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Spider-Man: Carnage in New York Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Series: Spider-Man
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Berkley (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425167038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425167038
  • ASIN: 1572970197
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #969,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 27, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm a huge Spider-Man fan. I saw the movie and I'm begging my dad to take me again. I got into Spider-Man about a year ago. Around that time I was just looking around on this sight when I saw this book. I bought it immediately... and I loved it! It was a definite page-turner. This book has comic book-like drawings at the beginings of every chapter(highly detailed).
It is not like that Venom book. It gives great accounts of the fights between Spidey and Carnage. Unfortunately, this book is rather disturbing. For example, Carnage criticized someone then brutally slaughtered him. A few pages later, Spider-Man finds the remains of one of Carnage's victims draped over a balcony and then has to save a woman Carnage threw over it.
Do me a favor. Buy this book(Hope I didn't spoil it too much for you!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Kelly on August 23, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Okay first of all you should only really read this book if your a spiderman fan, but i suppose if you're lookin for something new and you don't know if you want to read this i would still reccomend it, but if you are not that interested, don't bother because even though i loved it, i love pretty much anything with spiderman so if you aren't a big fan i suppose you can pass it up. it gives an in depth descripton and out look on carnage one of my favorite two villians (the other being venom, both have the alien symbioent "costumes"). it's actually quite gruesome at least when carnage is the focus of the writing so if you don't much like violence in literature, i wouldn't ever read anything with carnage in it. i also reccomend Goblin's Revenge the novel that takes place right after this one, which is also a book by Dean Wesley Smith, possibly my favorite author, who does a lot of work on Marvel character novels. so if you are a big fan, get this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was a wonderful addition to any SM novel collection. It had a wonderful way of demonstrating Carnage's ruthless killing sprees. (The penthouse scene was good!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MTJones on July 14, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Although I spent most of my ten-plus years in comic collecting immersed in the X-Men family, I knew about Spider-Man long before that. As Marvel's most prominent creation, he was something that I always counted on for a good read, if not consistent and regular collecting. In particular, I enjoyed the Amazing Spider-Man series under David Michelinie and Mark Bagley, which I think is absolutely spectacular.
Furthermore, having recently read and enjoyed Venom's Wrath, by Dean Wesley Smith, I knew that this author was one to watch. So, after seeing the spiffy cover painting by Julie Bell, and noticing the co-author credits for both Michelinie and Smith, I figured that this would be a sure shot, and well worth my time and money.
I wasn't entirely wrong, but I wasn't entirely happy, just the same.
I think Michelinie is a fantastic writer, but his is a style that is suited more to the visual medium of a comic book. He works best when Bagley is interpreting his writing into dynamic and creative art, but in the relatively sterile world of the novel, he doesn't have quite that same impact. As I read Carnage in New York, I was unhappy with the pacing and the mechanics of the story.
I think Michelinie deserves blame for the mechanics. For one, Smith's solo novel shows none of the overly dramatic sentence construction. For another, Michelinie is clearly used to shorter dialogue in comic books, and would naturally have trouble here. Regardless of whose fault it is, the writing suffers from "drama by repetition," as I call it. Basically, the same concept is stated differently in successive sentences to hit home the message. For example, I saw a lot of:
"He'd been so focused that he'd forgotten the woman who raised him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "zoolerscom" on March 13, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is just another decent read (in my opinion, Spider-Man never really got a fair shake as the others with these novels). This book isn't bad, but it isn't great either. The story is pretty decent (I never go into spoilers), but you can tell it wasn't written by TRUE novel authors. It feels shallow and incomplete, much like it was written by a high scool student for a writing assignment. HOWEVER, it is somewhat entertaining, not to mention you could finish it in a day EASILY if you have the time. Carnage is a decent villian, evenif he is a carbon-copy of every stereotypical serial killer you see in the movies and on TV. ....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In his spectacular novel, Spidey finds himself going head-on with Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage. Carnage has gotten a hold of a strange vial filled with liquid that can make you insane with one drop! It's a perfect way for Carnage to wreak havok and Spidey has to stop him. And he has to save Aunt May from losing her house! Can our man do it all? Read it and you find you'll love it as much as I did!
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By A Customer on December 4, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I really liked Carnage in New York because it is such a classic Spider-Man, We have Peter Parker who is trying to stop Carnage from commiting murder on a large scale, we have Aunt May who is in danger of loseing her home and hopes her nephew can help prevent that. and we have Mary Jane, who knows that Peter won't be able to help his aunt without help. So she does something about that. David Michelinie really worked hard to make this novel as faithful to the Spider-Man comics as he could, and he succeeds in doing so. It's nice to read Spidey novels where Pete and MJ work together as a team to solve problems. It was also a trademark of David's long run, writing the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comic.
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