Review: Spider-Gwen Vol. 6: The Life of Gwen Stacy

Spider-Gwen Vol. 6Author: Jason Latour
Artists: Robbi Rodriguez, Renzi
Publisher: Marvel
Released: October 2nd, 2018
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Spider-Gwen 30-34
Rating: 4 kitties

I read Spider-Gwen Vol. 6 as single issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 6: The Life of Gwen Stacy is the final volume in this run of Spider-Gwen. But don’t worry! Her story is far from over. This just marks the end of Jason Latour’s writing for the series. Seanan McGuire picks up the reigns from here.

Gwen Stacy has been through a lot these past few years. But now she has to be up for fighting one last foe (for now): the Kingpin. Matt Murdock has been making her life a living hell, and worst of all; he knows her secret.

But Gwen has realized that if she’s going to be the change in the world, she’s first got to change herself and the way she behaves. And that means taking down the Kingpin through proper means.

Spoiler Warning

Spider-Gwen Vol. 6 was another interesting read through the life of Gwen Stacy. I kind of already knew what was going to happen here, since I’m up to date on the current series (I love Seanan McGuire’s writing too much to pass up that opportunity). But I still enjoyed learning all of the details about what actually went down.

To say that this was an emotional volume would be an understatement. Gwen has gone through a lot lately, and she’s earned the right to get a bit down and emotional about it all. And she certainly takes advantage of that fact.

Latour has set up an interesting situation here. In many ways, Gwen is at her strongest now, thanks to her new symbiote. But she’s also more vulnerable than ever. It’s not what I expected to see here, but it did go a long way in humanizing her character.

I will say that I absolutely adored the artwork within Spider-Gwen Vol. 6. Robbi Rodriguez really knows how to draw one of my favorite characters. They’ve made her look dynamic, while still being fully capable of showing off all that emotion that she’s going through.

As for this series concluding? I honestly think I would be a whole lot sadder about it, if there wasn’t more Gwen to look forward to. But thankfully that’s exactly what’s happening here. So I’m just going to be happy that I’ve now officially read all of Spider-Gwen’s backlog.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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