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The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Until the Stars Turn Cold (The Amazing Spider-Man #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  663 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
J. Michael Straczynski, well known to sci-fi fans, continues his critically acclaimed run on Marvel Comics' flagship title as Doctor Octopus returns to torment the world-famous wall-crawler. Feeling as though he bears the weight of the world on his shoulders, Peter Parker struggles to balance his personal life and fledgling career as a high-school teacher with his heroic r ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 11th 2006 by Marvel (first published September 27th 2006)
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Camilo Guerra
Apr 26, 2017 Camilo Guerra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, como me gusta el Spiderman de Straczynski, acá se toma su tiempo y trabaja sobre Mary Jean y lo hace con cuidado, con tiempo y cariño, además de construir sobre la relación con Peter, además usa al Dr Octopus, uno de los 3 clásicos enemigos de Spiderman y lo usa con cariño y clasicismo, además de regalarnos un dialogo y momento al Dr Ock que nunca olvidare: -TU NO ERES CIVIL.

Y un numero por Jenkins y Mark Buckingham, que es hermoso, sencillo y una carta de amor al personaje, con un cariño qu
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Norman
Jul 09, 2016 Norman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-comics
I thought this one was a pretty clever transition back to a superhero Spider-Man story while still dealing with Peter's personal life issues. Takes place in Los Angeles at the end, some funny stuff.
Wing Kee
Mar 24, 2017 Wing Kee rated it really liked it
A lot of humour and character development are the order of the day.

World: The art is great. Romita Jr. really shines this arc with the characters and also the backgrounds. The world building is also solid with an emphasis on character development. Good stuff.

Story: Two solid stories that are very standard for Spidey. The highlight is the character development and Peter balancing his life. The stakes are high here and the story moves very fast but does not skip the quiet moments which were grea
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Matthew
Apr 22, 2013 Matthew rated it really liked it
While the first two JMS collections showed strong promise, they were over all very clunky. Here in the third volume, this run really starts to hit its stride.

When Straczynski took over writing for The Amazing Spider-Man, he had a lot of work to do to get Spidey back to his status quo. Among other things, editorial decisions had led to Peter and his wife, Mary Jane, being separated and JMS knew that this wasn't good for the character so he made a point of reuniting the characters. This collection
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Jeff
Jul 24, 2011 Jeff rated it it was ok
A rather mediocre outing of everyone's favorite wall crawler. This bind up looks initially like two completely disjointed stories, but the action plays second fiddle to the relationship of a separated MJ and Peter. Neither one will actually talk to the other about mending their relationship, although both of them are completely miserable and want to mend their relationship. On the action front, the first arc shows Spidey battling a mystical foe who is kidnapping junkies and runaways by using the ...more
Nick
Jul 29, 2008 Nick rated it it was ok
It seems that every writer who tackles Spidey feels the need to send him into a battle that requires him to knock on Dr. Strange's door. While I normally welcome crossovers and seeing how distinctly different characters interact when put in the same situation, in this book it seems very much like a "Jump the Shark" moment to borrow a term. This is not to say that the interaction between the two characters is not well written and one of the more humorous I've read, it's just that the story line t ...more
Jerome
Mar 23, 2015 Jerome rated it really liked it
In this creative tale, Parker decides to do something about his estrangement from Mary Jane, but his efforts are complicated by his confrontations with the Shade and Doc Ock. He also begins teaching at his former high school and is wondering what he can do to help the poverty-stricken youths there. This leads him to ponder how else he can help people other than his Spider-Man antics. And although Doctor Strange is the least relatable Marvel character ever (or would that be Thor?), I think Stracz ...more
Gavin
Dec 02, 2013 Gavin rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
After a very solid start with Vols 1-2, this 3rd one takes a bit of a downturn. The highlights here include Spidey going to Doctor Strange for help, and the appearance of Doc Ock, fighting a usurper to his throne (as the only Octopus suit Super-Villain). There's also some stuff with MJ/May/Peter, which is probably the only real development here, but even that is kind of spinning wheels.
The best part here is just a few panels with Spidey walking down the side of a building, asking a guy on his ba
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Callum
Mar 11, 2008 Callum rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any Spider-Man Fan!
Shelves: graphic-novels
One of the most mature and heartbreaking takes on Mary Jane and Peter Parker's romance. If you want a reason as to why adults should read comic books without guilt then this is a good place to start. The fact that somehow the story also convincingly deals with the fear of irrelevance as age takes hold, and the danger of overconfidence when we are young, makes it a classic Spider-Man book and the marker in my mind where Straczynski's run really hits its stride.
DavidO
May 11, 2014 DavidO rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-or-5-stars
The author keeps the focus on the characters instead of like most comic books where frantic (almost spastic) action takes the place of plot. Spider-man has to actually spend time solving crimes, he has to deal with Aunt May and Marj Jane knowing his secret, and how it's destroying their relationships.
Angela
Jan 29, 2017 Angela rated it liked it
Peter and May go to visit Mary Jane on a film set in the hope of a reconciliation. Meanwhile, someone is after Doc Ock and his technology. It's a fun story with some decent fights, and Doc Ock shows his honourable side. A good read.
Dickydavis
Mar 14, 2012 Dickydavis rated it liked it
One of the lesser volumes of the Stracynski run, but still a lot of fun. It's a real shame the bigger storyline hinted at during Spidey's battle with the shade never really got fully explored, but that's JMS for ya.
victoria.p
Mar 03, 2012 victoria.p rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Knowing what's coming later on for Peter and MJ, I really wasn't feeling this story of him trying to reconcile with her (they're still married but separated), even though I am pretty OTP about them in the overall scheme of things.
Claudia
Oct 22, 2014 Claudia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cómics, 2014
Mejor que el primero, sin duda.
Timo
Mar 28, 2013 Timo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Damn this one was a good one.
Great and funny dialogue, brilliant art, nice bits of action and good dramatic bits.
Nice one.
Mandy
May 23, 2016 Mandy rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Nicolas
Apr 29, 2013 Nicolas rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I'm really enjoying this run. I know it takes a turn for the worse and I'm dreading that, but right now I'm really digging this.
Matt Anderson
Jul 19, 2014 Matt Anderson rated it really liked it
Another nice collection in which Peter tries to reconnect with MJ. This collection features Doctor Octopus, and the first appearance of both Luke Carlyle and Lobster-Man.
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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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