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.

Jessica Drew new costume

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.

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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.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1

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!

5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s…different from any of the other spider-people running around the multiverse, which is ideal.

    I would say it’s not. That Spider-Man webbing on the shoulders especially…

  2. This is such an ugly costume. It’s also way too close to Spider-Man. “Spider-Woman” had been more and more related to Spider-Man with each incarnation after Jessica. “To Fear the Spider-Woman” and Jess’ darker roots have come back to a degree with “Strike Force,” but she needn’t be wearing this to explore that further. There was nothing wrong with the original costume, it was the current artists who made it something exploitive. Jessica Drew became a favourite or the favourite of many young girls (not to mention boys) who watched her cartoon on TV or through video; Drew’s original costume was not offensive to them. If artists can’t be faithful to the design and make the “web” part into an arrow to her crotch, then keep the second costume – just alter the spider so it doesn’t look like a necktie, but don’t use something so ugly as this new one. The red and yellow was vibrant and did not detract from Spider-Woman being Marvel’s “Dark Angel.” I have done my best to support Jessica Drew as a top fan who had longed for her to come back since the 1980’s. Even after wasting money on a skrull pretender, I tried to ensure I supported the character – though I didn’t give much money when Bendis continued to write her. I will continue to support her, but it’s tough when she’s in such an ugly costume that has already been negatively criticized – it feels as if Marvel wants to set her up to fail.

  3. I like it but it is not needed nn one has a problem with her original costume – it’s awsome. I’m still going to reed it but I want to see Spider-Woman as she is sepose to be.

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