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

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  5,260 Ratings  ·  103 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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Sabrina Spidey is contacted by a man who shares all of his powers and goes by the name of Ezekiel. Ezekiel tells him that Spidey is being hunted by a powerful…moreSpidey is contacted by a man who shares all of his powers and goes by the name of Ezekiel. Ezekiel tells him that Spidey is being hunted by a powerful vampiric being named Morlun, who is attracted to Spider-Man's spider powers and is invincible. The comic is the beginning in a series of events leading to Spidey discovering more about the origins and meaning of his powers, as well as setting the stage for a whole host of brilliant super-villains along the way. (less)
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Bookdragon Sean
I’ve not read a great deal of graphic novels. I’m slowly worming my way into the genre by reading one a week. So far it’s been quite slow. I’ve enjoyed a couple, but I’ve not felt an inclination to pursue reading them for much longer.

That’s changed.

I read this and I now consider myself a comic book fan.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: how can I consider myself a comic book fan when I’ve read so little? Well the answer is simple; this is the first comic I’ve read that has made me want to seri
Jaz Ramos
Jun 05, 2014 Jaz Ramos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I'm giving this 5 stars because it was amazing...
Get it? Amazing?
I am so sorry.
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!!!!
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'.

Mike Thomas
Jan 05, 2012 Mike Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
For a group challenge, I needed an Eisner winner. This one won Best Serialized Story of 2002. It was easily accessible on Marvel Digital Unlimited, and it's also the beginning of the JMS run that I have meant to read for years.

Excellent stuff. I don't know what was going on before these issues, but it's clear we're experiencing a sea change in Peter's life. He's lost MJ, and he has a new job as a science teacher. Plus, some dude named Ezekiel has shown up and fed him all kinds of wacky info abo
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
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
Mar 14, 2012 Dickydavis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 10, 2016 Jbainnz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was freakin great!

I would have given it it 5 stars but it wasn't quite there. Just.

Okay I have to get a couple of secrets of my chest. Something that can usually get you a lot of shit if it's revealed in certain circles...I never use to like Spider-Man as a character. I know I know, I'm an ignorant twat. I can admit that now.

And secondly...I really enjoy John Romita Jr's art...but please refrain from throwing rocks until I'm done!

I admit that at first I hated it with a passion when I star
Luis T
May 23, 2011 Luis T rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 05, 2009 Blake rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 16, 2012 Sebastian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this comic book really good and engaging! It had a good storyline and was leading to a good end!
Sebastian Alanya Hartley
What an amazing experience! Reading my first Spider-Man comic and I'm very satisfied!
Xavier Guillaume
Jul 16, 2014 Xavier Guillaume rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Mar 10, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
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
Apr 21, 2016 Davey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't get what so many readers see in this. JMS's first Spider-Man story continues to enjoy a great deal of goodwill years after its release despite not excelling in any area. JMS substitutes sentimentality and an undeserved sense of nostalgia for an engaging story, desperately tugging at the readers heartstrings in the hope that they will overlook his tale's shortcomings. "Walking along the corridors of his former highschool, Peter smiled to himself and thought about how some things ...more
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
May 18, 2013 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 02, 2013 Gavin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jul 01, 2007 Greg Fisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
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
C.L. Raven
Mar 25, 2013 C.L. Raven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 08, 2016 Matej rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first volume of Straczynski's long run of Amazing Spider-Man and it collects issues #30-#35 that are actually issues #471-#476 in the original numbering that started in 1963.
The story is interesting, even though the two new characters are not, and although the plot is supposed to feel big and epic, it is surprisingly simple.
The art is pretty good, especially the flashbacks to the early issues, and the covers of the single issues are amazing.
Overall, this is a good enough start, but I
Feather Mista
May 28, 2014 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Veremos...
Recommended to Feather 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
Timothy Tilbury
Jun 19, 2016 Timothy Tilbury rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter Parker gets back into the swing of his life and embarks on a new career, but a sudden encounter with an enigmatic stranger forever changes the way he looks at himself and his alter-ego, the ever amazing Spider-Man. This is a very well-constructed and beautifully drawn graphic novel about a character that arguably has had one of the most significant impacts children’s literature in the last fifty-four years. This is a very engaging novel to anyone who takes the time to give it a glance, the ...more
Aug 05, 2015 William rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Norman Kim
Jul 20, 2016 Norman Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-comics
Spider-Man vs Morlun. Good writing. Lots of Peter Parker inner mind things. Overall extremely enjoyable.
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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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