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2.8 of 5 stars 2.80  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Acclaimed writer/artist John Byrne takes the web-slinger's reigns and reinvents the Spider-Man mythos for the 21st century! Witness your favorite web-spinner's earliest adventures as he faces off - for the first time - against the likes of Dr. Octopus, the Vulture, Sandman, the Green Goblin, the Lizard, Mysterio and Electro! Guest-starring Spidey's supporting cast, the Fan ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published January 4th 2012 by Marvel
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Thomas Moudry
I read Spider-Man: Chapter One as individual issues as they hit the comics shop in the late '90s, and I really enjoyed them. I wondered if it would hold up—not that I didn't have faith in writer/artist John Byrne, but I often find that I'm disappointed by things I enjoyed in the past when I come back to them later. Such was not the case this time: I enjoyed in trade paperback form as much as, if not more than, I did 15-16 years ago. Perhaps because I'm weary of the darkness of current comics, I ...more
Kevin Davies
Here's the thing. I thought the baggage I brought to this comic series would make me like it more. Spider-Man has pretty much always been my favorite superhero, I'm a big fan of John Byrne's art (classic Uncanny X-Men) and writing (Next Men, which he also drew), and his reboot of Superman (1986's Man of Steel) made me a fan of that character after years of not caring for him. So when I recently learned about Spider-Man: Chapter One, which purports to do the same thing for Spidey that Man of Stee ...more
Chris LaMay-West
I've been a fan of writer-artist John Byrne since I started reading comics, and I followed pretty much everything he did throughout the 80s and into the mid 90s. At which point I stopped reading comics, writing, being obsessive about music, i.e., basically being me, and instead focused on business, career, "success" et al. Having spent the last 10 years recovering from this detour, I've back-filled on a lot of comic milestones I missed along the way, including this, Byrne's 1999 stab at re-imagi ...more
Vincent
So we all love our friendly neighborhood spider man, but finding all those original stories might a little time consuming. Insteps Spider man Chapter One, a more modern retelling of the origin of Spider man and all of super baddies. Each chapter introduces an iconic villain and at the same time deals with the social problems Peter Parker deals with as tries to balance his duel life. Each individually is an enjoyable story, but putting them together made it feel a little repetitive- Spider man de ...more
Kyle Mclaughlin
Good retelling of Spiderman's first contact with some of his greatest foes.
Dave
John Byrne wrote this 13 issue comic book series in 1998-99. It caused a stir at the time, because he changed, or tweaked a few things in the Spider-Man story. You have to remember this was BEFORE the films-which really changed some things up....
Byrne had done the same thing to Superman in 1986. I feel that he had better luck there.
This is easy to enjoy, but some of his changes don't ring true. The artwork is great, no doubt about that. But it is worth the time and it is a good 're-telling'(Fo
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Ryan
Another John Byrne reboot. That's not a bad thing because I always find something to enjoy in his work. This one starts out a little slow but gets going nicely by the end. I wish Byrne inked all the issues--his art looks so different when others ink his work. Recommended for Byrne fans.
Rick
Had this ret-con revisionist interpretation of the classic Steve Ditko and Stan Lee Spider-Man stories been done by anyone other than Byrne, I would have given it a single star. Byrne actually made it fun read, although the concept was horribly misguided.
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John Lindley Byrne is a British-born Canadian-American author and artist of comic books. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on nearly every major American superhero.

Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men com
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