My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Six wounded veterans vanish from a V.A. medical center, a ravenous reptile runs rampant in the streets, and Captain Stacy, as it would seem to many, has hit a dead end as it concerns bringing Spider-Woman to justice. Believing now that she is innocent, Captain Stacy is certain that he has a lead on the lizard, Peter Parker’s now presumed killer. Gwen knows better though because well, she was there when Peter died. She carries the weight of his death with her much like another old friend. Enter Harry Osborn who might just know a thing or two about a lizard mutagen. But who or what is S.I.L.K.? Is Spider-Woman connected? As if having Frank Castle on her heels isn’t bad enough, why is S.H.I.E.L.D. now after her too? And why is Matt Murdock trying to chum it up with Captain Stacy? So many questions but will the answers yet be made known in Greater Power?
Greater Power now introduces the reader to Sam, the Earth-65 Captain America who worked alongside two others who I am more familiar with, Barnes, and Rogers before she entered the Vita-Ray chamber that made her who she is today. She and Spider-Woman get caught up in a tussle with some mutant lizards in a subway tunnel that leads Cap to think that Spider-Woman might be something more of a hero than a killer. Working for S.H.I.E.L.D. Cap nearly captures Spider-Woman who narrowly gets away, somehow zapping herself to Earth-616 to seek Jessica Drew’s consult on what to do. Jessica Drew is Spider-Woman in this dimension and she is pregnant and hilarious! Consuming 16 butter packets and biscuits while offering words of advice to Gwen! This had me laughing out loud and now I fear that I will need to learn more about Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman. And in doing some more research, again, using an article from Robert Kuykendall (on the Where to Start Reading site), I will likely back up even further to read some of the Amazing Spider-Man story arcs too. In the meantime, while I wait for Spider-Women to arrive at my library, I will take a brief break to now dive into the collector’s guide to the new animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that I just ordered 2 days ago on Amazon. Until next time mates!
Jason Latour | https://imagecomics.com/creators/jason-latour