- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (February 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785146237
- ISBN-13: 978-0785146230
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Spider-Man: Big Time, Vol. 1 Hardcover – February 16, 2011
Top Customer Reviews
In My Honest Opinion, Dan Slott has done to Peter Parker what has been decades in the works. He has taken the very intelligent Peter Parker and given him the life that he has long since deserved. Is everything perfect for Peter? No, that would be dull. However, Peter is not the under achiever everyone always wrote him as before either. He is using his scientific knowledge and (new) resources to make himself the Spider-man we have always wanted to see.
His first challenge? A new Hobgoblin. The identity of this individual is given in this story and the character is very interesting and entertaining. We also get a glimpse at the next story arc which ushers in even more changes for Peter.
I highly recommend this book for any fan of Spider-Man.
Its fun and goofy without being TOO goofy, its modern but doesn't seem like someones dad who trolled facebook for a week to pick up kid lingo and interests like comics so often do. "Just right" Spider-man, in my opinion.
I will say a lot of the art is much glossier than I prefer, but the stories are fun and well written enough that it doesn't matter that much.
Spider-Man has always been one of my favorite comics. I have gotten out of comics for a long time and there are a lot of changes. Graphic novel collections like this are helping me to catch up on important story arcs without having to track down a lot of back issues. It is especially nice that they group the issues into arcs so you feel like you get a whole story as one time, even if it sets you up for another arc in the ending.
The artwork is interesting. It is not exactly my favorite. There are some weird angling or positioning at times, but for the most part it works.
This is a nice collection for any fan of Spider-Man, especially if you need to catch up or just want a nice reading copy.
With the help of the Avengers, whom Spider-Man is now a member of, he takes out an army of Doctor Octopus’s robots before they blow Manhattan to bits. And he lands a great job at Horizon Labs where he’s finally able to make enough money to buy his own apartment. As he says himself, he’s hit the big time. Finally, after years and years of struggling to get by, Peter Parker is growing up.
What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, readers of this collection will never know--that is if they never read beyond this book--because while this book collects issues #648-651 of the regular SPIDER-MAN series, the overall Big Time story lasted through issue #656. Yeah, we’re only give half of the story here. In fact, in the scheme of things, these issues are more commonly known as “Kill to Be You.” Why they’ve been retitled “Big Time” for the sake of this edition I don’t know. It should have been “Big Time: Vol 1”. Or maybe just “Kill to Be You”? Either way, this is NOT the full “Big Time” storyline.
For what it is, though, it’s an enjoyable read. Dan Slott has been writing Spider-Man comics since 2008 and he’s really got a flare for what makes Peter tick. There’s an obvious love of the character here, not just for Peter or Spider-Man, but the whole of the Spider-Family. Slott’s work with this character is going to be the stuff of legend one day, if it’s not already.
Humberto Ramos provides the art and he’s not bad.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Dan Slotts writing style, he really understands how to make Spider-Man awesome. Chronologically, this is the beginning of Slott's long run on Spider-Man which is still... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stormageddon...Dark Lord of All
I started reading Spider-Man again around the time of the Spider Island arc and have been since. I stopped because of Brand New Day. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ryan Hunt
BIG TIME VOL. 1
Spider-Man was always my book, from the time I first started reading comics all the way to now. Read more
Good book. Hard to read on a kindle. I would suggest the paperback ones.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
art is tasteful, the jokes are witty, and the storyline puts me right back into the game. I have been away from the Spider-Man storyline for quite some time so this helps me get... Read morePublished on July 4, 2014 by Ralph Amey
I thought the artwork was great and I've always been a huge spider-man fan but being out of the series for a while I found some of it a little hard to follow like for instance,... Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by Ninjaunderoos