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Review: ‘Spider-Woman #6’ proves Jessica Drew is at home as a detective

Spider-Woman #6 is currently available to purchase and read from Marvel Comics as it was released on April 8th. You can purchase a print or digital version of Spider-Woman #6 directly from Marvel Comics’ online store.

Jessica Drew aka the titular Spider-Woman has quit the Avengers and planned to live a normal life, but she gets dragged back to the world of private investigating after being approached by news reporter Ben Urich. This leads Spider-Woman to interrogate Porcupine, tied up in her apartment, which is a few doors down from the law office of Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk.

Porcupine, caught by Spider-Woman for trying to rob a bank, is the only link towards finding out the reason that supervillains’ families are being mysteriously kidnapped. It is low, but I can understand the concept.

Screengrab from  Spider-Woman #6.

Screengrab from “Spider-Woman #6.”
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Rhetorically asking, why shouldn’t the family and friends of villains be fair game if they’re doing the same s—t to heroes?

It made me think of one of the previous episodes of The Flash on CW, where Captain Cold learned Flash’s identity as Barry Allen. This was due to Captain Cold and Heatwave violently interrogating Cisco and his brother.

Flash was cool with Captain Cold knowing his identity, but warned that he would kick the man’s @$$ severely upon trying any s—t with his close friends.

What did I think about the story?

I loved reading Spider-Woman #6 because it reminded me that Spider-Woman usually works best as an investigator instead of a front line hero even though she has that capability. She is more at home as a private investigator rather than an adventurer, which reminded me of Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.

This feels like an indicator of what Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones, the second planned Marvel live-action series, is going to feel like. I like Spider-Woman’s style as she kept Porcupine in captivity while investigating the mysterious kidnappings. It has that “aura” of a typical detective story, with the superhero touch.

I enjoyed some of the funny moments.

The first funny moment is when Spider-Woman visits Mister Luck, a street-level villain, holding up a fried chicken restaurant after robbing a bank. Spider-Woman keeps the conversation civil because she’s focusing as a private investigator and not as a superheroine.

Screengrab from  Spider-Woman #6.

Screengrab from “Spider-Woman #6.”
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Mister Luck gets hostile when Spider-Woman brought up his wife. It leads to a fight scene, where Spider-Woman easily beats Mister Luck.

The best part of the scene is when she walks off with some of Mister Luck’s fried chicken.

Screengrab from  Spider-Woman #6.

Screengrab from “Spider-Woman #6.”
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Then the case takes Spider-Woman to Queens, where she encounters another villain. This villain is trying to steal alpacas.

Screengrab from  Spider-Woman #6.

Screengrab from “Spider-Woman #6.”
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I like the flow of this story as Spider-Woman is focused on investigating and not solely trying to fight crime. This case intrigues her because it doesn’t make sense for the affected villains to rob banks and pay ransom.

There is obviously something more than meets the eye.

She obviously clicks well with Ben Urich, who saves her from walking into an abandoned building that blows up.

I always enjoy a good investigation story, even with a twist of superheroes and villains.

I give Spider-Woman #6 a grade of A+.

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