It seems Marvel gave us all a bait-and-switch in its announcement of the upcoming Spider-Woman solo series. In the initial press release, the publisher said the series penned by Karla Pacheco and illustrated by Pere Pérez would feature Jessica Drew in her iconic costume, which has drawn quite a bit of ire.
Now, it seems it’s just the cover art (and at least 10 variants) that feature the classic costume. In fact, Jessica Drew has a brand new look courtesy of artist Dave Johnson, and it’s pretty awesome.
Johnson’s suit seems to pull together the best parts of Jessica Drew’s previous costumes, including the original by Marie Severin and Archie Goodwin, and the more recent Kris Anka design. It’s sleek and black and different from any of the other spider-people running around the multiverse, which is ideal. Goodbye, boob socks! Many of us will not miss you.
In addition to releasing Johnson’s design art, Marvel also released a brand new cover by Junggeun Yoon for March’s Spider-Woman #1, which is exactly the same as the previously-revealed cover, save for the costume change. In case you missed it, you can check out the solicit info and the new cover below.
Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON
Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES? Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.
An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for!