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Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 12

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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #110-120.

When The Gibbon teams up with the vengeful Kraven the Hunter—well, it’s enough excitement to give a hero an ulcer—and it does! Then, words between Peter’s lovely gal Gwen and Aunt May push his doting aunt out of his life and into the arms of—an octopus! Doc Ock returns to do in Spidey, but with Hammerhead, the only gangster with
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Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published by Marvel (first published September 15th 2010)
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Michael
A mediocre collection of issues in which the series has sort of lost its way and is trying to find it again. It throws some new villains out like the Gibbon and Hammerhead, but while the Gibbon has an empathetic origin story, neither are impressive additions to Spidey's gallery of bad guys. And then there's the three-issue story that's simply a redrawn reprint of the first issue of the short-lived black-and-white Spectacular Spider-Man magazine.

Some classic villains do return though. The Gibbon
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Rocky Sunico
Oct 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, spider-verse
When it comes to these larger Marvel Masterworks compilations of different comics, you end up with weird groupings of unrelated story arcs that only share the time of release as a common thread between them. And this is volume makes for quite the mixed bag for our hero Spider-Man.

Things kick off with the introduction of the Gibbon, in what is largely a throwaway story that dragged Kraven into things for good measure. Then we had a longer arc involving Aunt May going off on her own and Spider-Man
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Elliot Huxtable
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I really enjoyed the tragic Gibbon storyline - you feel really sorry for him. I was a little peeved that a few issues were just Spectacular Spider-Man in colour. The Doc Ock storyline was amazing - the fights between him and Hammerhead were great. I also loved Doc Ock's corruption of Aunt May. ...more
Amanda Shepard (Between-the-Shelves)
There are lots of fun story arcs in this volume, ending with Spider-Man battling the Hulk in Canada. And we've got a great mystery to tie us into the next volume--what's going on with Aunt May? ...more
Dave
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Classic storytelling

This started off a bit slow, but picked up after the first arc. It was really interesting reading the story about the NY mayoral election as it featured some similarities with the recent Presidential election in the US.
James
Dec 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
At this point in the series, Spider-Man is running on a kind of happy autopilot. It’s not without its charms, but the stories don’t really do anything new. Instead, they give Spidey an excuse to swing around, bash thugs, wisecrack and then wonder why his life as Peter Parker is falling apart.

This trade hits a high point with a gang war between Doctor Octopus and Hammerhead, a nicely demented villain who’s inspired by 1920s gangster flicks and has a solid-steel head. Spidey also tangles with the
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Timothy Boyd
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Marvel Masterworks volumes are fantastic reprints of the early years of Marvel comics. A fantastic resource to allow these hard to find issues to be read by everyone. Very recommended to everyone and Highly recommended to any comic fan.
Angela
Spiderman has a lot of foes to fight in this book. The Gibbon, Doc Ock, Hammerhead, Smasher and the Hulk. Nothing major ongoing storyv line wise, he's still dating Gwen. Though the Doc Ock plot with Aunt May is interesting and will have long term effects. A good read. ...more
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) was an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex
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