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Spiderman Noir (Marvel Noir)

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Contiene Spider-Man Noir 1-4 USA.
Un gran poder conlleva una gran responsabilidad. Pero cuando aquellos que tienen ese poder abusan de él, el pueblo tiene la responsabilidad de derribarlos. El año es 1933. Nueva York está gobernada por políticos corruptos, policías que no hacen nada por proteger a los inocentes y hombres de negocios sin escrúpulos. Es entonces cuando una ar
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Paperback, Colección 100% Marvel, 104 pages
Published December 18th 2009 by Panini Comics (Marvel) (first published 2009)
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Brandon
Sep 09, 2013 Brandon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comix, fiction, 2013, marvel
It’s 1932 and corruption rules the streets of New York City. From the mayor to the police force, everyone’s got their hands deep in the pockets of organized crime. Following the murder of popular socialist Ben Parker, his widow May takes up where he finished off – criticizing those in power and urging the downtrodden to rise against their oppressors. Their adopted nephew Peter, enraged over his Uncle Ben’s murder, looks to photographer Ben Ulrich as a mentor, someone who can potentially bring ab ...more
Albert
Jan 11, 2015 Albert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spider-Man Noir by David Hine is a very welcome addition to the Spider-man Universe. Part of the Noir line that ran through Marvel in 2009, Spider-Man Noir tells the tale of young Peter Parker and his life in the gritty streets of New York in the 1930s. Streets that controlled by the Goblin and his mob of ex-circus freaks, like Kraven the animal trainer and the cannibal known as the Vulture.

Parker works the streets with his Aunt May, defending and fighting for worker's rights. His Uncle Ben Park
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logankstewart
I've been a Spider-Man fan for most of my life. There's just something about that smart-mouthed Peter Parker and the villains he faces. Spider-man Noir is a familiar story of how Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, but set in the backdrop of 1933 in struggling America. The Goblin runs the city, holding in his hand corrupt officials and policemen. Parker gets a job at the Daily Bugle to pay for college, and while he's working, he comes across evidence that can put the Goblin away. But, of course, th ...more
Ryan
Apr 14, 2010 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really enjoyable read, but a handful of things kept it from being a 4 or 5 for me.

First, I should say that the story was handled well, and the Spiderman universe was adeptly transferred to Depression-Era America. Norman "The Goblin" Osborn was a mob leader, and several other classic villains were geeks from circus sideshows that became his thugs--and the Vulture is suddenly creepy, which is interesting. HOWEVER, all this focus on, you know, good story telling, meant that there wasn't
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Sam Quixote
Feb 04, 2012 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it
It's the winter of 1932 and millions across America are without employment and starving in shanty towns in the cities. May and Peter Parker are socialists, trying to energise the people into a revolution until they come across Norman "The Goblin" Osborn's thugs who stomp on Peter. Ben Urich, photographer for the Daily Bugle takes pity on Peter and shows him how the city operates behind the scenes. That's when Peter decides to take things into his own hands and goes down to the docks one night to ...more
Jordan Lahn
Jun 30, 2015 Jordan Lahn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great retelling of the Spider-Man story with a great twist.
Stephanie
Feb 23, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, marvel
Peter Parker is unrecognizable. Everything else is good.
Michel
Aug 30, 2015 Michel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Het gaat crescendo, met de Noir-boeken van Marvel die ik lees. Spider-Man Noir is beter dan Daredevil Noirdat beter was dan Iron Man Noir.

Het is 1933 en depressie; Peter Parker wordt opgevoed door zijn tante May, die zowaar een socialistische agitator lijkt. Peter vindt een mentor in Ben Urich, de sterreporter van de Daily Bugle. Waar Urich het eigenlijk allemaal niet echt meer ziet zitten, is Parker gedreven en idealistisch: onrecht moet bestreden wordne, and all that.

Slechterik van dienst is N
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Cindy
Oct 11, 2014 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"If those in power can't be trusted, it's the responsibility of the people to remove them."

I absolutely LOVED Spider-Man: Noir; I thought it was amazing. The title itself sparked a curiosity for me, I just couldn't imagine how a noir styled Spider-Man would be like and I have to say, it's captured successfully.

The story, plot and characters are executed perfectly. I was shocked by how much I actually enjoyed Aunt May as a character. Usually she's portrayed as a very helpless old lady and sometim
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Travis Duke
Aug 12, 2015 Travis Duke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a well thought out and well executed graphic novel from start to finish. I will admit I am not a huge spiderman fan but I am a crime noir fan so I gave it a shot. I loved the darker 1930s take on Parker. It was actually more dark and disturbing then I initially hoped for. The writing is gritty and unapologetic. I like that Hine didn't hold back and we see Peter evolve into spider man but in a very dark way challenging him with life vs death punishment. The art was graphic and also didnt hold bac ...more
Silas
Jan 16, 2015 Silas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting Spider-Man alternate reality tale (is it sad that this is kind of a genre unto itself?). It mostly follows the Spider-Man origin tale, but set in the 1930s in a pulpy gangster setting. There are some significant tweaks to the story that make for an interesting change of pace for long time Spider-readers, and rather than a radioactive spider, the spider is from a spider god, which adds that magic/science conflict common in pulp stories. Overall, this was an interesting stor ...more
Matt Anderson
Collects Spider-Man Noir issues #1-4

I really enjoyed this parallel universe version of Spider-Man. There were some interesting twists and surprises that I wasn't expecting along the way.

Because this story doesn't take place in the traditionally Earth-616 universe, the writer is able to re-imagine many well-known characters in creative ways.

The setting for this alternate universe story is 1933, during the Great Depression and the times of Prohibition.

Here are some of the Spider-characters cast i
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Andy
I wasn't that interested in reading this despite my Spider-Man love but it turned up at the library so I gave it a whirl.

It's not a bad alternate take on Spider-Man - they make good use of a depression-era setting, the villains get re-imagined in an interesting manner which works very well and the darkness if impressive - Pete's world is rarely allowed to be this dark. Problem is, it's doesn't feel like Pete - angry, brooding, violent and not adverse to killing? You can change many things but i
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Sesana
Transports the familiar Spider-Man mythos to Depression-era America. It can be very, very dark (Uncle Ben's fate being the prime example. Peter and Aunt May have become passionate social crusaders, which is nice to see. An interesting take, but nothing terribly exciting.
Eli Poteet
The coolest part was how cynically the marvel universe warped into classic Americana noir crime drama (mobsters, dirty money and thug cops galore). I wish the dialogue had been deeper and more complex, I felt like there was something missing, ESPECIALLY on the last page. I didn't feel the love between characters, family or lovers or adversaries. I wanted to know more about the villains freak-show past. I also would've appreciated a bigger emphasis on the war goggles Parker dawns because of their ...more
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Jul 29, 2015 Gonzalo Oyanedel rated it liked it
Descontando lo recurrente que se ha vuelto el presentar a superhéroes clásicos en escenarios "alternativos", la versión Noir del Hombre-Araña guarda méritos por basarse lo justo en la premisa original y abrazar sin prejuicios los clichés del hard boiled. Criado en una época incierta como peligrosa, Peter Parker es un sobreviviente que no hallará paz hasta castigar el cruel asesinato de su tío, pasando de víctima a vengador en una ciudad donde los amigos no abundan y todos tienen su precio; surge ...more
Jack Keane
May 18, 2016 Jack Keane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A joltingly grittily gruesome, refreshingly dark, and damn impressive reimagining of the origins of everyone's favourite webhead, which blasts away the (ahem) cobwebs of predictability that come with the familiarity everyone has with how Peter Parker gained his famous tingly spider sense.
Turning the clock back to 1930's Depression-era New York, this transforms the universe of Spidey into one filled with political discontent, crooked cops, jaded reporters, nasty gangsters, backroom speakeasies, a
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Joseph Szabo
Apr 10, 2016 Joseph Szabo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spider-Man Noir is one of the best retellings of a comic superhero because we know the original story down to the fine details.

We know who Peter Parker is, how he became the great webslinger, his ill fated Uncle Ben and how Norman Osborn is his worst enemy ever.

In this comic, the time is different, the style is different and the heart of the character - some will absolutely hate this book for this - is different.

If you want your Spider-Man to stay the same, stick with what works for you.

This
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Xavier Guillaume
May 13, 2012 Xavier Guillaume rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Spider-Man fans, Comic book fans that appreciate Film Noir
Shelves: graphic-novel
I plowed through this book in an hour. I seriously liked it that much. I've been wanting to read Spider-Man Noir for awhile now, ever since playing Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the PS3.

This takes place in an alternate universe in 1933, where Peter Parker and Aunt May are socialist activists trying to take a stand and make change. Perhaps too many waves were made because Ben Parker is killed by The Goblin, which utterly changes Peter to be extremely jaded, spiteful, and brooding. Ben Uric
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Dean Anderson
Mar 24, 2013 Dean Anderson rated it did not like it
I love Spidey, but this book did a disservice to noir and history. Setting the book in 1933 puts it in the time of hard-boiled detectives like Hammett, but not in the time of noir - films made in the 1940's & 50's. Rather than the murky blacks, whites and grays of noir, the book is full of murky brown. The book starts in 1933, when everyone knew FDR was on the way in and prohibition was on the way out, but scene in the speakeasy gives no sense that it is an institution on the way out. The mo ...more
Thurston Hunger
Sep 09, 2012 Thurston Hunger rated it liked it
Are superhero reboots a modern way of understanding the harmony of the gospels? Well, no but a fun thought to me at least. Read this with my 10-year old boys, some of the gore (and drug addiction) gave me a little pause for them (this age is tricky, as they can read about anything, but context on somethings feels tricky).

Back to the story, we all felt it was well-done, the notion that honor being somewhat nascent in a young ideological Pete becomes endangered by his costumed escapades and expand
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Shazza Maddog
I suppose it was inevitable that Marvel might hop on the Noir storyline idea. However, this is a bit different than the normal Spider-Man idea. Peter is the assistant for a photographer, Ben Urich. Peter's Uncle Ben was killed by wild dogs, and his Aunt May is a revolutionary, speaking out against corruption in the city. Urich knows enough about the underbelly of the city to know that J J Jameson, of The Bugle, is on the payroll of one Norman Osborn, secretly known as 'The Goblin', the undispute ...more
Iain
Feb 10, 2016 Iain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great idea well executed, Spider-Man in the Depression Era. The team has nicely re-imagined Spidey, Aunt May, villians, heck even J Johan Jameson all in excellent artwork that's dark and moody. Sadly, the trade paper release is smaller in format (5 5/8 x 9 inches) then we've become accustomed too which crowds the art. Recommended for anyone who likes Spider-Man and enjoys re-imagined classics.
Jacki
Aug 07, 2010 Jacki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're a purist, you should probably walk away from this Spidey retelling immediately. Maybe you should even flee screaming, because otherwise, you may finish with the desire to form a torch mob and march on the publisher.

BUT! If you like reimaginings of familiar tales and characters, go grab a copy right now. While it doesn't go too in-depth, Spider-man Noir is a great concept that turns the traditional Spidey on his ear. Most of the familiar faces are here, albeit with very different though
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Dylan Harvey
Jan 10, 2016 Dylan Harvey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story and reinterpretation of spiderman. The only criticism i have is that it ended way too soon, it stopped right when the last bad guy hit the floor literally. y

Good story, the only criticism I have I'd that it ended way too soon, literally when the fast bad guy hit the floor.
Tara Calaby
This is quite a straightforward AU, but it's nicely told. I really liked the re-envisioning of the Vulture and the story flows quite nicely. Flicking through the book initially, I liked the art a lot, but once I was paying more attention it wasn't as much my thing. The colours were great, though.
Rorshach Sridhar
Spider-Man: Noir does an amazing job at adapting Spider-Man into the noir setting. Turning Aunt May and Uncle Ben into socialist activists, Norman Osborn into a gang leader, and all the other rogues gallery members into circus freaks were nice transitions.

What this graphic novel fails at, however, is the characterization of Spider-Man himself. I emphasize Spider-Man, because Peter is done justice; he's a kid wanting to follow in his relatives' footsteps by making a difference in the world. Spide
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Alex McCarron
LOVED Ben Urich. Peter was a little snippy and judgmental for my tastes, but overall pretty bearable (and it wasn't like he didn't have good reason). They're some wonderful one-liners in this one, and the story's decent, but I still could have done with less Peter and more Ben.
Isa M.Velarde
Feb 26, 2016 Isa M.Velarde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite, 2016
Me gusta la selección noir porque nos permite explorar a nuestros personajes favoritos en otros estilos, en este caso al estilo policiaco, la trama esta muy bien construida y me mantuvo todo el tiempo pendiente del esperado final.
:-D
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zackxdig
Aug 26, 2014 zackxdig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mob runs everything and they all get a little cut. Not a lot of explanation for Peter getting his powers but it's just about someone doing something about all of the corruption. Which fits way more in the noir theme.
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