Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Jodi Nishijima
Colorist: Protobunker’s Fernando Sifuentes
Letterer: VC’s /Ariana Maher
Release Date: August 24, 2022
It’s the Finale for Finale. Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #5 by Tim Seeley brings us through to the exciting conclusion of this mini-series featuring not just one Gwen Stacy but six! Following last months issue, the Gwens have gone to the end of time to deal with Finale once and for all, and hopefully put time and the multiverse back together while they’re at it!
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Tim Seeley has dug deep into the psyche of Earth 65’s Gwen Stacy all throughout this series, and Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #5 is no different. This issue brings everything to a head as the Gwens come face to face with Finale. And immediately get their butts handed to them. This ultimately leads to the heart-to-heart that readers have been waiting for since Gwen came face to face with herself and helps the original Gwen face some of her darkest thoughts.
The ending to the story was predictable, which makes it slightly disappointing, but mostly enjoyable. While it doesn’t seem as if there will be any lasting impact outside of these five issues, they will be a fun reread just to see the unique personas of Gwen Stacy.
Jodi Nishijima does not disappoint as she brings the series to a close. With most of the Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #5 being a dynamic fight scene, Nishijima conveys a sense of urgency throughout the panels without glossing over the emotions of the characters. This is especially true as the powers of Finale and the Gwens take center stage while the multiverse crumbles in the background.
Partnered with Nishijima on colors is Fernando Sifuentes and it’s a good pairing. Sifuentes colors serve to highlight Nishijima’s art extremely well both as the battle rages on and as the story comes to a close. The colors truly help to convey the emotions of Gwen Stacy and she reconciles the experiences she’s had and how much she appreciates her timeline.
A predictable ending lends itself to an enjoyable, but lackluster finish to the series. Overall, it was a fun and interesting look into the Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 and how she views herself.