As usual, Bendis writes solo characters a hundred times better than he does group titles. I totally loved the relationship he has established between the Viper and Jessica, reminding us of what could have been if the matter hadn't been so carelessly retconned so long ago. Because she had never really gotten rid of Morgan le Fey's influence, and because she's os psychotic, the Viper still thinks of Jessica Drew as her daughter. Alex Maleev ups the ante by doing what he is supposed to do -- make Jessica and Ophelia look closely alike, something established by Claremont and Leialoha back in SPIDER-WOMAN I#42-44. The chance of a familial connection could still be there. Jessica claims she saw her mother's death at the hand so of her father when she was a girl, but her mind has been so messed up with so many origin scenarios, who knows what's real and what's not. Only time will tell. And I can't wait to see Jessica maul that Skrull in the next issue, like I know she will. She's out for Skrull blood, and the Viper just wants to be her friend/mother. Hell, in a nice continuity nod, the Viper even mentioned her relationship with Queen Veranke and mentions she never liked her relationship with that version of Jessica. It just hadn't been the same, but now she's got the real Jessica back -- and she aims to keep her.
« Back to index
This website, its operator, and any content contained on this site relating to Spider-Women are not authorized by Marvel Comics, Inc. or DC Comics. This site is not sponsored, approved or authorized by Marvel Comics, Inc. or DC Comics. The opinions of this site are not necessarily those of Marvel Comics, Inc. or DC Comics, and this site is not an authoratative voice of the views of any Spider Woman or Spider-Women, and characters and situations as written by Marvel Comics, Inc. or DC Comics. This site serves as a non-profit scholarly work which reviews, promotes, and documents the elements of various Spider-Women in comic books and other media during the 21st century and beyond. All ideas in this site are expressed as a continuation of thought covering the pop culture associated with Spider-Women. These thoughts are not necessarily the ideas of Marvel Comics, Inc. or DC Comics. Some illustrations and words are the creation of others that may or may not have appeared in other publications or websites. Their inclusion in this site is not intended as an infringement of their copyright in any way, but rather is done in the interest of documenting and reviewing pieces of pop culture "comic book" history. Spider Woman and other related properties and images are � by Marvel Comics, Inc. and DC Comics, respectively.
This Message Board owned and operated by: Mitch Taylor (Irn12)