I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spider Gwen Featuring Spider Woman # 7 and # 8 by Jason Latour, Bengal, and Rico Renzi

Jessica Drew (Spider Woman) and Cindy Moon (Silk) from Prime Earth visit Gwen Stacy to go out to eat and have a simple chat between friends when things go horribly wrong and a robot called the Super Adaptoid goes after them right in front of innocent people. They are able to stop the robot but not before some mystery person who sent the robot steals Gwen's interdimensional bracelet which strands Spider Woman, a new mother, and Silk on Gwen's planet.

When they go to the bodega to get supplies like phones to use in this world they have no money that is good here and the Avengers in this world don't know them are are easy to contact. But when the bodega bandit strikes, Spider Woman strikes back with her electric shock touch and takes him out for the bodega guy which earns them the rights to some free stuff.

Cindy soon ditches them once she gets a hold of a phone book since in her world her parents disappeared after she spent ten years in a bunker once she got bit by a spider and she would like to see her parents in this world and find out what they are like.  Which leaves them short a woman to do the job.  Gwen and Spider Woman go back to the apartment that Gwen shares with her bandmates.

When Spider Woman sees that Gwen has a life there that she is neglecting she leaves her there and goes out to find a way back on her own. She goes to a park and runs into a kid there on the jungle gym who is Reed Richards who says he can help her. That he has been helping dimension hoppers since he was a toddler.  When she says she's glad to have the help and to not have to go to Toney Stark the kid explodes that Stark has spent his time paving this world with mini-malls and she better not let him get ahold of another world to do the same too.  So as Spider Woman says "Tony Stark. Multiversal Jerk." But first, she's got to get them away from some attackers with the help of Gwen of course.

In #8 they figure out that Cindy Moon of Gwen's planet stole the interdimensional bracelet and that she works for a criminal network called S.I.L.K. Reed Richards has built them a way home, but evil Cindy has already made a trip back to Prime Earth. Cindy works for J. Jonah Jameson the newsman who goes after Gwen in the press.  On Prime Earth, he's Silk's biggest fan and he and Spiderman almost get along.  While they are in the office they grab a flash drive that Cindy picked up from S.I.L.K. She is determined to take down this evil Cindy who she sees as taking her life.  Only what was supposed to be on the drive isn't there. Instead is a message from the evil Cindy to be at the Parker Industries Baxter Building tonight.

When they arrive the security at Peter's office that normally would recognize them and not give them any trouble is fighting them thanks to evil Cindy.  But the real reveal comes with the evil villain speech given by evil Cindy that will turn both their lives upside down. The colors are really incredible and pop off the page. A creative use of paneling and color is when Spider Woman and Gwen go to Gwen's apartment and you can hear the band playing from outside. This is shown by their hair blowing back and large brightly lit letters of Mary Jane's singing and the noise from the instruments.  There are other cool uses of paneling where a small block in the center is set up with one small story that explains something important to the comic.  In one example it is set in the past and the colors are sepia toned to give it that aged looked.  I really enjoyed both of these comics. It was cool to see Spider Woman and Silk working with Gwen.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Spider-Gwen-2015-7-Jason-Latour-ebook/dp/B01D8ZT112/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490963896&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=spider+gwen+number+seven
Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Spider-Gwen-2015-8-Jason-Latour-ebook/dp/B01D9AD6KS/ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01D9AD6KS&pd_rd_r=QJRJQRAC57H7HFDBQHK0&pd_rd_w=VWe8U&pd_rd_wg=xgx5v&psc=1&refRID=QJRJQRAC57H7HFDBQHK0

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