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Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 1 (The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. II)

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The old Parker Luck is back! Desperately trying to scrouge up cash to pay the rent and keep his web-spinners recharged, Peter's misfortunes are compounded by the wreckless antics of Overdrive, the nihilistic villainy of Mister Negative and the ominous threat of the high-flying Menace. And just who is the newest super hero in town - the stunning, red-haired Jackpot? The new ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published June 4th 2008 by Marvel
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Sam Quixote
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it
After J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada took a big steaming dump on Spider-Man with One More Day, Dan Slott was parachuted in to clear up their mess with Brand New Day. Which he did pretty well, largely by ignoring the preceding nonsense, though some of the retconning sticks out awkwardly - Civil War still happened but somehow nobody remembers that Peter is Spidey despite his unmasking being the most memorable scene in that dismal storyline!

In Brand New Day, powerful new villain Mister Neg
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StoryTellerShannon
This follows the Spiderman events of “One More Day” which in many ways resets Spiderman to his old days. Purists will likely hate what has happened to him but I'm not so attached as I'm just getting into graphic novels.

The tales mostly deal with Spidey trying to make money so he can find an affordable apartment (thus taking shots of Spidey as Peter Parker) and then we've got the whole issue of whether his friend, Harry Osborn, has returned as the Green Goblin. Spidey also has to deal with people
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Nicolo Yu
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
Marvel begins its first post-Straczynski Amazing Spider-Man issue in a big way. It is essentially a reboot of the character, introducing new characters, building a new supporting cast and debuting new villains. The title of this collection is apt; it is a brand new day for Spider-Man. Now shipping three times in month, it has a writing team modeled after a similar structure used in television. Called the brain trust, it is a mix of rising stars in comic books and veterans from various genres.

Not
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Wing Kee
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Nope.

World: it's a reboot but not really. The world is fully formed for new and old readers but also a but janky cause readers are trying to figure out what's changed and what's the same. Then we get thrown in not in a good way. The art is also fairly meh to fugly especially the characters...they have dead eyes.

Story: I'd rather this be a fallout book from the last arc when everything was wiped. I would have wanted more Peter thinking about his past life and then seeing how things have changed
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Brad
Jul 11, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, marvel
In a very abrupt turn of events, Spider-Man is suddenly much more similar in tone and story to the Sam Raimi movies. I'm not quite sure if he's younger, but he's now single and much less responsible. At least less responsible for a hero who's tagline includes the phrase "with great responsibility." The lengthy afterward/memo by editor Tom Brevoort lays out the Spidey books new DNA. It boils down to fresher villains, no mysticism a stronger supporting cast, and short story arcs that build into a ...more
Matt
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Collects Amazing Spider-Man issues #546-551, Spider-Man: Swing Shift, and material from Venom Super Special #1 (This last one features Dan Slott's never-before-reprinted first Spider-Man story from 1995.)

I've heard so many bad things about the "Brand New Day" era of Spider-Man, that I had low expectations, but this was actually a really fun book. You can see how the new writing team is trying to go back to Spider-Man's roots with these first issues.

There was a fun feature at the end of this book
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Michael Wilson
Jan 25, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I'm one of those people who just didn't like the whole Mephisto made a bargain with Peter Parker to save the life of Aunt May at the cost of "erasing" his marriage to Peter and essentially the continuity of the last 20 years.

JMS took this flagship book into some very interesting places. Aunt May learning about Peter's secret and her character evolving around it made her much more interesting and dynamic. Now Peter is back to the being a loser who can't make enough money to afford web-fluid for h
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TheSkepticalReader
To be fair, I just don’t think I’m a fan of spider-man.
Sooraya Evans
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
The only good thing about this package is the art. Steve McNiven's penciling is gorgeous.
Storywise: With so many reboots, I'm at a lost.
At least the editors were kind enough to dedicate 2 pages to explain the current status quo.
Spidey's being hunted by the law for not being a registered superhero. So, I guess the events here probably took place post-Civil War.
Oh, there's also a lot of swearing (censored of course). Kinda unusual for a Spider-Man comic :)
William Johnson
Oct 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity:

The Amazing Spider-Man has become a shell of its former self. The fact that everyone knows and loves Spider-Man, regardless of age, is due to its immense potential and epic past. But for awhile now the actual stories surrounding the character have been very poor and uninspiring. When I attended Comic-Con 2007, I sat in on a panel discussing Spider-Man’s future and the fans had nothing but bad things to say. The writers and editors could not figure out
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Colin Eastaugh
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first set of Spider-man stories following the soft reboot of One More Day. At the end of this book is a copy of the manifesto written to give some direction to the new spidey brain trust tasked with bringing the wall crawler back to where he should be. The main thrust of this manifesto is "back to basics" and in this Slott and co succeed admirably. Parker is back to the loveable, just getting by, hard luck guy he always should have been, Spidey wise cracks while dealing with the fact ...more
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Cale
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I've never really read any Spider-Man before, so this was an interesting place to start. The tone is off-beat, occasionally funny, but more often just mouthy (in a good way). Lots of bad things are happening to Peter Parker - it's during Civil War so he is an unlicensed hero and therefore a vigilante on the run. He's dealing with a new villain, a mugger wearing his mask, and he's also interacting other heroes. But more of the story is about his personal life, his friends, and his job, all of whi ...more
Angela
The start of the new era. Peter is back living at Aunt May's, he didn't marry MJ and didn't reveal his identity in Civil War. Though it feels like a step backward there are some interesting ideas here. The spider tracker crime spree is one of them. A good read.
DOUGLAS J BERRY
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another reboot of spidey

I like the Spiderman comics. I own so many they out-weigh me. It is a good story though each issue seems designed for kids with short attention spans. I like some of the throwbacks like the slab.
Stephen Marquez
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So I have always been a huge Spidey fan and that might make me biased but I enjoyed this storyline and you should too. Give this a read.
Veronica
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Can't believe I hadn't read this series yet.
Bryan Davenport
Good story, feel like I have ready it before

Decent story. I definitely like the art, and the Spidey comedy was great. Just feel like this story doesn't stand out there.
Dale Platt
Sep 04, 2017 rated it liked it
A ham fisted cleaning up job, that still mostly delivers on what was needed. Fun, mostly interesting, and somewhat motivating to read further...
Maggie
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely suffers from some post-Civil War, that-arc-ruined-everything drag, but a solid Spidey comic otherwise.
Deejaye
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Yeahhhh I still can't find a Spiderman comic story line that I actually like. This was one of my least favorites by far. Sorry Spidey its nothing personal! I'm sure i'll find one I like soon enough!
Robert Capp
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a new day!

Ok was loyal reader from #19 thru about#175. Then marriage, kids, work, etc happened. Found this on Prime and started. Great stuff.
Münevver
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Bu adam çok eğlenceli! (Ama çeviri çok uyuz.)
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Jordan
Oct 23, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: marvel_comics
Even separating this title from the abomination that was "One More Day" and trying to read it on its own merits, this reboot is an unholy mess.

The artwork is mostly outstanding, but that's really its only redeeming quality. I understand trying to simplify continuity and return the book to its good old days, I really do. But what we got were warmed over storylines that read like parodies of comics from the 70s and 80s. Okay, so you're throwing in editor's notes and witty narration. Fine. But that
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Nicolas R.
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
After the controversial retcon made in Spider-Man: One More Day "Spider-man Brand New Day", is a surprisingly good story. While it stinks that Peter and MJ are not a couple anymore, and that Spiderman is back to his original powers. Other changes have happened that are very good. Spiderman's identity is know once again a secret, and Harry Osborn is alive again. Apparently he was in Europe going through rehab, and does not remember being the Green Goblin. The story also feels like the classic com ...more
Aaron
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Spider-Man is back. Peter Parker's typical Tuesday is featured: he's out of money, he's giving J. Jonah Jameson literal heart palpitations, a mugger using a Spider-Man mask is making headlines, and two new supervillains, Mr. Negative and Menace, emerge from the shadows. And then there's Jackpot, a female registered superhero who calls Spider-Man "tiger" the same way his ex-girlfriend Mary Jane used to...

Continuing my grant-funded research into the characters featured in the upcoming Civil War mo
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Salman Mehedy Titas
It's hard to judge this volume. It is not easy to lov like it or hate it.

On one had, it has been some time since the events of Civil War and aftermath. Apparently no one remembers who Spider-Man is, though some remember him unmasking. A clean slate. A brand new day. But even though he has not dressed up as Spidey, his life is not all sunny. The old Parker luck strikes again. He's living with his Aunt May temporarily. He cannot find a job as no school wants an irresponsible teacher, no newspaper
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Jeff Barber
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
In 15 words:
I'm not a fan of the choice to reboot. However, I did enjoy this volume.

In more than fifteen words:
I know a lot of people didn't like the whole Civil War arc, or what it did to Spider-Man, but I thoroughly enjoyed the leap forward that I felt the registration act imposed onto the Spider-Man story. The fact that his identity was known totally shifted how Spider-man would behave and the choices he would have to make.
So it was a disappointment for me when they took that all away with t
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Mike
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have always been a huge Spidey fan. Bendis got me through the last ten years, but as he's backing off the Avengers I need to dig into the mainline comics. This sounded like a good jumping-on point, and though I wasn't impressed with Slott's too-earnest take on Avengers, all the good talk I've heard on Slott's Spidey run made me optimistic.

I wish I could say it was founded. Boy, does Slott like to write like it's the 80's. "I'll make it to the secret rendezvous point...". "Oh who am I kidding?
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