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Essential Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 6 (Essential Amazing Spider-Man #6)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  261 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Dark days loom as Spider-Man faces adversaries old and new - and learns that not only does great power come with great responsibility, but also great heartache. This volume includes classic stories featuring Spider-Man vs. the Hulk in Canada, the deaths of Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin, the first appearances of the Man-Wolf and the Punisher...and the wedding of Dr. Octop ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published December 28th 2011 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2004)
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James Beach
Dec 21, 2015 James Beach rated it liked it
Definitely an improvement over the first almost 100 issues. Spidey isn't as mopey, his relationships are better fleshed out, and at one point, he briefly gives p on being Supider-man, which I would've done a while ago. It' still obnoxious and unrealistic just HOW much people loathe Spider-man and are quick to assume every wrong-doing is his fault, no matter how much they praise him before or after. It wqas still kinda boring throughout, however, and for fairly obvious reasons, it's hard to get s ...more
Peter Derk
Mar 17, 2016 Peter Derk is currently reading it
Haha, okay, there are some things that warrant a review-in-progress here.

We've got this bad guy, the Disruptor! And he's the biggest dick and the biggest idiot. He's the biggest of two things.

He hired a scientist to build him this evil, super-strong, remote-controlled man thing, and what does he do the moment the scientist is finished?


Scientist: "Dude, totally. Here."

Disruptor: "Now that I'm in charge, nothing can go wrong."

Scientist: "Okay. I mean, I can tell yo
Sam Poole
Again this edition drags at points but the big pieces are BIG and astonishing. He death of Gwen Stacy goes beyond a fridging in spite of basically inventing the trope. Every emotional pitfall that follows is jarring and you begin to question Peter Parker as much as he does. Harry becomes the goblin at the end and it really is heartbreaking to see that. This is still very much in the Stan Lee vein but the depth of the stories is profound and written in a more engaging, less pandering style. Lots ...more
Adam Graham
Dec 14, 2014 Adam Graham rated it it was amazing
This book sees us swing fully into the Gerry Conway era on Amazing Spider-man and for many, it includes the event that many say launched the Bronze Age of Comics. This book collects Amazing Spider-man #114-137, Giant Sized Superheroes #1, and Giant Sized Spider-man #1 and #2.

The book kicks off with #114 and #115 which continues a previous story arc about a gang war between Doctor Octopus and Hammerhead. The book also establishes a long time problem of Aunt May staying on as Doc Ock's housekeeper
Robert Spake
Apr 26, 2013 Robert Spake rated it it was amazing
Okay so even if the vast majority of this collection sucked it would still deserves the five stars purely based on two iconic issues - #121 & #122. Fortunately that isn't the case, but these two issues in particular are so emotionally moving and full of the tragedy which define Spider-Man. The tension and drama mean these issues in particular are a real page-turner and I was transfixed. But the final page of #122 especially is one of the most moving things I have ever read, where MJ, the par ...more
Jonathan Barnett
Oct 30, 2014 Jonathan Barnett rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING. Pun intended. This book does a great job of identifying with the audience. The narrating is really in your face and it makes you feel really involved with the story and characters. Every character is developed well, and you can really step in to their mindset and relate with them. The bonds between these characters are unbreakable, sometimes in a good way for Peter Parker, and sometimes not. You really feel like Peter is becoming tantalized. Every time he’s about to do or ...more
Christopher Litsinger
Oct 29, 2011 Christopher Litsinger rated it liked it
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Pathos. Subtlety and deep psychological insight.
Okay, more like silly melodrama. But still, reading spider-man always takes me back to rainy summer days in Maine, sitting in camp and incessantly re-reading the same ratty old spider-man paperback.
Aug 06, 2013 Brendan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some great moments in Spidey history in this volume. I thoroughly enjoyed it, except the last issue was missing half the pages.
Nov 12, 2008 Denis rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I was a bit disappointed. Many of these felt very dated.
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