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Review – Ghost-Spider #10 (Marvel Comics)

Ghost-Spider #10 (Marvel Comics) cover (detail) by Takeshi Miyazawa
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Ghost-Spider #10

Writer: Seanan McGuire
Artist: Ig Guara
Colorist: Ian Herring
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Maturity Rating: T
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 17th, 2020

After the events of Outlawed, Gwen is finding herself on a collision course with the law, especially following the events of Ghost-Spider #10.

 

There’s Only so Much Room for Heroes in Ghost-Spider #10

Gwen Stacy is back, and from the looks of it, she’s about to get into more trouble than ever in Ghost-Spider #10. This is a young woman who has seen it all, from the death of her best friend to a multidimensional war. Now? Now she’s got a whole different problem to deal with.

Ghost-Spider #10 (Marvel Comics) cover by Takeshi Miyazawa
Ghost-Spider #10 (Marvel Comics) cover by Takeshi Miyazawa

The reappearance of two famous siblings in her world has been a plot steadily building up for several issues now. It seems like something is finally going to come of it. Combine that with the events of Outlawed, and Gwen is in for more trouble than she realizes.

If you haven’t read Outlawed, it isn’t actually a requirement for this issue, though it will definitely become relevant in future issues. It’s okay to dive right in, of course. Just be aware that you’ll probably get some spoilers for that event if you do things that way.

Writing

Seanan McGuire is still at the helm with Ghost-Spider #10, and her long-form storytelling is seriously starting to pay off in this issue. All of the subtle hints dropped throughout the last few issues is coming to fruition, and that is an extremely satisfying feeling. Of course, it’s hard not to be concerned for Gwen at the same time…though it will be fascinating to see how she works her way through this particular situation. She may feel like she’s down to a limited number of choices, but this is a character who always finds a way.

There is so much to love about this issue, to be blunt. There’s drama, a brilliant fight sequence, tension, and even a few moments of humor wrapped all together. It made for a well-balanced issue, one that will go by in the blink of an eye and leave you anxious to see what happens next.

I sincerely love the story being told about these siblings (being vague intentional to avoid spoilers). McGuire has crafted something truly sinister here, all while wrapping it up in a pretty bow. If you ask me, that just adds to the chills of what has happened—and what will surely follow.

Art

Ghost-Spider #10 had brilliant artwork to go with the plot, and there are several scenes that really stole the show. The lead artist was Ig Guara, with colors by Ian Herring, and lettering by VC’s Clayton Cowles. Together they created a memorable issue and some dynamic scenes alongside it. The fight scene was compelling, with extra touches that went such a long way in adding to the impact of what was happening.

Meanwhile, Gwen’s appearance received another change. It’s one that fans are going to be thrilled by (at least, I know I was!). All of these little details are going to make for an interesting next issue, when you think about it.

Conclusion

We’ve received another fun and thrilling issue with Ghost-Spider #10, all while setting the stakes for something more. I love that all of those subtle moments before now added up to something, and I sincerely cannot wait to see how far those elements are going to be pushed.

Ghost-Spider is quickly becoming a series to keep an eye on, as there are unparalleled risks being taken (see what I did there?). Combine that with the events of Outlawed, and there’s really something quite intense and amazing going on.

 


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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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