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Spider-Man Visionaries: Todd McFarlane, Vol. 1 (Spider-Man)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  112 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
After a wildly popular run on Spider-Man, Todd McFarlane held the single-comic sales record. He then went on to create the multimedia explosion known as Spawn. Now, see how it all began.


- Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #298-#305
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Marvel Comics (first published October 15th 2001)
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Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
good classic McFarlane art, with good story-telling. It helps that Micheline is doing the writing (unlike McFarlane's solo Spiderman book with its lacking writing)
I'm not always the biggest fan of McFarlane's art, but I have to agree that his early Spider-Man work is very good, and he's ably abetted by David Michelinie's predictably strong scripts.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Todd McFarlane's debut on the Spider-Man franchise is by no means earth-shattering, even though it was a step up from his recent predecessors, but the stories by David Michelinie were of a fun done-in-one variety (there were multi-issue stories, but mostly they were single-issue stories).

I really got into Spider-Man when Erik Larsen was on pencil duties (he took over from McFarlane in 1990), and that is the Spider-Man I remember, the one I enjoyed reading most, but this collection by Michelinie
Feather Mista
Jun 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Completistas y noventeros
Recommended to Feather by: Que estaba a mano
Sin duda este comic me gustó bastante menos que otros que también puntué con 3 estrellitas. Pero como en conjunto entretiene y tiene algún que otro aporte visual interesante, llega a las 3 estrellitas arañando. Lástima que McFarlane todavía era muy principiante en algunos aspectos y su Venom parece un Joker de negro más que la bestia babosa en la que terminaría evolucionando. Y que no sabe hacer mujeres sexys. Y que no sabe definir las edades de los personajes. Y etcétera. En cuanto al guión... ...more
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This really is a 3.5 for various reasons, but the experience was pleasant enough to warrant a rounding up. The characters are super 90's era. Overly muscled and sexualized. The art is incredibly detailed, but I don't know if that's a compliment or critique.

Venom will always be a character that was super popular with people who didn't read the comics. There is no sense of anti-hero here. Just pure evil. It's nice. I'm kind of interested to read more of his early appearances.
Kurt Rocourt
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel-tpb
Back in the day Todd McFarlane was a talented artist with a good mind for plotting a story. This was his the start of his best work at Marvel. It was also a great time for Spider-Man which included the debut of one of his better villains, Venom.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
This is notable for the proper introduction of Venom, in the form of Eddie Brock. Spiderman also meets Silver Sable again. The Venom story is very good, the other stories are just normal run of the mill Spiderman stories. Nothing really unusual or character building. A good read.
Pretty pictures, little substance.
Sep 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Silly and simple Spider-Man stories with early art by McFarlane. Art that shows promise.
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