My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Gwen Stacy has gone off the continuum without a trace. She’s even hidden from the view of any of the Watchers; completely throwing the timeline off track! Trapped in another dimension, she seeks the help of her doppelganger, but will her actions ultimately hurt or help the timeline? Her disappearance has already caused a rift that has resulted in multiple new outcomes, many of which seem to end in Gwen’s demise. Will she find a way to defeat Murdock? And how will she ever get back to Earth 65?
Right now, Venom is like, “A voice raging inside (Gwen’s) skull.” A voice that she can’t silence. She feels like she’s “stuck between life and death, like some kind of cruel purgatory.” This dimension’s Gwen explains Spider-Gwen’s perilous situation as Quantum Superposition, and if you look at the glass as half full, then this means that there are still endless possibilities for a favorable outcome. You know, one where Spider-Gwen doesn’t die. Or how about one where Gwen’s future children become Spider-Boy and Spider-Girl. Or just simply one that sends her back home. Earth 65. Where she wrestles with Venom no more, rejoins the band, and moves on with life with her Dad. Sounds too good to be true, right?
While this issue was not among one of my favorites, for lack of eventful action and excitement, the series has been a fun ride. I hate to see it come to an end. I legit have fangirled my way through this whole thing much like I did with Brian Michael Bendis’s Miles Morales series. And then to see the two of them (Miles & Gwen) together in Sony Pictures Animation, Into the Spider-Verse movie, I was all kinds of stoked. Especially considering what happened in Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen Sitting in a Tree (but I’m not dropping any spoilers). I hope you’ve enjoyed journeying through Spider-Gwen with me. Have you read it yet? What did you think?
If you haven’t read my other reviews on the series, you can find links to them below:
- Most Wanted
- Greater Power
- Spider Women
- Weapon of Choice (I read this one but didn’t review it)
- Long Distance
- Sitting in a Tree
Jason Latour | https://imagecomics.com/creators/jason-latour