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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078511999X
  • ASIN: B005MWMNTW
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,349,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Some copies of this book comes with a DVD motion comic of the story.
Amazon Customer
Maybe they'll come back and do something else with this character someday, maybe not; anyway, if you like their earlier work, you'll probably like this one.
F.C.
Unfortunately, there aren't enough issues to really get anywhere with anyone but the main character.
querkan

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I'm not going to rehash the plot, that's been done before. I'll just tell you that I found this book to be a well written and drawn story. Jessica has never been one of my favorite characters, but I was totally drawn into this story and even researched her origins after reading this book. Some copies of this book comes with a DVD motion comic of the story. It's written and drawn by the same people so the motion comic is as good as the trade paperback. I personally prefer the trade paperback to the motion comic, but I like the idea of Marvel creating the motion comics, so I'm supporting them by buying them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel D. Barrett on February 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read this on the public recommendation of Kelly Sue Deconnick, and I wasn't disappointed. Spider-Woman hasn't really received a lot of time in the spotlight, but she's been getting more of it since the Secret Invasion storyline. Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. takes place right after Secret Invasion, and focuses on Jessica Drew's attempts to regain her good name and the trust of her allies. The story swings back and forth in time, allowing readers who aren't familiar with the character to learn more about her upbringing as the child of terrorists and her coming to terms with that, while at the same time following her path to redemption as an agent for a clandestine alien-hunting agency.

The story is fantastic and absolutely worth reading, especially if you want to have a little more insight into Jessica's character as she starts getting more time in the spotlight in the Marvel NOW releases. I wasn't a fan of the art style so much, but it doesn't detract too much from the book, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's interested in the fallout for the person who was probably hurt the most by the events of Secret Invasion.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fernando H. Ramirez VINE VOICE on February 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
SPIDER WOMAN: AGENT OF SWORD is a very brief graphic novel. I read it in about 45 minutes. The story is about the titular character, and a mission she undertakes to take down Skrulls in a foreign country (Madripoor). She fights three of them and Hydra (the terrorist group that wants her back). The story ends abruptly (wont give away the ending), and I can't say that I really got into the character or the story throughout any of read.

Bendis writes his dialogue in the style of Quentin Tarantino, like he did when he was doing his creator owned books. I've read better from him.

But the thing I most disliked about the book was the fumetti-style storytelling of Maleev. He does a few great images in the book, and of course... his covers are awesome. But the fumetti storytelling turned me off big time. (Fumetti is comics made with photos.... and Maleev obviously takes photos and uses them to draw from (probably traced in Photoshop).) The result is stiff looking characters who look posed and unreal. Maleev does some amazing coloring with some awesome textures, but it feels wasted on traced photographs. Plus he often re-uses certain poses instead of doing new ones, which upon seeing them... took me out of the story and made me feel he was taking artistic shortcuts. I think he's a great artist, but not when he's relying so heavily on stiff photos. The book would have been much better with characters drawn from his imagination, and I can't believe that it is faster for him to take photos, scan them, manipulate them, trace them, and lay them out in Photoshop... than it would be to just DRAW them. If this is what he's going to do in the future...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. Russo on February 25, 2013
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The story- the art- FANTASTIC!!! Have loved Spider- Woman from day one in the 70s!!! Thank you Brian Michael Bendis for putting a spotlight on her with the New Avengers and now this!!! Its broody- fast paced- and gorgeous to look at!! Only drawback was that it wasn't an ongoing series- but, this was fantastic!! Lets hope mr.'s Bendis & Malleev do a sequel or another chapter!!
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More About the Author

Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.
Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel's popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful 'event' projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE.
This summer will see the blockbuster new line-ups for AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS.
Other recent projects include the groundbreaking SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC, that debuted number one on iTunes TV sales chart and the New York Times best selling HALO graphic novel.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic's Ultimate line of comics. A line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader. He has written every issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN since it's best selling launch in 1999, and has also written ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, MARVEL TEAM UP, ORIGIN, SIX and the ENEMY trilogy.
He is creator of the JINX line of crime comics published by image comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.
Brian's other projects include the Eisner award winning "POWERS" (w/Mike Oeming) from Marvel's creator owned imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all "FORTUNE AND GLORY'. Entertainment Weekly gave both projects an "A." SONY and FX networks are currently developing POWERS for series with Brian as exec producer.
Brian is currently adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron.
Brian is a member of Marvel studios creative committee, which consults on their numerous ongoing film projects. He has consulted on IRON-MAN and IRON MAN 2 and is currently consulting on THE FIRST AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR and THE AVENGERS
Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including 'Best Writer of the year' two years in a row. He has also won over two dozen Wizard comic awards. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press 'Excellence in Journalism' Award and was named "Best Writer of the Year." by Wizard Magazine and Comic Buyer's Guide for three consecutive years.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky, Max and Buster.

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