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Spider-Man: The Gathering of Five

(Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #440-441)

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Power. Immortality. Wisdom. Madness. Death. All those who partake in the mysterious Gathering of Five will gain one of these mystical gifts - but whichever one the Green Goblin gets, Spider-Man's in for the fight of his life! What part do Madame Web, Molten Man and the Scriers play in Norman Osborn's sinister machinations? Which of Spider-Man's loved ones has risen from th ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Marvel (first published December 31st 2013)

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Adam Graham
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Gathering of Five collects two separate storylines that brought to an end all of the current Spider-man books and would set the stage for a late 1990s relaunch of Spider-man. The book is helped having read some of the other post-Clone War storylines including things like Spider-hunt and Identity Crisis. Those stories give you a flavor of the sort of hell that Norman Osborne was putting Peter through and all the manipulations going on.

As a climax to that arc, I think this mostly works. The id
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Kieran Westphal
Jul 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
The series of bait-and-switches keeping this story moving in some semblance of a forward direction are doing about as much legwork as Spider-Man holding up the crumbling Daily Bugle foundations at the end. This is truly painful stuff, not a single story beat has any kind of weight or even a perceived permanence in Spider-Man continuity; even disregarding the past 22 years subsequent writers have spent ignoring this drivel, it doesn't feel as you're reading it that the thing you just read a page ...more
Danny
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This book was surprisingly decent.
Mathieu Lubrun
Apr 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
The whole story is completely ridiculous so if you want to read some unintentional comedy featuring Spiderman you might like this story, I sure did. However, there is nothing good in this volume. The art is mostly reminiscent of the 90's with a lot of flashy colors everywhere. The story is convoluted just for the sake of putting out several issues of story but there is nothing to it. Also, the last reveal about the Goblin's plot is a very stupid idea and hammers the ridiculousness of the whole s ...more
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