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Spider-Man: The Other (The Amazing Spider-Man #11)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  1,216 ratings  ·  31 reviews
The startling super-story that will turn the wall-crawler's world upside down!

Haunted by unsettling dreams. Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out to get him. Spidey faces his biggest threat yet - a foe so insidious he can't hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed Richards, Stephen Strange and Hank Pym, he won't have to. But can even t
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 31st 2006 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2006)
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Federiken Masters
May 30, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resignados
Recommended to Federiken by: Su bajo precio sobre todo.
Zafa, sobre todo los capítulos de Peter David, pero es una mentira absoluta que "cambia la vida de Peter Parker para siempre", ya que los cambios que se introdujeron en esta saga duraron unos meses y después hicieron "borrón y cuenta nueva #64354". Leído de la baratísima edición de Clarín en tres tomos.
Oh my God, this whole time all I wanted to do was give Spidey a big hug!! >_< ...also, uncool with all the giant spider drawings! Some of us are HUGELY arachnophobic! ....yeah, yeah, yeah, I understand the irony T.T
Well...Spider-Man: The Other was a story line that ran through three different Spider-Man monthly comics and as such, has three different author/illustrator teams. However, JMS who is credited as "Story Architect" essentially came up with the premise, story and plot. That being said, The Other seems to take both JMS's strengths and weaknesses to their fullest extremes.

I hated...HATED...the first half of this book. First we get yet another in a long line of lame duck (and usually cheap) JMS orig
This was my first true Spider-Man 'event' when it came out and the first mainstream Spidey singles I picked up. Urghh. It's suckers for completeness and continuity like me that keep the comic companies in business, picking up any old tat in trades to keep up my collection regardless of quality. In summary...

Flashback to the mid 2000s, JMS had recently finished telling his mystic-spider-totem storyline (which I will admit to quite liking, despite popular opinion), the Stacey twins had just been r
Greg Davies
Apr 21, 2008 Greg Davies rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Marvel fans and those interested in the Civil War series
I hadn't followed the Spiderman series since the Clone Saga of the 1990's, but every so often Marvel publishes an event that comic book fans just shouldn't miss out on. Such is the way with The Other.

Older fans who are unfamiliar with more recent Spidey tales may feel a little lost in this story and disoriented at first. Aunt May is alive, and Parker is a member of the New Avengers.

It's a darker story, which makes it all the more interesting, though I feel they could have delved into even dark
Kris Morris
fun read, although the art of the marvel knights issues was awful. but the story was pretty well told and hey for marvel it felt strange they didn't use time travel.
Matt Anderson
Collects Amazing Spider-Man issues #525-528, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man issues #1-4, and Marvel Knights Spider-Man issues #19-22

Mild spoilers below:

I went into this read with every intention of not liking it. I've heard so much about it being bad, that I was continually putting off reading it. With the upcoming 2014 event, "Spider-Verse," happening soon, I felt like I needed to read this book as a sort of Spider-Man homework, and I was pleasantly surprised. This feels like the culmination
I liked the idea here. The whole concept of the Spider powers not being an accident, but a gift.

I loved the whole shedding his skin to be reborn idea. I loved the new abilities. It's a real shame that "One last day" has made this storyline defunct
Salman Mehedy Titas
" The name is gone. The man is gone. Only the spider remains.
But the spider remembers. Even dying, the spider knows when to go dormant. When to spend its last breath. When... its time.
Blessed and burdened he was, with the legacy of the spider. The gifts he would recognise and accept. And the ones he refused to accept.
For spiders do not just leap, and climb, with great strength. When cornered, when death looms, they bite and they sting.
Now is the moment of cornered death. Now is the promise.
Another garbled outing and squandered opportunity in JMS's incredibly divisive Spider-Man run. Granted, he split writing duties on this one with two other writers (Peter David and Reginald Hudlin), but JMS is clearly the leader here, marching these other lemming right off the cliff with him.

A little while back, I thought the whole "Peter has mystical totemic spider powers" storyline was over. I was glad! It's very heavy handed and very dumb! But I was wrong. Here it is again, only this time it's
There's a lot of hatred for this volume. I thought it was pretty good, but it really depends on what they do with the changes in the volumes to follow (which I haven't read yet). If they follow up, it could be great. If they pretend this never happened, that would stink.

There are some continuity issues in this, since it's collect issues written by 3 different writers. The most obvious is when Mary Jane's arm is clearly broken, but in the following issue (which is the next day) her arm is fine.
Peter started this story arc with a death wish and certainly got what he was wishing for. I have a love hate relationship with the story. Some of the art especially from Marvel Knights was a little hard to get into. Overall it was a well thought out story that took in all the Spider-Man mythos that Straczynski had written about when he took over as the Spider-Man writer in the 2000s. I like that "The Other" story line comes to near completion. This was an interesting, albeit hard to follow, way ...more
As a long time Spidey fan, I loved this story. The idea of Peter "embracing" the Spider and finding he had more abilities than he realized was pretty cool. His last moments with M.J. when he "died" were heart wrenching and you had to wonder how he would come back from that. And what came next was just creepy, amazing and awesome. I enjoy seeing Spidey's interactions with the Avengers in his own books. I'm one of those fans that always wanted to see him as an Avenger.

My 10 year's behind catch up
So yeah, I'll blame old J. Michael on this as the credited "story architect." Not sure why I picked this up other than being one of the more recent acquisitions by the aforementioned lye-berry. This precedes the abortion of Civil War. Basically a 12 part story to make you think Spidey dies, but doesn't, and the writers go "did you know spiders do this when they get older? I seen it on the tv." and then shoehorn retcon it into Spidey's powers/abilities/origin. So yeah, 12 issues for him to fight ...more
Sr. Lado Brillante
Si alguna vez he estado cerca de dejar de leer comics, ha sido después de leer esta historia. La idea general es que... No, la verdad no sé cual sea la idea detrás de esta historia. Desde el villano principal hasta el concepto de un linaje de "Hombres-araña" habían sido introducidos antes con éxito y lo que es peor, por el mismo escritor.
Aparte esta la maraña de tramas ocurriendo al mismo tiempo, y digo maraña porque ni siquiera estan bien definidas, por ahí está hydra, por el otro lado Peter co
Norwegian edition. Great dark adult story!
Peter Parker has been living the high life lately - he's a card-carrying member of the Avengers, Aunt May and Mary Jane get to live in Avengers Tower, and Pete gets to go adventuring without worrying about paying the rent. Yet when totem-devourer Morlun rejects Spidey, the wall-crawler comes face to face with his own mortality - and a stunning choice. Does Peter evolve or die? A fairly mystical way for Peter David to try and explain the organic web-shooters and new abilities, depite the fact non ...more
This is probably my favorite story arch in the entirety of the Amazing Spider-man series, just because it involves Peter Parker fully embracing his destiny as Spider-man (with some hilarity involving Wolverine and the rest of the Avengers in Stark Tower), as well as the unbreakable bond he shares with his wife, Mary Jane. We will not speak of the retcon that undoes this, as it is blasphemy. Definitely worth buying and reading, and is one of my favorite pieces in my collection!
Varoujan Tanielian
Oct 08, 2014 Varoujan Tanielian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People Who Like Storys That Could've Been Short But They Made It Long
Recommended to Varoujan by: My Brother
Good But No Violence
Spider-Man The Other by Peter David Cover
Peter David Author: Peter David

This is when Peter Parker experience (view spoiler) B)
This was bad, really bad. So good art, some really bad art, but the story sucked so strongly.
Spidey dies and hatches and gets new powers? Well, those new powers must hatch some really good stories, because I'm not buying.
I read this, completely out of context, back when it first came out. I didn't like it. This time around I enjoyed it much more, but if this run has taught me anything it's that I prefer simpler Spiderman tales.
Carles Muñoz Miralles
Insulsa historia que sirve para relanzar a Spiderman. Se salva porque los chistes de Peter David son bastante ocurrentes. Mención especial al horrible dibujo de Pat Lee, que se carga las escenas más emotivas de la saga.
Robert 'Rev. Bob'
Excellent story that really digs into the guts of the Spider-Man mythos. Like "Kraven's Last Hunt" in that respect, and both stories really give the loyal fan a lot to think about.
No ha estado mal, el final flojo. Es un evento de transición, ahora ya no tiene ningún tipo de sentido, peor se deja leer.
Auca Maillot
Impresionante. El mejor comic de Spiderman que leí, y uno de los mejores comics que leí de todas las series
Hmm. There was some good writing here, but an awful lot of deux ex machina for my taste.
Individual issues on marvel unlimited
Lot's of unfulfilled potential.
Katie Fitzgerald
Feb 09, 2011 Katie Fitzgerald marked it as read-2008
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Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunne ...more
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