Spider-Women Unite! Marvel Offers First Look at New Series

Spider-Women cover

Spider-Women #1, cover by Yasmine Putri

The internet is abuzz with talk of Spider-man after his appearance in the new Captain America: Civil War trailer. But what about the ladies?

Yesterday Marvel released its first look at the upcoming limited-run crossover series Spider-Women! Debuting in April, Spider-Women Alpha #1 is the first issue in an 8-part series full of universe-hopping and badass ladies – Jessica Drew, Gwen Stacy, and Cindy Moon (aka Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen, and Silk).

Spider-Women #1, variant cover by Stacey Lee

Spider-Women #1, variant cover by Stacey Lee

The plot, as per Marvel’s press release:

A routine trip to Earth-65 to visit Spider-Gwen turns into a nightmare as Silk and Spider-Woman find themselves trapped on Gwen’s alternate Earth! And they’re not alone! The villainous organization S.I.L.K. is on their tails, and they’re dead set on using these interdimensional interlopers for their own gains. Now, it’s a race against time to get home in one piece! But while these Spider-Women struggle to find their way back, who’s keeping an eye on their universe? Plus – Cindy Moon comes face-to-face with her Earth-65 counterpart!

This epic crossover event, which was first announced this past October at New York Comic Con, is written by Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless, and Robbie Thompson (Thompson wrote issue #1) and illustrated by a variety of artists including Vanesa Del Rey, Bengal, Javier Rodriguez, and Tana Ford.

Spider-Women is part of the “all-new, all-different Marvel” that launched in the wake of the Secret Wars, and I hope it helps pave the way for a lot of future crossovers and even more stories and titles led by women. At last year’s NYCC during the “Women of Marvel” panel, it was revealed that there are currently seventeen female-led titles, whereas there were zero only five years ago. The Spider-Women crossover series goes a long way in allowing more room for women in comics and diversifying the Marvel universe.

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

Spider-Women Alpha #1 is on sale April 6.

What do you guys think? Are you excited about the upcoming Spider-Women series? What characters would you like to see in a crossover? Let us know in the comments!

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.



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