The Amazing Spider-Man: Family Ties, Volume 1
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The Amazing Spider-Man: Family Ties, Volume 1 (Spider-Man Marvel Comics)

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Heads' up, Web-Slingers Get ready to have your Spider-Senses overloaded with the Brand New Amazing Spider-Man Family Check in here for slices of life from Spidey and the rest of the Brand New Day Cast. We all know Spider-Man's origin - but what happened the day after Uncle Ben died? Find out as J.M. De Matteis and Spanish Sensation Alex Cal bring you Spider-Man: 48 Hours A...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 19th 2009 by Marvel Comics (first published April 1st 2009)
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This is really more of a 3.5 stars for me but that's sadly not an option here on Goodreads. I enjoyed this much more than I expected I would. If I'm being honest I only picked it up because I found it languishing on the $5 shelf at my local comic shop. Be that as it may, there are some really good things to be found here. Several of the stories are surprisingly poignant and even when things become a little too cute (I'm looking at you, Spider-Ma'am) the collection never entirely loses its charm....more
Now, as I'm somewhat new to this graphic novel/ comic book scene I'm not entirely sure what is of importance and what someone would be looking for in a review.
So I'm going to stick to what I usually do, what I liked and didn't. Simple enough, right?

What did I like about this?

It was pretty awesome, the art was absolutely amazing!! I can't say that enough, it was admirable. I've always really loved Aunt May but in the comic book we get to see so much more of her, which is really awesome. She's su...more
Within these pages, different artists tackle the human heart at the center of Marvel’s web-slinging hero. Whether dealing with the death of his Uncle Ben or focusing on the lives touched by Spider-Man’s crime fighting, each story slants a probing and sometimes humorous eye on what makes Spider-Man and his boyish alter ego so compelling.

What comes across in every story is that there’s more to Spider-Man’s personal odyssey than fighting the well-known bad guys like Doctor Octopus or the Green Gob...more
Robert 'Rev. Bob'
While the Man-Thing story at the end stands out as a nifty one-shot, I really enjoyed the general pace of the whole book. The early-career stories do a nice job of bridging the gap between Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1, showing some snapshots of how a young geek became a hero.

It's easy to get caught up in the Ultra-Cosmic World-Shaking Mega-Crossover Event Of The Year, and that sort of saga certainly has its place. However, there's something really nice about seeing the smaller e...more
Dodol Surodol
I'll take Spider-Ham over Spider-Ma'am any day of the week.
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Also Credited As:
Ellis, Michael
Lombego, Wally

J.M. DeMatteis was a professional musician/singer and rock music journalist before entering comics in the late 70's.

Credits include Spider-Man, Moonshadow, Brooklyn Dreams, Justice League, Abadazad, Hero Squared, the Life and Times of Savior 28.

Created I, Vampire , Creature Commandos, Moonshadow, Hero Squared (co-creator), Abadazad, Stardust Kid, Sa...more
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