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Friday, 18 February 2011

Spider-Girl 4 (Marvel Comics)

Aw hell. I was really enjoying this series, but issue 4 lets the side down with some really rough and scratchy artwork (not the regular guy) which isn't bad, but really isn't suited to a commercial superhero title like this (although it would suit a DC Vertigo title perfectly). The script is typically strong, but I'm not much of a Kraven fan and thus the yarn left me a bit cold. That's not to say it's a bad story, just not one that really appeals to me much.

The previous issues have been excellent, and while this does have its moments, the art just doesn't fit the title. One aspect I find increasingly appealing about this current version of Spider-Girl is the lengths to which the creative team show off the conflicting elements of her life and the effects of one on the other. I'll be sticking with the title for the foreseeable future, but I'm really looking forward to getting the previous team back. If this is your first issue of Spider-Girl, pick up the others first!

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