The Press Release:
Since her debut in 1977’s Marvel Spotlight #32, Spider-Woman has played many different roles across the Marvel Universe from S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent to Avenger. Over the years, her astounding adventures have made her one of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes, even starring in her very own Saturday morning cartoon now streaming on Disney+. This October, Marvel is proud to celebrate the 100th issue of SPIDER-WOMAN by bringing you a landmark issue that’s full of venom blasts, intrigue, and all the high-stakes Super Hero action Jessica Drew fans love her for!
SPIDER-WOMAN #5, a special giant-sized issue of the current action-packed run by writer Karla Pacheco and artist Pere Pérez, will have Jessica continuing her feud with Octavia Vermis, the daughter of Spider-Woman’s classic HYDRA foe, Otto Vermis. Just when you thought the complex web that makes up Jessica Drew’s life couldn’t get any more complicated, Spider-Woman discovers long hidden truths about her origin, her family, and her future. These bold revelations will propel Jessica Drew into this redefining chapter of her Super Hero career!
“When Jessica Drew made her first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #32 on February 10th, 1977, I was also making my first appearance,” Pacheco said. “One hundred issues and 43 years later, it’s been a wild journey for both myself and Spider-Woman. I am beyond proud to be part of the amazing team bringing Jess back in this series, and I think it’s so incredible we get to pay tribute to the history of Spider-Woman, while setting up the next, absolutely MINDBLOWING chapter of Jessica Drew’s adventures. Seriously, if you thought the first 5 issues were bonkers…I assure you, we’re just getting started.”
Check out the explosive cover by superstar artist Greg Land, and pick up SPIDER-WOMAN #100 at your local comic shop this October! For more information, visit marvel.com.
SPIDER-WOMAN #5: Written by KARLA PACHECO; Art by PERE PÉREZ & MATTIA DE IULIS; Cover by GREG LAND
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sounds pretty darned cool and while I know that it will show my vintage to the world at large, I clearly remember buying my copy of “Marvel Spotlight” #32 off the racks when I was a young boy. My beloved Grandmother lived in a part of Brooklyn called Greenpoint and on one of the weekends that I was staying over, we went out to The Avenue as she used to say and hit whatever store she wanted to. Some of the local Newspaper stores had soda counters and a healthy rack of comic books. I no longer remember the name of this store that was on Manhattan Avenue, but I remember we used to go there a lot and I would always end up leaving with a stack of comic books. I’ve enjoyed this Spider-Woman the most and really hope that we one day find her in a live-action feature film but that part of the deal is up to Sony Pictures who still control the license of the famous Spider-Man universe. Though I am not a regular reader of “Spider-Woman” these days, I am a first-issue guy and an anniversary issue guy so I will definitely be picking this one up in October. I still haven’t been to my local comic book shop but that’s fine since they’ve only just re-opened for business based on the pandemic and with numerous halts on product being released I haven’t missed too much. What do you readers think about this news? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.
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