Justice is Not on Your Side Gwen! Or is it?! (Spider Gwen Comic Issue #32)

The Life of Gwen Stacey Part 4

 

Writer: Jason Latour

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez and Chris Visions

Cover Art: Robbi Rodriguez

What You Need to Know:

Gwen has faced a lot of demons since becoming “Spider Woman”; the death of Peter Parker, the tortures Matt Murdock has thrown her, the Venom Symbiote, her father being arrested and being attacked, even dealing with alternate Earth versions of herself. Now she must face the Justice System for her “crimes” as Spider Gwen.

In This Issue:

Word is out about Gwen Stacy turning herself into the cops, and the trial of the century is taking place. “Hulk” Waters is Gwen’s Lawyer and District Attorney Foggy is trying everything he can to clear her name, but it ends up being not enough. Sentenced to S.H.I.E.L. D’s top prison, Gwen feels that she needs to be here to make up for her crimes. But there are a lot of prisoners in there who want Gwen’s Head on their cell walls, except for one person who Gwen put in personally. But despite feeling like it’s a good thing Gwen put him there, it doesn’t mean he is going to go easy on her After denying a proposal from Captain America and finally having enough of the beating from her cellmates, Gwen finally decides that it’s time to end the self-pity and get back to doing what she does best.

 

The self-pity Gwen feels through most of the issue is understandable. She has had to deal with a lot since putting on the mask, so it’s no surprise she would feel that. But after a while, it gets a bit musty even for the reader. Thankfully with Latour’s wonderful writing, she pulls herself out just in time to get back to the good stuff. Obviously, as fans, we don’t want to see our beloved Gwen behind bars and feel bad when she gets sentenced. But sometimes, as we have learned since day 1 of Gwen, things need to happen for a reason and it looks like Gwen is realizing this herself. There is a change in the art style about halfway through and while it’s totally well done, it is a clear change from Rodriguez’s style we have gotten used to. As with Gwen, sometimes we just need a little change.

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Joanna Robinson

Joanna Robinson

I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.
Summary
Only one more issue to go before we say Good-Bye to our(my) love Gwen Stacey. This issue is a perfect build-up to the ending which we can only hope is going to end with either a BANG! or a positive not. Or maybe both. Either way, I’m sad to see her go but I’m excited to see how it ends!!
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Great
Artwork - 7
Storyline - 8
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 8
Character Development - 9
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I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.

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