CBR: Tobin Ensnares "Spider-Girl" in a Web of Danger
Keeping the streets of NYC safe is a tough job, but now the star of "Spider-Girl" has a greater challenge: dealing with the death of her father. CBR spoke with writer Paul Tobin about Anya's future.
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I love this series! In a way it kinda reminds me of the current Batgirl series over at DC.
Hope Clayton stays on with the series as well.
You Never Stood a Chance
I love how inconsistent comics are....
Spidey chases Screwball around and wasn't able to catch her with all his super-speed, agility and strength and Spider-Girl does it with NO powers at all.
Makes no sense
I haven't been following but has the book referenced the Young Allies? I know there's the Arcade miniseries coming up, but you'd think they (at least Rikki) would be pretty much at the forefront in Anya's life.
While I'm glad to see that Marvel ditched that weird clunky 'The Guyver' thing that Arana wore I did like her original street costume (but not that weird artichoke/sonic the hedgehog hair-do).
I very much okay with her taking on this more traditional Spider-Woman costume although I'd prefer to see some red/blue there rather than black/white but it's an improvement nonetheless.
I think the big question here is how she'll be able to be a viable hero without any powers at all. She works much better solo than on a super-team because she can't really go toe-to-toe with the likes of the enemies that Firestar can take on but overall I think it will work rather than bog her down with her previous origin.
I do want to know how/when Mattie Franklin plays into all this because Marvel has done a great job of cleaning up the once mess of the Spider-Women with Jessica being the one and only Spider-Woman (and justly so), Julia off fighting with her fantastic Arachne moniker and now Anya taking the simple yet fitting Spider-Girl....but where does that leave the once poorly conceived and inappropriatedly name Spider-Woman Mattie Franklin? Hopefully she'll keep her powers and they'll just give her a new name and costume.
Mattie Franklin's dead. She got killed in 'The Grim Hunt'...
(Also, Julias now Madame Web, just fyi)
Yup, they've been mentioned.
Originally Posted by BrotherUnitNo_4
½ genius, the other ¾ not
i absolutely love this book so far!
I'm enjoying it so far too. This is what I've been looking for in a comic series for a while now-a female heroine who stands on her own and deals with her own conflicts, themes and plotlines, rather than being part of a larger team or superhero "family". Hopefully she'll even get her own rogues gallery in the process.
Originally Posted by dax
The back-up from issue one firmly sold me on this series in the current incarnation. Dean Haspiell's interpretation of the four was amazing. Also, #2's great depiction of the powers at play (the Four, Red Hulk) was a big selling point.
Judging by Tobin's hints about "playing for the other team" I suspect Anya may be offered some type of return / new power set if she's willing to become a villain --- much as Jessica Drew was re-powered.
hobby will be even worse seeing as he completely owned parker with his goblin scream so badly, parker had to build a special suit just to counter. no way anya should be able to beat hobby.
Originally Posted by olympichero62
½ genius, the other ¾ not
hmm.. i kinda took it as a hint she'd be a lesbian.
Originally Posted by donutfactory