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Spider-Man: Wanted: Dead or Alive

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  7 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
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
Dec 08, 2015 Jacob rated it liked it
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Not bad, a little lackluster
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
May 03, 2013 Steve Hrycak rated it really liked it
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
May 02, 2009 Zachary Smith rated it liked it
The story felt like a Spider-man story - but none of the characters really popped.
May 06, 2011 Alan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 moved to Boston, MA to attend Boston University. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Broadcasting and Film. He has continued to reside in Boston since that time.

He published his first story in 1977 while he held a number of jobs: shipper/receiver for a men's suit manufactu
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