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Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga, Book 1 (Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga #1)

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When Spider-Man returns from the Secret Wars with a snazzy new black suit, he's faster, stronger and has an unending inbuilt supply of webbing! All the better for tussling with foes such as the Rose, Black Fox, Red Ghost, Jack O'Lantern, Puma and the Blob! Not only that, but he's dressed to impress the Black Cat too, much to Mary Jane's dismay. But there's something about ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Marvel (first published August 12th 2014)
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Gavin
Dec 14, 2015 Gavin rated it really liked it
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This book starts with Spidey in Battleworld, during the original Secret Wars, with a need for costume repair...he mistakenly uses the wrong machine, and ends up with a living costume with a mind of its own, that follows his will...to begin with...

Some of the actual story lines are ho hum, but there's a lot of team ups (Daredevil, Black Widow, Alpha Flight, Captain Marvel (the shit one) Starfox, Cloak and Dagger, Jim Rhodes Iron Man, Moon Knight) and they're mostly pretty fun, and written to not
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Chris Lemmerman
As most collections of classic stories are, this group of stories set just after Spidey gets his notorious black costume are indicative of the era, but enjoyable enough. There's a palpable difference in tone between the three titles, with Amazing being the more straight forward superheroics, Spectacular dealing a lot more with the Black Cat, and Team-Up, the weakest of the three, being the more farfetched and 'out there' with regards to plots. Spectacular takes the crown for most of the book, ...more
Jerry
Oct 14, 2015 Jerry rated it really liked it
The Good: The full story of the alien symbiote featured in the last of the Tobey Maguire Spidey films is told here...and what a story it is! Between the wall-crawler's increased strength, his love affair with the Black Cat, Aunt May's new beau, and team-ups with other Marvel heroes, ranging from the infamous Fantastic Four to the little-known StarFox, who is not the intergalactic animal featured in countless Nintendo games. A bit of old-school fun, these are from the days when comics were more i ...more
B
Oct 25, 2014 B rated it liked it
Shelves: westend, borrowed
Some of this material is also in "Spider-Man: Birth of Venom." I'm sure it's elsewhere.

It's kind of a weird "story" because most of the elements of the story as it's been retold are missing. Basically there are two things worth discussing about the symbiote as it stands today:
(1) It makes you really powerful.
(2) It makes you amoral.

Neither of those elements were really present here. The costume, to the extent it featured as an actual element in the stories, was mildly sinister, but not for any c
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Tyler Hayes
Feb 09, 2015 Tyler Hayes rated it it was amazing
A great look back at the classic Marvel style and a wonderful way of experiencing the interlinked Marvel comics as they would have been read by a subscriber of the era. I'll be ordering Book 2 as soon as it comes out.
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Great read. I think that it is the first time that I have read many of these titles.
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