Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. was released in 2009-10. It ran for seven issues and was later turned into an animated comic and hard cover book with all issues inside. So why a retrospective 7-8 years later? Well, with the announcement of Brian Michael Bendis leaving Marvel comics to write comics for DC comics, here at The Marvel Report, we wanted to go down memory lane with our favorite series written by Brian.
Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. has been my favorite comic series for years. In my opinion it’s the comic series that put Jessica Drew back on the map again, and has since then become one of the main female heroes with a solo title out.
In this series, we pickup with Jessica Drew and the aftermath of the Secret Invasion series. Jessica is not only dealing with PTSD from Secret Invasion, but also old childhood scars that haunt her deeply. During Secret Invasion, Jessica was captured by the shape-shifting alien race: Skrulls. The skrull queen ,however, shape shifted to look like Jessica and pretended to be her while slowly having other skrulls infiltrate the Avengers.
In Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. , Jessica is recruited by S.W.O.R.D. to help them hunt down the remaining Skrulls, which leads Jessica to go international and go up against human antagonists to save the world from another Skrull invasion. Spider-Woman, like always, gives it her all to save everyone else while viewing herself as not being worthy of saving.
Jessica goes on an emotional journey throughout this series while problems of her childhood as well as the current past of Secret Invasion keeps interfering with her trying to deal with the task at hand. Bendis writes Jessica as a troubled-mess who’s trying to hold it all together while on a mission for something that is greater than her.
I connected on a personal with Jessica Drew in this series and thus then she has been my favorite Marvel comic character. Through Jessica’s story in the Marvel comics universe, I have also grown to love characters such as Carol Danvers, Cindy Moon, Kamala Khan, and Jennifer Walters. This comic series with beautiful art by Alex Maleev will always have a special place in my heart, along with Brian Bendis. If you haven’t read Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D, you should give it a shot! This is one comic series, I’d love to see adapted into a live action series or even a film!
What are your favorite Bendis’ series? Let us know in the comments below!