Spider-Geddon Part 4: Like Stars from The Sky
Writer: Seanan McGuire
Artist: Rosi Kampe & Takeshi Miyazawa
Color Artist: Ian Herring
Cover Artist: Bengal
What You Need to Know: Spider-Gedden has come and gone, but not without its wins and losses. Although our group of Spider Heroes have saved the Multiverse again, they lost not only their Teleportation Watches that let them cross Dimensions, but they have lost some of their own in the fight. Now, after her own adventure across the multiverse, Gwen Stacy is the only Spider that is still able to travel from world to world. But with that power, what happens now?
In this Issue: Gwen is back in her own World after a hard-fought battle and she is not handling the loss of her friends, especially one in particular very well. But, now being the only one of her fellow Spider’s that can travel through worlds, Gwen has work that still needs to be done. Gathering her friends and returning to Loomworld, the group says goodbye to their friend Karn in their own special ways. After everyone is ready to go, Gwen feels that she still has things to do to find the closure she so desperately needs; that includes going to Earth-90214 and Earth-803. Home of her fallen brethren to give the news to their families. While not all are happy to hear the news, some are grateful to know what happened. While saying her goodbyes to Billy Braddock, Gwen finally has a breakdown to Peter Parker about what happened while she was away and makes a very important decision. Going home, Gwen is ready for whatever is next to her story.
This was a hard issue to get through, not because it was bad oh no, but because it was so emotional. Gwen dealing with the grief and guilt of her friend’s death, as well as being away from the fight when she could have been helping sinks through hard on every page. It’s no wonder she has a huge but understandable breakdown with Peter later, thankfully, he gets it and its reassuring to everyone to see our girl get back on her feet after everything that happened. But a highlight, to me, is seeing Gwen’s Spider Costume change according to the different world’s styles. It’s a subtle thing but the artwork is done so well, and the costumes look so cool on her.