COMIC TITLE: Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In Tree (2017)
Robbi Rodriguez and Sara Pichelli– Artist
Jason Latour and Brian Michael Bendis– Writer
February 22, 2017
For today’s comic I read Spider-Gwen #18, but for the blog we are reviewing the whole volume titled Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In A Tree. What do we know up to this point in the comic? We know that Miles Morales’s dad had made a deal with S.H.I.E.L.D. to protect his son’s identity so he agreed to become an agent. We find out from Maria Hill that he went on a mission that wasn’t sanctioned by S.H.I.E.L.D. to recover a device that allows to jump in-between dimensions so Miles travels to Earth-65 which is the home of Spider-Gwen. There she agrees to help poor Miles try to find his dad which leads them to the Scorpion Bar where they discover that the Agents Of S.I.L.K. are behind it and Earth-65’s version of Mile’s dad is The Scorpion who doesn’t appreciate being called dad by some kid in a Spider-Man outfit. Then we find out that the Agents of S.I.L.K. plan on stealing more items to fund their cause so Gwen and Miles try to stop them, but I am not quite sure they really know how to work those inter-dimensional devices. In the very last issue of the series, Gwen looks to some future selves for the answers to solve the problem and she may have found them, but what is she going to tell Miles?
This was definitely a great miniseries that just opened up the possibilities once more between worlds. If you’re collecting then grab Spider-Man issues 12 through 14 and Spider-Gwen issues 16 through 18. One of my favorite moments came in Spider-Man #14 when they touch down in a world that looks sort of like theirs, but it’s all in black & white which meant it was Spider-Man Noir’s world. You also get a look into the Marvel Zombies world and a future world where it looks like Gwen and Miles are married. I wish there was a little more of an interaction with him, but I was OK with the cameo. The story is a solid one and I look forward to what the future of Spider-Gwen brings and kind of wished I was collecting the Miles Morales Spider-Man. The artwork by Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man) and Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) were always on point and they did a great job with each other’s characters. I also have to thank Brian Michael Bendis (Spider-Man) and Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen) for the excellent work they did as well. I am just starting to realize how much I love the Spider-Verse and it’s all thanks to this series. I want to remind you guys that I read Spider-Gwen #18 today in order to do this overall review. Check it out for yourselves and check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+