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Spider-Man: Spider-Island Hardcover – January 25, 2012
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Only negative i have isnt for the product but for Amazons description, it says it collects Venom #6-8, when it in fact includes Venom #9 as well.
Due to this descriptive error i bought Venom #9 separately to continue the series into the Circle of Four book, not a huge loss, but i figure its worth posting something on here so someone else doesnt make the same mistake, even the marvel site says 6-8
By going off on amazon's description saying it only contained venom 5-8, I went out and bought venom #9 issue before this book arrived which was a money waster. So again, to those that want to collect the venom by remender. the collection goes like this:
Venom vol 1 (1-5)
Venom: circle of four (10-14)
Venom: the savage six (not yet released as of 7/16/2012) (15-22)
Saying that, I will now go into the review of spider-island.
This story arc of ASM was quite an interesting read. I would have to say one thing before I go any deeper though... Dont be fooled by the art cover (you will just have to read the novel to get what im talking about).
This is how the story starts... a mysterious woman helps the jackal to spread the spider gene throughout new york by using bed bugs. people with spider powers start to over run the new york city hence the name spider-island.
The art is great in this collection, especially Ramos. For some reason, I love his work considering that I love detailed drawings. His art just matches spider-man in its essence. Ramos delivers.
the cross of venom storyline to this seems awkward at first, but everything fits together perfectly and venom serves his purpose in this novel.
This is a must buy for spiderman and/or venom enthusiasts! you will not be disappointed in any shape or form. especially with discount from amazon, it is basically a steal.
Strangely enough, there always tends to be one major hero from both worlds that also gets their own mini-event comic. It tends to also include many of the characters from their universe and it usually tends to be better since it scales the size of the event down and makes it easier to invest in the characters, easier to understand the stakes, and it actually does make the changes that affect the future of the characters involved.
When Dan Slott took the reins of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN back in 2008, it gave us the best writer that Spidey has ever had. And Slott has confined his time to only writing ASM, so all of his focus is on the mythology of this one main character, unlike other writers out there who find themselves overextended by writing several books at once and some of those characters end up falling flat. Even more so, with story arcs like "Brand New Day", "Big Time", "Revenge of The Spider-Slayers" and "No One Dies", he's proven that he can write the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man with the wit, emotion and the gravitas he's too long been denied with other writers and creative teams (with the exception of Brian Michael Bendis, but that's been in the Ultimate Universe).
It was a slow build to the events of "Spider Island", but it was well worth the wait. Dr.Read more ›
Peter meanwhile must learn to live life as just one of a million Spider-people. However when the true mastermind behind the Jackal shows themselves, the true horror begins.
I can not stress how cool this story is. We have all manner of spider-characters (both famous and infamous). Peter has another life changing event occur (for the better imho) and wait till you see who swings in to save the day!
I highly recommend this oversized hard cover.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Spider Island is an excellent story that does a great job of bringing newer readers up to speed on Marvel and Spidey happenings. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jordan
Great addition to my collection. So glad i was able to get it at a great price. Seller is awesome and highly recommend. Thank youPublished 4 months ago by miguel ramos
Great story, fun, good pacing and story order, impactful to characters involvedPublished 8 months ago by J
I've always had mixed feelings about Madame Web and how she introduces a weird element of mysticism into the Spider-Man comics. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rocky Sunico
I enjoy Spiderman but this seems to cash in on crossover more than provide a good story arch.Published 13 months ago by Jeremy
A classic Spider-Man saga! As a card carrying Spider-Fan, this is one my favorites and the artist's depiction of Mary Jane is very nice!Published 18 months ago by James Melendy
Fun story and great art. Nice to finally MJ be more than the damsel in distress. So very well done. I recommend itPublished 19 months ago by Will Bugby
This graphic novel is huge. The storyline is complex and fascinating. The cameos from all of the Marval universe made my little geek heart jump for joy. Loved the ending. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joseph Kohr
This is by far the best story arc that has been written at the time due to how the book establishes the basics and builds upon them tremendously and this influences more Spiderman... Read morePublished 20 months ago by ky smit