Having read too much to fit all the reviews in on separate days, I will treat you today to two reviews. I decided to finally pick up some books I really wanted, which were to comic books in Marvel series I am adoring.
Jessica Drew has tangled with some of the worst and toughest criminals the Marvel Universe has to offer – and she’s even done it while learning to be a mom! But even the sleepless nights and exhausting responsibilities of motherhood couldn’t have prepared her for her toughest challenge yet – the scare tactics of the Hobgoblin! But the big question is, just who’s lurking under the Goblin’s mask!? In the fight of her life, Jessica will be pushed to the absolute brink physically, mentally and emotionally as Hobgoblin does the unthinkable…
And so comes my favourite comic book series to an end. Such a shame, because Jessica/Spider-woman is such a great and interesting character. Her stories are so heart-warming, and the family oriented nature of them adds such a great layer to them.
The art is beautiful and perfectly suits the character and the story. And said story is great. The tone and pacing are spot on, and it makes you feel all the feels. And in the end it has a great message of doing what You want, to stop caring about other people their opinions.
This was a great series, and I am sad it got cancelled. Som of (if not the) most unique stories and strong characters in the MU.
Laura has fought so hard to be something other than what she was created to be, but the fight is over. Wolverine has blood on her hands. In the wake of an unspeakable tragedy, dark forces seemingly have Laura’s life under their control. Will Laura be able to defeat demons on the outside and within? Or will she be forced to give up the hero’s life she’s built for herself?
This volume we learn a bit more about Laura’s past, how she was ‘created’ and about a gast that makes her loose herself and go on a killing spree. All of this is done very elegantly, easing you into the universe without requiring any previous knowledge on the readers part.
We have a very nice cast of side-characters, including a bunch of mutants and Nick Fury. And there is a whole lot of character growth on Laura’s part. Also, who doesn’t love Gabby. She is a feisty young girl, whose humour is the perfect light balance to Laura’s serious darkness.
The art style is fine. I did prefer the style of previous volumes, but this one is a bit more consistent (although there was an annoying switch somewhere halfway in the volume. Nothing too jarring though).
Overall, a strong addition to a great series.