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Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 3 - Vulture & Morbius (The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. II)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  521 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
The Gauntlet grows deadlier! It's Spider-Man versus Peter Parker when the two sides of Spidey go to war! Pete's a sworn defender of the freedom of the press - but the Web-Slinger needs to contain a certain news item about the new Vulture that could blow the city apart!
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published June 2nd 2010 by Marvel (first published 2010)
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Jeff
May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comix
Spiderman is the Charlie Brown of superheroes. No matter how hard he tries to do the right thing, someone will always pull away the proverbial football just as he’s about to kick it.

This volume of Gauntlet is made up of a variety of storylines. A few are actually worth reading.

In Mark Waid’s Vulture storyline, Parker does the wrong thing for the right reason (view spoiler), with the end result being (view spoiler)
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Michael
Clearly I've missed a few issues in the grand scheme of the Spider-Man universe. At what point to the Vulture go from being an old guy who could fly to some kind of new acid-spewing guy? It seems like this was done just for the gross-out factor. But maybe I'm not the target audience for these stories.

Continuing the storyline of "The Gauntlet", Spidey faces the new look (and spewing) Vulture and his old foe Morbius. Neither story is exactly that impressive and I can't imagine the old team of Lee
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Μιχάλης
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Ποιος θυμαται τον Morbius και ποιος νοιαζεται για το νεο Vulture;

Δυο πραγματικα αδυναμες ιστοριες, μεχρι που στο τελος ο Joe Kelly ξαναπιανει τον Rhino και δινει το τριτο αστρο στον τομο.
Mike
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Messy, disjointed book - lots of storytelling but not a cohesive theme (other than the deep background of The Kraven family revenge, which has been a very weak thread in the Gauntlet 'storyline').

The only memorable story was the Rhino tale, which hits like a gut punch and doesn't leave any room for pleasant feelings.

Peter's screw ups just keep piling, and I think Parker takes the title of "most shat upon superhero" away from even Matt Murdock.

The revisionist Lizard origin is not terribly interes
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Andy
Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, spider-man
Slightly more patchy than the last collection but still pretty good. The Morbius storyline is fairly standard throw-away fare and doesn't add much. The Flash story is a nice interlude (though not sure what Pete was thinking going to Connors for help with limb regeneration?!). The Vulture story is interesting and provides more background to understand this new villain (and the later Vulture origin tale about Toomes restores some of his menace along with a nasty ending).

Pete getting fired was a bi
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Marko
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
A slight fall in quality from the previous trade paperback, this one introduces a few decent but not great stories. Perhaps the most important one being the Vulture storyline where Peter Parker makes a life-altering mistake. Unfortunately, the mistake is a bit difficult to believe for a man who's been in the journalism business for as long as Peter has. It would have been a better fit for his "young and inexperienced" period when he first started in photography.

Other than that, the Vulture story
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Salman Mehedy Titas
The third part in the Gauntlet series continues. We see Peter recover his blood, and thus nullifying a powerful weapon that Mr. Negative had (a deadly gas locked onto his DNA, so that it only kills him). Morbius, The Living Vampire, returns, but not in a sinister way. The new Vulture, the young one who spits acid and can't speak, makes another entry.

Unlike the previous books this one does not fail to hold up the dark theme. Peter gets into big trouble, (view spoiler)
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Geonessary
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The art for the first half isn't great, but the second half there's improvement. Same with the story. Morbius and the new Vultures stories are alright, but The Rhinos and Adrien Toomes stories were great.

The Rhinos was one of the best Spidey stories I've read in a long time. I was emotionally invested in. They did an awesome job of making you feel for Aleksei and root for him.

The Adrien Toomes story was great in its own way. Showing how intelligent he really is and how he can use that to his a
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Matt
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Collects Amazing Spider-Man issues #622-625 and material from Web of Spider-Man issues #2 and #6 (a JJJ story and a Vulture origin story)

With five volumes making up the total "Gauntlet" storyline, I assumed it would be a good, grand story. I was wrong. The "Brand New Day" era of "Amazing Spider-Man" has been at its worst during "Gauntlet."

This collection features a brief Morbius story, plus the return of the new Vulture and the new Rhino.

Seeds are also being planted for future storylines with b
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John
May 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Lame new vulture didn't get any less lame with the origin story. And Peter once again doing something completely out of character (doctoring a photograph) is just another run a long list of crappy ways Spidey writers have betrayed the character to make it easier for them to force Peter into their desired situations. He now makes Faustian bargains, takes paparazzi photos, and doctors photos. Ugh, UGH, UGH!
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