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Marvel Knights Spider-Man: Volume 1 (Marvel Knights Spider-Man issues 1-12)

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Peter Parker's worst nightmare has finally come true: one of Spider-Man's enemies has learned his secret identity and is using that knowledge to strike at Peter's family. Now, his beloved Aunt May has been kidnapped - and his wife, Mary Jane, may be next. Forced into a personal battle against a mysterious foe devious enough to ensnare him in a vicious game of ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 16th 2005 by Marvel Comics Group
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Aaron
Jun 19, 2014 Aaron rated it it was ok
I've gotta give Mark Millar credit for this one: it doesn't read like yet another shock-for-shock's-sake, over the top Stupid Fest like a lot of his other work. I mean, don't get me wrong, he still manages to throw in several instances of blatant homophobia and a villain with a weird sexual fetish (his two favorite things on earth), but overall this book manages to drive right past Gross Town and take up residence in Boring City. Bravo?

Marvel Knights Spider-Man reads like a story written by a gu
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Rattoni
Mar 02, 2015 Rattoni rated it did not like it
I read this many years ago, and I thought it was good, but I just re-read it, and I dont know why I had such an idea.

Sooooo.... Do you know what are the memories that aunt May treasures the most from Uncle Ben? What about him being a smoker? or that he was a terrible cook? or that he always left the door open while peeing?
Yes thats what she talks about when Millar is trying that we root for this old lady, so that when she gets kidnapped we feel bad.

What does Spider-man think of Rikers Island? t
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Bryan Pope
Feb 25, 2012 Bryan Pope rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, graphic-novels
I'm rating this more as a 3.5 stars instead of 4. It was a good story overall but some things just felt lackluster. I am more concerned at how many times Peter Parker/Spiderman said "I'm sorry" because of how much it irked me. Beyond this it was a decent read.
Marta L
Jul 27, 2016 Marta L rated it really liked it
Trepidante y super adictivo.
Brandon
Nov 25, 2016 Brandon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 Stars

A great read that showcases Spiderman's diverse rogues gallery with some awesome writing and great artwork. Highly recommend it!!
Cameron
May 19, 2012 Cameron rated it it was ok
I generally think crutches to be good things. After all, they help people walk who otherwise wouldn't be able to. People need to be able to get from one place to another. Crutches enable that. Thus, crutches are good. However, not all crutches are created equal, and some are very not good. Creative crutches, for example. Not good. And, as much as I hate to say it, Gwen Stacy is a crutch. Of the bad variety. Big time. If you ever find yourself writing a Spider-Man comic and find that your story ...more
Brad
Jul 28, 2012 Brad rated it really liked it
I was leery about reading this since it's a Mark Millar comic that's regarded as Spider-Man's "Hush." But Millar's worst qualities--the quasi-racism, sacrificing characterization for plot developments, the homophobia--are largely absent. And his best qualities--blockbuster, crowd-pleasing stories, break-neck pacing--are on full display. It's better than Batman's "Hush" too in that, yes, Spidey does fight through most of his rogues with a central mystery, but it's largely new set pieces and ...more
Nick
Mar 24, 2015 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Matej Kondas
Feb 07, 2015 Matej Kondas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Děkuji Ondrovi Královi za to že mi svým facebookem oživil jednu krásnou vzpomínku. Protože původně to byl on kdo mi na comics slezu v Brně řekl, že pokud to se Spider-Manem myslím trošku vážněji, měl bych si tohle přečíst. A protože to nedávno zmínil, přímo uprostřed mého čtení Scarlet Spidera. Neodolal jsem a znovu jsem si tuhle mňamku dal. Děkuju Lenny.

Nejsem rozhodně nějakým extrémním spidermanovským fanouškem. Dokonce ani nejsem nějak extra zapálený marvelák, ale Mark Millar je můj oblíbene
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Neil Khatri
Sep 04, 2013 Neil Khatri rated it really liked it
Generally, my experience with Mark Millar hasn't been that great. Read his Ultimate X-Men, hated it. Read Ultimates, normally considered to be his greatest work, I was underwhelmed. The uniting factor between these two works in my opinion (other than the word ultimate) is the annoyingly large amount of cynicism that Millar put into both of these works. So, despite my apprehensions about Millar, why did I read Marvel Knights Spider-Man? Other than being a massive Spidey fan, I honestly don't ...more
Jacob
Nov 27, 2012 Jacob rated it it was amazing
Mark Miller of Kickass fame crafted one of the best short runs in spider-man history. This book is one of the few times that all of Spidys villains have been treated as well rounded characters despite the fact that this twelve issue run contains almost every major Spider-man villain. Where the book really shines though is in the interaction between Spider-man his wife Marry Jane and his ex-lover and some times crime fighting partner the Black Cat. This is by far some of the best Black Cat stuff ...more
Friedrich
May 31, 2011 Friedrich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of blockbuster story who won't ever find in a film or an entire trilogy!
OK, it surely helps, if you have a little background information about the settings in this world and time of Spidey. Unfortunately this paperback hardly offers any additional specials. And I'm disappointed that the publisher even missed to print the fantastic double spread cover.
But back to the interior. The story is fast paced and very entertaining. Many characters have their shining moments. Several class
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Jenna
Mar 17, 2014 Jenna rated it liked it
2.75 stars
It wasn't the greatest Spider-Man volume nor was it the worst. I don't know what universe Marvel Knights is (or where in the time line it came, whether pre-Civil War), but due to the familiarity of the plot (view spoiler), it wasn't as gripping as it would have been if I hadn't read the other volume first. Seeing Spider-Man as a human and the toll that he receives being beaten up every day was realistic bu
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Zunaid
Aug 05, 2014 Zunaid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spider-man by mark Millar The Ultimate Collection comprises the 12-issue arc by Mark Millar published under Marvel Knights banner. It happens to be one of the best Web-head tales of the past few years, featuring almost all of the Spider villains including the Owl and Black Cat. The story also introduces Mac gargan as the new Venom and the formation of Sinister 12.

The only problem, common with Millar's standalone stories, is that it is rather difficult to deduce the timeline of this arc.
Andy
Jul 30, 2008 Andy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, spider-man
I really like this Mark Miller scripted Spider-man story. I have this in comic form but decided to upgrade as it needs to be seen with big pages. The artwork is mostly awesome and you get to see pretty much all of spideys big villains as one time or another.

It is yet another kidnapped Aunt May story but it's done better than a lot of them. Plus it covers some of the unmasking themes later picked up on in Civil War.
B
Dec 12, 2015 B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
I can't quite get a grasp on my feelings about this book. On the one hand, it's very standard, but on the other's very extreme. The characters seem a little flat but a little heightened.

It seems like a kind "Whatever Happened to the Webbed Wonder," but it's all in-continuity.

It kind of takes parts of the existing continuity and completely ignores others.
JD Korejko
Jul 09, 2007 JD Korejko rated it it was amazing
if i had to say, THIS is the definitive Spider-Man story to me. every villian has a hand in it, it touches on all the main Spidey themes. it's just EXCELLENT. HIGHLY Recommended for anyone even mildly curious about the Spidey comics.
Lisa Lam
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Dec 29, 2013
Justin
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Jan 17, 2012
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Mark Millar is the New York Times best-selling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy, Jupiter’s Circle, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, and Chrononauts. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and The Secret Service (as Kingsman: The Secret Service) have been adapted into feature films, and Nemesis, Superior, Starlight, War Heroes, ...more
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