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The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 7: The Book of Ezekiel

(Amazing Spider-Man (1999) (Collected Editions) #11)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,294 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Peter delves further into the totemic origin of his powers when the enigmatic Ezekiel returns! Is he truly Peter's mentor and ally, or something more? Plus: In the aftermath of an interdimensional rift caused by Spider-Man and Doctor Strange's battle with Dormammu, a sorceress of limitless power is set free... ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Marvel Comics Group
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Frédéric
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, spidey
The Ezekiel storyline concludes. Three issues only-to coincide with Romita Jr's departure?- but enough to satisfyingly bring the strange relatipnship between Peter and Ezekiel to a close. I can't say it comes as a huge surprise but it's decently done and answers questions left hanging as to why Peter was bitten on that fateful day and stuff.

Before that 3 rather innocuous issues but-and I will repeat it time and again-above the lot because of JMS' sense of pacing, dialogues and his craft when con
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Shannon Appelcline
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel

Morwen (#503-504). Peter has been interacting with a ridiculous number of supernatural foes under JMS, and I'm not sure it's made any better by Peter saying in the comic that he's been interacting with a ridiculous number of supernatural foes. It makes one wonder if JMS really wanted to write Dr. Strange (or Thor). This is a fine enough story about Peter interacting with Loki, but as with close to half of JMS' run to date, it doesn't feel much like a spider-story [3+/5].

Vibes (#505). Once again,
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Jay
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The end of a saga.. but I just can’t help but feel like something is still missing.
Fugo Feedback
Mar 05, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los mismos.
Recommended to Fugo by: Autor y que estaba a mano
Se ve que cuando lo marqué como "read" hace año y pico le pifié por la tapa. Ahora que lo tengo a mano de la edición española me doy cuenta de que no lo había leído un soto, así que switcheo shelve y edición.
Actualización: ya lo leí y no está mal. Tiene sentido cómo confluyen todos los quilombos mágicos en los que se veía envuelto Spidey y la vuelta de tuerca de Ezekiel. Aunque la pelea final deja bastante que desear y la moralina sobreinterpretada sigue siendo moneda corriente. Lindos los dibuj
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Javier Muñoz
Conclusión un poco apresurada de la saga de Ezequiel y el totem araña, que sirve para cerrar etapa, ya que al acabar esta saga se despide John Romita Jr de la colección.
Kameron Nettleton
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Not always a fan of weird mystical comic stories, but this one oddly worked for me. Although, to be fair, the Spidey and MJ dynamic might have been the best parts (and who doesn't love Loki?). ...more
Henry Blackwood
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Finally, we get to the end of this Ezekiel storyline but not before some horrible filler that could’ve easily brought this down to a 2 star if I wasn’t so favourable with the culmination of the arc at the end of it.

I think I’m going to save a bigger review for the second read through that I’ll inevitably have of this run. I’ll mostly talk about Ezekiel and if he deserved to have a redemption at all?

Two things I’ll mention really quickly on the trade that I found to be a downer: one is downer for
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José
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La historia se divide en tres partes y todas me han encantado.

Comenzamos por la primera, que básicamente, trata de Spiderman incluyéndose en este universo que Marvel estaba creando después de haber estado bastantes años por su parte, que no estaba mal. A mí no me disgusta, la verdad, sobre todo, porque la magia y Spiderman formarían unas magníficas tramas a partir de esto.

La segunda parte se centra en MJ, y no en la relación de MJ con Peter, como he leído por aquí. Son unos números livianos, que
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Carmen (TheReadingTrashQueen)
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, my-bookcases
4,5/5

The only reason this isn't getting a full 5 star rating is because of the 3rd comic in there. I just wasn't a fan of the MJ focus. I haven't met her yet, I haven't even finished the first Spidey run, so to me it was just 'can we go back to Peter now please'. Other than that, I adored the Loki and his daughter storyline, and I hope it will be revisited, as it was left quite open ended, with plenty of room for a follow up.

The Ezekiel story itself was incredibly interesting. I loved reading a
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Jason
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There's still more JMS Spidey but this is the end of his collaboration with John Romita Jr. 36 issues spanning the small character moments and big villain fights and splash pages. A conversation with Aunt May about his secret identity and reconciling with Mary Jane, this was a fantastic run. As this run introduced Morlun, a driving force of the Spider-verse comic event, this run is indirectly responsible for the best Spidey movie.

But this was a great run for other reasons. There was some casual
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Kevin
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
El viaje místico del Hombre Araña termina aquí, y debo decir que estoy satisfecho con todo lo sucedido. Siempre he pensado que para personajes tan viejos como este, no hay más historias que contar, pero JMS comprobó lo equivocado que estaba. Solo hay que mirar las cosas desde una óptica diferente (y hasta opuesta) y las historias vendrán. Es importante destacar lo personal que fue JMS con el hombre araña y que sus historias rozaron lo clásico y lo moderno, con problemas cortos que se resolvían e ...more
Subham
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it
The first story is about some sorceress named Morwen who has possessed one of Loki's daughters body and its upto Spidey and Loki to rescue her and this happened due to the previous arc and its fun and the next one is Pete rescuing a kid from straying down the wrong path and this is one of those stories where it just shows why Spidey is the best and the next one is Spidey coming face to face with the 3rd big threat and understands why so many supernatural forces are after him and what it means to ...more
Amanda Shepard (Between-the-Shelves)
I loved getting to see Loki in this one, and Spider-Man's interactions with other supernatural beings are always fun. We also get to see the end of the Ezekiel storyline here, which included a satisfying ending. Lots of supernatural things at work here, but by the end we're reminded: Spider-Man always gets back up. ...more
Alejandro Orradre
Termina el arco de Ezequiel, punto de inflexión para Spiderman e historia a través de la cual el personaje vive una auténtica búsqueda de su verdadera naturaleza.

Peter Parker vuelve a deleitarnos con una profundidad de carácter que casa perfectamente con viñetas de acción trepidante, un dibujo soberbio y una trama adictiva.
Ben
Aug 10, 2019 added it
Exceptional work. Romita and Straczynski nail it as always. Perfect introduction of a new hero and villain that builds the existing Spider-Man universe as opposed to branching away from it.

Beautiful. One of my favorites.

Josh
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Probably the best arc of the JMS run so far. I liked the bits with Loki and Spidey enjoying a street meat, and was glad to see the end of the Ezekiel arc.
Jon
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nota 4'5 ...more
Sierra Harper
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Everything about this book was awesome. I really liked the story line and the artistry and basically everything about this book.
Algali
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This comic book is definitely great.

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J'aime
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I admit it. I bought this collection, one of only two Spider-man trades I own, to read about his encounter with Loki. I had seen panels of Spider-man and Loki eating hot dogs on a rooftop and HAD to know how that came about. It was well worth the effort to locate!

Though I came to the book for this one story, which opens the book, the rest of the collection naturally flows from it and makes sense. Spider-man has been encountering more than his usual share of “magical wackos” (Loki included) and t
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Matthew
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just as I was starting to get that feeling that this run wasn't nearly as good as I originally remembered, I come to this volume which really delivers. Although the book looks pretty thin, you get a good six issues this time, a two part story arc, a one shot and a three part main story.

The first two chapters involve Web-Head teaming up with Thor's brother/enemy, Loki, to prevent a worldwide conquest by interdimensional witch, Morwen (who's name sounds an awful lot like Morlun, the villain from
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Laura
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two great Spider-Man stories. In one, Spider-Man and Loki defeat a chaos goddess who has manifested herself in one of Loki's daughters. Spider-Man saves the woman and Loki promises Spider-Man a favor. "Under the usual conditions, of course." In the other, Spider-Man at last fights his mentor who, in the way of such things, is also a right bastard. "The blood of the prey is the milk of the earth" intones our missing narrator, implying an order Spider-Man may not quite know where he stands on. In ...more
Matt
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Collects Amazing Spider-Man issues #503-508

JMS wrote this story which features more set up for "The Other" storyline. In this collection, Peter finally starts to realize what (I'm sure) readers were catching onto at this time in Spider-Man history; the problems that Spider-Man has been facing recently are more magically-based than science-based. This is a huge change to Spider-Man's status quo.

Even though the team-up with Loki was a cool idea, most of this collection wasn't that interesting. We
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Stephen
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by this. After thousands of Spider-Man comics, I didn't think there was anything new that could be done with this character and I was wrong.

There is a sensei-like character similar to Stick from Daredevil, there is a vulnerable version of Spider-Man who faces a truly unbeatable foe, and there is that great JRJ art -- he can draw everything from action to repose.

I highly recommend this story arc.
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DavidO
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-or-5-stars
This ends the Ezekiel story line begun in volume 1. The ending is all right, but not great. It's about what I expected since I never found the author to be that great at writing endings, IMHO. (view spoiler) ...more
Jerome
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fine addition, with the return of the mysterious, enigmatic Ezekiel. Parker and Strange inadvertently release Morwen from prison, and Parker and Ezekiel must save Loki’s daughter from her. Spider Man ignores Strange’s advice in his rush to save MJ and gets himself trapped in his own past again and again.

Humorous and enjoyable, even if the ending is quite rushed.
Mark
I know Spidey-fans are a bit divided on the mystical totem, magic realms origin, but I kind of like it. As far as I can tell this volume wraps up the Ezekiel storyline, and sets things up for the Spider-Man: The Other event, which I am looking forward to. Straczynski's run on Spider-Man, so far, is pretty solid. ...more
Timo
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Why put so much magic in Spider-Man's history. That just seems stupid.
But there were good points and nice bits and great art.
...more
Isabel Q
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Tremendo! :-)
Arwen Robertson
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Spider-Man fans
Recommended to Arwen by: my comic book nerd of a husband
This volume needs to be made into a movie! I loved this one. Ezskiel was a great character. I've read and reread it so many times! ...more
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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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