Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. #1: Marvel Motion Comic
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Alex Maleev
Released: August 19, 2009
Price: $.99 (on iTunes)
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev have been trying to get this Spider-Woman series off the ground for what seems like a decade, and theyâ€™ve finally managed to do it. However, Marvel has decided to make this series the first in their big push of Motion Comics, similar to what DC has done with Watchmen, and is currently doing with Superman: Red Son. Iâ€™m not sure who decided these motion comics are the next big thing, but somebodyâ€™s putting a lot of money behind it, so weâ€™re going to keep getting them for a while. The interesting thing with this series is that we will see a print version of this story in a few months, but weâ€™re getting the motion version of it first. The one thing this really has going for it is the price point of 99 cents on iTunes (available for the first two weeks, then the price jumps to $1.99). Itâ€™s much easier for me to make an impulse buy on this when the price is so low, and if they maintain that price, I could see picking this series up.
The story in this one follows Spider-Woman, or Jessica Drew to her friends, as she is recruited to become an agent of S.W.O.R.D. (as it says right there in the title). S.W.O.R.D. is in charge of protecting the Earth from alien invaders, and Spider-Woman is tasked with tracking down one of the Skrulls who recently attacked. She travels to the seedy Asian port of Madripoor where she ends up confronting him.
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