Jessica Drew is a female comic superhero who features in Marvel Comics.
After the defeat of the Skrulls, Jessica was freed from confinement alongside the other Earth superheroes that had been replaced. (Secret Invasion v1 #8) In the aftermath, she had nowhere to go and decided to stay with the New Avengers whilst they were still outlaws due to the Registration Act. (New Avengers v1 #49) By this point, many people did not trust her due to her identity being used by the Skrull Queen Veranke leading to her being a pariah despite having no involvement in the invasion. During the Dark Reign, Norman Osborn was appointed the Director of national security after the disbanding of S.H.I.E.L.D. where he created his own agency along with a superteam of Dark Avengers that consisted largely of supervillains. In an effort to expose them, the New Avengers sought to lure them into an ambush and defeat them after temporarily depowering them through the use of Starktech. Spider-Woman volunteered to trick Osborn where she arrived at Stark Tower with her initially be attacked before convincing Norman that she was defecting. She returned with a tracker to the New Avengers ready to stage the ambush only to come under an surprise attack from the Hood and his gang of supervillains who Osborn had tipped about the superheroes location at the abandoned Hellfire Club. (New Avengers v1 #50)
With Osborn's defeat, Commander Steve Rogers went about forming a new incarnation of the Avengers with Jessica accepting the offer in joining the team. During that time, Avengers Tower was visited by Kang the Conqueror who warned that the children of the Avengers would become a threat to the timestream in the future. (Avengers v4 #1)
On a S.W.O.R.D. mission, she investigated the landing of an extraterrestrial object on Earth when she was captured by the Intelligencia. They determined the object was a fallen Spaceknight and intended to interrogate Jessica for information. However, their base was attacked by the Avengers who came to recover their teammate. It was then that the Spaceknight activated where it was revealed that Ultron was within its form and reshaped it into a new body for himself as he escaped. (Avengers v4 #12.1)
Personality and attributes
She came to develop an attraction to Hawkeye with this being mutual from him as well. (Avengers v4 #13)
Powers and abilities
- Jessica Drew was created by Archie Goodwin and Marie Severin where she made her first appearance in Marvel Spotlight v1 #32 (February, 1977).
In other media
- In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman appeared as a playable character in the video game where she was voiced by actor Tasia Valenza.
- In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman appeared in the setting of the video game where she was voiced by actor Elizabeth Daily.
- In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman appeared in the setting of the Facebook video game. During the events of the story, she became one of the Worthy and took on the identity of Kurth: Breaker of Stones.
- In Spider-Man Unlimited, Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game where she was voiced by actor Laura Bailey.
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