- Mass Market Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; 1st Printing edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157297172X
- ISBN-13: 978-1572971721
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.6 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Goblins Revenge (Spider-Man, No. 2) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1996
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But when I read the prequel to Goblin's Revenge, Carnage in New York (by David Michelinie and Dead Wesley Smith), I was disappointed. I thought it was lackluster in relation to Michelinie's own work on Amazing Spider-Man, and compared to Smith's solo novel, Venom's Wrath. So, seeing Smith cruising solo on this one again, I was anxious to see if he'd be able to hold my interest and perhaps even surpass the quality of Venom's Wrath.
I needn't have worried. Smith recovers from the pacing problems of Carnage in New York and does an excellent job of gradually introducing characters, elements, and antagonists for Spider-Man throughout Goblin's Revenge. The story picks up immediately where Carnage in New York left off - immediately after Spider-Man gave the vial of insanity-inducing serum to Reed Richards, someone stole it from him. And Spider-Man has to find out who (the Fantastic Four happen to be out-of-town during the adventure).
Meanwhile, Spider-Man has to deal with several enemies. For one, his fatigue: he can't sleep because he is plagued by horrible nightmares of New York City drowning in blood. Then, he begins to see the deceased Norman Osborn around town, and even spots the Green Goblin flying around. Naturally, this plays havoc with his mind, and he begins to torture himself with images of Gwen Stacy's death (in a very convincing psychological conflict, I might add).Read more ›
This book takes up just after the conclusion of the first book. Spider-Man has just turned over a deadly serum to Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. Reed is attacked by a pumpkin-bomb wielding figure who takes the serum. Then someone helps Carnage break out of prison and there are sightings of The Green Goblin (who has been dead for years). The Green Goblin, Carnage and a team from the company that created the serum are now all after Spider-Man. To make matters worse, Spidey is not in top form as nightmares have kept him from sleeping. Now he must figure out the riddle of the Green Goblin's return, recapture Carnage and avoid the team with the fancy ray guns.
I really enjoyed the first book as it really felt like it was directly from the pages of the comic book, but this one just did not flow as well. It might be that Dean Wesly Smith was only a co-author of the first one while he is the only author of this one. So, while I recommended the first to people on the basis that it read just like a single issue of the comic, I do not really recommend this one. If you want to read it anyway go right ahead, it is kind of fun in its way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you want a little longer of a story for Spider-Man: Carnage in New York then this book is for you. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Patrick Kasinger
Carnage in New York was a slightly enjoyable romp that mainly involved a plot with Spider-man attempting to stop a deadly serum that will cause anyone exposed to it to go into a... Read morePublished on March 3, 2005 by Christopher P. Cecena
great sequal. loved "Carnage in New York" (prequal). Dean Wesley Smith is a great writer. i highly recomend it. Read morePublished on August 23, 2002 by Patrick Kelly
This book is superb. Make sure that you are going to get it. I am ont going to spoil it for you by telling you what this book is about, however, I guess it would not hurt to say it... Read morePublished on July 21, 2000
Great awesome and fantastic. though I wish the fantastic Four would have helped Spiderman. Before you read this you have to read Carnage In New York.Published on June 27, 1999
The book was was nice. The battles with the gargoyles (chupacabras). The journal of Curt Connors was pretty boring, but no problem. Read morePublished on April 17, 1999
It was a pretty good sequele to Carnage in New York. I would recomend this to almost anyone!! But you GOTTA read Carnage in New York to read this one!!Published on February 17, 1999
This was a much better way to bring Norman Osborn back than the stupid way they did in the Marvel comics. And it was a fun book, too. Read morePublished on February 1, 1999