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Amazing Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff (Spectacular Spider Man) (Spider-Man Marvel Comics)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  247 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Softcover graphic novel.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Marvel Enterprises (first published 1991)
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Quentin Wallace
Nov 11, 2015 Quentin Wallace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a much more gritty Spiderman story than usual, and I enjoyed it a lot. This is early Peter David, and while I suppose his trademark sense of humor developed later, this was still a good read. It was a little wordy as many books were in the 80s, but as his style progressed some of that went away.

Rather than a costumed hero, we had a maniac in a ski mask carrying a shotgun. (I do need to say this. Who came up with that color scheme for that villains outfit? Purple shirt, purple pants, gre
Sep 27, 2014 Marko rated it liked it
This is one story that has stuck to my mind from my teen years and I chose to relive the memory and re-read it now, several decades later. Jean DeWolff was a police officer who appeared in Spider-Man and who was usually quite aloof, but still friendly towards our webbed hero. In order to start Peter David's spin writing the comic with a bang, it was decided that she must go.

The shocking thing about the story is that it begins with Jean already dead. She's found murdered in her apartment and the
Jul 27, 2015 Steven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter David's first outing on The Spectacular Spider-Man was this story -- which he blames on his editor, Jim Owlsley (later to become known as Priest) -- and it's actually a damned good piece of work that throws you in at the deep end of a murder mystery, and gradually unravels into a mean streets thriller with a murderous vigilante at the heart of it. It does veer off the track slightly in a couple of places (as David trots out the Bernard Goetz expie, and then when we have Spider-Man becoming ...more
May 09, 2014 Shaun rated it it was amazing
I was amazed to find out that Jean Dewolff dies on page four. The story truly is about the effects her death has on Spider-Man and the other characters. Peter is brutal, especially when he fights against Sin-Eater and Daredevil. I had to wonder if he was wearing the symbiote suit. I like that David pits Spidey's ideals against Daredevil's. Spidey is driven by emotion, thanks to his relationship with Jean, and Daredevil is much more objective. As a mystery I was fooled I did not think that Stan C ...more
Camilo Guerra
Aug 08, 2014 Camilo Guerra rated it liked it
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Me llamo la atención al verlo como uno de los mejores comics del arácnido, y la verdad no defraudo, por la gran labor de Peter David el cual es un gran escritor( no hay mejor Hulk que este) aunque el arte de Rich Buckler es bueno, sobrio y elegante, no es que me haya matado.

La hisstiria es sobre la muerte de un secundario del hombre araña , y como este se mete de lleno en la busqueda del culpable junto con un Matt Murdock/dardevil que esta por ahi que le da una buena replica al trepa muros y nos
Aug 25, 2011 Andy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Death of Jean DeWolff is one of the (justly) more famous Spider-Man stories, one I'm familiar with but never read until Marvel published their nice new hard-cover edition. Peter David (in his first major comic role) knocks it out the ballpark telling a dark, complex and important story.

The original 4-parter (PP: Spectacular Spider-Man 107-110) takes a different approach to most other Spidey stories at the time, as we start off with the unwitnessed brutal death of a long time multi-comic cha
Oct 24, 2012 Fizzgig76 rated it really liked it
Reprints Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110 and Spectacular Spider-Man (1) #134-136 (October 1985-March 1988). A vigilante is stalking the streets of New York City. He calls himself the Sin-Eater and no one is safe from his own style of justice. Armed with a shotgun, his first victim is Spider-Man's sometime ally Detective Jean DeWolff. Now Spider-Man must hunt down the killer and he has help from Daredevil. Once Spider-Man realizes the Sin-Eater's identity, a battle to keep him behin ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Death of Jean DeWolff (107-110). I was expecting this to be a good story for the '80s, but it turns out to be pretty phenomenal for any era. There's perhaps a bit more attention to superhero tropes here than if the story had been written in the modern day, but besides that it's pretty amazing. A lot of that is because David focuses on the real world: with criminals with much more genuine mental problems than the normal super-villains of comics … and real people paying the consequences. Killing o ...more
Mar 12, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it
It is interesting to read the practical beginning of Peter David's career in comics. None of David's signature humor is in this story. I feel like David was attempting to imitate the stylings of Miller's Daredevil work (which from an occupational standpoint makes sense) in its moral gray, and seemingly pulled it off in that this book actually tore me up. In the rough craft of a green writer, David still channels his good sense of character and dramatic dilemma. And to draw out its full effect, m ...more
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Antología básica de Peter David 4: La Muerte de Jean DeWolff
De los numerosos trabajos firmados por David en compañía del trepamuros, pocos hay probablemente tan emblemáticos como esta saga de explícito título en la que el guionista usaba a un secundario regular de las aventuras de Spider-Man para narrarnos una trágica historia en cuatro actos con la ola de asesinatos del Come-Pecados como motivo central. Un clási
Dony Grayman
Primera historieta de Peter David. Editada en castellano dentro de la colección BoME, que se caracteriza por una muy buena calidad en las tapas pero pésima calidad de encuadernado.
This may be a five star book; I honestly go back and forth. Either way, it's quite good. Besides being a mystery, it's a great examination of the characters of both Peter Parker and Matt Murdock and has some great interactions between the two.
Khairul H.
Sep 03, 2011 Khairul H. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One of the more memorable stories in the Spider-Man canon. Jean De Wolff, a popular supporting character, was killed off-panel and that starts off the hunt for the serial killer Sin-Eater. I'm not sure but Sin Eater was probably inspired by the Son of Sam serial killings that terrorised New York at the time.

A few years later, this story tangentially contributed to the birth of popular (and by now over used) Spidey villain, Venom.
Federiken Masters
Nov 24, 2010 Federiken Masters marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Federiken by: Su autor y su bajo precio.
Historia a cargo de uno de mis guionistas yanquis preferidos sobre uno de los personajes yanquis más emblemáticos, pero del que menos cosas interesantes he leído. Lo conseguí en la edición de Panini a muy bajo precio gracias a que tiene el lomo roto. Cuando lo arregle y lo pueda leer sin riesgos, seguro se gane su correspondiente reseña.
Antony Flores
This book i do not like it i love it i like the whole spiderman books and in this book their was a womens death.

Luiz Fernando
Oct 16, 2013 Luiz Fernando rated it really liked it
The book i read includes "Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110 and Spectacular Spider-Man (1) #134-136 (October 1985-March 1988)". I must say it was surprisingly better than i expected.

Apr 06, 2015 Simone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humo
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