Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: Spider-Woman returns, more pregnant than ever

Jessica “Spider-Woman” Drew never wanted kids, a sentiment she makes very clear on the first page of next week’s new Spider-Woman #1, but people change. When Marvel announced that writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Javier Rodriguez’s second volume of the series would feature a pregnant lead, fans of the character were quick to point out that Jessica has never been interested in motherhood in the past, and Hopeless directly addresses those concerns in the script for this first issue. It’s understandable why the development hasn’t been greeted with much enthusiasm, but the strength of Hopeless and Rodriguez’s issues of Spider-Woman‘s first volume is a reason to give this creative team the benefit of the doubt as it takes Jessica on a journey she never planned for.

After a weak opening arc tying into the Spider-Verse event, Hopeless dramatically reconfigured the series with the help …

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