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The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1: Coming Home (The Amazing Spider-Man #1)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  3,892 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Ao longo de sua vida, Peter Parker com frequência se sentiu sozinho. Quando descobriu suas habilidades aracnídeos após ser picado por uma aranha irradiada, ele as manteve em segredo. Sua tentativa de explorá-las para obter lucro resultou no assassinato de seu tio Ben. Aparentemente, ninguém compreendia o difícil equilíbrio entre o mortal e o herói. Até agora foi assim. Uma ...more
160 pages
Published June 11th 2002 by Panini (UK) (first published June 2001)
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There are two ways, that I know of, to re-imagine a superhero's origin. One way is to start completely from the beginning, changing, altering and adding to the characters already established story. This is a technique Spider-Man has seen a lot of. The second approach is to retroactively insert details or ideas into the origin that changes the story without altering events we're already familiar with. That's the technique JMS tries to employ in this volume of Spider-Man's "Amazing" brand. While I ...more
3.5 stars. Enjoyable re-imagining of Spider-man. It is always risky when you take an iconic figure and show him in a brand new light and Straczynski handles it beautifully. Recommended!!!!
Jaz Ramos
I'm giving this 5 stars because it was amazing...
Get it? Amazing?
I am so sorry.
Mike Thomas
This is an excellent graphic novel, the first in a new series by Marvel. The story and artwork is top class, and the book itself is hardback and very nicely bound and presented, well worth the introductary price of 2.99. To be honest I looked up some of the upcoming stories in the series and found that the paperback versions of these graphic novels sell for about 12 - 15 each. This series normal price is 9.99 a novel, which are all hardback and are cheaper than the stores, very unusual and very ...more
J. Michael Straczynski's run on The Amazing Spider-Man is controversial and often falls under heavy criticism because of events that take place in the last few volumes, but we must keep in mind that this was a very strong run for several volumes, and this first installment is decent.

Straczynski is given the task of returning Peter Parker to the role of Spider-Man after a lengthy absence and sets up some themes that will be important through his run on the series. In this volume we are introduce
Phillip Berrie
I'm an old Marvel comic book reader and as part of my second childhood I've subscribed to this series to get a nice collectible set of memories. I was also hoping to be brought up to date with the parts of Marvel's comic book canon that have changed since I stopped reading the comics.

I am also a great fan of J Michael Straczynski's work in Babylon 5 and therefore looked forward to the first issue in the series where he teams up with John Romita JR to tell the Spider-man story 'Coming Home'.

Hard to not give this 5 stars, despite it being a very different animal to the other 5 star books on my list. However, I feel it deserves it as being one of the most interesting, original, and downright enjoyable Spidey stories for a long time; Amazing NEEDED a breath of fresh air, and JMS was the right man for the job. Plus the issue-long slugfest halfway through will not only have you on the edge of your seat, but is one of the most smartly written superhero punch-ups you will ever see. Spidey ...more
Federiken Masters
May 28, 2014 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Veremos...
Recommended to Federiken by: Fama y precio
Lindo arranque para una etapa más que interesante. El guionista estaba inspirado, el dibujante estaba inspirado, el editor estaba permisivo (supongo) y la historia se deja leer con gusto. Le pifian por acá o por allá, por algo no le pongo cuatro estrellitas, pero las virtudes superan a los defectos con comodidad. Ahora veo si me deshago de los numeritos sueltos pedorrísimos de Conosur o los guardo para abanicarme en días de mucho calor.
Por lo que veo, esta nueva edición de Salvat no está fea, pe
Xavier Guillaume
Jul 16, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Spider-Man fans galore!
Woohoo! What an amazing book!

I've been wanting to get back into Spider-Man, but I knew I had a lot of catching up to do. Not a clue where to start, I figured it might as well be with Vol. 1. :) Little did I know how good it was going to be though.

In the beginning I wasn't sure what to make of it. The first issue (#30), was strange. Spider-Man talks to himself, he goes a little nuts, demolishes a building for no particular reason, makes a sexual innuendo about Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic). It wa
I honestly don't understand why so many readers enjoyed this. JMS's tale doesn't excell in any area: a generic superhero plot, a less-than-intriguing villain, banter that comes up just short of amusing... JMS instead substitutes sentimentality for all the above. He desperately tugs at the readers heartstrings in the hope that they will overlook his story's shortcomings. "Walking along the corridors of his former highschool, Peter smiled to himself and thought about how some things never really c ...more
Coming Home finally ditches the teenage Spider-Man for a young adult version. It's basically the same, but with less angst and acne. 20-something Spider-Man meets a strange man named Ezekiel who seems to have similar powers as him and comes with a warning, Morlun is coming for Peter and his only salvation is a bunker Ezekiel created. He wants Peter to hide from Morlun until he's given up and moved on, but if Morlun touches Peter and gets a feel for him, he will not relent until Peter is dead. Th ...more
Will Robinson Jr.
Wow! I wanted to celebrate the release of the new Spider-man film by going to read a few fan favorite story arcs in comics. I never actually read Michael Straczynski's run on Amazing Spider-man but this story is incredible. I love the totem and spiritual elements that the writer brings to the Spider-man mythos. Morlun is an incredible villain and I can not wait to see what Dan Slott does with him in the Spider-verse crossover event.

Spider-man has always had great foes and Morlun is no exception
Primer cómic que leo de Spiderman (y de Marvel), y me ha gustado bastante (aunque hay cosas que, obviamente, son pura espectacularidad de Hollywood). Pero me gusta el diseño de personajes, el color, y también el tratamiento de la historia y de los personajes; por ejemplo, tía May, o Ezekiel, o el propio Peter.

Ya tengo ganas de leer el segundo volumen :)
Straczynski's run on Spider-Man is pretty badly panned and rightly so towards the end of his tenure, but I really enjoyed the early stuff. The take on Spidey having possibly (POSSIBLY) mystical powers is interesting, the John Romita Jr. art is gorgeous and Ezekial is an interesting character. Just... you know, maybe bail when Romita does.
Luis T
This book is about a teenager that got bitten by a spider that caused him to have spcial spider powers and now fights with evil and protects humans from danger.I liked this book a little so I gave it 4 stars.This book is fiction because a a spider can't give powers to a human.Ill recoend this book to my brother because he likes it a lot.
Jesús López
Buena historia, buenos personajes y final que deja con la boca abierta (la tía May descubre el secreto de Peter :O)
"¿No es un poco difícil mantenerse firme cuando alguien te da una patada en los pies? "
"¿Sabes por qué los humanos son un pueblo de esperanzas? Porque hacen cosas como los croissants y los pasteles. Los pasteles en concreto. Hacen cosas de belleza deslumbrante, meticulosamente decoradas, frágiles, maravillosas, Sabiendo que la persona que la recibe sólo apreciará esa belleza durante
Jan 11, 2008 Callum rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Spider-Man Fan!
Shelves: graphic-novels
Hands down the best Spider-Man story I have read so far with superlative art to boot! Along with the silent issue that follows this arc you can't help but feel for Peter Parker. Go read it now!
One of my favorite artist working with one of my favorite writers. Even though I'm not a fan of Spider-Man, I love this graphic novel.
I found this comic book really good and engaging! It had a good storyline and was leading to a good end!
I think that Straczynski does a good job with the start of his run on Amazing Spider-man, although the tone is more moody than some may be used to. Straczynski preserves Peter's sarcasm and one-liners, but also touches upon how this is now "grown-up" (versus 15-year-old), more serious and battered, Spider-man by having him explore his sense of responsibility and desire to help the world, not only as Spider-man, but as public school teacher Peter Parker, in a world in which the odds aren't favora ...more
This is my first ever time writing a Goodreads review, so please be gentle.

So, my sister is a social worker and her clients are all NGRI cases. NGRI as in "not guilty by reason of insanity" (Yes, it is a real thing and no, you cannot fake the defense in a court of law, like it frequently appears on TV). Unbeknownst to me, one of her clients in the state mental hospital gifted her this book for her nephew, apparently, because it had come up in conversation that he likes super heroes and she, in
This volume brought me back as a Spider-Man fan (and back into comics) oh so many years ago, when I first read it. I know that the spider-totem storyline isn't the most popular arc for Spidey fans, but I personally enjoyed it. This is the start of JMS's run on Spider-Man, which brings about the introduction of Ezekiel (an elderly man similar to Peter, with similar abilities), Peter's new role as a science teacher, and the continuation of Peter's adulthood with the 'every man' problems of marriag ...more
This was a special release, with a really special introductory offer price, and so I decided, why not? However, I am not accustomed to reading Graphic Novels and Comics...

...but I did enjoy my first time (though I have no idea if the cheap price had anything to do with it). I mean the artwork is amazing, detailed, sleek and modern, with a lot of nice touches here and there. The story?; hmm, well it is the usual story in these cases I guess. Remember, I am not a fan of graphic novels... A big, bu
A brand new Spidey here, with MJ gone off on her modelling life, and Peter not exactly enjoying living alone again. Peter runs into a man who has nearly all the same powers as he does, and speaks cryptically, disappearing just in time to leave him completely confused.
Peter also stops by his old High School and his experiences there shake him so much, he decides to start teaching there to try and make a difference (which is much more superhero than a lot of things in many books).
The bad guy in th
I checked this out from my library because it helps me get my comic book "fix" to read an occassional graphic novel. My first reaction is that I am so incredibly under-impressed with the "style" of art in comic books/graphic novels today. I don't know if this style has been defined in any of the comic-related media, but I think of it as "comic book dwarfism" -- body parts, particularly heads, often larger than the rest of the body. While the coloring and inking might be better than that from the ...more
Greg Fisher
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #30-35.

Scriptwriter and television producer J. Michael Straczynski comes aboard a sinking Spider-Man title and injects new creative lifeblood that has seen it rise back to the top creatively and, hopefully, sales-wise.

Peter Parker and Mary Jane are still separated. Meanwhile Spider-Man meets an older man, Ezekiel, who has powers just like his own and drops hints that he knows more about the source of the spider powers. Ezekiel, however, has an agenda and while it may
C.L. Raven
This is the first Spider-Man graphic novel we've read and we loved it. We've never even seen the films, so had no idea what to expect. We definitely didn't expect Spider-Man to be funny! The internal monologue where he's lamenting the fact that his costume doesn't have any pockets, is just brilliant. The idea of him being turned to mush because the villain heard him undoing a zip, is hilarious. The character of Ezekial is intriguing, though you don't get to find out who he is or why he has the s ...more
Dan Oldermusicgeek
It's an interesting take on Spider-Man's origin and powers. Not really sure how well it fits.

But I do like Straczynski's take on Peter Parker and Aunt May. Curious to read more of his work on Spider-Man to see what he does with the rest of the cast.
I think J Michael Straczynski did a better job writing this than Babylon 5 (Which I have some issues with, but won't get into here.) The artwork is good and the story is interesting, though not quite a 5 star story.
A nice little twist on the usual Spider-man story. I enjoyed the totem mythology, and the 9/11 tribute comic at the end of the collection, but it didn't grip me as a whole. The art style isn't my cuppa tea.
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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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