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Spider-Man: The Lizard Sanction (Marvel Comics prose)

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The deadly Lizard is on a rampage through the Florida Everglades, as he seeks a cure for his hideous condition - the result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. A heartbeat away is the alien symbiote known as Venom, the sworn enemy of Spider-Man, targeting the Lizard for death. Venom has no intention of letting the web-slinger or anyone else stand in his way. Peter Parker ...more
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Published July 1st 2001 by Berkley (first published 1995)
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Adam Graham
The Lizard Sanction is an odd production. It's the middle book of a trilogy by Diane Duane which Simon and Schuster decided to turn into an abridged Dramatic audiobook, and might as well be a radio drama.

Having not read the underlying book, I can't comment authoritatively on the plot, but the book's plot doesn't sound bad. You've got Spider-man, Venom, and the Lizard in one story along with a gang of dangerous terrorists and a bold space exploration plan, there's bits of drama around Kirk Connor
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Carl Alves
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it
I have never read a novelization of Spider Man prior to this, so I was not sure what to expect. What I found is that Diane Donald proved to be a very competent writer. She handled the novel professionally, and as a fellow writer, I can certainly appreciate that. The story itself was interesting, but I found the scope to be a little small in nature. Perhaps that was just an exposure to some of the movies, which have a much larger scope. Of the characters, I found Venom to be the most interesting. ...more
David
Aug 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: completed
I was looking for something different to read while browsing the Science Fiction section of a used bookstore and this one caught my eye.

This was something different alright. I know I have read some books by Duane sometime back, but this book offered some good comic book action with an interesting plotline, solid descriptions of both action and appearances, and a fairly good interpretation of the Spiderman/Venom mythos.

Spidey is investigation sightings of Dr. Curt Conners, the Lizard, in the ar
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Travis
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book-books
Kind of fun to see a comic book story done as prose.
A decent read, bit slow to start/set up, but once it got going it was a nice mix of mystery with super hero action.

Plus, it was nice to see Peter Parker being Spider-man without being too angsty about it. One of the reasons I don't read too many Spider-man comics is all the writers can think to do is dump on him and then have him mope.
This was a fun, light fluffy read.

Plus, it was interesting to me to read something from Diane Duane that wasn'
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Chris
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
With Spider-Man, I think you have to kind of expect a few things. Unfortunately for this book, I'm not a big Spider-Man fan to begin with. This book could have been a lot better. The characters were pretty weak, the dialogue was terrible and rather cheezy. The plot was really quite weak. Overall, I would skip this one.
Jeremiah Murphy
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't think I finished this one, but it gets four stars for describing how Spidey would swing from palm trees and the detail in which Mary Jane's modeling career is explored. I enjoyed this, I don't know why I stopped reading it. Diane Duane really got into the details of being Spider-Man. I love these tie-in books for seeing what authors do with these established characters.
Brett
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
The book lost me during the quieter moments as Peter talks to MJ.
Alejandro
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
great. fun ending.
seak
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this when I read it years ago, like years ago.
Jason Johnson
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read this a long time ago. Excellent read. Some cool twists and turns, though I can't remember specifically about what.
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Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for more than thirty years.
Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the "Middle Kingdoms" epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe, and many scripts for live-action and a
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