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1[[quoteright:350:]]²²->''"I quit ComicBook/{{the Avengers}} five weeks ago today. And everyone I've ever met is dying to know why. I'm beginning to think it's not so much curiosity as it is that nobody likes my answer... But look, my parents were mad scientists who pumped me full of spider-juice just to see what would happen. I went to Hail Hydra High School and Nick Fury University. Everyone I've ever dated has super powers (except Hawkeye). I've been extraordinary my entire life. And after all these yeas of insanity... a little ordinary sounds pretty #&%^ great."''²-->-- '''Jessica Drew''', Issue #4²²'''Spider-Woman''' is a comic book published by Marvel, originally published first in 2014 as a part of the ''Comicbook/SpiderVerse'' event. It is the fifth volume of Comicbook/SpiderWoman and the third starring Jessica Drew. Written by Dennis Hopeless and primarily drawn by Javier Rodriguez, the first four issues dealt with the Spider-Verse event before launching a new status quo with Jessica tackling crime as a "street-level" superhero, a new costume (her first costume change in ''37 years'') and also dealing with a major life change.²²After being part of the multi-dimensional Spider-Verse event and dealing with her own fair share of galaxy-wide battles as part of ComicBook/TheAvengers; Jessica decides quits the Avengers in search of a more normal life while still helping regular people. She teams up with [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Ben]] [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Urich]] and recovering ex-villain the Porcupine solving cold cases Urich has collected.²²In the wake of ''[[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]],'' ''Spider-Woman'' was relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel initiative with Jessica still as a street level hero, this time with a major difference - she's 9 months pregnant. Not only does Jessica have to be a hero, but she also has to worry about her child's safety.²²------²!!Tropes from Spider-Woman include:²* AscendedExtra: Roger, who went from the LegacyCharacter of a D-List villain, largely doing the same job of showing up in villain groups when needed, to a main cast member with a fully fleshed out personality and backstory here. ²* [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]: Along with parenthood, Jessica is now also juggling being a mentor to both ComicBook/{{Silk}} and ComicBook/SpiderGwen.²* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Roger and Jessica share one after they're reunited and Hobgoblin is taken care of.]]²* CivvieSpandex: Jessica's new costume (her first since ''1977'') is not quite NotWearingTights but it's stylish enough to pass as a normal outfit; it's basically a jacket with a ChestInsignia, tights, and boots.²* DarkMistress: Earth-001's Jessica Drew is in relationship with Morlun, as revealed during the Spider-Verse event. Earth-616's Jessica once impersonated her.²* DeadpanSnarker: Jessica, in full force.²* DieHardOnAnX: Jessica has to deal with a group of Skrulls trying to kidnap a prince of their species when she goes to a space hospital for a regular check-up. With no way out and with Carol on Earth trying to help her, Jessica is forced to use her super-spy skills to regain control of the hospital.²* EasilyForgiven: Averted for poor Roger. Jess doesn't trust him at first and his ex still doesn't like him. ²* FeudEpisode [[spoiler:A brief one as Jessica ends her friendship with Carol briefly during the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWarII''. Near the end of the series, Carol pulls a BigDamnHeroes, saving a very exhausted Jessica and Roger from the Hobgoblin and his forces and apologizes, begging to be friends again. Jess, in the middle of a BigDamnKiss with Roger, is only able to give her a thumbs up in approval.]]²* GiveHimANormalLife: Subverted. Both Jessica and Carol have a laugh that Jessica's baby will never have a normal life, not with his mother as a superhero.²* HeelFaceTurn: Roger Gocking, aka the Porcupine, a minor Marvel baddie is now a hero and hanging with Jessica and Ben.²* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Carol aka [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], until the event of Comicbook/CivilWarII in which [[spoiler: Jessica disavows their friendship over Carol getting Bruce killed by Hawkeye. Then, they make up near the end of her series.]]²* KnightOfCerebus: Hobgoblin. Outside fo the Civil War II arc and the final issue before the relaunch, the book had been pretty light with Jess mostly fighting minor or rookie C to D list supervillains. Hobgoblin on the other hand is one of Spider-Man's biggest foes (If not in recent years), and in his first appearance [[spoiler:seemingly kills Roger.]]²* LoveConfessor: Roger admits to Ben that he is in love with Jessica, but he knows it can't happen between them.²* MaternallyChallenged: Jessica used to not care for kids. When the other Avengers are cooing over the newborn Danielle Cage and Mary Jane tells her to "look at this baby", Jessica's only response is "That is a baby. Get it away from me." Then again, [[spoiler: this was during the time Veranke was posing as Jessica]]. Now that she's expecting, she notes that she changed her mind.²* MysticalPregnancy: Averted; the comicbook fanbase was wondering about how Jessica got pregnant and whether or not this would be a standard "comic bock" supernatural birth with weird circumstances. The author and many editors said this wasn't the case. [[spoiler: And when Jessica finally gave birth in Spider-Woman #4, while it was under duress and via C-Section and in a space colony, the birth and baby are quite normal.]]²* PlatonicLifePartners: Starting to develop this with Ben and Roger/Porcupine, assuming neither is the father (which is VERY unlikely). They seem to care a lot about Jess, and vice-versa, but there's nothing romantic about either relationship.²* PregnantBadass: After Secret Wars ends, and eight months pass by, Jessica is eight months pregnant and HUGE and while she takes a backseat to the danger, she's more than capable of taking care of herself. [[spoiler:She takes care of herself and the other pregnant mothers in the space black hole hospital during a Skrull invasion until her water breaks. After giving birth via C-Section, she quickly makes waste of the Skrull crew.]]²* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Jessica and co. Jess is a former Avenger who hasn't done solo work in years prior to the series and later struggles to juggle a career of crime fighting with being a single mother, Roger is a former D-list supervillian who's better at being a dad than he is at fighting crime and Ben Urich is a long time reporter painfully aware his medium is dying and trying to accomplish something before retirement. ²* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Porcupine, who is killed by Hobgoblin in Spider-Woman #13. He completed his HeelFaceTurn in this book, he becomes a better father for his daughter and even fought as a hero a couple of times. So naturally, it seems like he's killed by Hobgoblin but he survives the murder attempt.]]²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Jess hasn't yet tangled with her old RoguesGallery, but has been fighting different C-Level villains throughout the volume. She battled Tiger Shark (a traditional ComicBook/SubMariner villain), the Sandman (A Comicbook/SpiderMan villain), and the Blizzard (traditionally an Comicbook/IronMan villain). Hobgoblin, another Spider-Man villain becomes her biggest threat after the events of Spider-Woman #13 [[spoiler: where he kills Roger. Or so we thought.]]²* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Initially with Silk during the Spider-Verse tie in. They get better.²* TrueCompanions: Jess, Roger and Ben. ²* TheUnreveal: There was a lot of speculation (from fans of the comic and the characters ''in'' the comic) on the paternity of Jessica's baby. In issue #5, she shares scenes with Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} (a previous love interest) and talks to Carol in issue #5 about a one night stand. Before revealing the father [[spoiler:is an anonymous sperm donor.]]²* WhosYourDaddy: Jessica is not revealing the identity her baby's father or her love life. [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] found out the hard way. [[spoiler:Issue five reveals that the father was an anonymous sperm donor.]]


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