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Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1 (The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus)

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Beyond the obvious action and adventure you would expect from a comic series it also captures a time period better than many novels could. Then, Kraven uses Chameleon tactics, which will have more ramifications in the 80s; otherwise, it’s mostly stuff we’ve seen. Man, what can be said about these 38 issues (plus a few annuals and other appearances) that hasn’t been said elsewhere? As a kid, I watched the '90s animated series religiously, collected all the action figures, and loved the original Sam Rami movie trilogy (yes, even Spider-Man 3, which I acknowledge has its problems but is still better, in my eyes, than any modern-day superhero flick). It’s also the first Empire State University story, but Gwen and Harry are kind of jerks in their first appearances.

Kraven the Hunter, ale esenci, která později v mnohém inspirovala DeMatteise v Posledním Lovu nejvíc rozpoznáte až v čísle 34, Thrill of the Hunt. The highlight is their fight, a staple of superhero misunderstandings, though there is some silliness with the Torch’s hotheadedness (heh) the silly flame images (a power that doesn’t last), and the contrived ice web.

I like the stuff between Betty and Peter, but the way Betty acts about Spider-Man seems cliche, even for grief. That’s what made him stand out to me when I read his stories as a child, and it’s why, despite a huge expansion in my comic book interests since then, he’s still my favorite comic book character today. As these issues were made in the '60s, their writing and illustrations are very simplistic and basic in nature, especially by today's standards. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

The pre-loved books are carefully cleaned and maintained offering a wide variety of general and specialist titles from children's to adults. A teenager balancing money, love, and crime fighting in New York is established right from the start.

Bringing this issue down is Betty and Liz’s first meeting, which does not bring out my favorite side of Betty, but at least Liz’s doting and Peter’s befuddlement play into it this time. By the end of the Kirby/Lee run that is this omnibus they are just getting to the familiar storylines everyone knows from the movies. In 40 issues of web-slinging, wisecracking wonderment, Lee and Ditko built the foundation for decades of Spidey spectaculars: girl trouble, bill trouble, bully trouble, the Daily Bugle, and a cast of friends, family and foes unlike any other!

With a massive, double-length story and a number of stunning splash pages sprinkled throughout, the story is one of the high points of the Lee/Ditko partnership.

In 1962, in the pages of a series slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created one of the most enduring icons in American popular media: the Amazing Spider-Man! Celkově Lee s Ditkem excelují v budování problémů a payoffech jako ve zmíněném Spider-man Strikes Back.

Nowhere, before or since (sorry McFarland) was Spidey's unnatural athleticism captured so completely. And the omnibus itself goes out with a whimper (Lee and Ditko had a falling out towards the end of the run, and the discontent is apparent on the page as the final handful of stories are completely uninspired).

It's also fun to see a hero who, as is typical of teens, is at times cocky, over-confident, and frustrated to the point of quitting his role. However, I feel like that last panel really works for me and the action is fun, so I’m willing to forgive quite a bit.

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