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Spider-Man: The Lizard Sanction

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The deadly Lizard is on a rampage through the Florida Everglades, as he seeks a cure for his hideous condition - the result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. A heartbeat away is the alien symbiote known as Venom, the sworn enemy of Spider-Man, targeting the Lizard for death. Venom has no intention of letting the web-slinger or anyone else stand in his way. Peter Parker...more
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Published July 1st 2001 by Berkley (first published 1995)
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Carl Alves
I have never read a novelization of Spider Man prior to this, so I was not sure what to expect. What I found is that Diane Donald proved to be a very competent writer. She handled the novel professionally, and as a fellow writer, I can certainly appreciate that. The story itself was interesting, but I found the scope to be a little small in nature. Perhaps that was just an exposure to some of the movies, which have a much larger scope. Of the characters, I found Venom to be the most interesting....more
David
I was looking for something different to read while browsing the Science Fiction section of a used bookstore and this one caught my eye.

This was something different alright. I know I have read some books by Duane sometime back, but this book offered some good comic book action with an interesting plotline, solid descriptions of both action and appearances, and a fairly good interpretation of the Spiderman/Venom mythos.

Spidey is investigation sightings of Dr. Curt Conners, the Lizard, in the ar...more
Travis
Kind of fun to see a comic book story done as prose.
A decent read, bit slow to start/set up, but once it got going it was a nice mix of mystery with super hero action.

Plus, it was nice to see Peter Parker being Spider-man without being too angsty about it. One of the reasons I don't read too many Spider-man comics is all the writers can think to do is dump on him and then have him mope.
This was a fun, light fluffy read.

Plus, it was interesting to me to read something from Diane Duane that wasn'...more
Jeremiah Murphy
I don't think I finished this one, but it gets four stars for describing how Spidey would swing from palm trees and the detail in which Mary Jane's modeling career is explored. I enjoyed this, I don't know why I stopped reading it. Diane Duane really got into the details of being Spider-Man. I love these tie-in books for seeing what authors do with these established characters.
Jason Johnson
I read this a long time ago. Excellent read. Some cool twists and turns, though I can't remember specifically about what.
Jon
A decently done Spider-Man novel, this one a sequel to Duane's Spider-Man Venom Factor.
Brett
The book lost me during the quieter moments as Peter talks to MJ.
Seak (Bryce L.)
I loved this when I read it years ago, like years ago.
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Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for more than thirty years.
Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the "Middle Kingdoms" epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe, and many scripts for live-action and a...more
More about Diane Duane...
So You Want to Be a Wizard (Young Wizards, #1) Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards, #2) A Wizard Abroad (Young Wizards, #4) High Wizardry (Young Wizards, #3) Wizard's Holiday (Young Wizards, #7)

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