Written by Karla Pacheco
Art by Pere Perez
Colors by Frank D’Armata
Letters by VCs Travis Lanham
The Rundown: Jessica Drew returns to crime fighting, while Roger struggles to find a place in her busy life.
Jessica and Roger visit Ronnie’s tailor shop for alterations on her new costume. Later, she and Roger are having dinner when a crime takes place nearby. Jessica rushes off after asking Roger to take care of things at their home. She then has a confrontation with a new pair of villains. After the encounter, an energized Jessica heads home, where she is met by a despondent Roger.
The Story: This is a great lead in issue for anyone new to the series, as Spider-Woman’s last adventure is complete. Karla Pacheco has crafted a narrative filled with both humor and melancholy. I like how the reader is able to experience hero work from the perspectives of both Jessica and her partner. I understood and sympathized with both characters point of views and desires. And while I always enjoy a good action sequence, I was more emotionally invested in the relationship aspect of this episode. I’m looking forward to seeing how the new story-line progresses.
The Art: The color work in this issue is lovely. The contrast of red and blue representing heroes and villains was a nice touch. It made the well drawn action scenes even more intense and exciting. Especially when compared with the muted color panels depicting every day life. Perez and D’Armata have done an excellent job crafting the art in this compelling issue.