Ghost-Spider, Vol. 1
Gwen Stacy, the former Spider-Woman of Earth-65, makes her way to the Marvel Universe! With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head in her home dimension, Gwen now travels to the Prime Marvel Universe for super hero action...and school?! The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she's just getting to know! But what devious villain has their eyes on Gwen's travels? And is Gwen Stacy, the newly minted Ghost-Spider, ready for what comes next?Collects Ghost-Spider (2019) #1-5

Ghost-Spider, Vol. 1 Details

TitleGhost-Spider, Vol. 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 18th, 2020
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302920128
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comic Book, Graphic Novels Comics

Ghost-Spider, Vol. 1 Review

  • Paul E. Morph
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this one. Gwen’s settling in to her new life, dividing her time between her superheroing in her home universe (Universe 65, to anyone who’s keeping score) and going to college in the ‘main’ Marvel Universe (616 to its friends).Things obviously aren’t going to run smoothly for our hero, though, and sure enough she soon finds herself in the sights of not just one but two versions of Professor Miles Warren (aka The Jackal... well, one of them is, anyway).I’m really enjoying the art I really enjoyed this one. Gwen’s settling in to her new life, dividing her time between her superheroing in her home universe (Universe 65, to anyone who’s keeping score) and going to college in the ‘main’ Marvel Universe (616 to its friends).Things obviously aren’t going to run smoothly for our hero, though, and sure enough she soon finds herself in the sights of not just one but two versions of Professor Miles Warren (aka The Jackal... well, one of them is, anyway).I’m really enjoying the artwork on this book but I do have one minor complaint: Gwen now gets her powers from a symbiote, which flows on and off her body and imitates her street clothes (much like the Venom symbiote) but twice in this volume Gwen puts her mask on as though it’s made of regular cloth. Bonehead mistakes like this really hinder the reader’s attempt to suspend disbelief and could be caught and corrected quite easily by an editor that was paying attention.This minor quibble aside, I thought this volume rocked and I’m looking forward to the next one.
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  • RG
    January 1, 1970
    Dont think this character is for me
  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    The next phase in the Spider-Gwen story continues here, as Gwen begins attending college in the 616 universe while juggling her commitments back home on Earth-65. The slice-of-life style stories work well, and McGuire's really gotten a good handle on who Gwen is now and how she interacts with everyone around her. If anything though, this just feels a little slow - it takes a bit too long for the Jackal story to really kick into gear, and then the volume ends before things can progress any furthe The next phase in the Spider-Gwen story continues here, as Gwen begins attending college in the 616 universe while juggling her commitments back home on Earth-65. The slice-of-life style stories work well, and McGuire's really gotten a good handle on who Gwen is now and how she interacts with everyone around her. If anything though, this just feels a little slow - it takes a bit too long for the Jackal story to really kick into gear, and then the volume ends before things can progress any further.Takeshi Miyazawa continues on art from the previous volume, with previous penciller Rosie Kampé on inks, so the visuals remain pretty consistent despite the (unnecessary) renumbering.
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  • Sarah Sammis
    January 1, 1970
    Ghost-Spider, Volume 1: Dog Days Are Over by Seanan McGuire is the start of Gwen's college career on the Earth where Peter Parker is alive and working as a T.A. She can travel to this world with a pendant and her blood.So with two New Yorks, there's a Fringe vibe. It's fun to see how Gwen's Earth differs from Peter's. Peter's seems to be closer to ours, save for all the superheroes. Gwen repeated notes how odd she finds it that people there "don't look up" when she's swinging. New Yorkers there Ghost-Spider, Volume 1: Dog Days Are Over by Seanan McGuire is the start of Gwen's college career on the Earth where Peter Parker is alive and working as a T.A. She can travel to this world with a pendant and her blood.So with two New Yorks, there's a Fringe vibe. It's fun to see how Gwen's Earth differs from Peter's. Peter's seems to be closer to ours, save for all the superheroes. Gwen repeated notes how odd she finds it that people there "don't look up" when she's swinging. New Yorkers there have gotten completely blasé in the presence of superheroes.http://pussreboots.com/blog/2020/comm...
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  • James
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. This was pretty good. Had the whole “day in the life” vibe that the beginning of the last volume had, just not as boring. Definitely had more pep in this one. Gwen is now enrolled in E.S.U. In the 616 while still being Ghost Spider in her Earth 65. Someone in the 616 sends someone to spy on her at college. They find out she travels dimensions, goes after and the drama unfolds there. Pretty fun read and I’ll most likely check out the next volume.
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  • Δημήτρης Μπ
    January 1, 1970
    Έχω διαβάσει διάφορες ιστορίες με την Spider-Gwen (που άλλαξε το όνομά της σε Ghost-Spider πλέον) και μέχρι στιγμής ο χαρακτήρας της και το στήσιμό της μου άρεσε αρκετά. Αλλά δεν είχα διαβάσει καμία ολοκληρωμένη σειρά ως τώρα. Δυστυχώς πίστευα ότι η ιστορία της νέας σειράς της ηρωίδας θα ήταν ανεξάρτητη, κάτι που δε συμβαίνει τελικά, καθότι γίνονται συνέχεια αναφορές σε τεύχη της προηγούμενης σειράς Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider. Τα γεγονότα κυλάνε πολύ αργά και το κομμάτι με τον Jackal καθυστερεί π Έχω διαβάσει διάφορες ιστορίες με την Spider-Gwen (που άλλαξε το όνομά της σε Ghost-Spider πλέον) και μέχρι στιγμής ο χαρακτήρας της και το στήσιμό της μου άρεσε αρκετά. Αλλά δεν είχα διαβάσει καμία ολοκληρωμένη σειρά ως τώρα. Δυστυχώς πίστευα ότι η ιστορία της νέας σειράς της ηρωίδας θα ήταν ανεξάρτητη, κάτι που δε συμβαίνει τελικά, καθότι γίνονται συνέχεια αναφορές σε τεύχη της προηγούμενης σειράς Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider. Τα γεγονότα κυλάνε πολύ αργά και το κομμάτι με τον Jackal καθυστερεί πολύ να έρθει στο προσκήνιο και κόβεται πολύ γρήγορα σ' αυτόν τον τόμο. Η μεταπήδηση της Gwen ανάμεσα σε δύο σύμπαντα έχει αρκετές προοπτικές αν αξιοποιηθεί καλύτερα το σενάριο στον επόμενο τόμο.Τα σχέδια και τα χρώματα μου άρεσαν πολύ.
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  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    McGuire is doing a fine enough job writing the character of Gwen, but I kind of feel like she was written into a corner by previous writers. She's so thoroughly outed in her universe of origin that she has to cross over to the regular Marvel universe just to go to college. It almost feels like somebody was angling for Gwen to be integrated into the regular Marvel universe, the way Miles was, but... Like, that can't ever happen. There's too much history there to just erase. So there's no real fut McGuire is doing a fine enough job writing the character of Gwen, but I kind of feel like she was written into a corner by previous writers. She's so thoroughly outed in her universe of origin that she has to cross over to the regular Marvel universe just to go to college. It almost feels like somebody was angling for Gwen to be integrated into the regular Marvel universe, the way Miles was, but... Like, that can't ever happen. There's too much history there to just erase. So there's no real future for her in her original universe, and there's no real future for her in this universe. This isn't really sustainable long term, and I'd feel better about it if I thought that there was some kind of plan to do... I don't know, something to stabilize the character.
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  • Lebanon Public Library
    January 1, 1970
    So I made a mistake when I picked this up. I had NO idea that Seanan McGuire had written other Spider-Gwen Ghost-Spider graphic novels. I will definitely fix that mistake, but even without that foundation to work from, I thought this was an enjoyable GN.Gwen Stacy wants to be normal and attend college, but her identity as Spider-Woman/Ghost-Spider has been revealed in her dimension (Earth-65). She decides to attend college in the Earth-616 universe instead, where Peter Parker is Spider-Man. This So I made a mistake when I picked this up. I had NO idea that Seanan McGuire had written other Spider-Gwen Ghost-Spider graphic novels. I will definitely fix that mistake, but even without that foundation to work from, I thought this was an enjoyable GN.Gwen Stacy wants to be normal and attend college, but her identity as Spider-Woman/Ghost-Spider has been revealed in her dimension (Earth-65). She decides to attend college in the Earth-616 universe instead, where Peter Parker is Spider-Man. This does not come without setbacks. It took a while for the main storyline to become relevant, but it wasn't a major issue.Reviewed by: Hillarie
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    The premise is interesting...going to college in an alternate reality. But it is also doesn't make sense. And after a while, the continued back and forth between two realities muddles the story in both. Some really great moments. But the story for this arc dragged. Some things just straight up don't work. Like MJs band practice demands even after coming across a dead body (really?...is she a sociopath?)[email protected] And Gwen scuttling between dimensions for college...and MJs band practice. It's not a good The premise is interesting...going to college in an alternate reality. But it is also doesn't make sense. And after a while, the continued back and forth between two realities muddles the story in both. Some really great moments. But the story for this arc dragged. Some things just straight up don't work. Like MJs band practice demands even after coming across a dead body (really?...is she a sociopath?)[email protected] And Gwen scuttling between dimensions for college...and MJs band practice. It's not a good enough reason to build the tension the story is going for. Not sure I'll continue this.
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  • Lucy Takeda
    January 1, 1970
    Hmm. Evidently there’s a sizable collection of Ghost Spider comics. I faded out on the Spider-Man and Avengers movies; I didn’t recognize several of the references. I have a somewhat limited tolerance for series with folks crossing back and forth through assorted universes. Thus, this is pretty good, but I’m not sure I’ll be tracking down the other issues.Like Spider-Man, some folks consider Ghost Spider a superhero, while others think she’s a villain. So, Gwen decides to cross into a different Hmm. Evidently there’s a sizable collection of Ghost Spider comics. I faded out on the Spider-Man and Avengers movies; I didn’t recognize several of the references. I have a somewhat limited tolerance for series with folks crossing back and forth through assorted universes. Thus, this is pretty good, but I’m not sure I’ll be tracking down the other issues.Like Spider-Man, some folks consider Ghost Spider a superhero, while others think she’s a villain. So, Gwen decides to cross into a different universe to attend college. However, several folks are chasing her in both universes.
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  • Rachel Redhead
    January 1, 1970
    Gwen's famous bad luck just keeps on giving her bad news after bad news. She never seems able to catch a break, it's like her life is being preternaturally meddled with by an anxiety demon. This book is dark and twisted, with a new big bad that's even more sketchy than the last one.
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  • Lesley
    January 1, 1970
    Fun and beautifully drawn as usual! Not entirely sure why they started renumbering them again... same artist, same writer, same storyline. But whatever. Also very confused as to why Miles is on the cover, but does not grace the pages with his presence. Maybe next time!
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    McGuire's writing is still taking some time to grow on me. I like the premise of this, but it just threw a lot of stuff out for the exposition. There's so much going on and it feels really jumbled, like I'm still trying to get a handle on what exactly is going on.
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  • Larakaa
    January 1, 1970
    I didn’t expect it to be this brutal and bloody. So be warned.
  • Estel
    January 1, 1970
    I'm still really enjoying this series. Gwen is a great, fantastic character and I love what McGuire is doing with her. I also love the fun multiverse shenanigans.
  • Torradin341
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun read, but ended kind of abruptly, and seemingly in the middle of the arc. Commencing the wait for volume 2.
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic art coupled with McGuire's wonderful plotting- fun, action packed that isn't afraid to have those quiet moments and let the characters breathe
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