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The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus - Volume 2 Hardcover – May 2, 2012
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But beyond just reprinting what is in the masterworks Marvel worked in many extras. All the letters pages are reproduced which recaptures the excitement of the Silver Age like nothing else really can. Rereading these letters really takes one back. But wait...there's more! There are three Spider-Man parodies from the contemporary humor comic Not Brand Echh! There are the usual pages of original and unused art including the full color oil paintings from the Spectacular Spider-Man magazines. There are house ads. There are reproductions of the reprint book Marvel Tales covers, four to a page. And finally, reproductions of the seven trade paperback Masterworks covers. I can hardly imagine what else Marvel could have thrown in.
The production values are first rate as well. The book lies flat, opened to almost any page. The reproduction is first rate.
Last but not least there are the stories. Although not as tightly (and densely) plotted as the Ditko stories, these books are still first rate as Peter Parker continues the transition from loser geek to chick magnet as Gwen Stacey and Mary Jane Watson vie for his attention.
Highly recommended. The asking price of this omnibus volume is high but not as high as the relevant masterworks and certainly not the original issues. Any Silver Age Spider-Man fan should consider picking this up.
The only part of the book that I don't care for is the inclusion of the NOT BRAND ECHH stories. NOT BRAND ECHH was a parody comic put out by Marvel in the late 1960's. The stories are funny, but really do not fit in with the stories from THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN comic. I would rather they included another story or two from the main comic instead. Still, this is a great collection of classic Spider Man stories.
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Romita snr. may not have invented most of the characters, like Ditko and Stan Lee, but imo, he is THE Spiderman-artist of them all. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Niels Flintrup
Item was given as a gift. Arrived in perfect condition. Provided many hours of Spider-Man reading joy to gift ricipient.Published on June 13, 2014 by Jessica L
Stan Lee and John Romata Sr. do a great job. This collection is a must have for any Spidey fan. It has Spiderman no more which is one of Spidermans best.Published on April 4, 2014 by j mav
This is the book when the introduction of Mary Jane Watson has been finally revealed to Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the first time. Rhino, Doc Ock, Green Goblin... Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by William Jones
The second volume of the omnibus did not disappoint. The book puts John Romita's artwork on a fantastic platform. Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Peter J. McGill
The new printing makes the colors brighter than ever. Plus you don't have to leaf through those endless ads for 'Sea Monkeys.' And such a deal. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by Morgan Painter
I has to pick this up. The start of the Lee/Romita Sr era. I love reading these books. I lost most in a flood, but now I can read all these great stories again in a brilliant... Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by MJD
This omnibus collects the first part of arguably the best run in Spiderman history. The binding is sewn so it stays open flat on almost any page which is good for long reading... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by TheAlliedGamer
If you are here looking for a review on these issues, I am not allowed enough space to wax eloquent about this Amazing time in Spidey's history. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by D. L. Haynes