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"Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse" Makes a Pretty, If Confusing, Debut

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"Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse" Makes a Pretty, If Confusing, Debut

Written by Angela Rairden Spider-Gwen is one of my favorite Spider-people, mostly because I’ve always loved Gwen Stacy. Actually, if I’m being completely honest, I’m a big fan of all of Peter Parker’s love interests – I guess he has good taste or something. However, there’s something about the role reversal of the uber smart Gwen becoming Spider-Gwen instead of Peter that really appeals to me. Not to mention, her spider suit is really slick-looking. Therefore, when I picked up Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1, I didn’t expect to find it as disappointing as I did. The official Marvel description for this...

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Marvel Debuted an Impressive List of New Superheroine Comics in January, by Angela Rairden

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Marvel Debuted an Impressive List of New Superheroine Comics in January, by Angela Rairden

This month, Marvel launched a slew of new superheroine comics, introducing new storylines, villains, and even some unlikely partnerships. Whether struggling to understand their place in the world, or sacrificing everything to protect those who need it, each of these illustrious leading ladies prove that they are forces to be reckoned with. Here are my reviews of a few of them, and a list of the impressive amount of variant covers that were released with each title (because there are a lot of them and they are all very pretty). ELEKTRA: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD #1 Release date: January 5th,...

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Will Marvel Kill Off Peter Parker? Get Ready for Ben (and Maybe Miles)

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Will Marvel Kill Off Peter Parker? Get Ready for Ben (and Maybe Miles)

If you trust the rumor and innuendo, Marvel is about to write off Peter Parker. His replacement will be his dear old clone, Ben Reilly, but could it be a setup for Miles Morales to become the one and only Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?

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Campbell’s “Draw This in Your Style” Challenge Spreads Positivity in Comic Community, by Angela Rairden

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Campbell’s “Draw This in Your Style” Challenge Spreads Positivity in Comic Community, by Angela Rairden

"As a result of this, Campbell was motivated to launch his own Draw This in Your Style challenge on May 11th, in which he encouraged artists to redraw his infamous Black Cat cover of Amazing Spider-Man #607 and post them to social media using the hashtags #DrawThisInYourStyle, #ReDrawASM607, and #JScottCampbell for easy searchability."

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Peach Momoko’s “Demon Days” Weaves Ancient Japanese Culture with Modern Marvel Storytelling, by Angela Rairden

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Peach Momoko’s “Demon Days” Weaves Ancient Japanese Culture with Modern Marvel Storytelling, by Angela Rairden

Talented Japanese artist Peach Momoko has been having one hell of a moment in the world of comic books. Named a member of the 2020 inaugural class of Marvel’s Stormbreakers, a group of elite artists from around the world who are expected to push artistic boundaries, Peach’s artwork has graced the covers of numerous comics within the past year.                With soft lines and watercolor inks, Peach’s art is both expressive and beautiful. Her cover art, comprised largely of female characters, evokes a certain dreamy emotion and has a very distinct style. Whether it’s...

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