Spider-Gwen, Vol. 5
The aftermath of the "Predators" storyline leaves Gwen in a very different place. Matt Murdock's plans all come home to roost, and when you know how our good friend Murderdock plans, you know that ain't pretty. What is the next evolutionary step for Spider-Gwen?! And Gwen's life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe's version of the Venom Symbiote. What does it mean for her relationship with crime kingpin Matt Murdock? With her father? With the Osborns?! COLLECTING: SPIDER-GWEN 24-29

Spider-Gwen, Vol. 5 Details

TitleSpider-Gwen, Vol. 5
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 1st, 2018
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302907648
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fiction, Comic Book

Spider-Gwen, Vol. 5 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Angst can take you a long way.World: The art is fantastic. Rodriguez really brings something new to Gwenom the sense of motion, the movement of the powers, the colours that make Gwenom unique is quite wonderful. The world building here is also fantastic, I know that this creative team is almost done with this series and you can feel that much like other modern comic book writers, all the pieces that they have created in going to come to a head and all the treads will come crashing together for a Angst can take you a long way.World: The art is fantastic. Rodriguez really brings something new to Gwenom the sense of motion, the movement of the powers, the colours that make Gwenom unique is quite wonderful. The world building here is also fantastic, I know that this creative team is almost done with this series and you can feel that much like other modern comic book writers, all the pieces that they have created in going to come to a head and all the treads will come crashing together for a finale and this is the case here. All the little character notes and threads and pieces such as Murdock, Stacey, The Mary Janes, the Parkers all have their little piece of story and world nudge forward towards something big.Story: The pacing is good, it’s not fast but at the same time does not wallow in emo and angsty dialog. I’m not saying that this book is not emo like the rest of the series but it doesn’t just let Gwen wallow, it moves the story forward. We have a sense of her dealing with the Venom and we have a sense of the different voices in her head. We see all the different pieces moving to a collision course and we see some characters in the past come by and make wonderful cameos. I like that at the core of this story is Gwen and her ideals and desire to be Spider-Woman, it’s not about fighting some huge villain (well it is that too) but at the heart it’s about Gwen and her soul which is the best type of Venom story. Every thing is going to come to a head and it’s great.Characters: I like Gwen, she’s emo just enough to make you understand her misery, the dialog is quippy and the personal voice she and others have is great. The characters that Latour has decided to bring back make sense and it’s acts wonderfully as an angel demon both sides banter that a Venom story needs but made manifest in actual characters that Latour has created, it’s good. Matt Murdock has been good since he was reimagined for Earth 65 and we finally get some glimpses of his past and it’s quite good, different enough to be kinda interesting. I will say the Watcher stuff makes me giggle. Great character work and a new fresh take on Venom makes this pretty great for a nearly creative team wrap up.Onward to the next book!
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  • Lucie
    January 1, 1970
    This series is getting better and better with each instalment. I love the Gwenom storyline so much.
  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    This Volume is set up by the last one with two important pieces of info:1) "Venom" has been created from a merging of Gwen chemical power ups and Lizard's DNA.2) Her father, Captain Stacy, is in the hospital in a coma, after being beaten by the Rhino.This is where we start, and I don't feel like it goes much further in this chapter. We have Gwen adjusting to her new powers as "Gwenom" (do not like the art of how she looks), still battling against/working for Matt Murdock, the Kingpin, and trying This Volume is set up by the last one with two important pieces of info:1) "Venom" has been created from a merging of Gwen chemical power ups and Lizard's DNA.2) Her father, Captain Stacy, is in the hospital in a coma, after being beaten by the Rhino.This is where we start, and I don't feel like it goes much further in this chapter. We have Gwen adjusting to her new powers as "Gwenom" (do not like the art of how she looks), still battling against/working for Matt Murdock, the Kingpin, and trying to take revenge for her father being injured. Punisher kills Rhino, which puts him on Gwen's bad side (at least for a little while). Captain America (Earth-65) even makes an appearance here, and stops Gwen from killing Kingpin.The Volume ends on a cliffhanger, with Gwenom landing in a different universe, and coming face to face with Gwen Stacy, who appears to be the one from our universe.I'm not sure I care much more about this story. Vol. 6 is the last Volume, so I will finish it, but I hope Spider-Gwen can be brought into the main 616-Universe. She needs the other Spider-people to help keep her in check. Just feels like the story doesn't have much to flesh out and progress towards. Still not horrible, so recommend if you like the character.
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  • Marsha Altman
    January 1, 1970
    I think Spider-Gwen might be my favorite running title after Ms. Marvel, and it's a very close race. I love Murderdock's backstory. It was amazing. I think this might be my favorite non-616 universe by far.
  • Windmillchaser
    January 1, 1970
    That fucking ending
  • Ran
    January 1, 1970
    I lost the plot somewhere. The skeptic in me says, “Latour/Rodriquez wanted to play dress-up with Venom’s costume on Gwen.” But that’s harsh. There must be some plot in here somewhere?
  • Daniel Butcher
    January 1, 1970
    2.5I just kind of trailed off an okay story when the Watcher comedy began!
  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]I'm at a total loss over Marvel's collecting of this series. I can only assume, for this to make any sense at all, that it'll actually collect issue 24, which is technically the conclusion of the last volume, and then issues 25-29, which is the entirety of the Gwenom storyline. But knowing Marvel, it'll probably be issues 24-26, a random one-shot, and six pages from another series, just for shits and giggles.I'm not bitter, I'm just tired.So. Gwenom, huh?It's inevitable in [Read as single issues]I'm at a total loss over Marvel's collecting of this series. I can only assume, for this to make any sense at all, that it'll actually collect issue 24, which is technically the conclusion of the last volume, and then issues 25-29, which is the entirety of the Gwenom storyline. But knowing Marvel, it'll probably be issues 24-26, a random one-shot, and six pages from another series, just for shits and giggles.I'm not bitter, I'm just tired.So. Gwenom, huh?It's inevitable in any Spider-Man alternate universe tale that eventually a writer will want to tackle a symbiote story. It's like a right of passage, like a Green Goblin story (which Spider-Gwen has also done, I might add). Jason Latour, to his credit, manages to get this symbiote story into his ongoing narrative flawlessly, building on story beats from early on in the series in order to bring it to where we are now. There are some very Spider-Gwen moments, like using her headphones to stop the creature from taking over her mind, but there's no denying that this is the darkest arc of the book so far as Gwen's troubles with her father, Matt Murdock, and her friends begins to come a head just as she wants to literally murder everyone around her. It's a story that only this character could go through, and I think that's a perfect reason to tell it. What's even better is that it doesn't have a clear cut conclusion - this feeds directly into the next volume with a mindbending cliffhanger ending that involves some Watchers and an interdimensional visitor that I'm not going to spoil here.Aside from one issue by Veronica Fish, Robbi Rodriguez is in full force on this arc. His costume design for Gwenom is almost as iconic as Spider-Gwen's original, and the pop art colours of Rico Renzi take a turn for the grimdark as Gwenom's influence grows - in short, it's a very pretty book that isn't afraid to take some artistic risks along with the story ones.Gwenom's pretty great. Just, please Marvel, start collecting your stories properly. Is that too much to ask?
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  • Seth Tomko
    January 1, 1970
    It's pretty good, as it starts tying together many of the Spider-Gwen threads that have been in development, though I can't help wishing that it were better. I like the design of Gwenom and her sense of struggle with the freedom and power it gives her, even if what Venom is doing for/to her remains a bit vague. Gwen having to confront her friends and neighbors and reveal her identity to them, admitting to all the lies and deception is quite well done, and I wish it had lasted longer. The heart o It's pretty good, as it starts tying together many of the Spider-Gwen threads that have been in development, though I can't help wishing that it were better. I like the design of Gwenom and her sense of struggle with the freedom and power it gives her, even if what Venom is doing for/to her remains a bit vague. Gwen having to confront her friends and neighbors and reveal her identity to them, admitting to all the lies and deception is quite well done, and I wish it had lasted longer. The heart of the character and the story is here. It is worth noting that many of the people she cares for don't know she's Spider-Woman but many of the villains do, effectively making her adversaries more intimate than her friends. Some of the action-oriented art can come across as rushed or confusing, which is a shame. Spider-Gwen, much like Spider-Man is a character made for dynamic and acrobatic action that should hold readers' attention as much as the witty remarks.I don't care about Matt Murdock's backstory. I understand its placement is his "confession" and how it's juxtaposed to Gwen's, but hearing him explain himself depletes his mystery and danger. It doesn't matter how or why he's become a ninja mater and the Kingpin. We've seen him engage in so much villainy and plotting that he's a worthy adversary to Spider-Gwen, the title character and protagonist. His solitary anguish rings hollow and even lacks the reasonability of Green Goblin's arguments in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film.On a similar note, I don't care for the inter-dimensional shenanigans. I know it's been part of the story the whole time, but the cosmic scope detracts from what is really a much more personal story of a young woman trying unsuccessfully to balance aspects of her life, super-powered and not, and seeing just what it takes to act rightly in complex and dangerous situations.
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  • The Fizza
    January 1, 1970
    Because most comics are so heavy these days I find myself enjoying books like Spider-Gwen and Ms. Marvel more than say had an alternative to all these gritty stories exist (I'm looking at you DC). Which may be why I was so excited to read GWENOM when I picked it up. Therefore if my enthusiasm makes you question my rating, so be it.As with this series I always want more... more textuality... I want to understand more.Despite what I see as fault, Latour's is able to service both reader and story i Because most comics are so heavy these days I find myself enjoying books like Spider-Gwen and Ms. Marvel more than say had an alternative to all these gritty stories exist (I'm looking at you DC). Which may be why I was so excited to read GWENOM when I picked it up. Therefore if my enthusiasm makes you question my rating, so be it.As with this series I always want more... more textuality... I want to understand more.Despite what I see as fault, Latour's is able to service both reader and story in enough was as still to entertain the hell out of readers, both new and old spider-fan alike... and here (view spoiler)[on the verge of oversimplifying the classic Venom Saga Latour & Rodriguez do a splendid job in keeping it more complicated then just this one volume but at the same time (hide spoiler)] gives us what we need.And on top of that the Origin of The Kingpin Without Fear !
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  • Amélie
    January 1, 1970
    Ah, Gwen... I've really enjoyed this run so far, even though the art may not always be my cup of tea.My issue with this volume is that it doesn't bring the story forward that much. In spite of the big twists and turns it recently took, the plot seems to be mainly stagnating. Now, there are a few important events here and there, and it's always nice to see some familiar faces, but this wouldn't be my favourite book. (It doesn't help that I've never been too keen on Venom stories)
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  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    At times it tended to feel like it was just going through the motions as if there wasn’t enough story to feel the issues but when it had it it was so well done, after becoming a little jaded with venom after what i read a few months back but here it had some intriguing complexity, and felt like a great new take on the origin story.
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  • Matt
    January 1, 1970
    Collects Spider-Gwen (2015B) issues #24-29Spider-Gwen gets infected with the Earth-65 Venom symbiote, and it changes her. Meanwhile...SPOILERS:...it feels like everyone is figuring out her secret identity.
  • Adam
    January 1, 1970
    As Spider-Gwen is trying to save Wolverine from Venom, the parasite decides to cling itself to Gwen Stacy, resulting in Gwenom. And who is the first target of this new antihero? None other than the infamous Matt Murdock. Decent volume.
  • Krista Ivy
    January 1, 1970
    Spider-Gwen/Gwen Stacy has been overcome by Venom and become a hybrid of the two.
  • B
    January 1, 1970
    I remember liking this book well enough, but now I don't remember what happened at all.
  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I love Spider Gwen and I love Venom so this was a great mash up. I am really looking forward to the next installment. This was Awesome.
  • David Lipely
    January 1, 1970
    One truly amazing venom story, to go along with an already great spidergwen storyline!!!
  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    January 1, 1970
    That cover. That art style. A lot of characters in this one. Good volume.
  • Rachel Meyer
    January 1, 1970
    An interesting look at Gwen's struggles, but didn't make a lot of sense to me since I skipped a few issues. Still good though.
  • Frank
    January 1, 1970
    Something about this volume didn't hold my interest. I think part of it was the confusing art for the venom symbiote. Overall, solid with an intriguing cliff hanger.
  • Lesley
    January 1, 1970
    Easily one of the most entertaining collections in the series. Can never go wrong with a little bit of venom!
  • Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    with the art style already using a lot of reds and blacks, the dark red speech bubbles for Gwenom made it REALLY hard to read.
  • Laura Lawson
    January 1, 1970
    So good. I liked seeing the back and forth of gwen and gwenom. So interesting.
  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    Oh shit Gwen is wild
  • Jacob
    January 1, 1970
    Public library copy.I'd almost wish this book wouldn't have bothered with shoehorning Venom into its world, all it does is make its universe very much like the 616 one.
  • Emily Randolph-Epstein
    January 1, 1970
    Spider-Gwen continues to be my favorite marvel book with a complex lead and interesting moral dilemas.
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