Spider-Woman Gets a Surprise Costume Redesign Ahead of New Series Launch

Back in November, Marvel revealed plans to launch a new Spider-Woman series in March by Karla Pacheco and Pere Perez, and the cover (and a series of variant covers celebrating the sales boost a new number one issue would provide) indicated that Spider-Woman would continue to wear her classic costume, as she did in Strikeforce. But it turns out, Marvel just wanted to soak in the variant cover sales glory of the costume one last time because it turns out Jessica Drew is getting a new look in Spider-Woman #1.

Sent out to all the compliant Marvel media partner websites (so not us), Marvel revealed Drew's new look as designed by artist Dave Johnson and also featured on a new variant cover by Jungguen Yoon.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1
Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON
New Costume Designed by DAVE JOHNSON
SPIDER-WOMAN #1 YOON CLASSIC COVER – JAN200802
SPIDER-WOMAN #1 YOON NEW COSTUME COVER – JAN200803
Whether it's hunting Skrulls or taking down H.Y.D.R.A., Spider-Woman's adventures have made her a favorite of readers for decades, and in March 2020, she'll be embarking on a brand-new one in SPIDER-WOMAN #1! The enigmatic Avenger has always been as mysterious as she is fearless, and her latest series opens with her not feeling quite herself… Looking for fresh thrills, Spider-Woman takes on a job that puts her in the crosshairs of an all-new enemy! She soon finds herself caught in a web of intrigue, surrounded by unknown forces bent on her destruction. With danger on all sides and her deadly past coming to haunt her, Spider-Woman is in for an action-packed ride, and she wouldn't have it any other way!

Ok, so it's more like a paint job on her existing skintight costume, as Yoon's variants demonstrate. What do you think of the new look? If you're still pining for the old costume with visions of sugar plumbs as illustrated by Milo Manara dancing in your head, fear not, you can "appreciate" it in the variant covers hitting stores next year below:

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