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4148: Spider-Woman #17 (v1)

" Jessica's Night Out! "
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Spider-Woman #17 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Bob Budiansky, Joe Rubinstein
Writers: Mark Gruenwald, John Wilburn
Pencilers: Carmine Infantino
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Colourists: Ben Sean
Letterers: Diana Albers
Editors: Roger Stern
Cover Date: August 1979
Release Date: May 1979
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.40
Times Read: 93                 Times Rated: 63
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Jessica is given some pills that she is told will help with her pheromone problem. She goes to a nightclub to test them out.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Spider-Woman last appeared in Spider-Woman #16 (v1). Spider-Woman next appears in Spider-Woman #18 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Lindsay McCabe
Lindsay McCabe last appeared in Spider-Woman #14 (v1). Lindsay McCabe next appears in Spider-Woman #19 (v1).
  Dr. Leaman
Dr. Leaman last appeared in Spider-Woman #16 (v1). Dr. Leaman next appears in Spider-Woman #19 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Waxman in the mainstream continuity. Waxman next appears in Spider-Woman #18 (v1).
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Issue Review
   June 12, 2017
Always great to read a comic that isn't just another hero versus villain fight. A comic that is an actual story.

And this is one of those, a story about the main character going out for a night on the town. Because Mark Gruenwald writes Jessica as such an interesting character, this is a very enjoyable read. Even before anything happens. And, eventually, plenty happens.

In the 1970s Marvel tried several times to recreate the feeling of those early Spider-Man comics. Usually failing. But the early scenes of this comic, showing Jessica repairing her costume and having a disastrous flight around the neighbourhood, really do a fantastic job of capturing the sense of being a super-powered human in a realistic world.

Even the way the series deals with the repercussions from the previous storyline, and how it may or may not affect Jessica's job, speak of a writer who thinks things through. A writer who is a storyteller.

Later on in the issue we get some action when somebody accidentally acquires Jessica's costume and starts to wear it on the dance-floor! Something guaranteed to give the reader a chuckle. And certainly something inventive. The sort of thing that could easily happen to Peter Parker.

This is a fresh and fun read, from the start to very near the finish. In fact, the only thing that feels like a tired old cliche is the out-of-nowhere cliffhanger ending.

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  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-12-08 09:28:00  
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   September 13, 2017 fragsel Added Dr. Leaman to the issue.
   October 8, 2014 Gym1963 Added blurb for this issue.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
   July 28, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
   May 9, 2013 TStarnes Moved this issue.
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