Spider-Man: Wanted: Dead or Alive
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Spider-Man: Wanted: Dead or Alive

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  6 reviews
While trying to stop a robbery, Spider-Man is blamed for the accidental shooting of an innocent bystander. This makes the web-slinger the perfect target for anti-super hero mayoral candidate Brian Timilty. However, Timilty is secretly the pawn of Tyler Stewart, a wealthy businessman seeking to take over New York's crime syndicates. Wanted by police and forced into hiding,...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Berkley (first published 1998)
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Jodi Ralston
This Spidey tale started out okay, but it steadily went downhill. The prose wasn't strong--a lot of "Name/he did this" style, which got tedious. The plot dropped into cliche and convenience a lot; at first the fight scenes saved it, but those didn't keep up well throughout. I think the best plot device was Electro and his plan. Rhino didn't have much use in this tale. And the part I was really interested in seeing, the criminal underworld manipulating stuff, was disappointing. The characters wer...more
D.M. Dutcher (Sword Cross Rocket)
It's a Spider-man book. Who reads these and needs a review on them?

Anyways, Spidey gets in trouble when a bystander gets hurt during a fight. Meanwhile there's an anti-super politician on the rise, and Electro and the Rhino are out and about. Is the mob backing the anti-hero candidate? Will Spidey get framed for something he didn't do?

The ending is stupid,and insults your intelligence even for superhero books. The writing is meh-it works, and Gardner gets the characters all right, although he us...more
Jun 18, 2008 Ken added it
This book is about an incident where spider-man is framed for the death of a person. This story tells his journey of hiding and his quest to find the true killer and redeem his innocence. This book is a great read for those who are interested in marvel comic super heros and exciting edge of your seat action.
Steve Hrycak
It was a very easy read and told a decent story. That's about all I can ask for in a comic novel.
Zachary Smith
The story felt like a Spider-man story - but none of the characters really popped.
a legitimate novel. A better read than most books
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Craig Shaw Gardner was born in Rochester, New York and lived there until 1967, when he went to Boston University. Since then he is living there. He earned a he graduated from B.U. with a B.S. degree in Broadcasting and Film.

He published his first story in 1977 while he held a number of jobs: shipper/receiver for a men's suit manufacturer, working in hospital public relations, running a stat camera...more
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