Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D - Brian Michael Bendis

Although rather slow-moving, and focusing on a C level character, Spider-Woman, this was the most I enjoyed one of Bendis's comics in a long time. It starts in the aftermath of the Skrull invasion, wherein Jessica Drew is having a pity party over the fact that she was raised a Hydra agent and was replaced by the Skrull leader and now she is sad. She is approached by a secret organization that will give her the means and legitimacy to hunt and kill Skrulls and the like. What made this good was the fact that it focused on one character (for the most part)--and a woman at that--and her adventure and issues with being part of this secret organization: S.W.O.R.D. Alex Maleev's art has much to be desired; I'm not interested in this watercolor/ photorealism, and you can distinctly see the New York City cops' uniforms in the far off Southeast Asian country that was pointlessly the setting of the story. Yes, there could've been more action, but I'm very grateful the weren't pages of monologues as I've seen Bendis do before. If there is more of the series I would read it. Spider-woman