yes, you read that correctly. Tony has his own franchise and apparently, it's worth crossing dimensions for. Even if that means having a run-in with the Super-Adaptoid, like ten minutes after you arrive! That's exactly the predicament we find Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew, and Cindy Moon in. Lured into a Nothing like a little interdimensional travel to have brunch with your Spider-Women crew at Clowntown on Earth 65. Eating fried peanut butter cups one minute and sipping on some Starkbucks the next. Yes, you read that correctly. Tony has his own franchise and apparently, it's worth crossing dimensions for. Even if that means having a run-in with the Super-Adaptoid, like ten minutes after you arrive! That's exactly the predicament we find Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew, and Cindy Moon in. Lured into a battle that really is just a distraction at best, while the one who's been watching her from the shadows makes off with Gwen's transporter watch. Finding it is now the top priority but Cindy gets sidetracked and slips away to find her family, who in her dimension has gone missing. Is this even a good idea? How will they react if she finds them? And what if she runs into her (presumably villainous) doppelganger? This being now the third comic I've read in the series, Spider-Women sheds a little light on the mysterious S.I.L.K. which had only been alluded to in previous books. Offering the Spider-Women a chance to rule the world but at what cost? S.I.L.K. had already commandeered tech and weapons from Pym and other "maniacs" (as they were described). What else might be planned and why would Cindy or Gwen want to have anything to do with it? Especially when they are the reason Spider-Gwen is now just plain old Gwen Stacy. Stripped of her powers, she now has to rely on a device holding radioactive isotopes that will give her a super charge of Spidey powers on an as needed basis. It only holds a certain number of doses though. The inevitability of her fate has Gwen contemplating having a normal-ish life (though it's a fleeting thought). Meanwhile, Jessica Drew meets her twin?! What an adventure! Dennis Hopeless, Jason Latour, and Robbie Thompson make a great team of storytellers and the artists faithfully provide the reader with a visually engaging adventure. At this point though, I'm not sure which Spider-Woman is my favorite. I dove into this series because I met Spider-Gwen while reading through the Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Spider-Man & Spider-Gwen Sitting in a Tree). Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman is pretty awesome but I am growing to like the snarky, straight-shooting Jessica Drew just the same. I am more convinced that I will need to read through her story soon but up next is Spider-Gwen's Weapon of Choice.

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