Review: Spider-Gwen (2015) #32, surprising the Kingpin


Spider-Gwen is back with a new issue that gives us another showdown between Gwen and Matt Murdock. Check out our review.

Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Color artist: Rico Renzi
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles

Spider-Gwen #32 edges us closer to the end of Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez’s run. With only a couple issues left, this one sets us up for the final part of the story. Gwen Stacy has had her ups and downs in this series between dealing with being Spider-Woman and trying to keep her life together as Gwen.

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In this issue, Gwen confides in her friends by calling a band practice. Since that’s something Gwen never does, it puts them on high alert. They know something’s up and ask how they can help once Gwen talks to them.

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The showdown between Gwen and the Kingpin, who is Matt Murdock, has been one of the more interesting stories during this run. It’s such a drastic difference from the Matt Murdock we’re used to and that’s part of what I love about this title. We get new spins on the characters and that’s a huge part of why I keep returning to Spider-Gwen.

The final page gives us the true set up for the next issue when DeWolff slaps the cuffs on Gwen. Her identity is common knowledge now, which doesn’t bode well for her.

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I’m really looking forward to how this story plays out over the next two issues. Latour and Rodriguez have had an ending in mind for a while, which is nice since not all comics get to end on their own terms. This issue wasn’t the strongest in this story arc, but it did a nice job leading into what comes next.